New Literary Agent Alert: Penny Moore of Empire Literary

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Penny Moore of Empire Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.




About Penny: While completing degrees in Linguistics and Japanese Language & Literature at the University of Georgia, she spent time studying comparative literature at top universities in Japan and South Korea. She then spent time as a middle school TESOL teacher, a period during which she grew to love and understand the children’s book market. In 2013 she found her way to FinePrint Literary as an intern, officially joining the agency in 2014, and has since been actively working to build her list with exceptionally talented clients. Find her on Twitter.

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She is seeking: Young Adult, Middle Grade, & picture books I’m looking for standout projects and have a soft soft YA/MG contemporary and SFF.

How to submit: Send a query and the first ten pages of your ms pasted into the body of the e-mail to Penny [@] with the word “Query” in the subject line.

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3 thoughts on “New Literary Agent Alert: Penny Moore of Empire Literary

  1. jndowns

    Joyce, make sure one of your books is completed and is your best work. This probably will mean many drafts until you are ready to query agents. Then buy the latest books on how to get an agent from this site. You most likely have a way to go but keep at it. Good luck.

  2. Joyce Lamela

    I’m currently working in my two historical fictions and I am looking for an agent. When will be the right time to seek for a literary agent? And how to apply? I hope anyone can help me on this. I really wanted to publish these books.

    Thank you!


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