Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Jessie Cammack of JABberwocky 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 Jessie: Jessie Cammack is the digital rights manager for JABberwocky. She grew up in Los Angeles and moved to New York in 2005 to attend Columbia University, where she earned a degree in (mostly 19th century) English literature and (mostly 20th century) American history. While she was in college, she worked at Borders Books (the late Santa Monica store as well as the Columbus Circle store) and at The Overlook Press. She started at JABberwocky in fall 2009, and is actively building her client list.
She is seeking: epic fantasy, YA science fiction, literary fiction. "I rarely rep nonfiction, but if I do, it’s generally fairly serious history about a subject in which I am very interested. Recent examples I've read include Jennifer Homan’s exhaustive history of ballet, Apollo's Angels, and Kate Cambor’s rather novelistic triple biography Gilded Youth."
How to contact: The agency's webpage says they are closed to queries, but Jessie told me that they will soon reopen, and regardless, she herself is open to queries right now. Send all queries via snail mail: JABberwocky Literary Agency, PO Box 4558, Sunnyside, NY 11104-0558. Send a one-page query with SASE if you want a reply. "Including a synopsis or a few sample pages is optional and acceptable." E-queries will not be read.
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