Now that the holidays are over, agent news is in full swing. Here are the first updates of the year. May you find that perfect agent in 2010! Enjoy!
**New Agent** Elizabeth Evans has joined the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency. Evans began her career as an agent at Kimberley Cameron & Associates, where she has worked for the past six years. She will represent a wide range of nonfiction, including memoir, travel/adventure writing, journalism, and science, as well as select titles in YA fiction, women's fiction and mysteries. (Source: Publishers Marketplace)
** New Agent** Chelsea Gilmore has joined the Maria Carvainis Agency. Most recently, Gilmore was an editor at Avalon. She will focus on women's fiction, literary fiction, mystery-suspense, pop culture, and YA books. (Source: Publishers Marketplace)
Colleen Lindsay at FinePrint Literary Agency has re-opened to queries again. Please be sure to carefully read her updated submission guidelines on her Blog.
Kate Epstein of The Epstein Literary Agency is now accepting YA nonfiction and fiction.
Laney Katz Becker, formerly of Folio Literary Management is now with Markson Thoma Literary Agency. From the agency's website: "She gravitates toward “book club fiction,” (i.e. novels with substance that you're eager to talk about); character-driven stories; and smart, psychological thrillers. She also loves a great memoir, especially if it teaches her something new, exposes her to a different culture/country, or has a great voice. She's always on the prowl for narrative nonfiction, (especially from journalists), as well as practical non-fiction—parenting, family, relationships, pets—by experts with solid platforms. Laney specializes in debut authors and her “newbies” have made the New York Times, national and International bestsellers' lists. She also welcomes previously published authors."
Stacey Glick, who's been an agent at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management since 1999, has been promoted to v-p at the agency. DGLM has hired Rachel Oakly as Jane Dystel's assistant. (Source: Publishers Weekly)