Joseph Perry is a new agent at Perry Literary, Inc. Before founding Perry Literary, Joseph began his book publishing career when he attended the New York University Summer Publishing Institute in 2010. After interning at FinePrint Literary Management, Joseph enrolled at St. John's University School of Law to learn about the legal aspects of publishing and graduated with a juris doctor in 2015.
During law school, Joseph interned in the legal departments at Hachette Book Group; Rodale, Inc.; and William Morris Endeavor, as well as the subsidiary rights department at Columbia University Press. Joseph also holds a B.A. and M.A. in English from St. Bonaventure University.
Seeking From Writers:
Joseph is actively acquiring nonfiction and fiction.
Within nonfiction, he has a particular interest in music and sports. Specifically, he's interested in music books about the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, as well as sports books about football, basketball, baseball, running, and golf.
He is also interested in trade and academic books about film; pop culture; biography; politics; current affairs; law; medicine; journalism; history (in particular 20th Century US history and US legal history); business books (biography, history, technology, and economics); cookbooks; food and wine; parenting; philosophy; photography; psychology; science and technology; and social sciences.
Within fiction, he is acquiring literary fiction, historical fiction, graphic novels, legal thrillers, and picture books. He does not acquire fantasy, science fiction, romance, and middle grade or YA fiction.
How to Query:
Queries should be sent to email@example.com with the words "QUERY (the title of the manuscript)" in the subject line. Please submit a query letter and the firsttenpages ofyourmanuscript within the body of the email (not as an attachment, please). If submitting a picture book, please include the entire manuscript.
Many writers think getting a literary agent is the hardest thing they’ll have to do as a writer. They think agents are looking to turn away writers, when actually many agents are actively looking to sign new talent. Learn how to find these agents in Carly Watters’ How to Get an Agent OnDemand webinar.
In this webinar, writers learn what an author/agent relationship really looks like, how to find an agent that’s right for you, what the state of the industry looks like for new authors, the important steps to writing a successful query letter, how to stand out among other querying writers, and more.