Thursday, May 5, 2016

Critique of Your Query by Alex Barba of Inklings Literary Agency

Alex Barba of Inklings Literary is offering up a query critique!
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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.

In her own words, what she wants:

I represent YA fiction (because I am still a 16-year-old girl at heart). I'm looking for grounded contemporary YA, but an extremely well-done contemporary with fantasy or sci-fi elements will occasionally grab me. And a clever retelling/re-spin of an old classic is always thrilling (think Ella Enchanted, one of my favorite books ever). Cinematic elements draw my eye, but ultimately I believe truly great stories are built on the backs of multi-faceted, compelling characters. Some other things I particularly love: stories about self-discovery, awesome action sequences, interesting friendships, smart girls making bad choices, a good love story, and darkly humorous writing with wacky plot twists.

Please no queries that are outside my category/genre interest!

This item will close on May 7, 2016, 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 pages to Alex will be emailed to the winner. Since the files will be submitted electronically, this item is open internationally. 


Kara Reynolds said...

$10 kara.reynolds87 at gmail

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Angelica R. Jackson said...

Bidding on this item is now closed! Congratulations, K., you had the winning bid! Please watch for an email from Pens for Paws and respond to it within 24 hours

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