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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

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. He is not currently accepting submissions.

 

 


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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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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. 

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.


NADINE RUBIN NATHAN

Literary Agent

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. 


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cesar perez

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.


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 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. 

For query letters:

  • First, and we cannot stress this enough: Do not attach files or embed sample chapters into the text of 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 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 sample chapters embedded into the text of the email.
    • Mass emailings.
    • Solicitations. 
    • Emails that include inflammatory or abusive language.

 We look forward to hearing from you.