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Emily Forney 9

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

About

Emily is, as she likes to say, a professional fangirl. From the early days of crafting fiction prompts on Tumblr to writing miniseries on how to write a successful fantasy battle scene, she fell in love with the minor details of storytelling. After receiving her MFA in Creative Writing, emphasizing in YA fiction, she worked for a popular fiction press as an editor until she realized she wanted to stay with her favorite authors throughout their careers. She was a publishing and editorial fellow for the LA Review of Books,where she trained with her editorial background. Becoming an agent, especially at BookEnds, was fate. Growing up, Emily would stay awake until sunrise to finish new YA releases, and honestly, she just desperately wants the vampire trend to return. She enjoys the whimsy, the complexities, and the warmth young adult and children’s books offer, and she hopes to work with authors interested in turning their speculative worlds into series. With a BA in History and certificates in Classics and Latin studies, she’s also a big fan of historical fiction and mythological works. She writes about identity and youth through her experiences as a young black woman, particularly focusing on genre fiction as a means to explore tropes otherwise dominated by white voices. Emily would particularly like to read #OwnVoices stories and is always on the lookout for new Black authors.

Country

United States

Fiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, Children, Middle grades, Young adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralSubgenres: Historical, Magic Realism, Women's Fiction.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Heroic Fantasy, Magic Realism, Shapeshifter, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy.
Romance RomanceSubgenres: Chick Lit, Contemporary, Paranormal.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Dystopian.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Society/Culture (Ethnicity/Race).
Types/Lengths:
Novel Novel
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No OK
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Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, Children, Middle grades, Young adults.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Society/Culture (Ethnicity/Race).
Types/Lengths:
Book Book
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No OK
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2021
Last Checked: 20 Apr 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 08 Feb 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 10 Aug 2020

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