Literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Maureen Moretti of P.S. Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
Bio: Maureen Moretti began her publishing career as an intern with several prestigious literary agencies before joining P.S. Literary as an associate agent. She holds a B.A. from Saint Mary’s College of California and attended the Columbia Publishing Course.
Seeking: Maureen is actively acquiring both nonfiction and fiction. Within nonfiction she is searching for narrative nonfiction, culture, history, biography, LGBTQ+, cookbooks, and lifestyle. Within fiction she is looking for women’s fiction, thrillers, LGBTQ+, romance, select science fiction, literary fiction and genre-bending unique voices.
Query guidelines: Send query to email@example.com with the word "query," the genre and the agent’s name in the subject line.
Please limit your submission to just a query letter that consists of the following:
- Paragraph One—Introduction: Include the title and category of your work (i.e. fiction or nonfiction and topic), an estimated word count and a brief, general introduction.
- Paragraph Two—Brief overview: This should read similar to back cover copy.
- Paragraph Three—Writer’s bio: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background (awards and affiliations, etc.).