Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Amanda Rutter of Red Sofa Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
About Amanda: Amanda is a literary agent at Red Sofa Literary. She is a book reviewer, and produces work for her own blog, Floor to Ceiling Books, but can also be found reviewing for Tor.com, Hub Magazine, Vector and Fantasy Literature. Before becoming an agent, Amanda was an editor with Angry Robot, helping to sign books and authors for the Strange Chemistry imprint. In her free time, she is a yarn fiend, knitting and crocheting a storm. Find her on Twitter at @ALRutter.
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She is seeking: adult fantasy and science fiction, as well as young adult fantasy and contemporary.
How to submit: E-query Amanda [at] redsofaliterary.com, featuring the novel pitch, the genre, whether it is adult or YA, and the word count. Send only the query to start. No attachments. Responds within 1 month.
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