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New Agent Alert: Jazmia K. Young of Curtis Brown Ltd.

Jazmia Young is an associate agent at Curtis Brown Ltd. She received her bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing at the City College of New York and was a graduate of the Publishing Certificate Program at CCNY.  Jazmia K. Young (20 Literary Agents Actively Seeking Writers and Their Writing.) She is interested in representing children’s books, picture books through YA, focusing on middle-grade fiction/nonfiction with the goal of amplifying underrepresented voices and experiences. She particularly loves stories with friendship ties, complicated family dynamics, and grief or loss.  Being a New York native, anything based in the […]

New Agent Alert: Tess Weitzner of Trident Media Group

Tess Weitzner graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in English and American Literature, concentrating in creative writing and minoring in Spanish. Previously, Tess interned at Henry Holt, The New England Review, Roaring Brook Press, and O/R Books, and was an archive research assistant for the author and journalist Charles Glass. At Trident Media Group, she assists CEO Dan Strone. Tess Weitzner (20 Literary Agents Actively Seeking Writers and Their Writing.) Currently Seeking Tess is also excitedly building her own list of authors. She is primarily drawn to literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, horror, and middle grade, and especially that which […]

How I Landed My Literary Agent at the Annual Writer’s Digest Conference Pitch Slam

I grew up around writing. My mother is the author of 75 traditionally published books. She had an agent, she has had a bevy of editors, her books have won awards and have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Even so, she also has had a slew of titles go into remainders—leaving the shelves never to return. Not every book has been a success with her audience. (Julie Bogart: On Navigating the Digital World) As a passionate child-writer, I imagined I would like to write books one day. But I also knew that I wanted my books to last—to be […]
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