So I’m thrilled to report that last week I sold an amazing literary suspense novel called BENT ROAD by first time novelist Lori Roy. It went to Denise Roy, at Dutton, at auction. Exciting stuff–Lori is the first new author I signed at the Bent Agency and we found her because she sent in an unsolicited query.
If you’re noting all the funny coincidences (her title; my name; her name; the editors name) you’re not alone. Corelle strikes again!
You also may recall that I had posted about needing interns. I found some great ones. One of them, Judy Walters, found Lori’s e-mail and knew it was something I would love. I’m seriously lucky to be working with Judy and Erin Sanger and Ryan Archer. These guys are smart and terrific and talented.
The take-away for the as yet undiscovered writers out there is that I am actively reading and considering unsolicited material. Nothing is more fun or satisfying than “discovering” a new writer that way, and nothing is more fun than selling someone’s first novel. I’m so excited about working with Lori from the ground floor of what I know will be an amazing career.
And I’m looking for more suspense, thrillers, literary horror. Something to fit the mood of these dark, dreary rainy days (which I hate to admit, but I’m kind of enjoying!)
On a practical note, if you sent me a query in late March and never heard back, you should probably resend it. We’re still catching up on April e-mails but I’m afraid that some of March may have slipped through the cracks.
And, you heard it here first, on a quiet summer Friday: we’re open for new queries once again. Please just e-query-we regret that we can’t respond to snail mail queries.