Saturday, September 11, 2021

Middle Grade Ninja Episode 133: Literary Agent Becky LeJeune

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Becky LeJeune and I chat about how she went from being a criminal justice major while working in a Walden Books to an editor and now a literary agent with the Bond Literary Agency. We talk about how she evaluates manuscripts, why you don’t want to convince an agent to represent a genre they’re not currently selling in, advice about finding comp titles, asking why the author is the best person to tell a particular story, our mutual love for horror and haunted houses, the type of writer behavior that might scare an agent, and so, so much more in a far-ranging discussion stuffed with valuable information.







Becky LeJeune met Sandra Bond at the Denver Publishing Institute when she was a student there in 2007. After DPI, she spent 2 years working as the managing editor for a cookbook imprint, and then 5 years as an acquisitions editor at The History Press before joining Sandra at BLA in 2014.


She is interested in adult and teen general fiction, horror, mystery/thriller, historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy,  and cookbooks.


Becky is open to queries through:

https://querymanager.com/becky_lejeune




BondLiteraryAgency.com


NoMoreGrumpyBookseller.blogspot.com

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