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Agent Spotlight: Katherine Boyle

This week's Agent Spotlight features Katherine Boyle of Veritas Literary Agency.
Status: Open to submissions.
katie_boyleAbout: “A Bay Area native, Katherine attended Stanford and the Berkeley extension publishing program before working at a variety of independent publishers and literary agencies. She established Veritas in 1995. A member of the AAR and the Authors Guild, she loves books that explore the lesser-known territories of human experience.” (Link)
About the Agency:
“Veritas is a full-service literary agency specializing in select literary and contemporary fiction and nonfiction. Founded on the premise that literature is one of the best carriers of truth—both emotional and literal—in the world today, the agency cultivates strong, innovative books that extend the boundaries of thought and expression.
“With active contacts in film, media and foreign markets, we actively pursue the channels that enable a title to reach its widest audience and realize its full potential. Veritas maintains the structure and spirit of old school literary agencies, where a close relationship between author and agent continued through all stages of a writer’s career. By maintaining a selective, manageable list we can ensure that every author and title receives enough energy and resources. Accessibility is always a priority.” (Link)
Web Presence:
Veritas Literary website.
Veritas Literary on Twitter.
AAR profile.
AgentQuery, QueryTracker.
What She's Looking For:
Genres / Specialties:
Literary Fiction, Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Narrative Nonfiction & Memoir, Historical Fiction, Pop Culture and Cultural Studies, Women's Studies, and Natural History .(Link)
“Specialties: narrative nonfiction, both dramatic and humorous; adult and YA literary fiction; select art, business, science and health books.” (Link)
What She Isn't Looking For:
Puzzles/games, western, home/garden, mind, body, spirit, sports, picture books, early readers, poetry, dramatic works, stage plays, screenplays. (Link)
Editorial Agent?
A few clients have mentioned doing revisions with her (Link, Link, Link).
There is a list of representative titles on the website.
Ms. Boyle’s clients include: Lawrence Allen, Frieda Arkin, Kathy Braidhill, Robert Friedel, Meredith Gould, Julie Gregory, John Haule, Marc Hartzman, Jay Kinney, Joy Jordan Lake, Janine Latus, Sylvia Lewis, Demitria Lunetta, Joe Loya, Tom McAllister, Melissa Mohr, Rachel Pine, Ty Roth, Franklin Schneider, among others.
Query Methods:

E-mail: Yes.
Snail-Mail: No.
Online-Form: No.
Submission Guidelines (always verify):
Fiction: Please include a cover letter listing previously published work, a one-page summary and the first five pages in the body of the email (not as an attachment).
Nonfiction: If you are sending a proposal, please include an author biography, an overview, a chapter-by-chapter summary, and an analysis of competitive titles.
Please see the Veritas Literary website for complete, up-to-date submission guidelines.
Response Times:
“We do our best to review all queries within 4-6 weeks. However, during periods where there is an especially high volume of queries, we may not be able to respond personally. If you haven't heard from us within 12 weeks please assume that your project was not a match for the agency.” (Link)

What's the Buzz?
Katherine Boyle specializes in mostly adult fiction and non-fiction genres, but she is also actively seeking young adult projects. Her clients appear loyal and happy with her representation. Veritas Literary has been in business seventeen years now and represents several bestselling authors. 
Worth Your Time:
Fall Fifteeners Agent Interview (4/27/2015)
Around the Web:
How I Got My Agent: Stacy Pershall at Guide to Literary Agents (03/2011).
How I Got My Agent: Tom McAllister at Guide to Literary Agents (03/2010).
Please see the Veritas Literary Agency website for contact and query information.
Profile Details:
Last updated: 5/11/2020.
Agent Contacted For Review? Yes.
Last Reviewed By Agent? 5/31/12.
Have any experience with this agent? See something that needs updating? Please leave a comment or e-mail me at natalieiaguirre7(at)gmail(dot)com

Note: These agent profiles presently focus on agents who accept children's and/or teen fiction. They are not interviews. Please take the time to verify anything you might use here before querying an agent. The information found herein is subject to change.


Kristin Lenz said...

Thanks Casey. We appreciate all the time you spend researching these agent spotlights.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Katherine sounds like a great agent though I'm not sure I'm literary enough for her tastes.

Creepy Query Girl said...

another awesome agent spotlight! Thanks Casey!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thank you for this profile. I'd not heard of the agency.

Jemi Fraser said...

Thanks for the great info! :)

Stina said...

Thanks for another great agent spotlight!

Lydia Kang said...

Thanks guys! Love your spotlights!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Thanks Casey and Natalie. I love these agent spotlights.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Bummer, no picture books. When I feel I am ready to pursue an agent I would like to be with someone who represents all kid lit.... Thanks so much for this info! You guys ROCK!

cleemckenzie said...

This is very informative, Natalie. Knowing about agents is so helpful. Thanks.

ilima said...

Casey and Natalie-just wanted to let you know I queried Veritas based on this spotlight and earlier this week I signed with them! Thanks for all you do for us aspiring writers. These agent spotlights are invaluable!

Casey McCormick said...

Congratulations ilima!! That's so exciting. I wish you the very best on this next leg of your journey.