Tina Foster (email@example.com)
Agency: Foster Literary Agency
9173 S. Vista West Drive
West Jordan, Utah, United States
Home page: www.FosterLiteraryAgency.com
My Background: I have been involved with writing for over 20 years, have edited several books for other published authors, been a ghost writer, have had agents myself, and have been teaching an 8 week fiction writing class 3 times a year, for the last ten years.
PLEASE NOTE: I have a few openings in my client list again and I'm taking new submissions on a limited basis. THE FOLLOWING SUGGESTIONS ARE GOOD WHEN QUERYING ANY AGENT:
CHECK TO MAKE SURE WE HANDLE YOUR GENRE.
I will look at those genres listed and some nonfiction of general interest. I do not charge reading fees, evaluation fees, or marketing fees.
Please submit your query by regular mail with an enclosed SASE for a reply. You may query by email. Please note my email address at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also have a website at: www.FosterLiteraryAgency.com.
Please DO NOT attach sample chapters to email queries.
Or you may mail the first three chapters and a brief synopsis with a cover letter.
Please enclose a SASE with enough postage for the return of the material and a reply. Please send queries to: 9173 S. Vista West Drive, West Jordan, UT 84088.
HOW TO WRITE AN EFFECTIVE QUERY: Your query should contain some basic information, such as if the project is finished. (Note: for new or unestablished writers it is best to finish your manuscript and have it edited and polished). The Genre (such as mystery, romance, mainstream, suspense, etc.). And the finished word count (not page count). I need to know if the word count fits within publishers guidelines for a particular genre.
Your best foot in the door is a well-written, polished manuscript that is properly formatted. (Yes, there is an industry standard on how a manuscript should look. If you are not sure, I have a booklet available on my website with information. Click on Help For Writers.)
DO NOT send full manuscripts unless invited to do so. Only send the first three chapters so I can sample your writing, along with a synopsis and cover letter and a SASE for a reply, otherwise you won't get one. If I like what I read, I will ask for more.
Be aware that due to the influx of material, my response time may run anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks, or sometimes longer, depending on backlog.
I am currently NOT handling short stories, poetry, children's stories, novellas, horror, occult, Metaphysical, sci-fi, fantasy, tv or movie scripts at this time. You will find that most agents tend to specialize in certain genres, mainly those they like to read themselves.
I WILL look at most other adult genre fiction, such as mystery, suspense, thriller, intrigue, romance (most sub-genres except those mentioned above), women's fiction, mainstream fiction, some historicals, and non-fiction of general interest.
I do offer a critiquing service for the writer who wonders WHY they are getting constant rejections. For details, visit my website.
Also I have a series of booklets available on writing.
Good luck and good writing!
Memberships: Wasatch Mountain Fiction Writers.
Listed in Jeff Herman's directory of agents: No
Reading fee: No