eminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Jeff Ourvan of the Jennifer Lyons 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 Jeff: Jeff Ourvan, an attorney, published author and former editor, is a literary agent with the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency. Prior to his career as an agent, Jeff was a litigator for many years at two large New York-based corporate law firms; a communications consultant working in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo; and an editor of Living Buddhism magazine. One of Jeff’s upcoming works, How To Coach Youth Baseball So Every Kid Wins, will be released by Skyhorse Publishing in spring 2012. Jeff is married to the novelist Jessica Jiji.
He is seeking: His interests are varied; he represents nonfiction works, especially memoirs, histories, biographies, international current events and sports. He also represents fiction works, particularly in the young adult, thriller and international fiction categories.
How to contact: Send your query snail mail to: The Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, LLC, 151 West 19th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10011. "Please include a SASE only if you would like your material returned. Otherwise, please include your e-mail so we can use that to respond to you. Do not send original artwork or the only copy of your manuscript, either in hard copy or by CD/DVD."
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