Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates, Ltd.) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
About Nalini: Before joining Spencerhill Associates, Nalini Akolekar began her publishing career at Silhouette Books and has more than 15 years of experience as a freelance editor. In addition to freelancing for companies like Silhouette, Harlequin, Kensington, and Dorchester, she has been a reviewer and done manuscript evaluations for Romantic Times Magazine.
She is seeking: Nalini is interested in discovering and developing new talent, and is accepting submissions—from published and unpublished authors—in women’s fiction, romance of every genre, and suspense/thrillers.
How to submit: E-query: submission(at)spencerhillassociates.com. No snail mail queries please. Pitch project and talk about yourself: Do you have prior publishing credits? Attach the first three chapters and synopsis, in .doc, rtf or txt format to your e-mail. "We do not have a preference for exclusive submissions, but do appreciate knowing if the submission is simultaneous."
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