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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Query Contest with Lit Agent Suzie Townsend

Do you know Suzie? If you write sci-fi or SFR (science fiction romance) she should be on your list of agents to query. She's super sweet, very approachable on Twitter, and now she's just moved to a new literary agency. To celebrate she's hosting a Query Contest November 1st.

She is looking for real queries, because if she likes something she plans on requesting it. If the query doesn't fly (or if she previously rejected you) you'll have some honest feedback to work with. If you've been following the blog for a while you know LUCK is just a way of recognizing opportunities (it's serendipitous that my last post on luck also involved Suzie). So go get lucky. Send Suzie a query next week and see what she has to say!

From her bio...
Suzie is specifically looking for adult romance (historical and paranormal) and fantasy (urban fantasy, science fiction, steampunk, epic fantasy). In childrens' books 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 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 favorite novels (that she doesn't represent) are Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff, Jellicoe Road and Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta, The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, Jeaniene Frost's Vampire Huntress series, Anne Bishop's Black Jewels series, and Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel series.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tip. I may just send something in to her :)