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Full Agent Profile: Kristin Nelson



NAME

Kristin Nelson

AGENCY
Nelson Literary Agency, LLC
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
queryme.online/1350
  • Does not accept email queries.
  • AGENCY WEB SITE
    http://www.nelsonagency.com/



    FICTION GENRES
    Literary Fiction | Science Fiction | Chick Lit | Crime | Mystery | Horror | Commercial Fiction | Fantasy | Women's Fiction | Humor/Satire | Romance | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural | Adventure | Gay & Lesbian | Offbeat/Quirky | Middle Grade
    NONFICTION GENRES

    CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • My client list is eclectic as I’m looking for a good story well told. How you tell that story doesn’t need to fit in a neat little category. For specifics, check out the books I represent and the more detailed info I give on the Submission Guidelines page at www.nelsonagency.com. All queries must be submitted via Query Manager, though sometimes I close to queries but remain open to referrals only. Please keep an eye on our website for the most up-to-date information.
    • Voice and character driven stories well told.
    • Literary or literary/commercial adult novels (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet, Where’d You Go Bernadette?, A Man Called Ove) 
    • Historical/literary adult novels
    • Big crossover adult novels (literary or upmarket level writing) w/one foot squarely in genre (Wool, Station 11, Lexicon, Ready Player One)
    • Literary Speculative Fiction
    • Voice & character-driven thrillers, science fiction & fantasy
    • Voice & character-driven upmarket women’s fiction, upmarket and smart Chick Lit and Rom Com (Think Crazy Rich Asians, The Kiss Quotient)
    • Young adult & middle grade novels (all genres including contemporary, #ownvoices, boy adventure, magical, girl power, STEM girls are my jam, characters who use brains over brawn)
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Nonfiction
    • Children’s picture books
    • Early-reader chapter books
    • Memoir
    • Screenplays
    • Short-story collections
    • Poetry
    • Material for the Christian/Inspirational market
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Clients include bestselling and award-winning authors Marie Lu, Josh Malerman, Ally Carter, Jamie Ford, Stacey Lee, Gail Carriger, Hugh Howey, Lisa Shearin, and Sherry Thomas.
    EDUCATION
    • Graduate of the University of Denver Publishing Institute, University of Missouri-Columbia (BA), and Purdue University (MA)


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Fantasy | Young Adult
    FICTION: YOUNG ADULT New York Times Bestselling author of I'D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU BUT THEN I'D HAVE TO KILL YOU and CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO SPY Ally Carter's fourth novel in the Gallagher Girls series to Jennifer Besser at Disney-Hyperion, in a major deal, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (NA).

    Fiction | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction
    FICTION: GENERAL/OTHER FICTION Paula Reed’s historical novel HESTER, as cryptically alluded to in the conclusion of Hawthorne’s classic The Scarlet Letter, the story of what happens to Hester Prynne and little Pearl when they travel to England to find notoriety, intrigue, love, fortune, and social success, but must also face the most formidable Puritan of all, Oliver Cromwell, to Nichole Argyres at St. Martins Press, at auction, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (NA).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Simone Elkeles’s sequel to LEAVING PARADISE, reuniting a victim of a hit-and run accident and the innocent boy who went to jail for it, as well as the third book in the HOW TO RUIN series continuing the adventures of Amy Nelson-Barak, to Andrew Karre at Llewellyn Flux, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (NA).

    Fiction | Romance | Historical Fiction
    FICTION:WOMEN’S/ ROMANCE Golden Heart Nominee for Breath of Honor Courtney Milan’s debut historical romance PROOF BY SEDUCTION about a rigidly logical marquis who uses the scientific method to save his heir from the clutches of a fraudulent fortune teller, only to fall for her and discover that the one hypothesis not susceptible to proof is love, and a second book to Ann Leslie Tuttle at HQN, in a good deal, at auction by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (World).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS



    LINKS
    www.nelsonagency.com
    www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/knelson/
    www.nelsonagency.com/pub-rants/
    queryme.online/1350
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Jody Rein Books, Inc.