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New Agent Alert: Kerry Sparks of Levine Greenberg Literary 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: Kerry loves to be transported and surprised when reading both fiction and nonfiction. She is looking for great YA and middle-grade fiction, both commercial and literary, with a fresh voice and compelling story (although she tends to shy away from the paranormal) and enjoys the occasional picture book. In nonfiction, Kerry is most drawn to health and lifestyle books with a prescriptive focus.

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Kerry Sparks of Levine Greenberg Literary 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 Kerry: Kerry is a published short story writer, In addition to her passion for words, Kerry has a love for film, road trips, running, and bubble tea. Although she enjoys the luxuries of gargantuan cities she has lived in, Kerry has yet to find a bookstore as impressive as Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon. She is now an associate agent at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency.

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She is seeking: Kerry loves to be transported and surprised when reading both fiction and nonfiction. She is looking for great YA and middle-grade fiction, both commercial and literary, with a fresh voice and compelling story (although she tends to shy away from the paranormal) and enjoys the occasional picture book. In nonfiction, Kerry is most drawn to health and lifestyle books with a prescriptive focus.

How to contact: Please do not send original artwork, photos or other items that need to be returned. Rather than e-mailing Kerry directly, go to the agency's online submission form and send your query by clicking the submit button at the bottom of the page. (If you do feel Kerry is a good fit for your project, make a note in your submission that you wish the query to be passed on to her.) If you don't wish to use this form, you can send your query by e-mail to submit[at]levinegreenberg[dot]com (and again, make a note that yours is a query for Kerry). "Do not attach more than 50 pages. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond to each individually. If we would like more information about your project, we'll contact you within three weeks (though we do get backed up on occasion!). We prefer electronic submissions and are no longer accepting queries sent by mail."

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