Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Query and First Chapter Critique from Sarah LaPolla of Curtis Brown Ltd

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This listing is for a critique of your query and first chapter by literary agent Sarah LaPolla of the Curtis Brown Ltd agency.

Sarah LaPolla is an associate agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd. She studied creative writing at Ithaca College, and has an MFA in creative nonfiction from The New School. She joined Curtis Brown, Ltd. in 2008 as the assistant to the foreign rights department, and became an associate agent in 2010. 

Sarah represents both adult and YA fiction, and is looking for literary fiction, magical realism, dark/psychological mystery, literary horror, and upmarket commercial fiction with strong characters. Sarah would also love to find a literary Middle Grade novel in the style of Rebecca Stead, Katherine Applegate, or R.J. Palacio.

Sarah runs a literary blog called Glass Cases and can be found on Twitter at @sarahlapolla.

This item will close on March 13, 2013, at 11:00 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 pages to Sarah will be emailed to the winner. Since the files will be submitted electronically, this item is open internationally.


hlynn117 said...

1st bid? Okay! $10.

Robin said...

$40 ($10 for each paw)

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Angelica R. Jackson said...

Just a reminder that you need to include an email or twitter handle in your post--I need to be able to reach you if you win! (Caitlin, you got it right)

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laura said...

75! I am @laurapy on Twitter.

Mindy Hardwick said...

$80. @mindyhardwick on Twitter

Regina Castillo said...

$100 @ginac1988 on twitter

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Angelica R. Jackson said...

Congratulations, Mindy! You had the winning bid. Please send an email to PensforPawsAuction@yahoo.com so I can get your details to you.

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