While we're working away on our end to get our social media/web presence set, I realized it may not seem like that to the rest of you! For us, summer is the perfect time to do this in terms of the business side of things. Things slow down significantly in domestic publishing, foreign publishing, film/tv, etc. But what just occurred to me this morning is that things never slow down for writers looking for representation...and you guys might be wondering what's what.
So I just wanted to give a quick rundown of what New Leaf is up to in terms of establishing themselves online:
Website - this is currently under construction. The site address will be: www.newleafliterary.com. Until then, feel free to check out our Publisher's Marketplace pages for details about us:
Blog - if you're reading this, then you already know where it is! However, this blog will eventually be fading out as New Leaf will be shifting to a tumblr page--this is currently being set up. We chose tumblr because of its fantastic "Ask" feature (for writers who have questions for us agents), and also because it's easier to tag clients/projects and for it to be searchable. We're excited about this transition! But don't forget that both Suzie Townsend and Kathleen Ortiz run their own blogs, and I contribute to the fabulous Publishing Crawl.
Facebook - We are already there! Go Like our page! We're going to be doing more with FB eventually, once everything else is up and running on our end.
Twitter - We're already there, too! In fact, we're there as individuals, and as an agency. Follow us if you're interested!
New Leaf Literary - @newleafliterary
Joanna Volpe - @josvolpe
Kathleen Ortiz - @kortizzle
Suzie Townsend - @sztownsend81
Pouya Shahbazian - @pouyanyc
Danielle Barthel - @debarthel
Pinterest - We are also up on here! Though it's just the basic set up right now. Like with Facebook, we'll be doing more with Pinterest once everything else is set up.
Overall, our plan is to be fully launched and set up by mid-September, if not sooner. The agents at New Leaf Literary & Media have always striven for a strong online presence, and that certainly has not changed. In today's day and age it's more important than ever for our agency and especially for our clients to be out there, interacting with readers and writers consistently. We will continue to do so, always.
As for submissions, please check out our Submission FAQ above for more information, and keep in mind that we only respond to queries if we're interested. We read all queries within two weeks of receipt. If you send an e-query, you will receive an auto-responder that confirms receipt.
And that's the short and skinny of New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc!