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Ann Collette was a freelance writer and editor before joining the Rees Literary Agency in 2000. Her list includes books by Barbara Shapiro, Ashley Weaver, Steven Sidor, Vicki Lane, Carol Carr, Clay and Susan Griffith, and Chrystle Fiedler.
How to contact: E-query Agent10702@aol.com and include your first chapter within the body of the email. Attachments and links will not be opened.
Stacey began her career with the Corvisiero Literary Agency in New York, where she wore many hats from team manager and trainer, to intern, to agent. Stacey represents NY Times, USA Today, and Amazon Bestselling Authors, as well as Authors who have been nominated or have won awards for various works.
How to contact: E-query firstname.lastname@example.org. Place the following information in the email’s subject line: “Query” followed by story title, genre and the name of the agent that you are querying. Paste a 1- or 2-page synopsis below the query letter. Paste the first 10 pages of your double-spaced manuscript below the synopsis. No attachments.
How to contact: Please query Julie directly at email@example.com. Please note that Julie only responds to queries in which she is interested. If you haven't heard from her in 2-4 weeks, your project is not a good fit for her. You may include 5-10 pages of your manuscript in the body of your email.
Writers House is a large agency which has represented hundreds of authors as well as licensing, and selling film/TV, foreign, audio, dramatic and serial rights. Alec is an Assistant Agent to Jodi Reamer. He is now in the process of actively building his own list.
How to contact: Send the first 10 pages of your manuscript, along with your query letter, to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Query for Alec Shane: [TITLE]” as your subject heading – no attachments.
Jennifer Johnson-Blalock joined Liza Dawson Associates as an associate agent in 2015, having previously interned at LDA in 2013 before working as an agent's assistant at Trident Media Group. Jennifer graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in English and earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is looking for thrillers with a literary bent à la Tana French, with an outsider protagonist who stumbles into a conspiracy like THE PELICAN BRIEF, or with a psychological focus and an unreliable protagonist.
“I love a good sociopath and have yet to find one that is believable and not completely horrifying. I want my sociopath to be like Sherlock Holmes from BBC Sherlock, sociopathic but not inhuman, or Dexter, one with a code despite it not being societally correct.”
How to contact: E-query Mallory@triadaus.com. When querying, please include the first ten ms pages in the body of the e-mail after your query.