ProCritique™ by Literary Agents and Publishers
Please read all bios before
applying to find the best agent/editor for your genre.
There is a reading / consultation fee per submission.
began her agenting career in 2011, first as an intern and then
as an assistant and associate, at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary
Agency. In 2014, after working with senior
agent and entertainment lawyer Paul Levine, Jennifer opened
her own agency specializing in speculative fiction.
brings to her clients a passion for literature born of a
writer’s heart and an editorial eye honed from reviewing
thousands of projects both for herself and as submissions
manager at the Dijkstra Agency. This, coupled with the guidance
and superior contracts knowledge of Paul Levine, empowers
the Azantian Literary Agency to confidently commit to negotiating
the very best terms for its talented authors as it guides
their careers to success.
Areas of Interest:
She is actively acquiring only science fiction and fantasy
(including all of their subgenres) as well as smart, psychological
horror for middle grade, YA, NA, and adult readers. Areas
of Interest for Masters ProCritiques: Young
adult science-fiction and fantasy (including
all of their subgenres) as well as smart, psychological
Gerus is a literary agent, editor, and author, with more
than 30 years' experience assessing the publishing potential
of fiction and nonfiction writers. Claire
has often been involved in creating new lines of books for
publishers, including a health imprint for Kensington Books,
a new line of romances for Harlequin, and books on spirituality
for business publisher, Adams Media. She also consults for
new startup independent publishers.
She is always looking for
talented writers with an important message to share, whether
via nonfiction or fiction. Her favorite
genres are self-help,
psychology, true crime, spirituality, short stories, alternative
healing, and anything that promises to transform the
reader in a positive way.
For Masters ProCritiques, she
will read the submissions of up to 15 authors of up to 20
pages. She will focus on readability, the writer's intention behind
the proposed book, and (of course) grammar, style, theme,
and its relevance to readers' lives. Authors will receive
a red-lined, edited copy of the submitted material, along
with a verbal overview of her findings.
Steve’s agency (WordWise Media Services)
was established in 2011 in the suburbs of Los Angeles. He’s
always open to new writers who are willing to treat their
work like the business it is, and participate in their own
For the Masters Pro Critique, Steve can
handle a wide range of fiction and nonfiction books
for adults and children. Spiritualthemes are
Steve will accept up to 20 submissions.
Please download the agency query at www.wordwisemedia.com and
send it with the first 20 pages of your manuscript. He might
or might not offer representation, but in any event he will
evaluate your work both for its literary merit and its market
potential. Bring your questions and your tough skin, and
Steve can point you in the right direction.
Toni Lopopolo a former executive
editor at Macmillan, and St Martin's Press. She started the Toni
Lopopolo Literary Agency in 1991. Toni will read and edit
up to ten (10) writers of fiction and nonfiction,
Please submit the first chapter up to
10 pages with a short description of the story or concept.
She will meet with you at the conference and discuss her
review during a personal meeting.
Toni represents most genres
of fiction, narrative Nonfiction, and memoir.
She enjoys reading adult fiction, especially crime, mystery,
thrillers, some YA, and biographies.
founded the Andy Ross Agency in 2008. Prior to that he was
the owner of the legendary Cody's Books in Berkeley for 30
He will read Nonfiction genres including: narrative
Nonfiction, science, journalism, history, and current
events. He will read literary, commercial, and YA
fiction. He prefers realistic writing. No paranormal
For Masters ProCritiques, Andy
will be accepting up to 15 submissions. For fiction please
include a draft query letter and the first 10 pages(double
spaced) in a Word file. He will focus on style and readability.
For Nonfiction, please provide a draft book proposal
and query letter. Andy will comment on the format and whether
the material will be convincing to a Nonfiction acquisition
editor. Andy will provide an edited copy of the material
with track changes as well as a personal meeting.
Ken's literary Agency (Ken Sherman & Associates)
was established in 1989 in Beverly Hills. He handles book,
film, and television writers and often sells film and TV
rights to books.
Ken is looking for passionate storytellers
who understand the importance of submitting quality, ready-to-be-published
work to publishers, studios, or production companies. He'll
talk to you about how to professionally prepare your manuscript
or screenplay no matter how rough your work is at this point.
He's looking for fiction and non
fiction books of all types for potential book publication,
as well as those projects that have the potential to become
feature films, television movies, or television series.
Originality and passion are key- -there's nothing like
finding a diamond in the rough and helping shape a new
career. And it has nothing to do with age.
For the Master's Pro Critique,
Ken will be accepting up to 20 submissions. Please submit
your query letter along with the first 15 pages of
your book or screenplay, and he will review your work as
he does any work coming into his agency. He'll discuss with
you face-to-face what works and what doesn't, and hopefully
work with you to find a way to help move your work to a higher