New Agent Alert: Nettie Hartsock of Max & Co.

Editor's Note: Nettie contacted me in May 2010 and said she was no longer agenting. Please do not query her. 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.
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Editor's Note: Nettie contacted me
in May 2010 and said she was
no longer agenting. Please do
not query her.

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Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Nettie Hartsock of Max & Co.) 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 Nettie: Nettie is a recovering technology journalist. She has been employed via the Web for over a decade, and is a proud member of the Internet Press Guild and Online News Association. She is also a published essayist and writer, currently adding the finishing touches to her one-woman show titled, "Drunko Bunko" which will be staged in Austin, TX in 2010. She recently started with Max & Co., a Literary Agency and Social Club.

Seeking: literary & commercial fiction. business books & popular nonfiction, and the occasional Southern fiction book.

How to submit: (Contact info removed because Nettie is no longer agenting.) E-query, and include a brief synopsis and biography stating what the book is and who you are. "Ideally both will point to a very large collection of people willing to drop $24.95 to read your work. We appreciate direct & cogent proposals (well...at least in others). Then include sample chapters as attachments, one of which must be your opening (we like to see how you take the stage). If more than four weeks have passed without a response, write again or call. E-mail was never intended to carry the burden we all now place upon it. Stuff gets lost in the ether."

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