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Lydia Moëd came to Canada from the UK, where she worked for several years as a foreign rights executive in children’s publishing. She has also worked as a freelance literary translator and editor, and as a bookseller at Foyles in London. In addition to handling foreign rights for The Rights Factory’s children’s and YA list, she is building her own list of clients for representation.
What she is looking for: “I’m open to adult and YA submissions. I like my steampunk heavy on the punk, and I’m mostly looking for steampunk set in places other than Britain or a Britain-analogue.”
How to Submit: Send queries to lydia [@] therightsfactory.com.
What she is looking for: “Currently I am interested in finding adult steampunk, but I am open to YA and MG as well. I am always open to diverse characters from diverse authors and welcome more unique settings outside of Victorian London.”
How to Submit: Attach your 1-2 page synopsis and the first five pages of your manuscript as a separate Word doc. Send queries to cate [@] corvisieroagency.com.
What she is looking for: “I’m only looking for adult steampunk and maybe an occasional YA. No MG.”
How to Submit: Send queries SHquery [@] mcintoshandotis.com. Please send a query letter, synopsis, author bio, and the first three consecutive chapters (no more than 30 pages) of your novel. No attachments.
Note: Shira's bio no longer appears on the agency website, but she is still listed at the bottom. Her twitter account gives MacIntosh & Otis as her agency. My advice is to query and see what happens.
Jen Hunt (Booker Albert Literary Agency)
TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO QUERIES
What she is looking for: Picture books, YA, and adult steampunk.
How to Submit: Send your queries to query [@] thebookeralbertagency.com. Include the first 10 pages of your manuscript copy/pasted into the body of an email (no attachments, unless requested). In the subject line: please be sure to include “Query for Jen: [Title].” Also include genre and word count and your name and contact information. If you have publishing credits, please give us relevant information: name of the book/anthology/story, publisher, publication date, sales info.
What she is looking for: Middle grade, young adult, romance, science fiction and fantasy. The novel can be epic, urban, historical, paranormal, contemporary, etc—steampunk in any sub-genre is welcome. “I’m looking for queries for novels that are 100% complete and never previously published. As an example of steampunk that I love, I represent Stefan Bachmann whose THE PECULIAR is an internationally bestselling steampunk fantasy for middle grade.”
How to Submit: Send a query letter (2-3 paragraph description of the book that reads like the back cover of a novel) plus the first 3 pages of their book (in the body of the email) to saraquery [@] ktliterary.com.
How to submit: To query, type “Query - The Title of your Manuscript - Genre - Word Count” in the subject line, then please paste the first five pages of your manuscript into the body of the e-mail to query(at)thetobiasagency.com