Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Query Critique #2 from Agent Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary

This listing is for the second of five query critiques offered by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary!

After teaching high school English for several years, Suzie Townsend started publishing at FinePrint Literary Management in January 2009 and worked her way up from intern to agent. Now an agent at New Leaf Literary, she represents adult and children's fiction.
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She is actively looking to build her list. In adult, she's specifically looking for romance (historical and paranormal), and fantasy (urban fantasy, science fiction, steampunk, epic fantasy). In Childrens' she loves YA (all subgenres) and is dying to find great Middle Grade projects (especially something akin to the recent movie SUPER 8). She's an active member of AAR, RWA, and SCBWI.

She’s interested in strong characters and voice driven stories: she’s particularly keen on strong female protagonists, complex plot lines with underlying political, moral, or philosophical issues, and stories which break out of the typical tropes of their genre. Some of her favorites are When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels series, and Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel series.

She drinks too much diet orange soda, has a Starbucks problem (those soy chai lattes are addictive), and lives in New York with her two dogs, Slevin and Fate, who know that chewing on shoes is okay but chewing on books is not.

Follow Suzie on twitter here.

This item will close on July 16, 2014, at 10:00 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 Suzie will be emailed to the winner. Since the files will be submitted electronically, this item is open internationally.


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Angelica R. Jackson said...

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I'll give you this first one since it was likely done unknowingly, but any further deleted bids can get you blocked from bidding at all. Thank you for understanding! :)

Unknown said...

$25 *fingers crossed*

Theresa Milstein said...


Night Writer said...

Jocelyn Frentz

Luan said...

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Luan said...

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Karen said...

$100.00 @kmschweitzer

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Congratulations, Karen, you're the winner! Please watch for a message from Pens for Paws with details on how to pay for and claim your item.

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