Saturday, October 24, 2009

Agent News - 10/24/09

Lots of agent news this week, which includes 4 new agents!

Agent Amy Tipton has left FinePrint Literary Management to join Signature Literary Agency. Amy is looking for both fiction and nonfiction–edgy or quirky, commercial or literary–in particular, she is interested in YA, middle grade, and women’s fiction. In nonfiction she is looking for women’s studies/academia, fashion/beauty, and pop culture. (Source: Publishers Marketplace)

** New Agent** George Bick has joined the Doug Grad Literary Agency as an associate agent. A sales and marketing veteran of over twenty years at Warner Books, Random House, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins, he was most recently Senior VP, director of sales and associate publisher. Bick is actively looking for narrative non-fiction, business, science fiction, horror/paranormal, thrillers, military, comics and graphic novels, diet/self-help, memoir, pets/animals, romance, science, humor, pop culture, and travel. Query by email letter first at (Source: Publishers Marketplace)

** New Agent** Yishai Seidman joined Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner in 2009 after stints at Artists & Artisans and Writers House. He grew up in Philadelphia and has since moved to New York City, where he earned his degree from Yeshiva University. Yishai enjoys reading a broad range of fiction including literary, postmodern, and thrillers. On the nonfiction side, he likes books on sports, music, and pop culture. (Source:

**New Agent** Gwendolyn Heasley is a new YA agent at Artists & Artisans, Inc. She is the author of the upcoming YA novel, Confessions of a Teenage Recessionista, which will be published by HarperCollins. She’s actively seeking authors of young adult manuscripts of all genres, specifically manuscripts that have a sharp voice and vivid settings. (Source:

**New Agent** Naomi Hackenberg of The Elaine P. English Literary Agency is now taking submissions of her own. Naomi is looking for young adult fiction. (Source: