Although Julie is not a new literary agent, this post is similar to a New Agent Alert because Julie reached out to me in an effort to get more submissions. That brings us to this call-out. Read on below to see if she is a good fit for your query. Good luck!
About Julie: Julie Stevenson is an agent at Lippincott Massie & McQuilkin (formerly with Waxman Leavell Literary). Julie was an agent at Sobel Weber Associates and Waxman Leavell Literary before joining Lippincott Massie McQuilkin. She received her bachelor's degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She also worked in the editorial departments of Tin House and Publishers Weekly. She is drawn to fiction with unforgettable characters, an authorial command of voice, and a strong sense of narrative tension. She loves outsiders, weirdos, and innovators. She looks for work that explores the depths of human experience and the many facets of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, and regional backgrounds. Julie loves editing and contemplating craft and storytelling with clients. She takes pride in connecting writers with editors and ultimately with readers. She's agented books that have won the Pulitzer Prize, the MWA Edgar Award, the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Carnegie Medal for Excellence, and the Tim McGinnis Award for Humor. Connect with Julie on Twitter here.
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She is seeking: upmarket fiction, narrative nonfiction, YA and children's books.
Some of Julie's recent books/clients include:
- THE SASQUATCH HUNTER’S ALMANAC by Sharma Shields (Holt) – literary fiction
- GIRL IN PIECES by Kathleen Glasgow (forthcoming from Delacorte, Fall 2016) – young adult/ crossover
- SPEED DREAMING by Nicole Haroutunian (Little A) – literary fiction/story collection
- I DO NOT LIKE AL’S HAT by Erin McGill (forthcoming Spring 2017, Greenwillow) – children’s picture book
- THE SYMPATHIZER by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove) – literary fiction
How to contact: juliesubmit [at] waxmanleavell.com. To submit a project, please send a query letter ONLY. Do not send attachments, though for fiction you may include 5-10 pages of your manuscript in the body of your email. Please do not query more than one agent at this agency simultaneously. Due to the high volume of submissions, agents will reach out to you directly if interested. The typical time range for consideration is 6-8 weeks.
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