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Agent Sara Crowe's Call for Young Adult Submissions

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.

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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.

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