CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

Here are my current Giveaway Contests

These Feathered Flames through April 24th




Upcoming Agent Spotlight Interviews and Guest Posts w/ Debut Authors & Query Critique Giveaways

Agent Peter Knapp and Author Daniel Aleman Guest Post and Query Critique and Indivisible Giveaway on 5/5/2021

Tina Dubois Query Critique and How to Save a Queendom Giveaway on 5/10/2021

Joyce Sweeney Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 5/14/2021

Michelle Hauck Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 5/19/2021

Agent Maura Kye-Cassella and Author Sam Subity Guest Post and Query Critique and The Last Shadow Warrior Giveaway on 5/24/2021

Agent Janna Bonisowksi and Author Casie Bazey Guest Post and Query Critique and Not Our Summer Giveaway on 6/2/2021

Katherine Wessbecher Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 6/7/2021

Allison Hellegers Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 7/26/2021

Agent Chloe Seager and Author Brianna Bourne Guest Post with query critique and You and Me at the End of the World Giveaway on 9/20/21

Agent Spotlight Updates

All agent spotlights and interviews have been updated as of 7/15/2020, and many have been reviewed by the agents. Look for them to be fully updated again in 2023.

Agent News: Emily Keyes - L. Perkins Agency

Junior agent Emily Keyes of the L. Perkins Agency is now "avidly seeking middle grade and YA" and "aggressively" seeking new clients.

As per their Agent in the Middle blog, here is what she is looking for:

"I’m tired of getting queries from authors who don’t currently read YA, never read YA, say books published today are terrible, but they heard that Harry Potter lady made more than the Queen, and hey, they can do that! Writing for kids is easy, right?

"I love YA books. I loved them when I was a kid and I still love them now. I want to see manuscripts from people who love it as much as I do. I want to find the books that kids are going to remember with fondness. I inhaled Lois Duncan, LJ Smith, Babysitter’s Club, Sweet Valley, etc, etc. These days I’m excited by the writing done by Suzanne Collins, Kristin Cashore, Claudia Gray. I’m also into the teen novels by people like Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, Barry Lyga and others. I’m looking for smart middle grade and teen novels. (No picture books, please.) I like fantasy and paranormal, and other odd things. Zombies are pretty big at the moment, and I’d also like to see witches, psychics, time travel and superheroes. As far as non-genre, I like strong, female heroines and books with fresh voices and a quirky sense of humor. I’m really sick of knock-off 'Harry Potters’ and Twilights.'"

A list of Ms. Keyes favorite TV shows and her e-mail is available on the original post.

Great opportunity. Best to those who query!

8 comments:

  1. You are always on the ball! This is one I will definitly be adding to my list.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for this info, Casey! Sounds like a great agent - she knows what she wants and she tells it! Fab stuff!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Casey. Since you are the queen of agent news, I thought you might want to post something about this:
    http://theswivet.blogspot.com/2009/08/opening-to-submissions-but-theres-catch.html

    ReplyDelete
  4. You're welcome, Anna!

    Thanks Corey! I saw it a bit ago but hadn't gotten around to putting it up. I appreciate you letting me know!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I actually queried her, but noticed she is not on their new site. I got an out-of-office reply. Is she still there?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi SM Johnston,

    I didn't look into it very much, but QueryTracker notes that she is formerly with L. Perkins and her whereabouts are currently unknown.

    http://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=2755

    ReplyDelete
  7. That is fantastic to know. I guess I will send a new query to someone else at the agency.

    Thanks so much!

    ReplyDelete