It's get to know agent Deborah Warren time! Another fun panelist from the SCBWI WWA Spring Conference.
What is she looking for?
She told the audience, "something I connect with and fall in love with. It could be anything at all."
But, she did mention she loves novels in verse.
If an agent passes on your manuscript, it might not have anything to do with your work. Perhaps the editor is full, didn't connect to the story, or is moving companies. It is important to know it could be right for someone else.
On her agenting style- She likes personal connections with her clients. So much is done by email these days, she finds it important to talk over the phone, to hear someone else's voice.
Her advice to writers?
Nurture your passion. Your writing needs to come from the heart. It begins with you.
For more information check out the submissions page at East West Literary.