Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Jason Pinter of Waxman Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
About Jason: Prior to starting at the Waxman Literary Agency in 2010, Jason worked as an editor at St. Martin's Press, Random House and Warner Books (now Grand Central Publishing). He is also the internationally bestselling author of five thriller novels, with 1.5 million copies in print in a dozen languages. He also tweets.
He is seeking: commercial fiction (mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense). Plot is an important vehicle, but only if there are memorable characters and a strong voice to drive the train. He also seeks pop culture, entertainment/media, sports, humor, quirky literary fiction, politics/current events, urban fantasy, young adult fiction and middle grade fiction. "I'm a sucker for stories about ordinary people thrust into extraordinary situations, and normal people who must overcome seemingly insurmountable odds."
Does not want to receive: category romance/erotica, screenplays, poetry, picture books, speculative fiction.
How to contact: To submit a project, please send a query letter only via email to jasonsubmit[at]waxmanagency[dot]com. Do not send attachments, though for fiction you may include 5-10 pages of your manuscript in the body of your e-mail. Please do not query more than one agent at our agency simultaneously.
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