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Writing Humor with a Side of Literary Agents

September 14, 2017

I’m combining two topics since neither one is very long. I thoroughly enjoyed the humor from AutoCrit and I hope you will too. The writer in me insisted on including the line editing and red herring articles. The agents were in my email today; can’t get any more current than that!  ~ Connie

Let it never be said that, here at AutoCrit, we don’t know how to have fun. Since memes are all the rage online these days, we figured we’d start your week off with a chuckle. Here are 12 writing memes to brighten up your Monday – feel free to save them and share them with […]

12 Writing Memes to Brighten Up Your Monday

[IMAGES] 14 Funny (And Inspiring) Quotes About Writing

6 Non-Fishy Ways to Plant Red Herrings in Your Story

5 Crazy Examples of Writers Gone Wild

Lean and Mean: Extreme Line Editing!

3 More Literary Agents
Many writers know literary agents are the gatekeepers of book publishing, especially when it comes to getting a deal with the more recognized presses. However, few writers realize reputable agents don’t get paid until their clients get paid. And that’s why hooking an agent can be so difficult: They have to buy in to your book concept 110%. After all, they’re taking a leap of faith on your success.
Kimberly Cameron & Associates represents fiction and nonfiction. For fiction, they’re looking for commercial, fantasy, historical, literary, mystery, romance, science fiction, thriller, women’s, and young adult. In nonfiction, it’s animals, environment, health, memoirs, science, spirituality, travel, true crime, and narrative nonfiction. The agency says, “We are looking for a unique and heartfelt voice that conveys a universal truth.” Potential authors should query via online submission form.
Harvey Klinger, Inc. also represents fiction and nonfiction. For fiction, they’ll consider action, adventure, commercial, contemporary issues, crime, detective, erotica, family saga, fantasy, gay, glitz, historical, horror, juvenile, lesbian, literary, mainstream, middle grade, mystery, new adult, police, romance, suspense, thriller, women’s, and young adult. In nonfiction, it’s autobiography, biography, business, child guidance, cooking, crafts, creative nonfiction, cultural interests, current affairs, diet/nutrition, foods, gay/lesbian, health, history, how-to, investigative, literature, medicine, memoirs, money, music, popular culture, psychology, science, self-help, sociology, spirituality, sports, technology, true crime, women’s issues, women’s studies, and young adult. The agency says, “We are looking for a unique and heartfelt voice that conveys a universal truth.” Potential authors should query only one agent via e-mail.
The Sagalyn Agency represents nonfiction exclusively. In fact, they specialize in biography, business, creative nonfiction, economics, popular culture, science, and technology. The agents say, “We receive 1,000-1,200 queries a year, which in turn lead to 2 or 3 new clients. See our website for sales information and recent projects.” Potential authors can query via e-mail.

 

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