Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Amy Boggs of the Donald Maass Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
About Amy: Amy Boggs joined the Donald Maass Literary Agency in 2009. She worked previously for the Beth Vesel Literary Agency and is a graduate of Vassar College.
She is seeking: fantasy and science fiction, especially urban fantasy, paranormal romance, steampunk, YA/children's, and alternate history. Historical fiction, multi-cultural fiction, Westerns, and works that challenge their genre are also welcome.
How to contact: Allow four weeks to hear back for a submission. E-queries can be sent to aboggs[at]maassagency[dot]com and should say "Query" in the subject line. No attachments. Paste your query, synopsis and the first five pages of your manuscript into the body of your e-mail. If she likes the sound of your novel, Amy will request more.
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