Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Erica Bauman of Aevitas Creative Management

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Erica Bauman is a literary agent with Aevitas Creative Management.

Erica is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and has worked in the publishing industry for the last five years, most recently having joined Zachary Shuster Harmsworth in early 2015. She is currently focused on building her own list of clients, representing a wide range of authors across both children’s and adult fiction and nonfiction, and is a member of SCBWI.

She is seeking: middle grade (all genres), young adult (all genres), and children’s nonfiction. In adult fiction, she seeks commercial fiction, women’s fiction, mystery, thriller, and historical fiction. For nonfiction, she seeks memoir and pop culture.

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Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Amanda Jain of BookEnds Literary

Screen Shot 2016-10-18 at 11.35.13 AM.pngAmanda Jain is a literary agent with BookEnds Literary as of 2018 (formerly with Inklings Literary).

Amanda has loved books for as long as she can remember. When she was a kid, Amanda always had her head in a book. In her room, in the car, in the bathtub, wherever. She probably would have brought a book to the dinner table every evening if that was allowed.

After earning a BA in English, she worked in the trade department at W. W. Norton for seven years before leaving to pursue graduate studies. She graduated in 2011 with a MA in the history of decorative arts. Amanda then joined Inklings in 2014, first as an intern and then as Michelle’s assistant.

Amanda is primarily interested in adult fiction in the following categories: historical fiction (in all genres), women’s / book club / upmarket fiction, romance (particularly historical, suspenseful, or with a comedic bent), mysteries (particularly historical or cozy, or historical cozies), and narrative nonfiction in the areas of social history, archaeology, art history, material culture, etc. She is also willing to take pitches, on behalf of her BookEnds co-agents, for young adult and middle grade works with a strong voice.

In all cases, what Amanda is most looking for is a story that completely immerses the reader in the world of the book. She wants to feel the sun on her shoulders, smell the smoke of the battlefield, and hear the horses galloping in the distance.

Amanda is NOT the agent to query with picture books, MG, young adult, memoirs, self-help, poetry, erotica, science fiction and fantasy, horror, or inspirational fiction.