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New Agent Alert: Adriana Dominguez of Full Circle Literary

Reminder: Newer agents 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. She is seeking: Fiction: Children's books - picture books, middle grade novels, and (literary) young adult novels. On the adult side, she is looking for literary, women's, and historical fiction. Nonfiction: Multicultural, pop culture, how-to, and titles geared toward women of all ages.

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

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Full Circle Literary is based out of the SanDiego area, but Adriana will be their east-coast representative.

About Adriana: She has more than 10 years of experience in publishing, most recently as Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children's Books, where she managed the children's division of the Latino imprint, Rayo. Prior to that, she was Children's Reviews Editor at Críticas magazine, published by Library Journal. She is also a professional translator, and has worked on a number of translations of best-selling children's books.

Fiction areas of interest: Children's books - picture books, middle grade novels, and (literary) young adult novels. On the adult side, she is looking for literary, women's, and historical fiction.

Nonfiction areas of interest: Multicultural, pop culture, how-to, and titles geared toward women of all ages.

How to submit: "To save trees we are now accepting initial queries and submissions by e-mail only. To submit to Full Circle, please send a brief, one-page query (in the body of the e-mail, no attachments please) describing your book project and author highlights. No phone queries. Please send your queries to: submissions(at)fullcircleliterary.com Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for response. We will notify you if we are interested in representing your project or if we will be requesting additional materials (such as sample chapters or a proposal). Unfortunately we cannot respond personally to every query and submission we receive."

Also: "Please refer to our blog posts on fullcirclelit.blogspot.com for further detail about what we might be looking for at any one time, as well as a more detailed explanation of what we seek in an author and their credentials."

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