Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Serene Hakim of Ayesha Pande Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
About Serene: Prior to joining Ayesha Pande Literary, Serene Hakim worked at Laura Gross Literary Agency in Boston. She has also interned at David Godine Publisher and Chase Literary Agency. Serene holds an M.A. in French to English translation from NYU and a B.A. in French and Women’s Studies from the University of Kansas.
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She is Seeking: Serene is actively seeking YA (all genres but in particular: sci-fi and fantasy with a unique hook, realistic YA with diverse characters), upmarket women’s fiction, and anything that gives voice to those whose voices are underrepresented and/or marginalized. Stories dealing with the Middle East and the variety of immigrant experiences out there will definitely catch her eye. Intriguing female characters are also a huge plus. For nonfiction, she is seeking humorous and fascinating memoirs, and is particularly interested in LGBTQ and feminist issues.
How to Submit: To submit a query, please use the query form on the Ayesha Pande Literary website: www.pandeliterary.com/queries.
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