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New Agent Alert: Kimberly Perel of Wendy Sherman Associates

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: voice-driven fiction, novels that illuminate an unknown world, and true-to-life characters. She looks for queries that provide fresh insight or a wide lense that captures life at a certain period in time. She also loves humor, memoir that tells a unique story, and journalistic nonfiction.

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Kimberly Perel of Wendy Sherman Associates) 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 Kimberly: She joined Wendy Sherman Associates in 2009. After graduating from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, Kim worked in the editorial department at Forbes magazine and later as a copywriter and freelance journalist. While pursuing a MFA degree at The New School in New York City, Kim joined WSA and fell in love with the idea of championing emerging talent and helping writers through the process of getting published. With over five years experience as a writer herself, Kim brings her magazine background to the world of books.

She is seeking: voice-driven fiction, novels that illuminate an unknown world, and true-to-life characters. She looks for queries that provide fresh insight or a wide lense that captures life at a certain period in time. She also loves humor, memoir that tells a unique story, and journalistic nonfiction.

How to contact: Query via e-mail to submissions (at) wsherman (dot) com. Include your last name, title, and the name of the agent you are submitting to in the subject line. For fiction, please include a query letter and your first 10 pages copied and pasted in the body of the e-mail. No attachments. For nonfiction, please include your query letter and author bio. "Due to the large number of e-mail submissions that we receive, we can only reply to e-mail queries in the affirmative."

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