Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Maria Vicente of P.S. Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
About Maria: Maria is an Associate Agent at P.S. Literary Agency. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Carleton University and a B.Ed. from The University of Western Ontario. Her reading preferences vary across categories and she is interested in writers with unique and creative concepts. Maria has a literary blog and can be found on Twitter at @MsMariaVicente.
Categories/Genres: Maria is looking for literary and commercial fiction, new adult, young adult, middle grade, high-concept picture books, and nonfiction proposals in the pop culture, pop psychology, design, and lifestyle categories. She has a particular interest in magical realism, fiction with visual components, and nonfiction inspired by online culture.
Submission Instructions: P.S. Literary only accepts queries via e-mail (query at psliterary.com). Please limit your query to one page and include the following: an introduction (the title and category of your work and an estimated word count), a brief overview (similar to back-cover copy), and a writer's bio (a little bit about yourself and your background). Do not send attachments or submit a full-length manuscript/proposal unless requested. In your email subject line, have it read "Query for Maria: [Book Title]."
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