Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Literary Agent Elizabeth Kracht


Let’s get to know agent Elizabeth Kracht from Kimberley Cameron & Associates. I had the opportunity to meet Elizabeth at last summer’s 2012 PNWA conference.

Elizabeth joined Kimberley Cameron & Associates in 2010, after spending time as an acquisitions editor, freelance publicist and a writer.

What is she looking for? She represents both literary, commercial and women’s fiction. She’s also very passionate about YA and teen novels with cross-over appeal. On the nonfiction side, she likes humor and says, “I am a big fan of memoir”.

 From the agency website it states, “She is intrigued by untrustworthy narrators, tragic tales of class and circumstance, and identifies with flawed and quirky yet sterling characters. In nonfiction, she particularly loves voice—or adventure-driven memoir, and other nonfiction projects that contribute to the well-being of the self or others in addition to niche projects that fill holes in the market, offer a fresh approach, or make her laugh. She also has a soft spot for nonfiction heroic pet stories.”

What doesn’t she want? She told us no middle grade and no fantasy. It is not her thing.

The agency accepts queries by EMAIL only. Here are there guidelines:

For Fiction queries:
  1. Please send a query letter in the body of the email, written in a professional manner and clearly addressed to the agent of your choice.
  2. Attach a one-page synopsis and the first fifty pages of your manuscript as separate Word or PDF documents. We have difficulties opening other file formats.
  3. Include "Author Submission" in the subject line.
For Nonfiction queries:
  1. Please send a query letter in the body of the email, written in a professional manner and clearly addressed to the agent of your choice.
  2. Attach a full nonfiction book proposal and sample chapters as separate Word or PDF documents. (Sample chapters should include the first chapter of the book and should not exceed fifty pages.) We have difficulties opening other file formats.
  3. Include "Author Submission" in the subject line.


For more info check out the agency website at www.kimberleycameron.com .

4 comments:

  1. Hmmm ... I might check her out ... I have a manuscript out with three agents right now - two told me they would make a representation decision by end of next week - YIKES! I am simply dying over here!! BTW I've been cleaning up my subscription list - glad to see you are still up and running strong :) Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Shauna- good luck. An agent is hard to get. I hope you hear back quickly.

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