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Full Agent Profile: Mary Kole



NAME

Mary Kole

AGENCY
Movable Type Management
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
MKole@MovableTM.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.completelynovel.com/agents/movabletypenyc



FICTION GENRES
Young Adult | Children's | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Fresh, unique voices and idiosyncratic characters who, by book's end, feel like friends.
    • My favorite stories are character-driven but well-plotted...a mix of fast pacing, emotional resonance and beautiful writing.
    • I'm looking for a literary spark with commercial appeal, mysteries, thrillers, magical realism, paranormal, horror, ghost stories, dystopian, fantasy (not high fantasy), murder, betrayal, issue books and books about friendship, family and romance.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • I do not represent early readers or chapter books at this time. High fantasy and science fiction are probably not the best fit, either.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • http://mtmgmt.net/MTM_Submissions.html
    • This agent accepts email queries only
    • For previous submissions, a "no" from one of us means a "no" from all, unless you have a new project or have done significant revision.
    • Copy and paste the first 10 prose pages or full picture book manuscript into the body of an email along with your query.
    • If you are an illustrator, include a link to an online portfolio.
    • No attachments or snail mail queries.
    • Please remember to put "Query" in the subject line of your email.

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Among Mary’s agented titles are Author/Illustrator Lindsay Wards’s When Blue Met Egg (Dial), Author/Illustrator Bethanie Murguia’s Zoe Gets Ready (Scholastic)— which you can see gracing the window displays of Scholastic’s flagship storefront on Broadway this month—Emily Hainsworth’s YA debut Through to You (Balzar & Bray), Karsten Knight’s Wildefire (S&S), Lisa Albert’s Mercy Lily (Flux),and Dianna Winget’s A Smidgen of Sky (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
    • I came to children's publishing from the writing perspective and have an MFA in creative writing. To see the editorial side of things, I worked briefly at Chronicle Books. I love speaking, teaching workshops, and traveling. My website, Kidlit.com (link below), was chosen one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers 2010 by Writer's Digest Magazine.
    EDUCATION
    • BA in Theatre and English from Santa Clara University
    • MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco


    NEW DEALS
    Young Adult
    Karsten Knight's debut WILDEFIRE, which combines characters from Oceanic, Zulu, Shinto, Norse, Egyptian, Greek, and Hopi pantheons with an epic cocktail of young love, sibling rivalry, and warring gods as a teen discovers she's a dormant Polynesian volcano goddess, to Courtney Bongiolatti at Simon & Schuster Children's, for publication in Fall 2011, by Mary Kole at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (World).

    Young Adult
    Lisa Albert's MERCY LILY, about an Oregon teenager faced with a heartbreaking choice about her ill mother, to Brian Farrey at Flux, for publication in Fall 2011, by Mary Kole at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

    Children's
    Lindsay Ward's PELLY AND MR. HARRISON VISIT THE MOON, about a girl and her dog who fly to outer space in a rocket bathtub and make a friend, to Kira Lynn at Kane/Miller, by Mary Kole at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (World).

    Children's
    Bethanie Murguia's debut BUGLETTE, THE MESSY SLEEPER, starring a bug whose quirky sleeping habits annoy her family until her big dreams save the day, er, night, to Nicole Geiger at Tricycle Press, for publication in Summer 2011, by Mary Kole at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS



    LINKS
    http://kidlit.com
    http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2010/07/agent-interview-mary-kole-of-andrea.html
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Andrea Brown Literary Agency