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New Agent Alert: Taylor Martindale of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

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: Young adult fiction—specifically contemporary, paranormal, urban fantasy, and any story with a captivating voice. Taylor is also interested in commercial fiction, women’s fiction, and multicultural fiction. She is looking for engaging and unforgettable characters and stories that stay with you long after you turn the final page.

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Taylor Martindale of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency) 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 Taylor: She is a proud graduate of The College of William and Mary and holds a BA in English, with a minor in Hispanic Studies. She was the copy chief of her college newspaper for three years and does freelance writing for a local paper. Before joining the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency in 2009, Taylor was the submissions coordinator at Bliss Literary Agency, Intl.

She is seeking: Young adult fiction—specifically contemporary, paranormal, urban fantasy, and any story with a captivating voice. Taylor is also interested in commercial fiction, women’s fiction, and multicultural fiction. She is looking for engaging and unforgettable characters and stories that stay with you long after you turn the final page.

How to contact
: Hard copy submissions only. Send to Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, (Attn: Taylor Martindale), PMB 515, 1155 Camino del Mar, PMB 515, Del Mar, CA 92014. Send a query, 1-2 page synopsis, and sample pages (no more than 50, double spaced, single sided, and unbound). Please only submit to one agent at the agency. Include all contact info. Let the agency know if this is a simultaenous submission. (Similarly, be sure to let us know if we have your work exclusively.) Every submission is read, though due to a large number of unsolicited submissions, the agency can only respond when interested. Will respond if interested within 8 weeks.

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