Monday, April 24, 2017

Critique of Query And 1st 5 Pages from Alex Barba of Inklings


BIDDING IS NOW CLOSED ON THIS ITEM, THANK YOU
Alex Barba of Inklings Literary is offering up a critique of your query and 1st 5 pages!
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Alex Barba is an agent and the foreign rights contact at Inklings Literary Agency.

Alex has a background in publishing and entertainment. She came to Inklings after a stint as a literary consultant in New York City, having scouted the U.S. book market for film and TV clients and foreign publishers. Prior to that, she spent time in Los Angeles as an editor at a digital magazine, and doing story development on scripts with a literary management company.


She represents YA and MG fiction, and is primarily looking for contemporary YA, but will also welcome queries of contemporary YA with light fantasy or sci-fi elements. A clever retelling/re-spin of an old classic is always thrilling (think Ella Enchanted, her favorite book). She's particularly seeking issue-driven YA, empowered girl protagonists, compelling teen romance, positive (not too angsty) stories with nerdy girl or boy characters, stories about that awkward tween phase (ages 9-13), slightly dark/subversive story lines for upper YA, strong female friendships, and historical fiction (think the original American Girl series).

For more specific story interests, see her #MSWL tweets @AlexandraBarba.

Please NO: picture books, poetry, adult non-fiction, genre romance, crime/mystery or sci-fi/fantasy for the adult market.

This item will close on April 26, 2017, at 9:00 PM EST. Any bids placed after that time stamp will not be honored. Once the auction closes and payment from the highest bidder is confirmed, instructions on how to send your query to Alex will be emailed to the winner. Since the files will be submitted electronically, this item is open internationally.

5 comments:

Angelica R. Jackson said...

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$65

Wes said...

Westhodges (at)gmail (dot) com
$25

Amy Seaholt said...

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$40

Wes said...

Westhodges (at) gmail.com
45

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Congratulations, Wes! You have the winning bid. Please watch for an email from pensforpawsauction (at ) yahoo with instructions on how to claim your item.

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