Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Amy Burkhardt at Kimberley Cameron & Associates) 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 joined Kimberley Cameron & Associates as an intern in the fall of 2007, and brings experience as a critical reader, an editor, and a writer herself. Amy has an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco and a BA in English Literature (with a concentration in Creative Writing) from Bates College.
She is seeking: In fiction, she looks for literary and commercial fiction, upmarket women's fiction, mysteries with a twist or an unusual protagonist, and historical fiction. In nonfiction, she seeks narrative nonfiction and memoirs as well as prescriptive nonfiction written by experts in their field. She has a soft spot for lifestyle, humor, food, and current events topics.
How to contact: Address queries to: info[at]kimberleycameron.com and put "Author Submission for Amy" in the subject line. For Fiction queries, "Please include a query letter in the body of the email, a one-page synopsis and the first fifty pages of your manuscript. Please attach the synopsis and manuscript sample as separate Word or PDF documents. We have difficulties opening other file formats. For Nonfiction queries: Please include a full nonfiction book proposal and sample chapters. (Sample chapters should include the first chapter of the book and should not exceed fifty pages.) Please attach the proposal and sample chapters as separate Word or PDF documents. We do our best to respond to every submission in a timely manner. We do not handle screenplays, TV scripts, Children's Literature, poetry, teleplays, or novels in foreign languages (you may submit the English translation only)."
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