Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Michael Carr of Veritas Literary

Screen Shot 2018-11-18 at 3.49.10 PM.pngMichael Carr is a literary agent with Veritas Literary.

With a strong background in editing and writing, Michael carefully edits clients’ projects to produce the cleanest, most professional manuscripts and enjoys teaching at workshops and conferences to help develop emerging writers. Michael speaks Spanish and conversational French, and before joining Veritas had professions as diverse as programming simulators for nuclear submarines and owning an inn in Vermont.

Michael is seeking: historical fiction, women’s fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction of all stripes.

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Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Emma Sector of Prospect Agency

Screen Shot 2018-11-26 at 1.04.33 PM.pngEmma Sector is a literary agent with Prospect Agency.

She is seeking: “I’m open to middle-grade and YA of all types, but I’m especially drawn to fantasy adventure, magical realism, and historical fiction. I love picture books with big ideas and few words and chapter books with quirky, vibrant characters.”

“Reading has always been a certain kind of magic for me. As a kid, I was sure I could make things move with my mind like Matilda and I waited patiently for my Hogwarts letter to arrive when I turned eleven. As an adult, I’ve shifted my magical studies a bit. Now I help these wonderful things we call books come into the world, and it’s almost as amazing as moving things with my mind. I majored in English at the University of Vermont and moved to New York City just a week after I graduated for my first job in publishing, an internship in Hachette’s advertising and promotions department. When the summer was over, I knew I had found my people. I worked for Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Division for the next six years, first in marketing and later in editorial. Then I moved west to California in 2017 where I was a freelance editor while working as a publicist for an independent bookstore. Now, as a children’s book agent with Prospect, I use all my past publishing experiences to help new authors and illustrators develop their work and find their editorial match.”