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#1 RC Lewis

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:00 AM

Freelance editor Michelle Witte is now an agent repping MG and YA.

http://mansionstreet...ient-and-agent/
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:25 AM

*kicks pebble and pouts*

Damn it, Game of Thrones, I would have thought you could have made things easier for me!
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:22 PM

Was just going to post this from the agency's site and see RC beat me on the announcement! (Go, RC!)

Agency Announcement: Michelle Witte, Client and Agent!

Monday April 30th, 2012

Mansion Street Literary Management is thrilled to announce that Michelle Witte has joined the agency. Michelle will be primarily representing Young Adult and Middle Grade works.

As a new literary agent, Michelle Witte brings with her a wealth of experience, not only with juvenile fiction, but with the publishing industry as a whole. Over the past seven years, she has worked in a variety of positions that encapsulate the various stages of a book’s publication, from the idea and writing stages, to editing, design and production, bookselling and publicity.
Michelle began her career as a journalist, first reporting and then later copy editing for the Deseret Morning News in Salt Lake City, Utah, the second largest paper in the state. From there, she transitioned with her editing skills to nonfiction publisher Gibbs Smith, where she oversaw creation, editing, and production of more than thirty titles, including children’s activity, humor, gift, cookbooks, and a smattering of other topics from blacksmithing to green living.
In her spare time she writes on a variety of topics and genres, though her great love is young adult fiction. Her first book, The Craptastic Guide to Pseudo-Swearing, will hit stores on June 26, 2012.
As a literary agent, she will utilize her knowledge of publishing and books to benefit authors both established and new. With her background in editing, she has a keen eye for quality prose and storytelling. But it is her overall experience as a reader, writer, editor, and bookseller that guides her as she searches for enthralling new writers and manuscripts.
Mansion Street Literary Agency was founded by Jean Sagendorph, a 20 year veteran of the entertainment and licensing industry. Mansion Street represents brands, charities, designers, cookbooks, humor, children’s, and with the addition of Michelle Witte, middle grade and young adult books. For more information, please visit mansionstreet.com.
Michelle’s contact information:
Trade: michelle@mansionstreet.com
Prospective Authors: querymichelle@mansionstreet.com


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:31 PM

You can also find out more specifically at Michelle's website:

http://michellewittebooks.com/agent/

She did a blog post today expanding on her statement that she's "weary of paranormal romance and dystopian."
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:55 PM

Oh fantastic! *queries!*

I love this influx of agents who are looking for retellings since that's what I utterly love to write!
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:36 PM

Hm, I wonder if this means I can query her...

Hey, mine isn't a PNR (so using that now) or dystopia! DO I EVEN HAVE A SMALL CHANCE???
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:38 AM

Thanks for posting this! She requested a full from me a couple minutes ago. :)

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:58 PM

Good luck Stephanie!!Woot woot!

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:58 AM

Congrats, Stephanie! Keep us posted.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:41 PM

Congrats and good luck, Stephanie!

-adds to to-query list-
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:40 PM

*squee* She got back to me with a partial request today. :^) *excited*
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:22 AM

Great news Anya. Good luck with it, and hope it upgrades to a full :)
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:29 PM

You're on fire, girl! We're going to be hearing some good news from you soon! Can't wait! WAHOO!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:43 PM

You're on fire, girl! We're going to be hearing some good news from you soon! Can't wait! WAHOO!


<3<3<3!! Thanks, Jean! Here's hoping. That'd be the icing on the cake for this month. Graduate law school, get an offer of representation from an agent.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

Well gee, if you get an offer... Are you going to have to decide whether to become a lawyer or a writer? (Kidding. We kind of need a day job, don't we?)

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:58 PM

Haha. Not so hard of a choice, actually. *g* I want to go into agenting eventually so that's the hopeful career path!
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:31 PM

Honestly, RC, I can't thank you enough. Michelle offered rep last week, and though I ended up declining, she is the absolute sweetest. All of you should query her, if you haven't already! :)

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:34 PM

She sent us her agent profile information, so it should be noted that she's looking for specific genres--Adventure, Fantasy, Offbeat/Quirky/Western/Steampunk, Mystery, Historical, Science Fiction, Thrillers/Suspense--within the genres of young adult, middle grade, and children's books.

She also lists some specific interests on her wish list.

http://agentquery.co...px?agentid=1183

  • She is focusing exclusively on children's, middle grade, young adult. Within those genres, she is looking for Adventure, Fantasy, Offbeat/Quirky, Western, Steampunk, Mystery, Historical, Science Fiction, Thrillers/Suspense
  • She would love to find something quirky, dark, or bizarre as well as something based on less-known mythology
  • She is also interested in finding something set in an alternate reality; also likes creep (but not gory) ghost stories
  • Also interested in something set in the West or Southwest
  • Would love to find something with the feel of kdramas.


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:36 PM

  • Would love to find something with the feel of kdramas.


And if you follow her on Twitter, this should be no surprise.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:42 PM

Thanks for the information! She sounds wonderful and also (big smile) accepts thrillers!

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