Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Monika Verma 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.
About Monika: She is an associate agent at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency. After growing up in Los Angeles, Monika attended school at Wellesley College and spent her junior year at Oxford. In her spare time, she enjoys going to concerts, photography, traveling, cheesy Masterpiece Theater adaptations, and searching for the spiciest vegetarian food in New York.
She is seeking: pop culture, humor, narrative nonfiction, fashion, foodie, and music titles. She loves to represent books that makes people's lives just a few degrees sunnier, be those quirky memoirs, satirical humor collections, or old-fashioned cookbooks. On the fiction side, she stays up far too late reading literary mysteries and suspense, especially those from across the pond (some of her favorites are Kate Atkinson and Benjamin Black). She often suspects that she was born in the wrong century, and loves books that give her a window into an older way of life.
How to contact: Agents at the LG agency do not take queries directly to their personal e-mails. Instead, submit through the agency's online form or send your query via firstname.lastname@example.org, clearly noting "Query for Monika." If submitting via online form, fill out any/all appropriate info boxes. If submitting via e-mail, do not submit more than 50 pages along with your query. No snail mail queries please. This agency responds if interested, within 3-6 weeks.
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