Literary Services LLC

Ms. Sammie L. Justesen
Literary Agent
 



We encourage new and emerging authors to submit their work.  

We accept most genres.

  
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SUBMISSIONS

We will review submissions in the following categories:

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women's fiction

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romance

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mystery

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suspense

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historical

Nonfiction categories include, but are not limited to:

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health

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biography

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psychology

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self-help

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how-to

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parenting

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new age

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medical

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business/technical

We do not accept:

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horror

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books for children

Email queries:

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do accept email queries -- in fact, I encourage writers to use this form of communication.  However, I receive hundreds of email queries a week and simply can't respond to all of them.  I promise to read and consider your query.  If I'm interested, I'll reply and ask for a sample of your work.  If you don't hear from me within 5 working days, that means we determined our agency isn't right for you.

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Mailed Queries:

If you've completed and polished a novel, send a query letter, a one-or-two page synopsis of the plot, and the first chapter.  Also include your biography as it relates to your writing experience, along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope.  Do not send an entire manuscript unless requested.

If you'd like to submit a nonfiction book, send a query letter, along with the book proposal.  Include a bio showing the background that will enable you to write the book.  Don't forget to include the SASE.

Be patient!  Remember, we receive many queries and it takes time to read and answer each one.  We will get back to you, so please don't call us.

Mail queries to:
Northern Lights Literary Services LLC
762 State Road 458
Bedford IN 47421

Submissions without an SASE will not be returned.

Submission guidelines:

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Use Times New Roman font, size 12

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Double space the pages and use 1 inch margins

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Do not justify text (flush with the right side of your pages)

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Print only on one side of standard, 8.5 X 11 inch white paper

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Let us know if this is a multiple submission (we do accept them)

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Don't try to make the pages look fancy - let your writing speak for itself

To write a query letter:

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Limit your letter to one page

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Eliminate all errors -- typing, spelling, punctuation, and grammar

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Don't ramble; get to the point by opening with a brief, tantalizing description of the manuscript.  Then describe your target audience and your background or qualifications for writing the book.

Nonfiction submissions, except for narrative nonfiction, should follow Jeff Herman's format as shown in his book...

WRITE THE PERFECT BOOK PROPOSAL: 10 THAT SOLD AND WHY
This book is available from any of the following sources:

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Amazon.Com

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Barnes & Noble

Note:
We do not have any financial or business relationship with the above.
The links are provided as a courtesy!
 


 

 
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