Tuesday, October 18, 2016

3 New literary agents seeking clients

Here are three new agents seeking clients. Rick Pascocello (Glass Literary Management), a long-time marketing executive at Random House, is looking for nonfiction, including memoir, biography, history, narrative, business, sports, and popular culture, along with mainstream and literary fiction.

Grace Ross (Regal Hoffmann & Associates) is interested in literary fiction; historical fiction; international narratives; and dynamic plots that bridge genres. In nonfiction, she is looking for socially and politically conscious narratives, especially those that engage with cultural conversations about gender, race, and class in an accessible way; but she's also drawn to popular science, biography, cultural theory, and memoir.

Shannon Powers (McIntosh & Otis) is seeking adult literary fiction, mystery, horror, popular history, and romance. In YA and middle grade, she is searching for mysteries and thrillers with high emotional stakes, projects with romantic elements (whether fun or angsty), horror, light sci-fi or fantasy, and contemporary with a unique premise.

Note: For a comprehensive list of dozens of new and established agents seeking clients see: Agents Seeking Clients

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Grace Ross of Regal Hoffmann & Associates

Grace A. Ross recently joined Regal Hoffmann as a junior agent. She started her career at Oxford University Press in editorial before transitioning to agenting, first at Lowenstein Associates and then at Denise Shannon Literary Agency in 2014. Grace was born in Washington, DC and holds a B.A. in English/American Studies from Wesleyan University.

What she is looking for: Grace is interested in literary fiction that experiments with form and speaks to the current cultural climate; historical fiction; international narratives; and dynamic plots that bridge genres. In nonfiction, she is looking for socially and politically conscious narratives, especially those that engage with cultural conversations about gender, race, and class in an accessible way; but she's also drawn to popular science, biography, cultural theory, and memoir. 

How to submit: Please send query to submissions@rhaliterary.com. Submissions should consist of a one-page query letter detailing the book in question as well as the qualifications of the author. For fiction, submissions may also include the first ten pages of the novel or one short story from a collection.
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Rick Pascocello of Glass Literary Management

Long-time Penguin Random House marketing executive Rick Pascocello has joined Glass Literary Management as a literary agent. Pascocello spent 23 years with Penguin Random House, where he was v-p and executive director of marketing.

What he is looking for: Nonfiction, including memoir, biography, history, narrative, business, sports, and popular culture, along with mainstream and literary fiction.

How to submit: Please send your query to rick@glassliterary.com. He prefers queries that: describe your book concisely; are well-written and typo-free; show an understanding of the marketplace and where your book would fit into it; and show why you are the best person to be writing the book you’re proposing.
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Shannon Powers of  McIntosh & Otis

Shannon Powers is a graduate of New York University. She began her career in publishing at McIntosh and Otis as an intern in 2011, and then went on to intern at The Book Report Network and W.W. Norton & Company. She has also worked as a bookseller. She returned to M&O in 2014, where she assists Shira Hoffman and Christa Heschke and is also looking to build her own list as a junior agent.

What she is looking for: Shannon is interested in representing a range of both adult and children's genres. Above all, she looks for projects with a strong hook, smart plotting, memorable characters, and an addictive voice. She is open to both lighter projects and projects with a darker edge. For adult, her reading interests include literary fiction, mystery, horror, popular history, and romance. In YA and middle grade, she is searching for mysteries and thrillers with high emotional stakes, projects with romantic elements (whether fun or angsty), horror, light sci-fi or fantasy, and contemporary with a unique premise.

How to Submit: Send query letters to SPquery [@] mcintoshandotis.com. Include a synopsis, author bio, and the first three consecutive chapters (no more than 30 pages) of your novel. For YA or MG , include a synopsis and the first three consecutive chapters (not to exceed 25 pages) of the manuscript with your query letter. No attachments. 

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