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New Literary Agent Alert: Louise Buckley of Zeno Literary Agency

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Louise Buckley of Zeno Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.


About Louise: Before joining the Zeno Agency (a London-based agency) in early 2016, Louise spent six years working as an editor for Pan Macmillan and Dorling Kindersley Publishers. Find her on Twitter: @LouiseMBuckley.

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She is seeking: In fiction, Louise is looking for compelling protagonists, protagonists that know what they want. She is also looking for novels that ask important questions in a bold and imaginative way. She loves reading all genres, from action-packed thrillers and cozy crime novels, to high-concept science fiction or emotionally powerful young adult. She loves reading epic historical fiction and anything with magic. (See a list of her favorite books online.)

She is not looking for children’s picture books, poetry, or nonfiction.

How to submit: E-mail the the first three chapters, a synopsis, and a cover letter. Put “SUBMISSION [title of novel] by [name]” in the subject line and email it to info [at] Address Louise by name in the salutation.

(Everything you need to know about signing with a new/newer literary agent.)


Check Out These Great Upcoming Writers’ Conferences:

  • May 14, 2016: The Writing Workshop of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • June 4, 2016: The Writers’ Conference of Cleveland (Cleveland, OH)
  • July 23, 2016: “Get Published” Conference of Tennessee (Nashville, TN)
  • July 30, 2016: Colorado Writing Workshop (Denver, CO)
  • Aug. 12-14, 2016: Writer’s Digest Conference East (New York, NY)
  • Sept. 9, 2016: Sacramento Writers Conference (Sacramento, CA)
  • Sept. 10, 2016: Writing Workshop of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • Sept. 10, 2016: Chesapeake Writing Workshop (Washington, DC)
  • Nov. 19, 2016: Las Vegas Writing Workshop (Las Vegas, NV)

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