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.

Author 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 promotion. 
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: 
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Note: 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.

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THE BOOK OF MASTERS
by Nathaniel Popkin
Historical Fiction

"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

"Faster, 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."

Jackie 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
True Crime

"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)
Richard Hacker
YA Fantasy

"New 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 responsible ..."

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 Writers Association.


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)
Francesca Kefalas
YA Fantasy

"Erin 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.


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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

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