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New Agent Alert: Anita Bartholomew of Salkind 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: mystery/suspense, historical, courtroom/legal thrillers, detective, paranormal, YA and middle-grade. (No picture books.) She also enjoys narrative nonfiction in the categories of memoir, history, science (expert-authored), biography, inspirational/dramatic true story, current affairs, culture, and politics/policy.

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

About Anita: She been in publishing in various roles for 15+ years. She was a longtime contributing editor for Reader's Digest, focusing on narrative nonfiction. On the book side of the business, she's been an editorial consultant and book doctor for numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, and has co-authored a
historical novel (as a ghost) for an independent film company. Most recently, she co-authored a doctor's memoir that sold at auction, and is scheduled for Fall 2010 publication. She joined Salkind Literary as a literary agent in 2010. She also has her own personal website.

She is seeking: mystery/suspense, historical, courtroom/legal thrillers, detective, paranormal, YA and middle-grade. (No picture books.) She also enjoys narrative nonfiction in the categories of memoir, history, science (expert-authored), biography, inspirational/dramatic true story, current affairs, culture, and politics/policy. She looks at prescriptive nonfiction: expert-authored health/medical, and other expert-authored works, written for a consumer audience.

How to contact: E-query anita[at]studiob[dot]com. No attachments. Query first, and please notify her if this is a simultaenous submission or if publishing house editors have already considered your work. For fiction, query, include the first 5 pages (pasted in the body) and include a synopsis that explains what the story is about, who the main characters are, and who your intended audience is.

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