Author Salon vs. The Agent Query? Requests for Dozens of Projects in All Genres.
In keeping with its mission to serve as an ongoing bridge between its aspiring
author members and professionals in the business, Author Salon has been actively reaching out
to major New York publishing editors as well as literary agents on both coasts to promote a
variety of projects each and every month. In other words, we've been querying on
behalf of our writers, providing them with the visibility and promotion
they need to become published. Already we have received over two dozen requests for partials
and full manuscripts from major New York publishers such as Random House, Penguin
Books USA, Grand Central, St. Martins, Harper Collins and Ace Roc for both fiction and
nonfiction projects by excellent writers verging on break out. Literary agencies, including Dijkstra, ICM, AEI Films, Fine Print, Kimberley
Cameron Associates, and more, have asked to see over three dozen projects across a wide range of genres.
Salon writer workshops have enabled writers onsite to successfully edit, position and pitch their nonfiction projects and novel
manuscripts, thereby securing the aforementioned requests via Author Salon
The writers listed and highlighted below have multiple requests from major publishers and literary agencies who wish to see their manuscripts. Included on the list below are additional upmarket, women's fiction, historical, mystery and SF/F and YA projects requested.
Agent Query issues: Caitlin's Comparables | Author Salon "Query Flaw-Analysis" | Sample Query
the quotes below are not hook lines, simply excerpts taken from each
writer's synopsis. If any agent or publisher is reading this, please contact us for more information.
THE BOOK OF MASTERS
by Nathaniel Popkin
"In a time of economic and political uncertainty, America's art society of 1818 is poised between European tradition and the wildness of the New World. Among a new generation of American artists, the melancholic Raphaelle Peale struggles to define his politics, art, and himself."
Author of SONG OF THE CITY (Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002) and THE POSSIBLE CITY (Camino Books, 2008), Nathaniel is a 2009 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellow and the senior writer of the documentary film series "Philadelphia: The Great Experiment." He is also editor of the magazine Hidden City Daily and he teaches history at Arcadia University.
HEROES OF FREQUENCY (first in series)
by Jackie Krah
YA Science Fiction
stronger, and able to teleport at will, she and her cohorts are known
as “The Enhanced” and like it or not, America’s most powerful law
enforcement unit, as well as the wet dream of the global media."
is the Managing Editor for Lytherus, a blog dedicated to reporting
news, interviews, and reviews and on all things science fiction and
fantasy. She holds a B.A in English with a minor in Creative Writing.
THE LAWYER'S WIFE
by Deborah Wyatt
"Michael Barker has already been sentenced to 120 years for the brutal rape of a local lawyer’s wife. But some facts just don't add up. As his new counsel, my staff and I begin to dig, unearthing bit by bit untapped secrets surrounding the wife, until layers of deceit hiding the whole story of what really happened start to peel away."
Deborah Wyatt is a private attorney who lived the story through all its twists and revelations, also a darn good writer currently working with Author Salon editors and verging on breakout.
THE FIVE PENS OF JOHANNES (first in a series)
York has burned to a stubble, war rages south of the border, his
alchemist companions have vanished from existence, and Jules has no
memory of her role as an Inker. Ethan, with only one pen remaining, must
not only rewrite history, but uncover and stop the dark force
Richard holds an MA and a Certificate in Genre
Fiction from the University of Washington. His novel won top awards in
the Science Fiction category at the 2011 Writer’s League of Texas (WLT)
literary contest, and he is a member of the Pacific Northwest
THIS END UP
by Christine Stewart
Serious Women's Fiction
"After she and her father find tennis ball containers filled with money, jewelry hidden in medicine bottles, and a wicked-looking steak knife under the mattress on her grandmother’s side of the bed, the house transforms ... into a devastating truth."
Christine Stewart is Program Director for Literary Arts with the Maryland State Arts Council. She has taught for Johns Hopkins and holds an MA in Creative Writing and a MFA as well. She is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship.
CITY OF HER (first in a series)
learns her attacker in the other New York was just one tendril of a
dark plan meant to control all life on both worlds, and Erin must work
with Manhattan and meld with her in a strange new way to defeat the
enemy before it can make the two of them do the worst thing imaginable:
turn on each other."
A native New Yorker, Francesca has been a
working journalist for more than 20 years. Her non-fiction writing and
editing career has earned her numerous national and regional awards. She
has taught writing as an adjunct professor at the college level.
A sampling of other projects on Author Salon requested by NYC publishers and literary agents include:
UPMARKET AND HISTORICALS
MUSE BETWEEN WORLDS by Pamela Livingston
THROUGH CHAGALL'S WINDOW by Katherine Cox
HALF OF NO by Kari Pilgrim
THE LOYALIST'S WIFE by Christine Stewart
THE WORLD BELONGS TO THOSE WHO TAKE IT by Joan Koster
THE COST OF WEATHER by Deepam Wadds
WOMEN'S FICTION AND MYSTERY/THRILLER
STICKS AND STITCHES by Kathy Weyer
DIRECTIONS FROM THE CITY OF THE DEAD by Sheila Reilly
THE LAST SCRIBE by Rachel Walsh
LOVE AFTER ZERO by Natasha Bauman
YA/F, SF AND FANTASY
WIVES OF LUCIFER by Caryn McGill
DEMONS DON'T DO LOVE by Heather Jackson
BLACK SEA GODS by Brian Braden
PAIN GIVER by Dominique Schwartz
ONE WISH AWAY by Ingrid Seymour
THE DAY STEALERS by Paula Williams
UNDER AN ANGRY STAR by Jennifer Arceneaux
EATING THE DEVIL WITH TOASTED MICE by David Mitchell