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Joanna MacKenzie 15

An agent with Nelson Literary Agency (see other agents at this agency).

About

I owe my love of books to the librarian of my childhood bookmobile, who, after I had worked my way through The Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley High, lifted the velvet rope and let me in to the grown-up section, where I discovered V.C. Andrews. And to my father, who gifted me Cat’s Cradle, Wuthering Heights, and One Hundred Years of Solitude for my 15th birthday. In 2002, I began my career at a Chicago-based literary agency, moving to NLA in 2017 although I’m still Chicago-based. Originally from Poland, and by way of Canada, I’m all about narratives that deal with the themes of identity and the immigrant experience as well as those that delve into all aspects of the relationships that make us who we are – parents, siblings, best friends, and first love. I’m looking for that epic adult or YA read that, at its center, beats with a universal heart.

Country, Year Established, and Professional Associations

United States Agent since 2002 Member of AALA

Fiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, Young adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Society/Culture (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
Novel Novel
Submissions:
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Dates

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2023
Last Checked: 29 Jan 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 17 Jan 2023 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 14 Feb 2018

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