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Big Announcement!

Today I get to share some exciting news! 

I have joined forces with Bob Diforio, (D4EO Literary), where I will be representing authors of middle-grade and young adult fiction. (And yes-- since many have asked-- I absolutely still intend to continue my writing!) 

The official announcement-- which you are all free to copy and share with your querying friends, is as follows:

Mandy Hubbard has joined the D4EO Literary Agency where she will concentrate on YA and Middle-Grade fiction.

Mandy began her career in publishing on the other side of the desk: as an author. Her debut novel, PRADA AND PREJUDICE, (Razorbill/Penguin-- June 2009) is in its fifth printing.  She has four other books under contract, divided among Harlequin, Llewellyn Flux, and Razorbill/Penguin.

 Mandy interned at The Bent Agency before joining D4EO Literary, where she is now building her list, focusing on YA and Middle-Grade fiction.

 Mandy is interested in a broad range of YA/MG, whether they be contemporary or historical, fantasy/paranormal or realistic. She loves books with a heavy focus on romance, as well as “issue books” with a strong voice. If your book has a high concept or a big hook, she wants to see it.

Please, no chapter books, pictures books, poetry, non-fiction, or books for the adult market.

To query mandy, send your query letter, along with the first five pages of your manuscript (both pasted into the body of an email) to  mandy@d4eo.com.  

Website: http://www.mandyhubbard.com/ and Blog: http://mandyhubbard.livejournal.com/

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them here, in a comment! Thank you, and I look forward to reviewing your work.


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Feb. 11th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
OHMIGOD!!! That is awesome Mandy!
Feb. 11th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
CONGRATS!!!!! :D :D :D
Feb. 11th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
YAY Mandy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No, seriously YAYYYYYYY!!!


Jun. 26th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
I know someone like you!
Feb. 11th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I know you've been working hard for this. Just last week my oldest daughter announced that she wants to be a literary agent when she grows up. I think this is a job for only the very brave of brave. The thought of it terrifies me.

In other explosions of surprise: I had no idea you were with The Bent Agency, but I was missing from the writing world for months while I tried to finish up my last WIP. They have some pages of mine right now.

Good luck and may you find many great stories for us to read!
Feb. 11th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
WOW--congrats! How did you go about getting an internship?
Feb. 11th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
I saw it on Jenny's blog. Feel free to email me if its something you are interested in doing and I can elaborate.
Feb. 11th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
you'll be awesome! :)
Feb. 11th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
Yay, great news, Mandy!
Feb. 11th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is such great news! Congratulations, Mandy!
Feb. 11th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Mandy! I am so excited for you!
Feb. 11th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
Congrats, Mandy! This sounds brilliant and I know you're going to make a wonderful agent. :)
Feb. 11th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
That's amazing, Mandy. Congratulations!

I am wondering though about your internship. Would you happen to know if there are opportunities like that available? Was it all conducted online? I am interested in reading submissions to agencies as an intern, but wasn't sure how to even get into the business.
Feb. 11th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
It was a right-place-at-the-right-time thing for me. I saw on Jenny's blog that she was seeking interns. It was 100% online, as I'm in the Seattle area.

(no subject) - dinner_girl - Feb. 11th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 11th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations Mandy! You will make an uber-awesome agent. My query is already in your in-box!

Julie Eshbaugh
Feb. 11th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Congrats, Mandy! This is so well-deserved. I'm incredibly proud of and happy for you!

Feb. 11th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I love it when someone's dream comes true!
Feb. 11th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
Holy Crap! Prepare to be bombarded! I don't know how you have the time for all of this. But I think it's a natural progression/addition to your career. I mean, look at Nathan Bransford, writing MG fiction. And successfully. Good luck to you, that's a great agency!
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