Sara Crowe, an agent with Harvey Klinger, Inc, recently posted an in-depth post concerning exactly what she looks for in a young adult submission. Fascinating stuff, considering this is exactly the kind of thing writers need to see to pinpoint the best fits for their work.
Here's some example text from the post: "I am sure I have said in some places that I am not looking for fantasy or historical - but that is not quite true. I don’t rule anything out because its historical or fantastical. Contemporary often speaks more to me because I respond to the realism of that writing, its emotional truth, but when a story is out of this world and fantastical, it can still work for me - as long as I can believe in the characters and the world they are living in." See the entire post here.
Want more on this topic?
- New agent seeking kids stuff: Teresa Kietlinski of Prospect Agency.
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- New agent seeking kids stuff: Adriana Dominguez of Full Circle Literary.
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