An Interview With… Rachel Beck

rachelburkotThis week we’re chatting with literary agent, Rachel Beck. And we’re talking career change, submission wish lists and advice to writers.

What drew you to agenting?

The fact that you get to be an author’s advocate, guide their career and help their dreams of publication come true. That you get to work intimately with authors from book to book and help them shape it, then work with publishers to find the best home for their words.

What are you currently seeking?

I’m on the hunt for women’s fiction, particularly upmarket/book club fiction, i.e., Emily Giffin, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain; young adult (no fantasy or paranormal unless it’s very light); contemporary romance, i.e., Kristan Higgins, category romance with unique, memorable plots, i.e., Natalie Charles; southern fiction; “dark” women’s fiction/thrillers, i.e., Gillian Flynn or Mary Kubica; urban fiction or literary fiction. Continue reading “An Interview With… Rachel Beck”