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 Waxman Leavell Literary. “I hold a B.A. in English from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Before joining Waxman Leavell, I worked at Sobel Weber Associates and in the editorial departments of Tin House and Publishers Weekly. As an agent, I enjoy being on the writer’s side every step of the way—from providing feedback on early drafts, to matching the work with the right editor, to acting as a guide through the complicated and changing world of publishing. The writing life can be a solitary experience, and I love being the writer’s connection to a wide world of readers. I enjoy thinking about fiction in terms of craft. You’ll find well-worn copies of books by Anne Lamott and Charles Baxter on my bookshelf.” Connect with Julie on Twitter here.
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She is seeking: While she represents different categories, Julie’s call-out right now is for the following:
- upmarket fiction
- literary fiction
- adult thriller/suspense
- young adult
- middle grade
- picture 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
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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