Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Marietta Zacker- Agent
As an agent Marietta deals with picture books, middle grade and young adult. One of her client's newest releases is Cinderella Smith by Stephanie Barden.
Her advice to writers is, "it's not just about copying that or doing something just like it. Listen to the voice, the authenticity. Find your own true story."
She was asked her opinion of the state of picture books: "Picture Books are not dead at all!" "But, people are demanding more with voice. Picture Books need a really good tale."
If you'd like to submit to Marietta send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
*We will only consider one project (if we would like to see more breadth, we will request it)
*In the subject line include your last name, the title of the piece and whether you are a writer, writer/illustrator or illustrator (the word ‘query’ is not necessary)
*Although all e-mail submissions must be sent to the submissions address above (not to our personal e-mail addresses), address your query letter to one of us and know that a response from one agent is a response from the entire agency
*Tell us about your piece in your query. Include any relevant information regarding your submission and your career as a writer and/or illustrator
*If submitting a novel or chapter book: Copy and paste the first 5 pages to the body of the e-mail, NO ATTACHMENTS
*If submitting a picture book: Copy and paste the entire manuscript to the body of the e-mail
*If submitting artwork: Provide a link to your website (if no website is available or if you have a dummy ready to be reviewed, state that in the e-mail and we will request to see more)