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New Agent Alert: Jennifer Unter of The Unter 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: quality fiction and general nonfiction, with a particular interest in memoir, food/cooking, nature/environment, biography, pop culture, travel/adventure, true crime, politics and health/fitness. She also represents all types of children's literature (picture books, middle grade, and young adult).

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Jennifer Unter of The Unter 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 Jennifer: Jennifer is a literary agent and founder of The Unter Agency, LLC. She began her book publishing career in the editorial department at Henry Holt & Co. She later worked at the Karpfinger Agency while she attended law school. She then became an sssociate at the entertainment firm of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP where she practiced primarily in the areas of publishing and copyright law. In 2008, she started her own agency.

Seeking: quality fiction and general nonfiction, with a particular interest in memoir, food/cooking, nature/environment, biography, pop culture, travel/adventure, true crime, politics and health/fitness. She also represents all types of children's literature (picture books, middle grade, and young adult).

How to submit: (Editor's update 1-11-10: Someone just wrote and said that Jennifer got a flood of queries - probably thanks to this post - and is no longer accepting queries because of it. I would wait a month or two before trying her again. This is her website.)

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