Jessica Alvarez

Literary Agent

BookEnds Literary Agency

Senior literary agent and Foreign Rights Manager, @BookEndsLit . Former editor. Looking for adult fiction and nonfiction.

Jessica Alvarez
@AgentJessicaA
Literary Agent
Senior literary agent and Foreign Rights Manager, @BookEndsLit . Former editor. Looking for adult fiction and nonfiction.
48 MSWL
135 AskAgent
10 Tips

As of right now, I’ve answered all queries, and have a dozen or so July and August submissions waiting to be read. I’m excited about them and hopeful there will be more new clients in there! 5/5

Jessica Alvarez
@AgentJessicaA
Literary Agent
Senior literary agent and Foreign Rights Manager, @BookEndsLit . Former editor. Looking for adult fiction and nonfiction.
48 MSWL
135 AskAgent
10 Tips

I don’t know my total number of submissions from last year, but I took on 9 new clients last year (again, not a typical year), so I imagine my stats were pretty similar then. 4/?

Jessica Alvarez
@AgentJessicaA
Literary Agent
Senior literary agent and Foreign Rights Manager, @BookEndsLit . Former editor. Looking for adult fiction and nonfiction.
48 MSWL
135 AskAgent
10 Tips

This year, I’ve received about 1650 #queries. Of those, I requested 120, or 7.3% I signed 10, which is 8.3% of requested material, but only .6% of the total # of queries. I offered on a few more than I signed, so the offering percentage is actually slightly higher. 3/?

Jessica Alvarez
@AgentJessicaA
Literary Agent
Senior literary agent and Foreign Rights Manager, @BookEndsLit . Former editor. Looking for adult fiction and nonfiction.
48 MSWL
135 AskAgent
10 Tips

Now, bear in mind, 10 new clients is a lot. Most years, I take on maybe 4-5 new clients. But a big part of my focus this year is growing my #nonfiction list and that’s reflected in these numbers. 8 of the 10 I signed write nonfiction. The other 2 write romance. 2/?

Jessica Alvarez
@AgentJessicaA
Literary Agent
Senior literary agent and Foreign Rights Manager, @BookEndsLit . Former editor. Looking for adult fiction and nonfiction.
48 MSWL
135 AskAgent
10 Tips

Last night I signed my 10th new client of the year, and I want to take this opportunity to do a thread on #submissions and #querystats. Get ready to do some math with me. 1/?