UPDATE: In September 2016, Victoria moved from Gelman Schneider to Irene Goodman Literary. We have updated her submission guidelines and categories below.
Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Victoria Marini of Irene Goodman Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
About Victoria: Victoria began her career as a literary agent at Gelfman Schneider and ICM Partners before joining the Irene Goodman Agency in 2016.
She is seeking: She is interested in both Literary and Commercial Middle Grade, Young Adult and Adult fiction. From contemporary to magical realism to sci-fi/fantasy and dramatic suspense, she is always looking for unforgettable off-the-page characters, compulsive stories, and unique voices. She is a sucker for weirdness, atmosphere, secrets, things that go bump in the night, a bit of whimsy, a twist of magic, or a dash of humor.
How to contact: E-mail a query letter and the first ten pages, along with a synopsis (3-5 paragraphs) and bio, in the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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