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Full Agent Profile: Jeff Kleinman



NAME

Jeff Kleinman

AGENCY
Folio Literary Management
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
jkleinman at foliolit (dot) com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.foliolit.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense | Short Stories | Military/Espionage
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Celebrity | Biography | Politics | Parenting | How-To | Multi-Cultural | Self-Help | Memoirs | Travel | Art | Business | Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Nature/Ecology | Pets | Military

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Nonfiction (especially narrative nonfiction with a historical bent, but also health, parenting, aging, nature, pets, how-to, travel, nature, ecology, politics, military, espionage, equestrian, memoir, biography)
    • Fiction (very well-written, character driven novels; suspense, thrillers; otherwise mainstream commercial and literary fiction)
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Does not children’s, YA, romance, mysteries, westerns, poetry, or screenplays, novels about serial killers, suicide, or children in peril (kidnapped, killed, raped, etc.)
    • He avoid subjects like rape, suicide, and manic-depression; and thrillers in which there's some terrorist organization bent on destroying America or the world
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • http://foliolit.com/jeff-kleinman/
    • He prefers email queries - he responds to them faster
    • Please do not "multiple" query agents in this agency
    • Email: query with first 5 pages pasted in the body of the email and QUERY in the subject line
    • Snail Mail: query with SASE

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION
    • Graduate of University of Virginia (BA), University of Chicago (MA), and Case Western Reserve School of Law (JD)


    NEW DEALS
    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Finn: A Novel
    Author:   Jon Clinch
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Random House (February 20, 2007)
    The dark tale of Huck Finn's father
    View book at Amazon

    Unsaid: A Novel
    Author:   Neil Abramson
    Genres:   Commercial Fiction
    Publisher:   Center Street (August 4, 2011)
    Narrated by a dead veterinarian terrified of going "beyond" for fear of meeting the souls of the animals she's euthanized in her career, who observes as her grieving husband takes on a legal case to save a chimpanzee, but ultimately changes far more than a single life
    View book at Amazon

    Instant Influence: How to Get Anyone to Do Anything--Fast
    Author:   Michael Pantalon
    Genres:   Cultural/Social Issues
    Publisher:   Little, Brown and Company (May 9, 2011)
    If you want to motivate your employees to be more productive, convince your customers to use more of your products and services, encourage a loved one to engage in healthier habits, or inspire any change in yourself, renowned psychologist Dr. Michael Pantalon can show you how to achieve Instant Influence in six simple steps.
    View book at Amazon

    Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi
    Author:   Dean Faulkner Wells
    Genres:   Biography
    Publisher:   Crown (March 22, 2011)
    A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi, in which William Faulkner's niece tells the story of growing up as the famous author's surrogate daughter, providing insights into both William and the Faulkner family which have never been published
    View book at Amazon

    Boiling Point
    Author:   Karen Dionne
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Jove; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
    Chaiten, a long-dormant volcano in Chile, fuses the destinies of two microbiologists, a celebrity scientist, and a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who waits for the one sign that his diabolical plan is about to be put into motion. For the Earth has become a pawn in the biggest gamble ever played with humanity's future-and Chaiten is about to blow.
    View book at Amazon




    LINKS
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/jkleinman/
    This is his webpage on PublishersMarketplace
    Interviews:
    http://www.slushpile.net/index.php/2005/10/05/interview-jeff-kleinman-agent/
    http://freewebs.com/lilylitreview/1_3interview.html
    http://www.webdelsol.com/Algonkian/Classes/interview-JeffKleinman.htm
    http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/CommentView,guid,48b041cf-1840-4f1b-b81e-c838c60bf589.aspx
    http://www.fictionfactor.com/interviews/kleinman.html
    This is Jeff Kleinman's response to our symposium question, When Agents Call...
    http://www.agentquery.com/symposium_thecall.aspx
    http://allagents.bksp.org/jeffguide.htm
    This is an article from Jeff Kleinman about how to get the most out of writer's conferences
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Graybill & English
    Folio Literary Management (old address)