Emma Sweeney

Literary Agency: 
Emma Sweeney Agency LLC
Address:
245 East 80th Street, 7E
New York, New York 10075
E-mail: 
Twitter Handle: 
Accepts E-mail Queries: 
Yes
Interested in Representing:
Historical, Humor, and Literary Fiction
Clients Include: 

Jonis Agee, Heather Barbieri, Stephanie Cowell, Lynn Cullen, David Dosa, MD, Ellen Feldman, Sara Gruen, Tom O'Donnell, Vaddey Ratner, Richard Snow, Justin Taylor

Submission Guidelines: 

Send a query letter and the first ten pages of your manuscript to queries@emmasweeneyagency.com.

Tips From the Agent: 

A strong bio is important, as well as adding comparable titles to your work. But really, just knock it out of the park with the ten pages of writing.

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