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New Agent Alert: Dorothy Spencer of The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

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: Adult fiction and nonfiction.

Editor's Note: As of early 2013, Dorothy Spencer is no
longer with the JCLA. Do not query her at the email below.

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Reminder: New literary agents (this installment discussing agent Dorothy Spencer of The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency) 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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About Dorothy: Prior to joining The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency, she worked in acquisitions and development for more than fifteen years, working with publishers including Watson-Guptill; Van Nostrand Reinhold; Henry Holt; Chronicle Books; Prentice Hall Press; and W.H. Freeman, as well as with book packagers including Read/Write Press and LifeTime Media.

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She is seeking: Adult fiction and nonfiction.

How to contact: dorothyannspencer[at]gmail[dot]com. JDLA accepts e-mail queries only. Please put "Query" in the subject line of your e-mail. Do not send attachments; just query in the body of your e-mail. "If we’d like to see more, we will contact you. E-mails are often lost or recognized as spam, so please email us again if you do not receive a response within four weeks. Please do not query more than one agent at a time within the agency."

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