Jack King A New King of Thrillers


Targeted Directory of literary agents and editors of commercial fiction

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Welcome to my personal list of literary agents and publishers / editors acquiring commercial fiction. The list helped me find a literary agent who robbed me, and an editor who published me. All information came from open sources: Google, blogs, testimonials, industry publications, etc.

The list is not maintained, and I am keeping it for historical records only. These lists are no longer necessary. It is now exceedingly easy to find any number of publishing contacts in no time. They are at your fingertips. Use the data provided here as a starting point. Most of the people listed on these pages are in business. Some started their own companies, others merged, moved, or changed genres of interest, etc. Follow them, and they will lead you to a wealth of new contacts. Figuring out the contact information is the easiest part. Simply use company formula to decipher email addresses.

A few words of advice, if I may. Ask yourself: Why do you write? Do you simply want to see your name on a book cover, in a bookshop? In this case your best bet is to follow the flavor of the month. Search out the current MSWL, and toss off a novel in a few weeks. They'll snatch it and ask for more. I know it can be done. I wrote a novel in 35 days, and I have writing friends who release new novels monthly.

If you aspire to write something longer lasting: Do not be trigger-happy. Finish, and edit your manuscript. Pass it around to your beta readers, local book club / groups, etc. Edit again. Put it away for 6 months. Read it. If it still holds - query.

Target properly (no point querying a children's picture book agent / editor, with a gory horror story).

What to expect? Most agents / editors will not reply at all. It's a strange world, I know. I worked with some of the most despicable people in the world, truly malignant government slugs (are there any other kind?). Yet, if you wrote to them, they'd write back, if only a form letter. Meanwhile most agents don't have the decency to say a simple: "No, thanks." Editors are a somwhat different story. Most publishing houses forbid editors from considering submissions from writers. Yet, some will. It depends how high you aim. An editorial assistant might be too low on the company ladder, even if she acquires, whereas an executive might bend the rules. That's how I became a published author.

Query by email. Skip Query Forms, if you want to keep your sanity, as these are a nightmare to keep track of. Use a good email client, one that allows you to search by a variety of ways: To, From, Body, etc. You'll appreciate it after sending out hundreds of queries. Be careful before submitting your manuscript to personal, rather than company emails. Consider this: submitting a manuscript to a Gmail address means giving away the entire book to Alphabet. Be persistent, and do not give up.

 

HOW TO PUBLISH A BOOK

Titletown Publishing, LLC
PO Box 12093
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54307
Tracy Ertl
tracy.ertl@titletownpublishing.com.

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The Toby Press
PO Box 8531
New Milford, CT 06776
608.467.0133
www.tobypress.com
Matthew Miller
mm@tobypress.com

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Trans-Atlantic Publications, Inc.,
311 Bainbridge St.,
Philadelphia PA 19147
www.transatlanticpub.com
Ron Smolin
rsmolin@ix.netcom.com
Q with 2 sample chapters

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Transworld Publishers (RandomHouse UK)
61-63 Uxbridge Road
London W5 5SA
www.booksattransworld.co.uk
Simon Thorogood, Commissioning Editor,
s.thorogood@transworld-publishers.co.uk,
Selina Walker
s.walker@transworld-publishers.co.uk
b.scott-kerr@transworld-publishers.co.uk

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Turner Publishing
445 Park Ave. 9th Floor
New York, New York 10022
646-291-8961
Fax: 646-291-8962

Turner Publishing
Title Acquisition
200 4th Ave North Suite 950
Nashville, TN 37219
submissions@turnerpublishing.com
Diane Gedymin, Acquisition
Frankie Danly, Editorial
www.turnerpublishing.com

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Twilight Times Books

will present the works of those writers whose stories "blend" genres, are too "literary" for other publishers or seem too mainstream or "quirky" in tone. The only requirement for consideration at Twilight Times Books is your novel must tell a great story. Read the stories in Twilight Times ezine to determine the type of writing we're interested in seeing.

Send a cover letter, synopsis and first chapter in the body of the email message to submissions@twilighttimes.com

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Twinbridges Publishing Inc
6 Meredith Place,
Bronxville, NY 10708
tel: (914) 337-7248 fax: (914) 395-0821
publisher@twinbridgespub.com
cpgdistribution@juno.com

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
351 Executive Drive
Carol Stream, IL 60188
phone (800) 323-9400
fax (800) 684-0247
Suspense with Christian themes
Jon Farrar, Acquisitions Director
jonfarrar@tyndale.com
Jan Stob, acquisitions
janstob@tyndale.com

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Tyrus Books
General Inquiries:
1213 N. Sherman Ave. #306
Madison, WI 53704
info@tyrusbooks.com

We publish crime fiction: stories dealing with crime and its repercussions. We want not only an affecting story and honest characters, but also lyrical writing and attention to craft.

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Vandamere Press,
AB Associates International, Inc.,
P.O. Box 5243,
Arlington VA 22205.
www.vandamere.com
Jerry Frank, editor
Pays royalty on reveneus
Send Synopsis + 5-10 ch

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Variance LLC,
P.O. Box 612 Cabot,
Arkansas 72023-0612
www.variancepublishing.com
submissions@variancepublishing.com
Publishes fast-paced thrillers of all genres, full length only.

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Walker and Co.,
Walker publishing Co.,
435 Hudson St.,
NEW YORK, NY 10014.
Michael Seidman, Submissions Editor
mseidman@walkerbooks.com (bounces)
mseidman@aol.com
Q with Sase

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Wild Child Publishing
PO Box 4897
Culver City, CA 90231
310-721-4461
www.wildchildpublishing.com
Marci G. Baun
mgbaun@wildchildpublishing.com

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Willowgate Press
P.O. Box 6529
Holliston, MA 01746
willowgatepress@yahoo.com

Send an outline, synopsis, the first ten pages plus ten additional pages of your choice, and SASE to Robert Tolins

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Wings EPress
Lorraine Stephens, Vice President Editorial Executive Editor
www.wings-press.com
Submissions address: subs@wings-press.com

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Zondervan
Sue Brower
sue.brower@zondervan.com
Andy Meisenheimer
andy.meisenheimer@zondervan.com
Dudley Delffs
dudley.delffs@zondervan.com
Christian Themes

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