This week's Agent Spotlight features Amy Jameson of A+B Works.
Status: Open to submissions.
About: “Amy Jameson began her career in publishing working with renowned literary agent Lynn Nesbit. During her seven years at Janklow & Nesbit Associates, Amy had the privilege of working with acclaimed authors such as Michael Crichton, President Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, Gore Vidal, Joan Didion, Jeffrey Eugenides, and many others. She also sold audio and first serial rights for several years at J&N while building her own select client list. In 2004, she left Janklow and partnered with her husband Brandon to form A+B Works. Amy has always had a passion for young adult and middle grade fiction. Some of her favorite authors include Sharon Creech, Jerry Spinelli, Madeleine L'Engle, E.L. Konigsberg, Louisa May Alcott, Susan Juby, Cynthia Rylant, Karen Cushman, Susan Cooper, and, of course, her own clients. Amy enjoys spending time with her children, trying to grow things in her garden, cooking, singing, and reading really great books.” (Link)
About the Agency:
“A+B Works is a literary agency plus graphic design firm. Two partners bring
big league experience in their respective fields to a boutique setting and offer
both services under one roof.” (Link)
What She's Looking For:
Genres / Specialties:
“We primarily represent young adult and middle grade fiction, women's fiction, and select narrative non-fiction.” (Link)
What She Isn't Looking For:
“We do not represent thrillers, literary fiction, erotica, cook books, picture books, poetry, short fiction, or screenplays — please do not query us regarding any of these categories.” (Link)
“Our focus is on partnering with authors to improve their work and on seeing our authors published at the highest professional standard possible. (Link)
There are some past deals listed at Publisher’s Marketplace. No recent deal news available.
NOTE: PM is usually not a complete representation of sales.
E-mail: Yes (only).
Submission Guidelines (always verify):
Send an e-mail query only.
See the agency website for complete, up-to-date submissions guidelines.
“Due to the high volume of queries we receive, we cannot guarantee a response to unsolicited queries. We accept very few new clients in order to ensure the best possible representation for each of our authors.” (Link)
What's the Buzz?
Ms. Jameson is particularly interested in middle grade and young adult fiction but takes on very few new clients. She has a small, select list and if you click on the client links above you can see titles she’s sold.
Worth Your Time:
Around the Web:
A+B Works AbsoluteWrite thread (05/2009 – Present).
2013 Guide to Literary Agents profile at Google Books.
Work Life Stories: Books and Babies at CW (02/2010).
Panel with Amy Jameson (agent) and Stacy Whitman (editor), LDStorymakers, at Jordan McCollum’s blog (06/2009)
Please see the A+B Works website for contact and query information.
Last updated: 2/21/13.
Last Reviewed By Agent? N/A.
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