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New Agent Alert: Elena Mechlin of Pippin Properties

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: picture books, middle-grade, and young adult novels.

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Elena Mechlin of Pippin Properties) 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 Elena: She joined Pippin Properties in June of 2009. Having begun her publishing career in subsidiary rights, moving on to children’s book marketing with a stint in audio, she realized that a position in agenting would enable her to continue to be involved in the many aspects of publishing about which she is so passionate from one place.

She is seeking: picture books, middle-grade, and young adult novels.

How to contact: "E-mail a query letter to info[at]pippinproperties[dot]com that includes a synopsis of the work(s), your background and/or publishing history, and anything else you think is relevant. Unfortunately, we are not a large enough agency to respond to each query individually. If you don't hear from us within three weeks, please understand that we have read and considered your query, and have concluded that we are not the right agency to represent your work at this time."

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