Wednesday, October 4, 2017

novel complete! now searching for potential agents and/or publishers

Some exciting news: I recently completed a manuscript for my debut novel! Now all I need to do is find a home for it.

To that end, I'm in the earliest stages of researching agents and publishers who might make a good match for the book. Since I am an author with an established track record, and already have numerous literary connections & followers on social media, I figured that it couldn't hurt to get the word out about this in the event that somebody who is already familiar with my work is interested in possibly representing or publishing me. Or in lieu of that, perhaps you have agent recommendations that you'd be happy to share? If so, feel free to shoot me an email and/or share this news with others.

Interested parties can check out my bio, and my previous books & publications. Here is a brief "elevator pitch" for my novel:

Kat Cataclysm is an ethically non-monogamous bisexual woman and absurdist short fiction writer. 99 Erics is a humorous account of Kat’s experiences writing a book called 99 Erics, which is about her experiences dating ninety-nine different people named Eric. It is more surreal than slutty. Not that there is anything wrong with slutty.

The book is largely comprised of anecdotes from Kat’s dates with various Erics; satirical takes on relationships, sexual conventions, language, the writing process, book publishing, online media, and tech culture; and Kat’s smart yet silly digressions on a variety of topics, including the distorted nature of memories, hipsters, sex toys, YA dystopian fiction, Freudian slips, banana slug mating practices, mathematics, lucid dreaming, agnosticism, the internet of things, and Prince lyrics, to name but a few. These more fanciful passages are seamlessly interwoven with more serious and mundane matters, such as navigating the world as a woman and sexual minority, being an outcast who doesn’t really fit in, overcoming grief, struggling to make ends meet, and reconciling one’s past with the present. The end result is a fun and fast read that tackles meaty subjects and contemporary issues.

A synopsis, book proposal, sample chapters, and/or the full manuscript are available upon request.

For the record, I am not looking for novices - I have represented myself for my first two books, and have self-published my third, so I could do all this again myself if need be. I'd appreciate it if you could inform me about your past experience/clients/publications/etc. (even if it's simply pointing me to your website).

Thanks for listening! -julia