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Full Agent Profile: Betsy Amster



NAME

Betsy Amster

AGENCY
Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
b.amster.assistant@gmail.com (adult titles); b.amster.kidsbooks@gmail.com (children's & YA)
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.amsterlit.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Chick Lit | Crime | Mystery | Humor/Satire | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Children's | Multi-Cultural | Offbeat/Quirky | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Food & Lifestyle | Medical | Science | Parenting | Self-Help | Cookbooks | Memoirs | Travel | Art | Adventure/True Story | Business | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Gardening | Photography | Cultural/Social Issues | Technology | Journalism | Home/Design | Gift Books

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Works with both first-time and established writers
    • The agency's areas of interest include: Literary fiction, quirky mysteries and thrillers, upscale commercial women's fiction, memoirs, narrative nonfiction, travelogues, social issues, current affairs, psychology, self-help, popular culture, Judaica, women's issues, history, biography, art & design, business, health and medicine, science and technology, parenting, cooking and nutrition, and gardening
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • No poetry, romance, westerns, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, supernatural, action adventure, techno thrillers, spy capers, terrorist plots, or apocalypic scenarios.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • http://amsterlit.com/site/submission-guidelines/
    • Email submissions for adult titles: b.amster.assistant@gmail.com (For fiction or memoirs, please embed the first three pages in the body of your e-mail; for nonfiction, please embed your proposal.)
    • Email submissions for children's and teen titles: b.amster.kidsbooks@gmail.com (Please embed the text of your picture book or the first six pages of your novel in the e-mail. No illustrations, please.)
    • Because the volume of e-mail submissions is so high, please note that the agency responds only to e-mail queries of interest. Please also note that we are no longer accepting snail mail queries.

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • http://amsterlit.com/site/
    • Before opening the agency, principal Betsy Amster spent ten years as an editor at Pantheon and Vintage and two years as editorial director of the Globe Pequot Press. She has been described in the Los Angeles Times as “a dogged prospector of…literary talent” and celebrated in a profile in the American Society of Journalists and Authors newsletter for her “no-nonsense style and whimsical sense of humor.”
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Non-Fiction | Cookbooks
    Food photographer, stylist, and Tea Cup Tea blogger Leela Cyd's debut EVERYDAY FANCY, on turning small plates and treats both sweet and savory into extraordinary food experiences, to Jessica Freeman-Slade at Clarkson Potter, in a pre-empt, for publication in June 2016, by Betsy Amster at Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises (World).

    Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Offbeat/Quirky
    Journalist and REJUVENILE author Christopher Noxon's PLUS ONE, which follows the adventures of a PR flack and father of two who leads an all-too-authentic existence on the outskirts of Los Angeles's high life until his wife's 14th attempt at a TV pilot gets picked up, produced, and awarded an Emmy; she's sucked into a mad show business vortex and he's tasked with managing their new high-profile Hollywood lifestyle, all the while scrambling to regain the foreground in his own life, to Colleen Dunn Bates at Prospect Park Books, by Betsy Amster at Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises (NA).

    Non-Fiction | Parenting
    Expert on autism, Dr. Barry Prizant with the author of Following Ezra and former People magazine writer Tom Fields-Meyer's UNIQUELY HUMAN: SEEING AUTISM THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS, reframing our understanding of autism so that parents, teachers, and other professionals see it not as an illness but as a unique way of being human, and perceive its symptoms not as pathological but as strategies to communicate, adapt, and cope, to Trish Todd at Simon & Schuster, in a preempt, by Betsy Amster at Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises (World).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS



    LINKS
    This is Betsy Amster's webpage at PublishersMarketplace
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/BetsyAmster/
    AAR profile
    http://aaronline.org/Sys/PublicProfile/2176591/417813
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