FROM NEW ZEALAND TO NEW YORK
LITERARY REPRESENTATION & MANAGEMENT
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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO WORDLINK'S TAMMY ROBINSON FOR THIS FANTASTIC TWO-BOOK DEAL!
WELL DONE TAMMY AND VICKI, WE'RE PROUD OF YOU BOTH.
Here's the article from TheBookseller.com:
Piatkus has acquired two novels by self-published New Zealand author Tammy Robinson in a "significant" five-figure deal.
The first book Differently Normal, originally self-published, is about a girl who has no time for love as she is the carer for her autistic sister. It will be published in 2018, while Robinson’s second book, Photos of You,will follow on in 2019.
Associate publisher Emma Beswetherick and Anna Boatman at Little, Brown Book Group, in their first joint acquisition for Piatkus fiction, did the deal for world rights with Vicki Marsdon at WordLink. Kate Stevens at Hachette Australia will publish Differently Normal in New Zealand, also in 2018, as part of the collaborative deal.
Differently Normal has garnered over 60 five-star reviews on Amazon UK, said Piatkus, calling the book "sweet, heartfelt and devastating".
Beswetherick said: "Differently Normal is a new one for me in its appeal to both a YA and adult audience, and we look forward to the opportunities open to us in publishing for both markets. It’s Me Before You meets The Fault in Our Stars, about a girl who cares for her autistic sister so has no time for love – until she meets him – and the ending still refuses to leave me, even weeks after I finished reading."
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.
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 / 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."
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.
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.
Nadine Rubin Nathan started her career as a magazine journalist and was editor in chief of ELLE in South Africa. In 2004, she moved to New York as an editor at Harper’s Bazaar and on the New York Post’s lifestyle magazine. Nadine has written two travel guides, one children’s book and self-published coffee table books in collaboration with her husband, photographer Paul Nathan.
Her interests are high-quality literary fiction, short stories, essays, nonfiction and visual coffee table books, all with an international appeal.
She lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
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.
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American Blood (St Martins Press: 2015)
Marshall's Law (St Martins Press: 2017)
The Stakes (St Martins Press: 2018)
Mother of Pearl
All The Devils are Here
One of Us is Dead
Hap Working the World
(Allen & Unwin 2012)
How the Snake Learned to Smoke
Abigail and the Birth of the Sun
Agents of Kalanon
A Sir Brannon Kesh Mystery
The Whole Food Weaning Cookbook
(Murdoch Books: 2016)
Bake Me Home
(HarperCollins NZ: 2015)
Waiting of Wonderful
The Moon Spun Round
All that We Remember
Dreams of Origami
(Diversion Books: 2015)
Time After Time
Death by Association
Death by Design
Death by Denial
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)
Differently Normal (Piatkus: 2018)
Photos of You (Piatkus: 2019)
That Place Between Asleep and Awake
(Upstart Press: 2017)
The Secret Vindaloo
(Bay Road Media: 2015)
(Anglo-Ink, India: 2016)
Traveler: Books One & Two
Dragon Fire Trilogy, Book One: Broken Skies
A Most Lovely Enigma
Iconic Wineries of new Zealand
(David Bateman: 2017)
My Darling Lemon Thyme Part 2
(HarperCollins NZ 2016)
Hill & Hole are Best Friend
(Feiwel & Friends: 2016)
The Khalada Stones series
Book One: The Madness of Hallen
Book Two: A Brother's Bond
Book Three: A Dark Heart Rises
The Traveller's Daughter (Harper Impulse: 2017)
Doctor on Fire
The Long-range Plan
Garden State Variety
My Brother's Keeper
(St Martins Press: 2017)
My Mother Said
A War without Qualities
Quantum of Fear
Minotaur (Month 9: 2015)
Argos (Month 9: 2016)
T is for Tree (Black & White Publishing: 2017)
(Potton and Burton: 2016)
The Fifth Researcher
The Gusen Experiment
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 download. Obscured Vision is also available on Kindle. 100% of the proceeds from the Kindle edition go to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand.