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Monday, March 29, 2010

My Agent Wish List: Jessica Regel

Workout Song of the Day: "Over" by Drake (otherwise known as my new boyfriend)

I'm baaaack to give you the latest scoop on all of the fantastic agents out there in the literary world. I've had quite the hiatus, and I couldn't think of anyone better to reboot my franchise than the incomparable Jessica Regel of Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency. Check out the facts:

Why I Heart Her: I checked out her Good Reads account, and pretty much every book she's read and actually enjoyed is within the genre of my writing. Not to mention that she gave one of Jodi Picoult's novels 5 out of 5 stars, which makes her AWESOME in my book.

Why You'll Heart Her: Because she doesn't "shy away from controversial topics" as long as it's done tastefully. You know that manuscript you're working on that you're too embarrassed to talk to anyone else about because you think it's a bit too "dark"? Polish that baby up and send it Jessica's way!

Who She Represents: Just a few from her list--Rayo Casablanca, Cecilia Galante, and Jillian Cantor.

What She's Looking For: "Fresh" YA and MG concepts with a preference in a contemporary setting; YA nonfiction, such as a memoir; adult fiction with BIG themes, humor, and edge.

Notable Net Nuggets:

How to Submit to Her: Email her a query with "Query" in the subject line. Do not send any attachments. She will contact you if she would like to request additional pages. More submission guidelines can be found here.

I officially have carpal tunnel. Good luck everyone!


Marquita Hockaday said...

Nice info :) Thanks for the heads up- as soon as I fix my POS (this is my new acronym for WIP- hee hee, if you want to know what it stands for check out my blog post from last Friday)-yes, Pam,I am pimping my blog on your blog- and what???- I think I want to send it to her. Good agent pick!

lisa and laura said...

Great post! She sounds like a great agent!