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Emily van Beek 9

An agent with Folio Literary Management (see other agents at this agency).

About

Representing an author or artist, whether aspiring or established, is an honor and a commitment I take very seriously. I am passionate about children’s and young adult books. I am passionate about negotiating the best deal possible. I am passionate about working together with our experienced and esteemed subsidiary rights and contracts teams to squeeze as much juice out of a single property as it will yield. I find it incredibly rewarding to work with new voices. I’m also committed to helping established authors and artists continue to grow their careers. I am an “editorial” agent, in that I’ll work through as many drafts over the course of as many years as it takes to polish a manuscript I believe in to a high shine prior to submission. My goal is to build long-term relationships with authors and artists and to help them publish books that will stand the test of time.

Country

United States

Fiction Open

MIDDLE-GRADE: I’m currently on the look-out for unique and distinctive voices. I’m open to almost anything within this genre and I’m eagerly looking for something new. Please send me your diverse, epic, cinematic, action-packed, adventuresome, mysterious, and fast-paced novels! I always bear in mind that readers in this age group are looking for fun and mischief, to learn something about life, and to escape and romp. YOUNG ADULT: I'm eager to find novels that are high concept, diverse, fantasy or magical realism, and am open to anything conceptually unique. In the realm of paranormal, adventure, and dystopian, I'm looking for something entirely unexpected. Give me something bold and fresh with a voice that’s impossible to put aside. I’m probably not the best choice for "message” or hard science-fiction books. What I’m really looking for is the intersection between stellar writing and plot, something that leaves me puffy eyed or laughing out loud. I, like most teenagers, am looking for emotional connection, for drama, for hope. Oh! Something else--I would love, love, LOVE to discover a FUNNY manuscript, a novel to make me LOL as Louise Rennison's ANGUS, THONGS, AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING did.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Children, Middle grades, Young adults. Excluding: Adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Paranormal.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Dystopian.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
Novel Novel
Submissions:
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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Oct 2021
Last Checked: 24 Jan 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 01 Oct 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 15 Apr 2019

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