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New Literary Agent Alert: Amy Cloughley of Kimberley Cameron & Associates

She is seeking: She enjoys literary and upmarket fiction of all types in addition to commercial—including well-researched historical and well-told women's fiction. She also loves a page-turning mystery, suspense, or thriller with sharp wit and unexpected twists and turns. She has a soft spot for distinctive, strong, contemporary characters set in small towns. Amy always looks for an unexpected story arc, a suitable pace, and a compelling protagonist. She is interested in narrative nonfiction when the plot and characters are immersed in a culture, lifestyle, discipline, or industry. She will also consider a travel or adventure memoir.

Reminder: New literary agents are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. This spotlight features Amy Cloughley of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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About Amy: Amy came to Kimberley Cameron & Associates with a background in editing, writing, and marketing. She has studied creative writing and literature and holds a B.S. in magazine journalism. She worked in editorial and marketing roles in magazine publishing and corporate business before shifting her professional focus to her lifelong love of books. She leverages her background in both words and business to benefit her clients. Learn more about her by visiting her company webpage or follow her on Twitter @AmyCloughley.

She is seeking: literary and commercial fiction, mystery/suspense, narrative nonfiction, travel or adventure memoir.

(How long should a synopsis be? Is shorter or longer better?)

How to submit: For fiction, please send your query with a one-page synopsis and the first 50 pages of your manuscript as separate Word or .pdf attachments to amyc [at] kimberleycameron.com. For nonfiction, please send your query and include a well-researched proposal and three sample chapters in the same format. Include “Author Submission” in the subject line.

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