Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Firebrand Literary Agent Looking for Clients

We want to read your first chapter.

Our usual, query-based submission system will be closed for a short period starting on the 15th of December (don’t worry, any query that was already in our system will be answered even while the system is “down”). And then—beginning on December 15 and ending on January 15—we will be accepting sample chapters via a unique email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We pledge to review all samples by the end of January, and will respond to those that we are interested in no later than Feburary 1.

Who should submit?

We’re looking for talented authors—with completed books—who are interested in working closely with an agent before and after a publishing deal is done. If you’re interested in revising your manuscript, partnering with an agent, and marketing your book—you’ve come to the right place.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve queried Firebrand before—all that matters is that you are ready to submit the best material you have to offer. We're only considering ONE manuscript from each author, so please don't overload us with multiple submissions as we'd like to give equal consideration to each person.

Instructions on What & How to Submit:

1. Paste the first chapter or twenty pages (which ever is less) of your most polished work into a new word document. On a cover page provide the title of your work, the market, the word count of the entire manuscript, and your name, phone number, and email address.
2. Email this material as a word document attachment to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it between December 15 and midnight January 15.
3. If we like what we read, you WILL hear from us by February 1.

If you don’t hear from us, we are sorry to say that have we passed on your manuscript. You should feel free to query us after Query Holiday with other works, through our normal website submission system guidelines. Happy holidays!

P.S. We will look at picture book manuscripts - if you are an author/illustrator, please include a URL directing us to your website portfolio at the end of your manuscript. All other instructions apply (including the one that says only one manuscript per person), thanks!

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