Monday, December 5, 2016

Subsidiary Rights Deal Announcements

Congratulations to the following TBA clients on their subsidiary rights deals! 

Meira Drazin’s HONEY AND ME sold in Israel to Miskal. 

Jessica Townsend’s NEVERMOOR trilogy sold in Finland to Otava in a pre-empt, in the Netherlands to Luitingh-Sijthoff in a pre-empt, in Hungary to Kolibri Kiadó in a pre-empt, in Israel to Kinneret in a pre-empt, in France to Pocket Jeunesse in a pre-empt, in Spain to Planeta in a pre-empt, in Turkey to Domingo in a pre-empt, in Denmark to Gyldendal in a pre-empt, in Brazil to Rocco at auction, in Poland to Media Rodzina in a pre-empt, in Norway to Vigmostad & Björke at auction, in Italy to Il Castoro at auction, in China to Citic in a pre-empt, in Greece to Psichogios, in Sweden to Semic at auction, in Bosnia to BTC Sahinpasic, in Romania to Nemira at auction, in Germany to Dressler at auction, in Taiwan to Sharp Point, in Serbia to Urban Reads at auction, in Bulgaria to Bard at auction, in Indonesia to Noura, and in Russia to Robins at auction.

Emily Trunko’s DEAR MY BLANK sold in Finland to Otava and in Brazil to Companhia das Letras.

Emily Trunko’s LAST MESSAGE RECEIVED sold in Brazil to Companhia das Letras.

Sherri Smith’s FOLLOW ME DOWN sold in Poland to HarperCollins Polska and in Estonia to Paikese Kirjastus.

A.G. Howard’s UNTAMED sold in Brazil to Novo Conceito and in Italy to Newton Compton.

A.G. Howard’s SPLINTERED sold in Serbia to Publik Praktikum.

Lori Nelson Spielman’s THE LIFE LIST sold in Finland to Otava.

Lynsay Sands’ FALLING FOR THE HIGHLANDER sold in Japan to Futami Shobo.

Stephanie Garber’s CARAVAL sold in Slovakia to Egmont and in Ukraine to Krajina Mriy.

The first two books in Geneva Lee’s Royals Saga sold in Turkey to Pay Kitap and books one, two and three sold in Bulgaria to Egmont.

Angie Thomas’ THE HATE U GIVE sold in Serbia to Urban reads and in Bosnia to BTC Sahinpasic.

Jonathan Janz’ CHILDREN OF THE DARK sold in Germany to Voodoo Press.

Robin Stevens’ MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE & ARSENIC FOR TEA sold in Japan.

R.M. Romero’s THE DOLLMAKER OF KRAKOW sold in Hungary to Maxim.

Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock’s THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES sold in Poland to Jaguar.

Francesca Zappia’s ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS sold in the Netherlands to Leopold in a pre-empt.

Liz Maverick’s WHAT A GIRL WANTS & ADVENTURES OF AN ICE PRINCESS sold in Germany to Rowohlt.

Becky Albertall’s SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA sold in Serbia to Urban Reads.

Tilli Schulze and Lorna Collier’s MY THOUGHTS ARE FREE sold in Germany to Aufbau.

Jacqueline Sheehan’s THE TIGER IN THE HOUSE sold in Germany to Aufbau.

L.H. Cosway’s Hearts Series (Books 1 - 3) sold in Germany to Lyx.

Aditi Khorana’s THE LIBRARY OF FATES sold in Germany to Dressler and in Turkey to Pegasus.

Lori Wilde’s THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE COLLECTION sold in Germany to Weltbild.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

TBA Monthly Wishlist - Dec 2016

It's time again for the Monthly Wishlist! Here's the project that each TBA agent would love to see in their submission inbox. If you have something that fits with the below, please check out our submission guidelines and send it over. We can't wait to read!

Right now I’m feeling dark dark dark, twisted, magical, mystical, eerie, scary, wonderful, heart fluttery - pull me somewhere that both freaks me out and makes me want to stay - Heather Flaherty 

Send me your literary fantasy-horror in the vein of Peadar O’Guilin’s THE CALL — exquisitely written, exquisitely tense - Molly Ker Hawn

My decorations are up, and my desk is overloaded with tinsel - yes, Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I embrace it in a big way! So send me your feel good festive YA or wintery MG adventure - Gemma Cooper**

High concept, emotional MG or YA set in this world, with a fantastic/magical realism element. Think David Levithan’s EVERYDAY or BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver. Definitely want romance (for YA), but other elements too: this could be a friendship or sibling story, or mother-daughter relationships, etc. - Susan Hawk

Send me your ghosts & goblins, your witches & werewolves, your bogeymen, and—yes—even your vampires. Scare me. - Brooks Sherman**

I am hungry for edgy coming-of-age novels, women’s fiction with a great hook, and female-driven, smart suspense that is creepy and atmospheric—especially written by and featuring a marginalized person. - Beth Phelan**


**Gemma, Brooks and Beth are currently closed to queries, but if you have something that matches their wishlists, please send and add #TBAwishlist to your subject header.

Friday, October 28, 2016

TBA Monthly Wishlist - Nov 2016

It's time again for the Monthly Wishlist! Here's the project that each TBA agent would love to see in their submission inbox. If you have something that fits with the below, please check out our submission guidelines and send it over. We can't wait to read!


A fun YA romance that still has a hooky concept. I want to read about first love and romance; lots of kisses an added bonus. Think LOVE & GELATO, or LOVE, LIES & LEMON PIES - Gemma Cooper**

High concept, emotional MG or YA set in this world, with a fantastic/magical realism element.  Think David Levithan’s EVERYDAY or BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver. Definitely want romance (for YA), but other elements too: this could be a friendship or sibling story, or mother-daughter relationships, etc. - Susan Hawk

I’m particularly looking for Middle Eastern narratives right now. I’d love a literary novel that focused on either the Kurdish people or perhaps the current migrant crisis. - Victoria Cappello

Realistic contemporary YA that tackles issues of gender bias with humor and insight, in the vein of THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE-LANDAU BANKS. - Molly Ker Hawn

Fresh epic YA Fantasy set in a world I can feel on my skin, a nation whose plight I would fight for, and an underdog protagonist that I would give my life to help. - Heather Flaherty 

Halloween Edition: Send me your ghosts & goblins, your witches & werewolves, your bogeymen, and—yes—even your vampires. Scare me. - Brooks Sherman**

I am hungry for edgy coming-of-age novels, women’s fiction with a great hook, and female-driven, smart suspense that is creepy and atmospheric—especially written by and featuring a marginalized person. - Beth Phelan**


**Gemma, Brooks and Beth are currently closed to queries, but if you have something that matches their wishlists, please send and add #TBAwishlist to your subject header.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Generalist Interns needed!

We are looking for intern readers for generalist fiction. You do not need to have any kind of publishing experience, but we’re looking for someone who enjoys books by authors such as:

- Erin Morgenstern
- Tana French
- Eleanor Brown
- Jacqueline Sheehan
- Jodi Picoult
- Gillian Flynn
- Lori Roy
- Laurie Notaro
- Celia Rivenbark
- Elin Hilderbrand
- Kristin Hannah
- Jeannette Walls
- Kate Atkinson

This is an eclectic list, so obviously you don't need to like everyone on it. But basically, you should like at least two of the following genres: humor, memoir, upmarket women's fiction and literary suspense. 

You do not need to live in New York—this is a remote internship. We ask for a ten-hours-a-week commitment. Please note that it is unpaid. 

The internship is a great way to learn more about an agent’s work and decision-making process. Past interns have been writers for children, children’s librarians, elementary school teachers, MFA students, and passionate readers.

The agency runs a monthly educational chat for all of our interns, led by a different agent/on a different topic each time. (Past and upcoming topics include: How publishers create marketing plans, Do we need literary agents anymore?, Digital and social publishing, Literary scouts: What do they do? What are the entry-level jobs in publishing? -- we try to make them as useful as we can.) These are optional, and the days/times vary because all the interns have different 'day job' schedules.


Interested?

1. Send an email to intern@thebentagency.com and put “Generalist intern” in the subject line.

2. Tell us why you want the internship and something about yourself, or include a resume if you have one (although it's not necessary). 

3. Include two lists: the last ten books you've read and your top ten favorite books of all time.


If you've applied in the past, you're welcome to apply again. We usually get a great many applicants and the application period will close fairly quickly; watch this space for details!