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New Agent Alert: Karmen Wells of The Rights Factory

Literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Karmen Wells of The Rights Factory) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

Karmen Wells is the new Film/TV Agent at The Rights Factory. She represents book-to-screen projects, both inside and outside the TRF clientele. For the past two years, she's also been a book editor and screenplay consultant out of Shelf-Made Creative Services, and was previously at HarperCollins Canada. 

(20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing.)

More than anything, she loves unflinching horror and thought-provoking originality. Karmen lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba but looks forward to the day she can pack it all up and venture out as a digital nomad.

Karmen Wells

Karmen Wells

Currently Seeking

Beyond horror, I'm looking for thriller, grounded sci-fi, transgressive, dystopian, comedy, coming-of-age, and contemporary fiction, and concept-driven, subculture stories, and multi-layered genres.

How to Submit

Queries can be submitted to karmen@therightsfactory.com with a 1-3 sentence pitch for published books/short stories fit for the screen.

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