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Full Agent Profile: BJ Robbins



NAME

BJ Robbins

AGENCY
BJ Robbins Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
robbinsliterary@gmail.com
AGENCY WEB SITE




FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Crime | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural | Offbeat/Quirky
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Sports | Biography | Medical | Science | How-To | Drama/Music | Multi-Cultural | Self-Help | Memoirs | Travel | Adventure/True Story | Current Affairs | Business | Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Film & Entertainment | True Crime | Cultural/Social Issues | Humor | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Her agency represents non-genre fiction, both literary and commercial, and general nonfiction, with a particular interest in memoir, biography, narrative history, pop culture, sports, travel/adventure, medicine, and health
    • She represents more nonfiction than fiction
    • She is looking for projects of literary merit that are fresh and original
    • She's always open to a great thriller
    • She has a particular interest in memoir, biography, narrative history, pop culture, sports, travel/adventure, medicine and health
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • She does not represent sci-fi, westerns, romance, horror, poetry, or screenplays
    • No genre fiction, no screenplays or dramas, no poetry. No dating books
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/bjrobbins/
    • This agency prefers to respond with interest via email rather than SASE, so please include email address in query letter. Due to volume of email submissions, will only respond to submissions she wishes to pursue.
    • Snail Mail/fiction: query & first 50 pages
    • Snail Mail/nonfiction: query with proposal & sample chapters
    • Email: query only (no attachments)

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Former marketing director and then senior editor at Harcourt
    • Her clients include novelists James D. Houston, Craig Ferguson, Eduardo Santiago, Nafisa Haji, and Renee Swindle, and nonfiction writers J. Maarten Troost, Chris Erskine, Wendy Werris, Tim Madigan, Roger Love, and Dr. Pamela Nagami
    • Her client list includes novelists James D. Houston (Snow Mountain Passage; Bird of Another Heaven), Craig Ferguson (Between the Bridge and the River), Eduardo Santiago (Tomorrow They Will Kiss), John Hough, Jr. (The Last Summer and the upcoming Carry Me Home)
    EDUCATION
    • BA, English, University of Rochester, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Literary Fiction | Multi-Cultural
    Author of The Writing on my Forehead and finalist for the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award, Nafisa Haji's THE SWEETNESS OF TEARS, in which a young Christian woman uncovers the secret her mother has been keeping from her: that her biological father is Muslim; on a journey from California to Pakistan and Iraq, she must find a way to reconcile her faith with family secrets and the role political culture can take in our lives to find compassion and love, again to Laurie Chittenden at William Morrow, by BJ Robbins at BJ Robbins Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Commercial Fiction
    Renee Swindle's SHAKE DOWN THE STARS, about a woman trying to get her life together while grieving for her lost child and dealing with her crazy celebrity family, to Ellen Edwards at NAL, in a two-book deal, for publication summer 2013, by BJ Robbins of the BJ Robbins Literary Agency (World English).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS



    LINKS
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/bjrobbins/
    This is the agency webpage on PublishersMarketplace
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