We are a NEW online literary agency, looking for NEW writers and NEW authors; NEW fiction
and NEW nonfiction, NEW short fiction and NEW magazine features, and anything else NEW worth publishing.
believe there are many as-yet-unknown authors and writers out there with good, even great, writing, but who can’t find
a publisher, or a literary agent.
Our special interest is NEW radical literary fiction, as in J D Salinger, J P Donleavy, Henry Miller; and NEW literary
erotica, as in Anais Nin, Emmanualle Arsan, and Colette.
Our mission is to get the work of new authors and writers,
in front of publishers, and magazine editors, almost impossible today without a literary agent.
One reason almost all
publishers, and most literary agents, are reluctant to look at new, unpublished, writers is the cost of wading through thousands
of, often, unsuitable typescripts.
We at New Emerging Writers charge a nominal reading fee to offset this cost; currently
$2.50 per 1,000 words, and run a totally electronic, paperless, virtual, office, to further reduce costs, and accept
only email submissions and letters.
The above is strictly a reading fee, not a critique, or evaluation, or marketing,
fee, and does not promise, or imply, agency representation.
We are online literary agents, not manuscript editors,
and we do not employ, or recommend, manuscript editors.
Selling authors’ and writers’ work, to book publishers,
and magazine editors, not reading fees, will, eventually, be our main source of income, 15% on advances, and royalties, on
full length fiction and non-fiction, and 20% on magazine and newspaper features, and short stories, or if other literary
agencies are involved.
We are an eclectic literary agency and will consider almost anything, except poetry and material
for children, if it is interesting, and well written, and offer representation only to authors, and writers, who are, in our
opinion, worth publishing.
We look forward to a beneficial professional relationship, growing together with our authors
Initial contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why We Charge Reading Fees
You’ve probably read lots of warnings about literary agents who charge
up-front fees, whether they are called reading, evaluation, marketing, or any other, fee.
And, if you haven’t, you should, because it’s dangerous ground for any
author and writer.
We are doing it, at least for our first year or two, until we establish a workable
client base, and start generating income from sales alone.
We are a new, innovative, and experimental online literary agency, with no track
record, no sales, or clients (but watch this space!) and need the income from reading fees to help finance this new venture,
helping new emerging writers to get their work in front of book publishers and magazine editors.
our special interest: NEW radical literary fiction, and NEW literary erotica: is often difficult, and time-consuming,
That is our passion, our mission, our motive for forming this agency.
One of the many reasons why a new author or writer should beware of fee-charging literary agents is the question: if the agency
is earning money by charging a reading fee, why should they bother to submit your work to publishers and magazine editors?
offer a totally transparent literary service.
Although we do not offer a critique, or an evaluation, and we are not at all connected
with manuscript doctors, or subsidy publishers, or give referrals to any businesses, or individuals, who are likely to charge
other fees, we will provide dated and verifiable reports of publishers, and editors, to whom we submit work, and their comments,
if any, to clients on request.
What We Will Do
We will always deal openly and honestly with
our clients, answer questions courteously, and promptly, and will do our utmost to resolve any dispute.
will not use contractual loop-holes to avoid legal or moral responsibility to our clients.
only contract is a virtual handshake; goodwill, honest dealing, and trust.
Clients can leave at any time, without notice, or explanation.
We expect to start selling work within four to six months of start-up, and initially
aim to sell five to eight full length books a year for the first three years.
only emailed material and correspondence, as we run a totally electronic, paperless, virtual office; our real office
is our PC’s, on trains, planes, waiting rooms, hotel rooms, and at home.
can’t guarantee to sell the work of those we represent, but we will try very hard, and we will not offer representation
on any other basis than high-quality writing.
How To Submit
Email a complete story, or magazine
feature, or a synopsis and the first three chapters of a full length book; or the complete MS; send a reading fee, equivalent
to $2.50 per 1,000 words; contact us for payment methods.
Tell us if the material has been previously submitted to a publisher, editor, or
literary agent, and, if so, what comments, if any, were made; all other correspondence should also be sent by email.
We expect to respond, on average, within 6 to 12 weeks, or quicker if we feel we
cannot sell the material.