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WORD|LINK LITERARY


FROM NEW ZEALAND TO NEW YORK

LITERARY REPRESENTATION & MANAGEMENT

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WORD|LINK LITERARY


FROM NEW ZEALAND TO NEW YORK

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.

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Our Agents


Our Agents


DANIEL MYERS

Managing Director / 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. 

Along with managing the agency, Dan works closely with authors in developing their work to the highest standard. 


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MIRA PERRIZO

Literary Agent

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.

 

DEAN KRYSTEK

 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." 


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cesar perez

Agent / Film & TV

César’s love of great storytelling was born into him in the mixed culture of the borderland and the Chihuahuan desert he grew up in. He is a graduate of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Film Studies, and is no stranger to nearly all facets of film production. 

César 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.

 

VICKI MARSDON

Literary Agent

Vicki started her career in publishing as a sales and marketing manager. She developed the successful children's list at Reed Publishing before working at Penguin NZ and as an Associate Publisher at Harper Collins NZ. Vicki continues indulging her passion for developing new writers in a new age for publishing. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

Her interests are quality children's picture books with an international appeal, thought-provoking women's fiction with strong characters, and high-quality nonfiction.


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ZEYNEP SEN

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 currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. 


FOR ACCESS TO OUR CLIENT CATALOGUE, PLEASE CONTACT ANY ONE OF OUR AGENTS

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Submissions


Submissions


Please carefully review submission guidelines before contacting Word|Link. 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 does not provide editorial services, but can sometimes recommend an editorial service. 

For query letters:

  • First, and we cannot stress this enough: Do not attach files or embed sample chapters in your email, these queries are deleted without response. Attachments are never opened. The ability to follow instructions is a vital part of the process from query letter to the published book. 
  • Put the title of your work in the Subject line. Send your email to the agent you think would be most interested in your work, or submit it to Submissions@Wordlink.us. All queries are reviewed by all agents, but it is best to start with the one you believe would be most interested.
  • Please be patient. It can take 2 weeks or more for us to give your query full consideration and respond.

For rights inquiries:

  • Put the title of the work, author and "rights query" in the Subject line. Send it to Dan Myers.
  • Clearly state what rights you are interested in, the publisher/producer you represent, and your telephone/email contact details.

For general inquiries:

  • Identify the nature of your email in the Subject line (i.e. question, request, comment, interview, etc.).
  • We endeavor to answer all emails promptly (although query letters can take longer to be properly considered). However, please be advised that certain emails are deleted automatically and will not be responded to. These include:
    • Query letters with unrequested attachments or embedded chapters.
    • Mass emailings.
    • Solicitations. 
    • Emails that include inflammatory or abusive language.

 We look forward to hearing from you.

  

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Our Authors


Our Authors


Click on an author's image below to go to their personal webpage.

BEN SANDERS

American Blood (St Martins Press: 2015)

Marshall's Law (St Martins Press: 2017)

The Stakes (St Martins Press: 2018)

WILL CREEDLE

Mother of Pearl

Pale Shelter

All The Devils are Here

HAP CAMERON

Hap Working the World

(Allen & Unwin 2012)

THOMAS ECKERT

Doublewide

DARIAN SMITH

Agents of Kalanon

A Sir Brannon Kesh Mystery

AARON SHELLA

The Fighting Haunted Houses

TANIA HUTLEY

Skin Hunter

VANESSA CLARKSON

The Whole Food Weaning Cookbook

(Murdoch Books: 2016)

ALICE ARNDELL

Bake Me Home

(HarperCollins NZ: 2015)

Beckie Jas

Waiting of Wonderful

ELENOR GILL

The Moon Spun Round

All that We Remember

Dreams of Origami

(Diversion Books: 2015)

TRACEY HAISLEY

Still Life

Time After Time

BRYAN ROBINSON

Bloody Bones


JOSEPH PICARD

Garden State Variety

Road Kill


EMMA PULLAR

Lightning Flower

FAIRGRAY & JONES

Gorillas In Our Midst (Sky Pony: 2015)

My Grampa is a Dinosaur (Sky Pony: 2016)

That's Not the Monster We Ordered

(Sky Pony: 2017)

Open in Case of Emergency  (Sky Pony: 2017)

paddy richardson

That Place Between Asleep and Awake

(Upstart Press: 2017)

KEITH BUTLER

The Secret Vindaloo

(Bay Road Media: 2015)

(Anglo-Ink, India: 2016)

JOSEPH ECKERT

Traveler: Books One & Two

SAI

Dragon Fire Trilogy, Book One: Broken Skies

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DOUGLAS RENALL

    Iconic Wineries of new Zealand

(David Bateman: 2017)

EMMA GALLOWAY

    My Darling Lemon Thyme Part 2

(HarperCollins NZ 2016)

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KYLE MEWBURN & VASANTI UNKA

  Hill & Hole are Best Friend

(Feiwel & Friends: 2016)

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nelson potter

Incandescent

RUSSELL MEEK

The Khalada Stones series

Book One: The Madness of Hallen

Book Two: A Brother's Bond

Book Three: A Dark Heart Rises

MICHELLE VERNAL

The Traveller's Daughter (Harper Impulse: 2017)

CLARE HALFORD

Doctor on Fire


WADE TABOR

The Long-range Plan


GREG FOWLER 

T is for Tree (Black & White Publishing: 2017)


PAULa DARNELL

Death by Association

Death by Design

Death by Denial


PHYLLIS SHERMAN  

& BRETT SHERMAN    

Detective Ethan Jellus Mysteries

 

DONNA MALANE

My Brother's Keeper

(St Martins Press: 2017)

Surrender

My Mother Said

erik edstrom

A War without Qualities

mike WOODHAMs

Quantum of Fear

RICK STINCHFIELD

Utah 238

PHILL SIMPSON

Minotaur (Month 9: 2015)

Argos (Month 9: 2016)

Titan

Earthborn

M.A. RIchards

Choice of Enemies

(Sunbury Press: 2016)

A Thousand Enemies

MARY HOBBS

The Mackenzie

(Potton and Burton: 2016) 

JAMES BASTIAN

Vision Quest

LEE BARNES

Searchlight

JOHN LOCKYER

The Pureman

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ROBERT HUBBARD

The Committee

The Fifth Researcher

The Emblem

The Gusen Experiment

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william cane

The Train


max isaacson

Play it Like Monk


tammy robinson

The Insignificance of You

Charlie and Pearl



KEVIN LEICINGER

Street Pollo

Anika

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W|L Publications


W|L Publications


 

Every year (or thereabouts), a group of WORD|LINK authors put together a compendium of short stories sharing a common theme. In 2014, they released Obscured Vision, a collection of speculative fiction, each with its own take on the perception of reality. Featuring works by Darian Smith, Elenor Gill, Gary Cross, Joseph Eckert, Ken Benn, Tannis Laidlaw and Will Creedle.

If you have a PDF viewer, you can CLICK HERE for a free downloadObscured Vision is also available on Kindle. 100% of the proceeds from the Kindle edition go to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand.