Saturday, August 23, 2008

A new YA and MG agent

Colleen Lindsay of FinePrint Literary Management announced on her blog that the agency is adding a new acquiring agent, Joanna Stampfel to their staff. As I know some of you (like myself) are actively searching for an agent, I thought I'd pass along the info and post part of it here:
Here's what Joanna's looking for, in her own words:

Childrens: Chapter books to middle grade - covering any and all topics. If fantasy, it had better be very unique. Love a good school story, and always looking for humorous boy reads.

YA: contemporary to sci-fi and everything in between...again, if full-out fantasy, it had better be different.
I was particularly interested in the fact that she enjoys Ancient Greek studies, since my latest book is based on Bellerophon. And, after the suggestion from the Ask Daphne site, I've decided to label my work as upper MG and know that ages might have to be revised later. I might change this after attending the workshop by Alan Gratz on the differences between MG and YA at the SCBWI-Carolinas conference next month.
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