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Jan Kardys

Agency: Black Hawk Literary Agency LLC
17 Church Hill Road

Home page: UnicornWritersConference.com

Jan Kardys, Literary Agent, Black Hawk Literary Agency LLC.
Office: 203-938-7405 Cell: 917-280-5709
17 Church Hill Road, Redding, CT 06896
Website: http://www.JanKardys.com

Email: SubmissionsJanKardys@gmail.com

Black Hawk represents a broad spectrum of authors and illustrators, with a focus on new nonfiction and fiction. Cross marketing and detailed marketing plans are provided by our agency to assist our clients in maximizing media coverage.
Based on Jan\\\\\\\'s three years of experience working at Google, she develops in-depth analysis of various marketplaces for books and use of Google products for maximum results.
Jan Kardys, President of Black Hawk Literary Agency has 30 years of diversified publishing experience for nine major publishing corporations. Jan was Director of Contracts for Warner Books/Little, Brown & Company, Director of Contracts at Macmillan Publishing Company, Charles Scribner\\\\\\\'s Sons, and Contracts Director at Prentice Hall/Simon & Schuster. Ms. Kardys has worked at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Doubleday, Scholastic, Lippincott & Crowell, Publishers, St. Martin\\\\\\\'s Press, Conde Nast Publications, and Google. Beginning a career in editorial, Jan also worked in art and production in School publishing. Jan held various executive positions in subsidiary rights, licensing, database design, imaging, royalty conversions, contracts, copyrights & permissions departments.

Black Hawk would appreciate a query letter of no more than three pages, which includes your credentials or biography, and a detailed explanation of what makes your book unique. Please explain why there is a market for your book. Query letters may be sent via email to: SubmissionsJanKardys@gmail.com

Manuscripts Mailed: A reply to a manuscript submission takes generally six to eight weeks. If your manuscript is requested it should be mailed to the above address. Kindly include a self-addressed-stamped-envelope for return of your manuscript.

Guidelines for fiction: 1. plot synopsis, 2. previous publishing history (if any), 3. paragraph about yourself (bio), and 4.contact information: name, address, phone, fax and email address.
Guidelines for non-fiction: 1. synopsis, along with relevant history of the subject and/or your expertise in that subject area 2. previous publishing history (if any), 3. paragraph about yourself (bio), and 4.contact information: name, address, phone, fax and email address.

I\\\\\\\'m hosting a major writers conference on April 10, 2010 in Stratford, CT. Go to Unicornwritersconference.com for details.

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