As of March 1, 2017, Inklings agents Michelle Johnson, Jamie Bodnar Drowley, Amanda Jain, and Whitley Abell are open to submissions. Alex Barba and Naomi Davis remain closed to unsolicited queries until further notice.
Here are our guidelines:
We accept electronic submissions only. Please do not call the agency to query, or to inquire about querying. Do not use the postal service or any other snail mail service to mail your submissions.
To query, type “Query (Agent Name)” plus the title of your novel in the subject line, then please send the following pasted into the body of the e-mail to query(at)inklingsliterary(dot)com:
A query letter that includes:
The title, genre, and word count of your project.
A brief blurb about the story.
A brief bio including any publishing credits.
The first 10 pages of your manuscript
A brief synopsis (1-2 pages)
Your subject line should look like this (If you were querying Whitley and the name of your book is "One Thousand Ways to Drink Coffee"):
Query Whitley: ONE THOUSAND WAYS TO DRINK COFFEE.
We will not open unsolicited attachments, so make sure you send all of the above pasted into the body of the email.
Our response time varies for queries, but the general response time is within 3 months for queries, and 4 months for manuscripts.
If you have not received an answer for your query after 3 months, it will be considered a rejection (either a request for manuscript or rejection). We'd like to take the time to respond to each and every query, but doing so creates longer and longer wait times.
For full manuscript requests, if you have not heard from the requesting agent by the end of four months, please follow up.
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