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No, you are right. KT Public Relations is different from KT Literary.
KT Literary = Kate Schaffer
KT Public Relations = Kae Tienstra
I queried them by email on 12/3 no response yet bad or good..
Queried them today for my humorous literary novel. They seem to like the humor/quirky/wit angle. Fingers crossed.
Today is KT Literary's first official day of business. So of course I e-queried first thing.
There's an interesting interview (linked from the agency's website) with Kate Schafer here that's pretty informative. She seems like she'd be a great person to work with.
There is a lot to be said for an agent who's also a gamer.
She seems like she'd be a great person to work with.[/quote]
I'll second that. Unfortunately, my first post at aw is to say that I won't get the chance to find out. E-queried her yesterday for my middle grade novel, Play Ball!, and got a polite rejection today.
Sent out a query to Ms. Schafer a week or two ago, and got a response today asking for the first five chapters of my young adult fantasy novel. So far I'm pleased, both at the interest, and the promptness with which she responded.
And as someone else said, there's a lot to be said for an agent who's a gamer, lol.
"All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream." Edgar Allan Poe
Kate is my agent and she is absolutely fantastic.
Where the Stars Still Shine, October 2013 (Bloomsbury)
Something Like Normal, June 2012 (Bloomsbury)
The background story of why she moved to Denver is on mediabistro: http://mediabistro.com/galleycat/
When literary agent Kate Schafer was hanging out in the online community for the game City of Heroes, she came across another player who was writing short stories about the characters he was playing and contacted him to see if he might have a novel. He did, and she read it on her first flight out to Denver to meet him and some of their other online friends, but, she laughingly recalls, "I told him I preferred to date him rather than represent him." (Not that there was anything wrong with the manuscript, which is about to be sent out by another agent; it's just geared towards an older audience than the YA books she was handling.) Now, after a year's engagement, Schafer and Doyce Testerman are getting married in April, and she's moving out to Colorado—which means she's leaving her position at Janklow & Nesbit and setting up shop on her own as KT Literary.
The Lost Daughter of India
Sons of Gods -- the Mahabharata
Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript of a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that ...
FYI-she's going by Kate Schafer Tesserman now. Also, she posted this on her blog--she likes to be notified of simultaneous submissions early in the process.
She's very nice and prompt. She read a partial and ultimately passed but she only took a couple of weeks and gave great feedback.
I"m thinking of querying her once my letter is nicely polished. As soon as I read that she is a Joss Whedon fan, I knew she was my dream agent.
The Swift Boys & Me (MG, Scholastic Press, May 2014)
A Midsummer's Nightmare (YA, Little Brown/Poppy. June 2012)
Shut Out (YA, Little Brown/Poppy. Sept. 2011)
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend (YA, Little Brown/Poppy. Sept. 2010)
I tried sending her a query, but when i press send it says 'incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP).
My eyes glazed over, and i'm like... huh?...
Am i able to copy and paste her email address and just send it from my email account, instead of using her 'email me' link?
Thank you ^^.
I thought I had to send it to her from the email box it gives you when you click 'email me'
She's posting one or two lines on the queries she's received since Jan 5 and her decision to pass or request more.
Fun and informative. Click here to read along.
(Hope this is the appropriate place for this.)
Wow, that's interesting. Thanks for the heads-up. One of those is mine, but of the 2 or 3 I think it could be, the comment wasn't horrible!
That's fascinating. It certainly underscores the importance of doing research on what agents actually represent, too!