March 25, 2015

Writing Tips (VIII) Literary Agents

                          2 New Agents Seeking Clients NOW
New literary agents  are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
1. Lydia Blyfield of Carol Mann Agenc
About Lydia: Lydia Blyfield is originally from London, England. After studying PR and Communications in the UK, she relocated to New York City where she gained a B.A. in English and American Literature at New York University. As well as building her own client list, Lydia manages the Carol Mann Agency’s subsidiary rights. Follow her on Twitter: @lydiablyf and Goodreads.

Lydia is seeking: adult, young adult and middle grade fiction, as well as nonfiction projects. Lydia is looking for timely plots inspired by the headlines, effortless magical realism, unreliable narrators, and mysteries/psychological thrillers set in small communities (no CIA/FBI/MI5, please). She is always on the hunt for intriguing female voices and characters. In YA and MG she is looking for strong hooks and modern themes. Most importantly, she wants fiction that is impossible to put down. In nonfiction, Lydia is looking for books that are both inspirational and modern in the areas of self-improvement, lifestyle, relationships and business. She is also looking for unique blogs, Tumblrs and Instagram profiles to transform into gift books. She is particularly interested in feminism and women's issues. She is not looking for high fantasy, political thrillers or romance.
 How to submit: Please send a query letter including a brief bio, and the first 25 pages of your manuscript. to querylydia [at] — all material should be pasted into the body of the email message.

2. Kerry D'Agostino of Curtis Brown, Ltd.

About Kerry: Kerry started working at Curtis Brown, Ltd. in 2011 as assistant to Tim Knowlton and Holly Frederick in the Film and Television Department. Before Curtis Brown, she received her certificate in publishing from the Columbia Publishing Course, her masters in Art in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her bachelors from Bowdoin College. Follow her on Twitter: @dagostino_kerry

Kerry is seeking: Kerry is interested in a wide range of literary and commercial fiction, as well as narrative nonfiction and memoir. Above all when evaluating manuscripts, she looks for a strong narrative voice and a protagonist with whom she (and others) can connect. She also has a soft spot for anything to do with Maine, Vermont, skiing, and sisters.
How to submit: E-mail query letters to kd [at], along with a synopsis and three sample chapters.


  1. Great information, Carmen! I shared it on FB, Tsu, and the buttons you have above.

    1. I am glad you enjoyed it and thank you for sharing it, Flossie!

  2. Wonderful information, Carmen. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Well, I thought that perhaps, there were people interested in finding one! Not I.


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