Sunday, December 13, 2009

Agent News - 12/13/09

**New Agent** Natalie Fischer is a new agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. She is seeking: "historical and narrative nonfiction (including memoir, biography, and popular science/culture) and literary and creative fiction in these areas: historical, young adult/teen, women’s, romance (contemporary and historical), cross-cultural, and select paranormal. She is looking for hard-working, talented new authors with a fresh, unique voice and hook." (Source: Guide to Literary Agents)

**New Agent** Adriann Ranta has joined Wolf Literary Services LLC. Formerly of Anderson Literary Management, she is seeking fiction and limited nonfiction, with an emphasis on children’s, middle grade, and young adult books. She is most interested in realistic, true-to-life stories with conflicts based in the real world. She likes edgy, dark, challenging voices, unique settings, and everyman stories told with a new spin. She does not want academic nonfiction, self-help, spiritualism, religion, or sci-fi. (Source: Guide to Literary Agents)

Paul Fedorko has left Trident Media Group and joined N.S. Bienstock as a literary agent. (Source: Publishers Marketplace)

Rappaport Agency to Close. Owner Jenny Rappaport writes: "It is with a great deal of sadness that I announce that The Rappaport Agency will be closing for business at the end of the year, due to economic reasons. I have been privileged to get the chance to work with amazing people over the last four and a half years, many of who I am proud to call my friends. In the coming weeks, I will be wrapping up outstanding submissions and putting things in order." (Source: Jenny's Blog)