Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Agent = Brooks Sherman of FinePrint Literary Management

December’s agent was Brooks Sherman of FinePrint Literary Management! FinePrint is in the process of overhauling their website, so Mr. Sherman’s profile isn’t available just yet (although they expect to have their revamped website up and running after the start of the new year). In the meantime, if you’d like more information about our esteemed agent, you might check out these links:

Mr. Sherman’s Twitter page
Mr. Sherman’s profile on the Guide to Literary Agents blog

And from that profile: “He is seeking: On the adult side, literary and upmarket fiction running the gamut from contemporary (with an eye toward multicultural or satirical) to speculative (particularly urban/contemporary fantasy, horror/dark fantasy, and slipstream). Brooks also has a weakness for historical fiction and a burgeoning interest in crime fiction. For nonfiction, he is particularly interested in works that focus on current events, history, and pop science/sociology. On the children’s side, he is looking to build a list of boy-focused Middle Grade novels (all subgenres, but particularly fantasy adventure and contemporary), and is open to YA fiction of all types except paranormal romance.

Brooks is specifically seeking projects that balance strong voice with gripping plot lines; he particularly enjoys flawed (but sympathetic) protagonists and stories that organically blur the lines between genres. Stories that make him laugh earn extra points. Recent favorites include WHITEMAN by Tony D’Souza, THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE by Audrey Niffenegger, the Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey, THE THIEVES OF MANHATTAN by Adam Langer, and HORNS by Joe Hill.”

Winners coming up in a few hours...


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, Krista, for creating this event--such a wonderful opportunity. It is enlightening to read the other queries and all the comments and especially to get a glimpse of what an agent is thinking and how that process works. And thanks also to Mr. Sherman for sharing his insights by participating in this event!

Krista Van Dolzer said...

S.G.F., you're so welcome! I find these contests enlightening, too:)

Ruby Claire said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Write Life said...

So sorry I missed commenting on these. I'm afraid I got caught up in the Christmas rush!
Congratulations to the winners!
I love going back and reading all the comments.
So valuable!

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Linda, it certainly was a busy week:) Thanks for dropping by today!