LITERARY REPRESENTATION & MANAGEMENT
LITERARY REPRESENTATION & MANAGEMENT
WORD|LINK was founded in 1998 as a cooperative of writers, editors and agents in the United States and New Zealand, and today remains dedicated to supporting writers of exceptional talent through the publishing journey. WORD|LINK Literary is strictly a commission-based agency, we do not charge fees or provide paid-for editorial services.
Although WORD|LINK is growing, we remain a small agency at heart and in practice. Our authors enjoy close personal attention in the development of their works and the achievement of their career goals. The writers we represent are selected not just because of their outstanding writing and quality works of fiction and nonfiction, but because of their willingness to participate in the process, their enthusiasm for writing as a lifelong career, a dedication to their craft, and an unselfish support of the writing community.
Agent / Literary & Film
After retiring from a long military career, Dean put away his uniform and decided to follow his passion for books. He is an alumnus of the Universities of Maryland and South Carolina, and is a published novelist and short story writer. He currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife Lynda.
Dean is always looking for the best in edge-of-the-seat thrillers, recent history military fiction, high-quality science fiction and that always elusive "something new, something great."
Contracts Manager / Agent
Dan's experience in the publishing industry covers a wide spectrum as an author, editor, publishing consultant, and literary agent. He has also had a long association with the aviation industry as a pilot and air traffic controller. In his spare time he likes to imagine what he'd do if he actually had spare time. He divides his time between New Zealand and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Dan works closely with authors in developing their work to the highest standard. He is not currently accepting submissions.
Agent / US & Foreign Rights
Zeynep is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College with a B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing, and has worked as a foreign rights agent at the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency in New York. Her own writings have appeared in publications such as the United Nations accredited The Society and Diplomatic Review, Culture Limited, the New York Journal of Books, and numerous other literary journals, and reviews for the New York Journal of Books. Fluent in English, Turkish, and Spanish, she is an experienced translator of fiction and nonfiction.
She is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
Mira has spent over thirty-five years in the publishing world, including twenty-one years as publisher at Johnson Books/Big Earth Publishing in Boulder, Colorado, where she was involved in all facets of book publishing, from design to manuscript development and more.
Her love of books has led her to continue working with authors. She is especially interested in nonfiction, biography, historical fiction, and most anything that has a unique story line with incredible writing.
She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Agent / Film & TV
Born and raised in the Chihuahuan desert, Cesar's exposure to the mixed culture of the borderland began at an early age. He graduated with a degree in film studies from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
Cesar is particularly interested in film scripts that relate to the human condition and stimulate social debate, but is open to considering any genre or non-genre script that is strong and compelling.
He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Please carefully review submission guidelines before contacting Word|Link Literary. You can submit a query letter directly to the agent or to Submissions@Wordlink.us. Works of fiction should be complete. Nonfiction book proposals should be thorough and professional. Before submitting your work, you should be confident that your manuscript is the best that it can be. Word|Link Literary does not provide editorial services.
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We look forward to hearing from you.