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New Agent Alert: Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates, Ltd.

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seeking: Nalini is interested in discovering and developing new talent, and is accepting submissions—from published and unpublished authors—in women’s fiction, romance of every genre, and suspense/thrillers.

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.

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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seeking: Nalini is interested in discovering and developing new talent, and is accepting submissions—from published and unpublished authors—in women’s fiction, romance of every genre, and suspense/thrillers.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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