Laura Bradford established the Bradford Literary Agency in 2001. She considers herself an editorial-focused agent and takes a hands-on approach to developing proposals and manuscripts with her authors for the most appropriate markets. During her own misadventures as a writer, Laura came to understand the importance of having a friendly but critical eye on your side, a career strategist in your corner and a guide who can lead you through the travails of publication.
Her recent sales include books placed with Berkley, Grand Central, Harlequin, Kensington, Simon and Schuster, HarperCollins, Sourcebooks, Hyperion, Flux, Macmillan, Adams Media, Egmont USA, John Wiley and Sons and Mira Books. She continues to actively build her client list and is currently seeking work in the following genres: Romance (historical, romantic suspense, paranormal, category, contemporary, erotic), urban fantasy, women’s fiction, mystery, thrillers and young adult as well as some select non-fiction.
She is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR) and Romance Writers of America, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and she is an RWA-recognized agent.
Laura is not looking for: Picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels
Pam van Hylckama Vlieg started her literary career as assistant to Laurie McLean in early 2012. By April, she was promoted to Associate Agent at Larsen Pomada. In January 2013, after selling twenty-one books in her first year of agenting, Pam was promoted to agent. When Laurie McLean mentioned creating Foreword, Pam jumped at the change to follow her mentor and create a new agency together. She blogs at Bookalicious.org and Brazen Reads. She partners her blogs with her local bookseller Hicklebee’s where magic happens daily.
Pam is interested in the following: High Concept Young Adult – any genre, Middle Grades – fantasy, science fiction, dystopian, paranormal, literature; Romance – historical, fantasy and erotica; New Adult – all categories.
Courtney began her career in publishing at Random House, where she spent a number of years in subsidiary rights sales and in contracts before joining Sanford J. Greenburger Associates in 2005. A member of the Romance Writers of America, she is seeking new voices in women’s fiction, romance, historical novels, and literary fiction. Courtney also looks for non-fiction projects on unusual topics, science, personal finance, business, pop culture, lifestyle books, and craft books. Excellent credentials are a must. She represents a limited number of children’s book authors and illustrators.
Courtney holds a B.A. in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a M.A. in English from The Johns Hopkins University. She prefers to receive submissions via e-mail at cmiller [at] sjga [dot] com.
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