Lit-Agent Jennifer Chen Tran
Do you want to pitch your book?
Jennifer says your pitch must be between 2 to 3-minutes, and can either be written out and read, or pitch from memory. You may also submit a query letter and she will email it back with comments.
Even if Jennifer isn't looking for what you're writing, she can still listen to your pitch, and give feedback. She might also be able to refer you to another agent at Bradford, or elsewhere, who handles what you write.
President Michelle would like an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12Midnight, Wed. 13 Nov, if you’re planning to participate with a pitch, so she can schedule everyone. Pitches will be scheduled first-come-first-serve.
President Michelle would like an RSVP to email@example.com no later than 12Midnight, Wed. 13 Nov, if you’re planning to participate with a pitch, so she can schedule everyone.
Those not sending an RSVP to me at firstname.lastname@example.org may still show up with a pitch and query, and take a chance on being included.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
(at Watt Ave & I-80/Auburn Blvd)
Meetings are open to the public. Regular attendees will be asked to become members.
Attendees are not required to purchase food or beverages.
You're welcome to come a little early and eat, or eat during the meeting.
NOVEMBER SPEAKER, AGENT JENNIFER CHEN TRAN Jennifer Chen Tran is an agent at Bradford Literary, joining in September 2017. She represents both fiction and non-fiction. Originally from New York, Jennifer is a lifelong reader and experienced member of the publishing industry. Prior to joining Bradford Literary, she was an Associate Agent at Fuse Literary and served as Counsel at The New Press. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Northeastern School of Law in Boston, MA, and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis.
Jennifer understands the importance of negotiation in securing rights on behalf of her authors. She counsels her clients on how to expand their platforms, improve on craft, and works collaboratively with her clients throughout the editorial and publication process. Her ultimate goal is to work in concert with authors to shape books that will have a positive social impact on the world— books that also inform and entertain.
Select titles that Jennifer has represented: I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER by Cori Salchert (Barbour/ Shiloh Run Press); BREAKING UP & BOUNCING BACK by Samantha Burns (Dover/ Ixia Press); THE ART OF ESCAPING by Erin Callahan (Amberjack); MATCH MADE IN MANHATTAN by Amanda Stauffer (Skyhorse); A CROWDFUNDER’S STRATEGY GUIDE by Jamey Stegmaier (Berrett-Koehler).
Jennifer is very interested in diverse writers and #ownvoices from underrepresented/ marginalized communities, strong and conflicted characters who are not afraid to take emotional risks, stories about multi-generational conflict, war and post-war fiction, and writing with a developed sense of place. In non-fiction, she loves books that broaden her world view or shed new light on ‘big ideas.’
In short, Jennifer is looking for: • Fiction: • Women’s Fiction (Contemporary, Upmarket, Literary) • Select Young Adult (must have distinct voice) • Select Middle Grade • Graphic novels and visually-driven projects • Non-Fiction, particularly in the areas of: • Narrative non-fiction (biography, current affairs, medical, investigative journalism, history, how-to, music, pop-culture, travel) • Cookbooks & culinary projects • Lifestyle (home, design, beauty, fashion) • Business Books (social entrepreneurship, female and/or minority-led businesses, and innovation) • Select memoir with an established platform • Parenting • Relationships and Psychology • Mind, body, spirit
Jennifer is NOT looking for: • Children’s picture books • Science Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy • Westerns • Erotica • Poetry • Screenplays Jennifer Chen Tran, Literary Agent, Bradford Literary (516) 350-1653 * @jenchentran
NO GUEST SPEAKER ~ Just chit chat & other fun &/or informative, but mundane writing stuff ~ plus lots of talk about both Anthologies.
Q&A for all things related to publishing and writing
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Noon
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