New Agent Alert: Chris Kepner at Victoria Sanders & Associates

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. He is seeking: At the moment, he is especially on the lookout for quality nonfiction and top-quality literary fiction.With very eclectic interests, he is open to all types of books as long as the writing is exceptional. Please include the first three chapters in the body of the e-mail. The only thing he does not want to see right now are YA or other kids books.
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Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Chris Kepner at Victoria Sanders & Associates) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

About Chris:He is a native of Buffalo, New York and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Starting as an intern for Zachary Shuster Harmsworth, Kepner joined Victoria Sanders & Associates thereafter. According to his mother, Chris has had a book with him ever since he could hold one. From the Hardy Boys Mysteries and Goosebumps, to Kurt Vonnegut and Ernest Hemingway, Chris’s passion for literature has always been strong. Chris maintains a blog and welcomes your questions and comments.

He is seeking: At the moment, he is especially on the lookout for quality nonfiction and top-quality literary fiction.With very eclectic interests, he is open to all types of books as long as the writing is exceptional. Please include the first three chapters in the body of the e-mail. The only thing he does not want to see right now are YA or other kids books.

How to contact: "If you’d like to send me a query letter, e-mail it to thewritersadvocate(at)gmail(dot)com. I prefer writers include the first three chapters pasted into the body of the e-mail. Please don’t send your query to more than one agent within our agency." No snail mail queries. Query letters should describe the project and the author in the body of a single, one-page e-mail that does not contain any attachments or attached files. He responds to queries in one to four weeks.

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