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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Agent seeks Historical Fiction Pitches - contest

Irene Goodman is seeking pitches from historical novelists. Anyone got a manuscript ready?

"Irene Goodman is looking for brilliant new historical fiction, and is holding a pitch contest to find those hidden pearls. Irene currently represents historical fiction authors Diane Haeger, Carrie Bebris, Amanda Elyot, newcomers Anne Barnhill and Juliet Grey, and many other New York Times bestselling authors.
The event will start with pitches only. A pitch should consist of 3-4 single-spaced paragraphs. It should include a brief plot description, the major characters, and the time period and setting. The final word count of the novel should be indicated."

What is interesting is that her list of criteria gives a fair idea of the sort of fiction she thinks she can sell, so worth looking at even if you are not ready to send anything. Her website has full details.

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