Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Danielle Burby of Nelson 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 Danielle: Danielle became an agent at NLA in January 2017. Previously, she was an agent at HSG Agency and interned at top literary agencies and publishers such as Writer's House and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, among others. She graduated from Hamilton College with a dual degree in creative writing and women's studies. You can follow her on twitter at @danielleburby.
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She is seeking: She represents YA and MG along with select mystery and women's fiction. She particularly enjoys complex female characters, quirky adventures, narratives that ask the reader to think deeply, girls with swords, and seaside novels. Danielle also looks for a strong narrative voice and characters she wants to spend time with. For more information about her wishlist, check out NLA's Submission Guidelines page. You can find details about her recent sales on Publishers Marketplace.
How to submit: Authors should submit a query and the first ten pages of the manuscript in the body of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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