Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Jen Hunt of The Booker Albert Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
About Jen: Jen Hunt of the Booker Albert Literary Agency graduated from the University of Reno, Nevada with an English Literature degree and an unholy fascination with Victorian literature, although contrary to popular belief, she doesn’t wear a corset. She does drink way too much coffee and enjoys watching the BBC. Another remake of a Jane Austen classic? Game on! Also happens to be a huge Bioware fangirl – when she has enough time for gaming. Twitter: @Jen_Corkill. Blog: JenCorkill.com.
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She is seeking: While Jen doesn’t want to limit herself, she is actively seeking
— Historicals – where the characters actually fit in the era. Historical romance, time travels, fantasy, inspirational, paranormal. (Nothing past the 1940s)
— Science Fiction – must include world building and well detailed environments (prefer a hint of romance)
— Fantasy – same as above
— Steampunk/gaslight/ Dieselpunk – would also prefer some romantic element.
— “I will consider a YA in these areas but no sex, rape, or drug abuse (or abuse of any kind).
How to Submit: “We accept electronic queries only. Send your queries to: query [at] thebookeralbertagency [dot] com, and put ‘Query for Jen: [Title]’ in the subject line. Unsolicited queries e-mailed directly to the agents’ individual addresses will not be read and will be deleted. Paste the first 10 pages of your ms into the email after the query. No attachments. Make sure your query includes your genre and word count, and if you have publishing credits, please give us relevant information: name of the book/anthology/story, publisher, publication date, sales info.” Do not query Jen if you have queried another agent at this agency in the past. Replies to queries in 6-8 weeks if interested.
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