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New Literary Agent Alert: Margaret Sutherland Brown of Emma Sweeney Agency

Currently Seeking: She's particularly interested in commercial and literary fiction, mysteries and thrillers, narrative non-fiction, lifestyle, and cookbooks.

ReminderNew literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Margaret Sutherland Brown of Emma Sweeney 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 Margaret: Margaret Sutherland Brown brings a strong background in editorial to the Emma Sweeney Agency as an agent. She previously worked as an Associate Editor at Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press and as a freelance editor. She graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA in English and minors in Spanish and Journalism.

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She is seeking: She's particularly interested in commercial and literary fiction, mysteries and thrillers, narrative non-fiction, lifestyle, and cookbooks.

How to submit: The agency accept only electronic queries, and asks that all queries be sent to queries@emmasweeneyagency.com rather than to any agent directly. Please begin your query with a succinct (and hopefully catchy) description of your plot or proposal. Always include a brief cover letter telling them how you heard about ESA, your previous writing credits, and a few lines about yourself. They cannot open any attachments unless specifically requested, and ask that you paste the first ten (10) pages of your proposal or novel into the text of your e-mail.

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