Claire Dunnington is a new literary agent at the Vicky Bijur Literary Agency. She began working at the agency in 2006 and has a BA in Expository Writing from Brown University and an MFA from Columbia University in Nonfiction.
Claire is looking to represent YA fiction, and in particular strong realistic YA fiction and literary middle-grade fiction. She will consider dystopian and futuristic YA, but is less interested in vampires, werewolves, ghosts, etc.
To Submit: “Our general query email is firstname.lastname@example.org (for all queries–Vicky represents many categories, including nonfiction, literary fiction, commercial fiction, and mystery), but authors with YA fiction can query me directly at email@example.com. A prospective author should send a query letter including a brief synopsis and the first chapter of the manuscript. This should be pasted as text in the body of the e-mail, rather than attached.”
Hat Tip: Guide to Literary Agents