This week's Agent Spotlight features Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary, LLC.
Status: Open to submissions.
About: “Terrie Wolf has traveled the world in search of good stories and great books. As a member of the international media, an award-winning journalist and promotions specialist, Terrie has learned what it takes to write well, get accepted and develop notoriety; not necessarily in that order! She is happiest when given the opportunity to pitch softly, edit gently and market fiercely. Terrie joined AKA in September of 2009 as the Foreign Rights Specialist in addition to her other talents. Wolf Literary Services and Anita Kushen and Associates merged in October 2009.
“Terrie mastered her skills in the literary world from inside the offices of several large companies, which include CBS, NBC, and Hobson's Press. She studied English Literature at Cambridge University, Creative Writing at NYU and Journalism at CU-Denver.
“Terrie's credits include the EMMY, Queen's Service Award (UK), La Voz y Papel (Spain), and Young Journalist of the Year.
“Terrie represents the books we share; the books which make us grow. Fiction: Inspirational (Things of Faith), Multi-Cultural, Women’s, Children’s (all), Romance (all), and Westerns. Non-fiction: Culinary/Cookbooks, Humor, Memoir, Religion, Music and Nature.” (Link)
About the Agency:
“Since 2004, A.K.A has provided top-notch literary representation to writers in the Rocky Mountains as well as all over the world. Our mission is to empower readers through well-written, thought provoking, and entertaining works of substance. We look to represent new and established authors. Our agent preferences vary, but our goal is the same: to represent words that endeavor to persevere.” (Link)
“AKA Literary, LLC was born in early-2010 and will continue to honor the established efforts of Anita Kushen and Associates while recognizing the needs of an ever-changing industry.” (Link)
What She's Looking For:
Genres / Specialties:
All genres of Romance, Graphic Novel, Western, Young Adult, Children's (All Levels), Women's, Multi-Cultural, Empowerment (Things of Faith), and Inspirational.
Non-Fiction: Cookbooks, Humor, Memoir, Religion, Music and Nature. (Link)
What She Isn't Looking For:
She mentions editing in her bio, so I believe she is as needed.
There is a page of clients on the website.
Ms. Wolf’s clients include: Buffy Andrews, Matt Bille, Eric M. Black, Barry Broad, Louise Caiola, Mark A. Cohen, Tasha Cotter, Kevin Craig, Carrie Filetti, Penny Fletcher, Ian T. Healy, Cynthia J Koelker MD, Krista Krueger, Margaret Bhola and Diane Gage Lofgren, CJ Martin, Elaine Meece, Randy Peyser, Christian Piatt, Lee Richmond, Aaron C. Tate, Justin Zimmerman, among others.
As of this posting, Ms. Wolf is listed on Publisher’s Marketplace as having made 0 deals in the last 12 months and 1 overall.
NOTE: PM is usually not a complete representation of sales. Ms. Wolf does not appear to report her deals.
Recent sales include Christian Piatt's PregMANcy (not unlike Anne Lamott with testicles) to Chalice Press last December for release Spring 2012, and details on other deals will soon follow (info shared by Ms. Wolf via e-mail 6/11).
E-mail: Yes (only).
Submission Guidelines (always verify):
Query by e-mail. Put the title of your project in the subject line along with the date of submission.
See the AKA Literary website for complete, up-to-date submission guidelines.
The agency has a stated response time of 12 weeks. You may check the status of your submissions after that time if you have not heard back. Stats on the web vary. Keep an eye on the AKA Literary thread on AbsoluteWrite for current response times.
What's the Buzz?
Terrie Wolf is a Colorado-based agent with a growing list of clients and sales. Information is somewhat scarce given the lack of interviews and deal announcements, but her clients seem happy with her representation and are quick to praise her.
Worth Your Time:
None that I could find online.
Around the Web:
AKA Literary thread on AbsoluteWrite.
How I Got My Agent: Katie Lee, client story at Guide to Literary Agents (08/2010).
A Blog Search on Terrie Wolf shows various client praise.
Please see the AKA Literary website for contact and query information.
Last updated: 6/6/11.
Agent Contacted For Review? Yes.
Last Reviewed By Agent? 6/6/11.
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