I am officially closing to submissions as of next Thursday, December 1, 2011, and I won't be re-opening until late spring.
If I have your manuscript or partial currently, I am still considering your submission and will respond to you personally when I have finished reading.
This was a difficult decision, but ultimately, I would like to focus on my clients and developing the projects that I currently have in the works.
But! No reason to despair! We've got three other fantastic agents at Nancy Coffey Literary: Suzie Townsend, Kathleen Ortiz, and Nancy Coffey herself!
So I do hope you'll try one of these ladies. Their full bios and interests can be found here.
However...if you want the skinny on what they're really looking for....
Nancy has been on the lookout for a strong, commercial, character-driven thriller for as long as I've known her. She's picky, but she's hungry for one--and she's one of the best agents in the business, in my humble opinion.
Kathleen is drawn to projects that have a darker edge. She also likes ones that can make her laugh. But what she's really had her heart set on for a while is a kick ass cyberpunk with strong narrative and world-building.
Suzie has just joined the agency, and though she has a solid client list already, she is actively looking for more fabulous clients. She is one of my closest friends in the industry, and I can tell you right now...she is a romantic at heart. She is interested in all kinds of stories, but if the romance sweeps her off her feet...you've got a good shot! And she's been on the lookout for a hi-fantasy YA forever (though it would need to be very different from Cat Hellisen's When the Sea Is Rising Red, which is an *awesomely* beautiful and haunting read, pre-order it now!).
I hope this insight helps!
And don't worry...I'll be back!