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Jayapriya Vasudevan
(ashwati@jacaranda-press.com)

Agency: Jacaranda
Bangalore , Karnataka, India

Submission Guidelines : We prefer to work with completed manuscripts.The author sends us a hard copy of the manuscript , along with a synopsis , and an author brief , including details on how we can contact him / her . We ask that the author keep a copy of the manuscript for himself / herself , as , in the event that the ms does not fit our list , we inform the author and then destroy the same. For authors who live outside of India, we require four sample chapters , a synopsis and an author brief , which can be sent by email , as a word document , in a zip file.

Reading Fee : We do not charge a reading fee

Published Works : Some of our published works include Anita Nair's 'A Better Man' and 'Ladies Coupe' , Sreekumar Varma's 'A Lament of Mohini' , Crystal Rogers' 'Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman' , Prasad Bidapa's 'Catwalk Cuisine' , Pramila Jayapal's 'Pilgrimage' ,Sunaad Raghuram's ' Veerappan - the Untold Story' and Jayapriya Vasudevan and Aloma Lobo's 'The Penguin Guide to Adoption in India' .We have three more works in progress which will be out in the Indian markets between mid and late 2003

Genres that we usually deal with : While we do tend to work with a predominance of long fiction , we also handle non-fiction ,cookbooks , and a very small amount of poetry and short stories.

Event Management: In addition to our work as agents , we have also conceived and executed 'Writer's Block' , a festival that celebrates writers and writing , a cause that we are firmly committed to. The first South Indian Writer's Festival was held in Bangalore in December 2001 . We hope to make this a regular event - Writer's Block 2003 was held in Mumbai from Jan 10th-16th , this year , and there are plans to hold the South Indian chapter in Chennai , in April 2003 as well. In addition to this , we also organise and conduct book readings and launches.


Listed in Jeff Herman's directory of agents: No

Reading fee: No