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Agent Spotlight: Pam Victorio

This week's Agent Spotlight features Pam Victorio (formerly Pam van Hylckama Vlieg) of D4EO Literary Agency.
Status: Open to submissions.
PVHVlieg-199x300About: “Pam Victorio started her literary career as an assistant to an agent in early 2012. In her first two years as an agent, Pam brokered 24 deals, with publishers such as Knopf, Scholastic, NAL, ACE, Grand Central, and others.
"She joined D4EO in June 2014, where she will continue to build her list. She has a passion for genre fiction as well as children's literature.” (Link)
About the Agency:
“Robert G. (Bob) Diforio launched the eponymous D4EO Literary Agency in 1989 after a long career at the New American Library (NAL/Dutton), now an imprint of Penguin Random House. The agency is named after him (D4EO, for Diforio).
"Today D4EO is a full-service, multi-agent literary agency representing authors of a very broad range of commercial fiction and non-fiction for children, young adults, and adults.
"Books represented by the agency have topped the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and agency authors have received awards that include the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense and the Nero Award, as well as nominations for the Hugo Award, among many other notable successes.
"With over 2,000 published books under contract, the agency has launched the writing careers of more than two hundred authors." (Link)
Web Presence:
D4EO Literary Agency website.
D4EO Publishers Marketplace page.
#mswl on Twitter.
What She's Looking For:
Genres / Specialties:
Children’s middle grade and young adult, new adult, adult genre fiction. (Link)
From Her Old Submissions Page (as of 5/13):
“Pam is interested in the following genres:
“High concept young adult in any genre. Some of Pam’s favorite recent YA books are: The Masque of the Red Death, Cinder, Shadow and Bone, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Small Damages, and Insignia.
“Middle grade in these genres: fantasy, science fiction, dystopian, paranormal, literary. Pam’s recent favorite MG books are: The Peculiars, The Emerald Atlas, Storybound, The Prince Who Fell from the Sky, and Icefall.
“Romance in these categories: historical, fantasy, and erotica. Pam’s favorite romance titles released recently are: Loving Lady Marcia, Be My Prince, Rogue’s Pawn, and The Siren.
“Pam is now accepting submissions in commercial science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction.
“New Adult in all categories will be considered. Pam has enjoyed The Ivy, and Leopard Moon in this genre.
“She will be considering the following genres for submission along with her assistant agent Jen Karsbaek.
“I am now open to submissions in upmarket women’s fiction and historical fiction. I’m looking for books with particularly well-developed characters and strong authorial voice. In historical fiction in particular I am particularly interested in books that bring the setting to life and that maintain balance between historical accuracy and strong plot choices. I am also very interested in mystery, fantasy, and occasionally romance approaches to these genres as well.
“Non Fiction. Pop culture and pop science.” (Link defunct)
What She Isn't Looking For:
Picture books, screenplays.
Editorial Agent?
Revisions as needed; otherwise unknown.
There is a list of clients on the agency website.
Clients include: Lorelie Brown, Andrew Chilton, Dan Gemeinhart, J. C. Nelson, and Lauren Smith, among others.
Query Methods:

E-mail: No.
Snail-Mail: No.
Online-Form: Yes.
Submission Guidelines (always verify):
Only queries through Query Manager will be accepted.
See the agency website for complete, up-to-date submission guidelines. 
Response Times:
Worth Your Time:
Small Press 411: Agent Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, interview at Tangled Up In Words (02/2013).
Interview with Literary Agent Pam van Hylckama Vlieg at 2013 MWG Conference Notes (12/2012).
Interview with Pam van Hylckama Vlieg at Literary Rejections (2012).
Please see the D4EO Literary website for contact and query information.
Profile Details:
Last updated: 6/5/2020.
Agent Contacted for Review?
Last Reviewed By Agent? 2/7/13.
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.


Stella said...

Thank you, Casey. But what's BDSM? I can guess but not sure I'd be right. Any idea?

Casey McCormick said...


BDSM covers anything involving bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadism and masochism in romance or erotica.

Stella said...

Okay, I sort of thought so. Thanks!

Casey McCormick said...

You're welcome!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks so much for spotlighting Pam, Casey. She's on my list of agents to query for sure now. I've read most of the YA and middle grade books that are her favorites and I've really liked them too. I'm going to check out her blog.

And glad you told us what BDMS stands for. I didn't know either.

Theresa Milstein said...

Sounds like she's going to be a good fit for me and my middle grade. Thank you!

middle grade ninja said...

Love these agent posts! I file them for later:)

Ann Finkelstein said...

I wondered about that too. Gee, now I feel all young and innocent for not knowing. ;-)

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Candace said...

I'm pretty familiar with Pam because of her blog and I follow her on instagram (when you see so much of a persons life you really feel like you know them) and we have very similar tastes in books. Strangely enough I didn't even know she was an agent until recently.

Louisa said...

Pam has moved to D4EO http://www.d4eoliteraryagency.com/p/pam-van-hylckama-vlieg.html as of June 3014