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Agent Suzie Townsend Puts Out Call For Adult Fiction

The very cool Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary (formerly of FinePrint Literary Management) contacted me yesterday with news that she is looking to acquire more adult fiction works to complement her love of juvenile fiction. See Suzie's entire explanation of her needs on the post itself. (Also learn how...

Sebastian Literary Agency to Close

I recently got a note from the Sebastian Literary Agency (based in Minnesota) saying that, after 28 years of agenting, they are soon to be closed. Needless to say, they are not taking on new clients. The agency is run by Laurie Harper. Laurie represented many nonfiction titles, including this one....

The Rappaport Agency Closes

Got an e-mail yesterday from agent Jenny Rappaport with the sad news that her agency is closing. I believe Jenny used to be part of L. Perkins Associates before moving out on her own a few years back. We never did get the opportunity to cross paths and meet. Take note...

Chris Morehouse Leaves Dunham Literary

I just got word that agent Chris Morehouse of Dunham Literary has stopped agenting.  I am going to pull Chris’s interview with me off the blog so readers don’t query Chris by mistake. But that said, I wanted to post a few of the Q&A’s from that interview that I thought...

Agent Ted Malawer Joins Upstart Crow Literary

Literary agent Ted Malawer has joined Upstart Crow Literary.  Ted was previously with Firebrand Literary, but with Firebrand’s recent closure, he will join four other former Firebranders in forming Upstart Crow. He specializes in children’s fiction. The Upstart Crow agency webpage is not completely updated yet, so I will post some info about...

Stacia Decker Finds a New Home at Donald Maass Literary

Word round the campfire is that agent Stacia Decker has joined the Donald Maass Literary Agency.  Stacia was an editor for a while, then joined Firebrand Literary earlier this year.  Firebrand kind of abruptly closed in summer 2009, and three agents formed Upstart Crow Literary while Stacia moved over to Donald Maass....

Agent Stephen Barbara Moves to Foundry Literary + Media

We just reported a few months ago that literary agent Mollie Glick left the Jean V. Naggar Lit Agency and headed to Foundry Literary + Media.  Now, the word from Galleycat is that agent Stephen Barbara of the Donald Maass Agency is headed to Foundry, as well.  Naturally, he’s taking his...

New Agent at Greenhouse Literary

Greenhouse Literary, a cool newer agency started by Brit Sarah Davies, has recently snagged a new agent: Julia Churchill. Like Sarah, Julia hails from the UK . I'm not sure if Julia will be taking on American authors, but her joining Greenhouse means that Sarah will have more time to devote...

Appleseeds Management Closes

Appleseeds Management, a California-based literary and talent agency, is no longer in business.  I got a letter from the founder, S. James Foiles, saying so. Take note if they were on your “To Query” list. You might also like:No Related Posts

Michelle Andelman Leaves Andrea Brown Literary

I just got word that associate agent Michelle Andelman of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency is leaving to be a literary scout with Franklin & Siegel. Michelle was one of many agents at ABLA who focuses on children’s material.  We’ve met at a few conferences over the years. Update: Michelle has...

Agency News From Here and There…

News from the agent world… 1. Ronnie Gramazio is no longer with Martin Literary Management From Sharlene Martin, principal of MLM:         “Please be advised that effective August 19, 2008 Ronnie Gramazio is no longer an agent with Martin Literary Management.  He has decided to return to an editor position...

Verna Dreisbach Opens Dreisbach Literary

Reminder: Newer agencies are golden opportunities for new writers because they’re likely building their client list; however, always make sure your work is as perfect as it can be before submitting, and only query agencies that are a great fit for your work. Otherwise, you’re just wasting time and postage. Literary agent...

Greg Parasmo Leaves the Agent World

You remember literary agent Greg Parasmo as the man who gave one of the funniest agent interviews of all time last year. He recently contacted me saying that he has left agenting for a job at Scholastic.  Greg worked at Linn Prentis Literary.  I was having a difficult time contacting Linn...

Lucienne Diver Moves to the Knight Agency

Lucienne Diver, an accomplished and experienced agent has moved from the Spectrum Agency to The Knight Agency. I got the chance to meet Lucienne when I was presenting in Florida and she was a joy to be around.  I learned the news by reading the blog of Nephele Tempest, another agent...

Eberhardt Moves to Reece Halsey North

Editor’s note: As of 2011, April has formedher own agency. See her new website here. ———- April Eberhardt has recently left the Andrea Brown Literary Agency and moved to Reece Halsey North. ABLA confirmed the move to me recently. Both agencies are located in the Bay Area. Here is what she...

Heacock Literary Agency Change of Address

New address for the California agent of the Heacock Literary Agency. (Note that the agency’s two reps live in different states. This is only a change of address for Ms. LeBaigue.) Catt LeBaigueHeacock Literary Agency, Inc.1020 Hollywood Way, No. 439Burbank, CA 91505catt@heacockliteraryagency.com www.heacockliteraryagency.com You might also like:No Related Posts