It’s officially my favorite season now, which means it’s time for sweaters and pumpkins and hay rides and open windows and….Fall Philly! We have a pretty spectacular faculty this year, and Lori Ann and I are busy checking in with them about what they’re looking for right now. We’ve also got some posts in store for you to help prepare you for pitching, so stay tuned!
Our First Fabulous Featured Fall Philly Facutly (sorry…I love alliteration almost as much as Fall) is the talented Linda Camacho, agent at Prospect Literary, LLC!
Hi Linda! Can you tell us what’s on your wishlist right now?
- I want to be surprised! I look for great stories across all genres. More specifically, I’m looking for a middle grade that breaks my heart (like The Thing About Jellyfish) or is a sweet romance (like Flipped), or is on the spookier side (like Coraline), or one that’s just plain funny (like Diary of a Wimpy Kid). For YA, I could use an amazing fantasy (like The Girl of Fire and Thorns). Or a western (Can’t think of an example, but I really want one!), a historical narrative (like Code Name Verity), or an epically romantic fairytale/myth retelling (like The Star Touched Queen).
What’s your best tip for creating a good pitch?
- Let the voice of the story shine through your pitch. It’ll give me an idea of the tone and will stand out more than a drier spiel.
Thanks for stopping by! Can’t wait to meet you in a few short weeks!