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Monday, January 18, 2010

My Agent Wish List: Mary Kole

Workout Song of the Day: "Put it in a Love Song" by Alicia Keys ftg. Beyonce

So, I've been quite naughty about my blog (still playing catch up after being out of the country for almost two weeks!). But, to make it up to you, I've chosen the superbad Mary Kole from the superbad Andrea Brown Literary Agency to profile (don't worry--superbad means awesome).
Why I Heart Her: She says she's looking for a YA book about drugs, sex, and rock n' roll--which is pretty much the outline for my novel, Wants.
Why You'll Heart Her: She runs one of the most comprehensive, informative, and entertaining blogs on children's literature, Kidlit.com. She gives you an agent's eye on everything from query letters to publishing trends to revisions. Basically, she's the go-to gal for becoming a successful YA/MG author.
Who She Represents: A list of Andrea Brown Literary Agency's clients can be found here. Clients include Jay Asher (author of Thirteen Reasons Why), Sarah Cross (author of YA hit, Dull Boy), and the queen of edgy YA, Ellen Hopkins.
What She's Looking For: Besides the trifecta of edgy YA (drugs, sex, and rock n' roll, of course), she's also seeking a MG mystery, a dystopian YA, and picture books with "a great, outside-the-box friendship hook."
Notable Net Nuggets: Here are links to some of her interviews and other important info:
The Spectacle interview
NaNoWriMo intervew
And, of course, Kidlit.com...hurry over, she has a new contest up and running!
How to Submit to Her: She only accepts queries through email at mary@andreabrownlit.com. Please click here for submission guidelines.
Whew--lots of work! Good luck with your queries!


Marquita Hockaday said...

Wow- she sounds like another good one for me :) As soon as I get the time to complete my novel, she will be one of the first agents I will query! Thanks for the awesome insight into these agents, and thanks for the Kidlit site, I am about to add it to my favorites now.

Veronica Roth said...

This is awesome! Thanks for posting. I'm going to go follow kidlit.com now...

Pam Harris said...

Glad I can be of assistance. :)

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