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New Literary Agent Alert: Lane Heymont of The Tobias Agency (formerly with The Seymour Agency)

He is seeking: Lane represents a broad range of commercial fiction including romance and all its sub-genres, fantasy, science fiction, nonfiction, and true crime.

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Lane Heymont of The Tobias Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

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About Lane: As Literary Assistant at the Seymour Agency, Lane led the marketing efforts for their authors and enjoyed connecting clients with readers. As a lover of literature since childhood, and at the prodding of his mentor Nicole Resciniti, he decided to pursue his passion as a literary agent. He went on to help found The Tobias Literary Agency. He strives to bring incredible and thought-provoking books to the masses, culminating in reaching the Top Ten on Publishers Marketplace for agents in the romance genre. With a bachelor's degree in Psychology, business and literature, Lane continued his education in Creative Writing and English at Harvard. Lane is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Association of Authors' Representatives. He believes what John Gregory Dunne said: “Writing is manual labor of the mind.”

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He is seeking: Lane represents a broad range of commercial fiction including romance and all its sub-genres, fantasy, science fiction, nonfiction, and true crime.

How to connect: Send all queries to lane [at] theseymouragency.com. The subject line should be "QUERY: (Title)". Please past the first five pages in the body of the e-mail.

(Will an agent be interested in your degrees or where you went to school?)

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