Zeynep Sen graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing. Following her graduation, she started working at the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, where she honed her skills as an agent. A few years after, Zeynep moved to WordLink Literary Agency, as their new senior and foreign rights agent.
At WordLink, Zeynep represents her own lists of authors and is in charge of the foreign rights of all the authors of the agency. As such, she frequently travels to various international book fairs. Fluent in Spanish and Turkish, Zeynep is drawn to literary and historical works of fiction and narrative nonfiction of international appeal.
When it comes to nonfiction, I represent works that try to start a social discussion, that prompt the reader to think on social change or books that unveil inspiring life stories or hidden histories few people know about. A book by one of my authors, Un-American, by Erik Edstrom, recently published by Bloomsbury, is an excellent example of this.
When it comes to fiction, I'm drawn to family sagas, historical novels and coming-of-age stories that embrace themes such as LGBTQ+ issues, mental health, interculturality, immigration, identity, belonging and race.
I do not represent thrillers or mystery/crime. Regardless of genre, though, what's most important to me in a work is character development and relationships, as well as unique narrative voices.
How to Submit
I'm currently open to submission and actively looking for new works and authors. The best way to share your work with me is to send a query letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I usually respond to queries within 6 weeks of receipt.
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