The Nelson Literary Agency is probably one of the most informative agencies I have found. Yes there are others, and feel free to enlighten me on them in comments too.
Kristin Nelson, the founder of Nelson Literary and an agent, can’t quite sum up what she wants in submissions. The good news is, she can’t because she feels like genre categories are limiting. What that means for writers? Well it means that not all agents feel like you are limited to exactly the definition of a category. Do you write romance with a hint of horror? She isn’t going to list horror on her web site, but she’d probably love to see it. The key take away is that if your book can fit into one of the major categories an agent wants to see, try submitting. I have no idea how she would market a cross genre book but that’s for her to know and you to find out.
Always follow submission guidelines and obviously play up the parts of your book that fit an agents request, but don’t be afraid to send something with a bit of a genre twist.
Do you know of other agents who blog helpful information? Share their links here for other writers. If the agent is geared towards one genre more then another list that. Happy Friday.
6 thoughts on “Fun Fact Friday – Kristin Nelson and What She Wants to See …Maybe”
I practically lived on agent blogs when I was querying. So many give great advice and tell you what they want. It’s definitely worth the time.
You could spend hours finding all the useful information. Its adictive!!
Thanks for the post!
Sure! Glad you enjoyed the information.
Thanks for sharing your experience…mint literary agency in Nelson Canada is super friendly and open as well.
Thanks for the information and glad you found this helpful!