About Wendy Sherman
Wendy Sherman has been in publishing more years than she cares to admit. She has held senior, executive positions at Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Henry Holt. During her tenure at these major publishing houses, she worked in the areas of subsidiary rights, marketing, sales, and editorial. With a desire to work more closely with writers and develop their careers, she founded Wendy Sherman Associates Literary Management in 1999.
Wendy loves voice and story-driven fiction. She is interested in women’s fiction that hits that sweet spot between literary and mainstream and has a passion for Southern voices, historical dramas, suspense with a well-developed protagonist, and writing that illuminates the multicultural experience. ”I have a weakness for family secrets and mother-daughter relationships and love stories that make me cry.”
She is also interested in non-fiction with a unique twist by authors with strong media platforms. Memoir, narrative non-fiction, practical and prescriptive, self-help and mainstream psychology are also general areas of interest. Strong categories for her include parenting, relationships, lifestyle, pop-culture, and just about anything to do with food.
Wendy is on the Board of the Association of Authors Representatives (AAR) and a member of The Women’s Media Group.
About Kimberly Perel
Kim Perel joined Wendy Sherman Associates in January 2009. After graduating from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, Kim worked in the editorial department at Forbes magazine and later as a copywriter and freelance journalist. While pursuing a MFA degree at The New School in New York City, Kim joined WSA and fell in love with the idea of championing emerging talent and helping writers through the process of getting published. With over five years experience as a writer herself, Kim brings her magazine background to the world of books.
Kim is enthusiastic about discovering fresh voices. She is drawn to voice-driven fiction, novels that illuminate an unknown world, and true-to-life characters. She looks for queries that provide fresh insight or a wide lens that captures life at a certain period in time. She also loves humor, memoir that tells a unique story, and journalistic non-fiction.
About Jenny Meyer
Jenny Meyer has been in the business of foreign rights since 1996. Founded in 2002, Jenny Meyer Literary Agency, Inc. represents UK and translation rights on behalf of a wide variety of U.S.-based literary agencies and authors. Jenny attends the major international bookfairs, selling direct in all territories which fosters a close working relationship with foreign publishers, thereby maximizing the potential of each project abroad.
Kim Naples is excited to learn about the first steps of book publishing. She loves young adult literature, literary fiction, and stories about cultures and people new to her. A few of her favorite books are Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, and Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides. At WSA, she helps Wendy and Kim Perel review submissions and manage social media. Kim Naples is not accepting submissions at this time. Please address queries to Kim Perel or Wendy.
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We do not represent the following:
- Cozy mysteries
- Genre romance, westerns, science fiction, or fantasy
- Children’s picture books