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New Agent Alert: Justine Wenger of Emma Sweeney Agency, LLC

Editor's note: Justine is no longer listed on the agency website. Do not query her unless her name reappears. 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.

Editor's note: Justine is no longer listed
on the agency website. Do not query
her unless her name reappears.------------------

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Justine Wenger of Emma Sweeney Agency, LLC) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

About Justine: She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. In addition to working for Emma, Justine is poetry reader for BOMB Magazine, and routinely writes short stories or long poems on the subway.

She is seeking: literary fiction, short story collections, and food-related non-fiction. I'm looking for stories that are well-written with surprising, yet simple craft and driving characters. "I am also a fiction and poetry reader for BOMB Magazine and OPEN CITY, which is a good example for the style of fiction I would like to acquire."

How to submit: "We require queries to be delivered by e-mail to queries (at) emmasweeneyagency (dot) com. Please paste your cover letter and the first ten pages of your manuscript or proposal in the body of your message. For security reasons we cannot open attachments. Please note that queries sent to any e-mail address will not be considered. Because of the volume of email we receive, we cannot respond to every query. We regret that we do not accept submissions by post unless specifically requested." If this query is specifically for Justine, put "Query for Justine" in the subject line.

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