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Friday, August 24, 2012

These Agents Want YOU (two want interns, the other wants manuscripts!)

Okay, I've got three pieces of news to share today.

1. Jenny Bent of The Bent Agency is looking for interns again! Looks like she's set with young adult/middle grade readers, and is looking for someone with strong knowledge in contemporary adult fiction. These fill up very quickly, so get over to her blog, Bent on Booksto see if you would be a match:

INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE
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2. Mandy Hubbard of D4EO Agency is looking for interns who LOVE middle grade and young adult fiction. Click on her post below:

INTERN(S) NEEDED

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3. Jim McCarthy of Dystel and Goderich tweeted this yesterday:


Okay authors: we're entering the quietest weeks in the publishing year and I'm caught up on slush. Thinking of querying me? Try now!

Bless his heart, he may be in for a flood of queries :) Here are some tweets that followed:

Question: Do you represent MG?
Answer: Not much, but I'm willing to try for the right project!

Question:  My MS is so close to being ready! When do things tend to pick back up?
Answer: Two weeks, but frankly, it's not like I'm going anywhere. I'm always open.

Question: What are you currently looking for?
Answer:YA, middle grade, adult....you name it. I'm so open right now. I just want to find something great.

And Mr. McCarthy also tweeted this general statement: To the many who asked, I don't do a ton of middle grade but I'm open to it. Really any fiction or narrative non.

33 comments:

  1. When you said they wanted me, I thought it would read, "Wanted: Daydreamer who drinks too much coffee and tweets to himself way too often to be sane." :-) Hope your summer is going well, Jess.

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  2. I've seen this in a couple of places, that it's a really quiet time of year and a great time to send submissions. I do have one manuscript that's submission-ready and I think it's time to dust it off!

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  3. LOL!! Mr. McCarthy may have turned the hose on himself with that one :-)

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  4. Thank you! I'm almost ready...now I'm getting a move on!

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    1. Great~ best of luck whenever you start querying!

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  5. Another good head's-up. Thanks again, Jess :-)

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  6. Mr. McCarthy is awesome. Unfortunately, he's already rejected the one MS I have ready.

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    1. Of course~ your fabulous blog is always giving awesome heads-ups (is that even it term when you make it plural...:))!

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  8. Thanks Jess! I hadn't noticed Jim MCarthy's tweets. The poor guy will be inundated now! LOL

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  10. Hey Jess! Thanks for all the great info (as usual). You rock! And can I just say I love your new profile pic! Beautiful.
    Alright, popping out a query to Mr. McCarthy now..... :)

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    1. Best of luck with your query (is it for The Desiree? Love that pitch :))

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  11. I blasted a query off to him this afternoon. Tank U! :)

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  12. OMG, Jess, you are definitely the go-to girl for getting information on the writing industry! Thanks! :) I do believe Mr. McCarthy just might be getting a query from me now.

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  13. Jess - I love your blog and read it all the time. I'm more of a lurker than a commenter, but I'll try to change that. :-)
    As soon as I got done reading this post, I queried Jim McCarthy and mentioned this blog! Thanks so much! :-D

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    1. Aw, thanks for the kind words, Lexa! Best of luck with your querying!

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  14. Thanks for the tip. I just submitted a sample chapter to Jim McCarthy this morning.

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