First things first…because of the success of Query Week, we’ve decided to extend Query Week into NEXT week…and we’ll be posting EVERY DAY! So, make sure to check back on Monday for more querying goodness!!!
Secondly, Mandy Hubbard was going to post today, BUT she just had some HUGE news, so she decided to hold off on her article until next week, and share the announcement with us today! From her LiveJournal:
I have joined forces with Bob Difiorio, (D4EO Literary), where I will be representing authors of middle-grade and young adult fiction. (And yes– since many have asked– I absolutely still intend to continue my writing!)
The official announcement– which you are all free to copy and share with your querying friends, is as follows:
Mandy Hubbard has joined the D4EO Literary Agency where she will concentrate on YA and Middle-Grade fiction.
Mandy began her career in publishing on the other side of the desk: as an author. Her debut novel, PRADA AND PREJUDICE, (Razorbill/Penguin– June 2009) is in its fifth printing. She has four other books under contract, divided among Harlequin, Llewellyn Flux, and Razorbill/Penguin.
Mandy interned at The Bent Agency before joining D4EO Literary, where she is now building her list, focusing on YA and Middle-Grade fiction.
Mandy is interested in a broad range of YA/MG, whether they be contemporary or historical, fantasy/paranormal or realistic. She loves books with a heavy focus on romance, as well as “issue books” with a strong voice. If your book has a high concept or a big hook, she wants to see it.
If your story includes portals to fantasy worlds, wizards or dragons, it’s probably not for her. Please, no chapter books, pictures books, poetry, non-fiction, or books for the adult market.
To query mandy, send your query letter, along with the first five pages of your manuscript (both pasted into the body of an email) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congrats, Mandy!!! You are AWESOME!