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Full Agent Profile: Rachelle Gardner



NAME

Rachelle Gardner

AGENCY
WordServe Literary
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
rachelle@wordserveliterary.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.wordserveliterary.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Chick Lit | Mystery | Christian | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Humor/Satire | Romance | Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Celebrity | Biography | Religion | Medical | Parenting | How-To | Self-Help | Memoirs | Adventure/True Story | Dating/Relationships | Spirituality | Current Affairs | Business | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Finance | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Film & Entertainment | True Crime | Cultural/Social Issues | Humor

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent is closed to queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • In ALL categories and genres, she has a special interest in books that express a Christian worldview, whether the message is subtle or overt. However, she also looks at books for the general market.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • She does NOT look at unsolicited queries for children's or middle grade, poetry, short stories, screenplays, fantasy, science fiction; or anything that doesn't express a Christian worldview.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • Occasionally closes to queries due to full client list. (Update: Closed to queries October-December 2011.) VERY IMPORTANT TO VISIT THE WEBSITE AND/OR THE BLOG AND READ THE FULL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. Only email queries. No phone calls.

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Rachelle works with both Christian and secular publishers, but only represents books that express a Christian worldview. Fiction must contain a spiritual arc in the story; non-fiction must include Biblical principles. For example, a self-help book on marriage would contain advice both from psychology and from the Bible.
    • She maintains a blog with copious advice for writers, including detailed submission guidelines.
    • Her most recent in-house position was as Senior Developmental and Acquisitions Editor with NavPress.
    • For the past two years, she has been freelance editing and writing for a variety of publishers including Thomas Nelson, Waterbrook, NavPress, Zondervan, Bethany House, Harvest House, and FaithWords.
    • Prior to entering Christian publishing, Rachelle spent nine years in mainstream publishing.
    • She worked as Director of Rights and Marketing, managing departments of special sales, subsidiary rights, international rights, international sales and domestic marketing. Among other things, she built and managed a team of international sales agents; and represented the company in Frankfurt, London, Tokyo, Chicago and New York.
    • Rachelle began her career in television, working for the Fox network for five years.
    EDUCATION
    • B.A. Communications, Cal State University Fullerton.
    • Graduate studies in Psychology, Pepperdine University, Malibu


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    LINKS
    Blog: http://www.rachellegardner.com/
    Website: http://www.wordserveliterary.com
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