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Agent Spotlight: Lucy Carson

This week's Agent Spotlight features Lucy Carson of The Friedrich Agency.
Status: Open to submissions.
Lucy-Carson-Jacobia-Dahm_Photography-001-199x300About: “As a self-professed pop culture junkie who majored in Film, I love that I’m able to handle our agency’s Film & TV rights as well as my own list of literary clients. I’m always hungry for high-concept fiction told in a sophisticated style, and it all comes down to tension and emotional involvement. On the non-fiction side, I’m drawn to hybrids that might not fall into a strict category but do combine strong voice with important research (such as the work of our own Lesley Blume and Florence Williams). If you’re on Twitter, you’ll often see me tweet about whatever I’m reading for pleasure. I do this not only to spread the word about great books, but also to send a kind of wish into the universe for my own submission desires. Five books that I loved but did NOT sell: ASSEMBLY, CHEMISTRY, SPECIAL TOPICS IN CALAMITY PHYSICS, MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE, DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD."
(From the agency website)
About the Agency:
“Molly Friedrich founded The Friedrich Agency in 2006, following nearly three decades at The Aaron Priest Literary Agency. Joined by her daughter, Lucy Carson, in 2008, the agency has retained its intimacy and dedication to attentive, hands-on representation. Our vision and strategy are built for the long term, nurturing and brokering not only print publishing rights, but every dimension of a writing career: translation rights, film & television, audio, serial, and merchandising. The Friedrich Agency is a proud home for a select and beloved list of novelists and authors of non-fiction, both critically and commercially celebrated." (From the agency website)
Update on 1/17/2023:
MS Wishlist
What She's Looking For:
Lucy is looking for literary and commercial fiction for adults, including novels that transcend genre or defy easy categorization. She is also always on the hunt for narrative non-fiction in the feminist space, as well as some memoir and pop-science. (From email from Lucy)
What She Isn't Looking For:
She is NOT looking for: screenplay, picture books, prescriptive non-fiction, Young Adult or Middle Grade. (From email from Lucy)
Editorial Agent?
Clients have mentioned doing revisions for Ms. Carson; otherwise unknown.
There is a list of agency clients on the website.
Ms. Carson’s clients include: Robin Epstein, Jessica Khoury, William Ritter, Josh Sundquist, John Verdon, Matthew Vincent, Alexandra Oliva, Gian Sardar, Sarah Glenn Marsh, and Glynnis MacNicol among others.
Query Methods:
E-mail: Yes.
Snail-Mail: No.
Online-Form: No.
Submission Guidelines (always verify):
Send a query by e-mail. No unsolicited manuscripts. No attachments. Query only one agent at the agency.
See The Friedrich Agency website for complete, up-to-date submission guidelines.  
Response Times:
Ms. Carson only responds if she is interested in seeing more materials.
What's the Buzz?
Lucy Carson is the daughter of agency founder Molly Friedrich. Since joining The Friedrich Agency in 2008, Ms. Carson has become a full agent as well as the Director of Film & TV Rights. She has a strong list of sales and her clients seem quite happy with her representation.
I recommend following her on Twitter @LucyACarson where she tweets regularly and occasionally participates in events like #litchat and #pitmad.
Worth Your Time:
Interview at I Write for Apples (10/2015)
Agents Like Us - Lucy Carson at Valerie Cole Reads (01/2014).
Literary Agent Lucy Carson Reports from Bouchercon 2013 at Book Country (09/2013).
Please see The Friedrich Agency website for additional contact and query information.
Profile Details:
Last Updated: 1/17/2023
Agent Contacted for Review? Yes
Last Reviewed By Agent? 2/6/2023.
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/teen fiction. They are not interviews. Please take the time to verify anything you might use here before querying. The information found herein is subject to change.


Bish Denham said...

Such a great place to start a search for agents!

Unknown said...

She sounds like a good fit for my book! Definitely adding her to my agents-to-query list! :)

cleemckenzie said...

Always think highly of your interviews. Very well done.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this. I have many of your spotlights bookmarked.

DMS said...

What a great post! So wonderful of you to share this information with everyone. :)

Rosi said...

Thanks. Great info.

Crystal Collier said...

Ooh! She sounds like a wonderful agent. I'm going to have to point non-fiction writing friends her way.

Heather Villa said...

Super spotlight. I'm excited Ms. Carson is interested in middle grade. Thank you.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Lucy sounds perfect for me. And happy to see that she is interested in Middle Grade. Adding her to my list.

Beth said...

Another great spotlight. Thanks, Casey!

Theresa Milstein said...

Thanks for this thorough spotlight. I'm adding her to my list.

Cynthia said...

Thanks for posting this. I perk up when I hear about agents out there who represent kidlit AND adult fiction.

Chantelle said...

I don't see many other blogs with posts like these, they're really informative and just all round interesting! haha Thanks :)

Heather said...

Thanks for the heads up on her.

Unknown said...

Your blog is my favorite pre-query research stop. The comprehensive listings allow me to obtain a better understanding of the agents' personalities, and help me edit my queries individually for each agent. Thank you for the help!

Also, as a note, Carson and Friedrich seem to have an average 2-month response time, sometimes longer. Hold out hope, everyone!