New Literary Agent Alert: Jennifer Thompson and Isabelle Bleecker of Nordlyset Literary Agency

New Literary Agent Alert: After 15 years of working together selling rights for the Perseus Book imprints, Jennifer Thompson and Isabelle Bleecker decided to set up their own agency—Nordlyset Literary Agency—with partner Nathan Vogt.
Author:
Publish date:
Image placeholder title

After 15 years of working together selling rights for the Perseus Book imprints, Jennifer Thompson and Isabelle Bleecker decided to set up their own agency—Nordlyset Literary Agency—with partner Nathan Vogt. Both Jennifer and Isabelle are publishing veterans with over 20 years of experience in the book industry in roles ranging from scouting, editing, and production to rights licensing, so they know what publishers are looking for and the ins and outs of the publishing process. Jennifer is Minneapolis based. Isabelle lives in New York, and they’ve had the pleasure of working on books by Howard Gardner, Richard Feynman, Judith Herman, Irvin Yalom, Timothy Snyder, George Soros, Wendy Sherman, Muhammad Yunus, Ellen Langer, Serhii Plokhy, Esmeralda Santiago, Edward Frankel, Douglas Hofstadter, John Medina, Jonathan Haidt, Erin Meyer, Claudia Gold, Martin Ford, Michelle Knight, Jacob Soll, Paul Halpern, among many others through their long careers. True book people and inveterate readers with a global publishing perspective, they aim to help the thinkers and creators who are changing the world (or bringing us new ways of perceiving it) bring their ideas to the forefront and start the important conversations. Isabelle has a degree in literary studies with a focus on Japanese literature from Middlebury College. Jennifer studied English literature at St. Olaf College and has a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University.

Seeking: Both are looking for quality literary fiction and nonfiction by experts in their fields writing for a wide audience in the areas of popular science and math, history, business and economics, current affairs, psychology, psychology-based parenting, international economics and affairs, and self-help.

How to Submit: Please send queries to Jennifer@Nordlysetagency.com or Isabelle@Nordlysetagency.com. Queries should include a cover letter and either a proposal or the first fifty pages of your manuscript, as well as a brief synopsis and a bio.

Image placeholder title

Guide to Literary Agents 2018

April PAD Challenge

2021 April PAD Challenge: Day 22

Write a poem every day of April with the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a nature poem.

The Past Is Never Past: Drawing on Personal History to Write Engaging Historical Fiction

The Past Is Never Past: Drawing on Personal History to Write Engaging Historical Fiction

New York Times bestselling author Karen White discusses what drew her to writing historical fiction and how she uses a modern setting to explore history.

Writing Multiple Timelines and Points of View

Writing Multiple Timelines and Points of View

YA author Natalie Lund gives her top reasons why writers who might be afraid to play with multiple timelines and/or points of view should jump in feet first.

Alexander Weinstein: On Writing a Thematic Short Story Collection

Alexander Weinstein: On Writing a Thematic Short Story Collection

Author Alexander Weinstein discusses how he came to select the theme of his new short story collection, Universal Love, and what it was like to see those themes reflected in the real world.

April PAD Challenge

2021 April PAD Challenge: Day 21

Write a poem every day of April with the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a blank me poem.

4 Tips for Writing about Family Grudges

4 Tips for Writing about Family Grudges

Author Samantha Downing discusses the techniques she used when writing her literary novel He Started It, which focuses on family secrets, old grudges, and lots of scores to settle.

W.A. Winter: On the Joys of Writing Crime Fiction

W.A. Winter: On the Joys of Writing Crime Fiction

Crime and suspense author W.A. Winter discusses why he decided on fiction over true crime for his latest novel, The Secret Lives of Dentists, and how writing this book brought him joy.

April PAD Challenge

2021 April PAD Challenge: Day 20

Write a poem every day of April with the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a Love and/or Anti-Love poem.