Ms. Paquette's author website
Absolute Write's subforum on Ms. Paquette's agency
And now for a few quick blurbs.
From Erin Murphy Literary Agency's "About" page: "Joan joined EMLA in spring 2009 as an associate agent after working in the editorial area of educational software development. In the last few years she has placed dozens of manuscripts with editors and is especially passionate about connecting with and launching the careers of debut authors. As the “East Coast branch” of EMLA, Joan works from her home office in
An EMLA client herself, Joan is also the author of a picture book, THE TIPTOE GUIDE TO TRACKING FAIRIES (Tanglewood, 2009), a mid-grade novel NOWHERE GIRL (Walker, 2011), and several other books due out in the next few years. When she is not on the phone, answering e-mail, or writing, you will most likely find Joan curled up with a book. Or baking something delicious. Or talking about something delicious she's baked. Really, after books and food, what else is there worth saying?"
From Erin Murphy Literary Agency's submission policy: "EMLA is closed to unsolicited queries or submissions. We consider queries that come to us by referral from industry professionals we know, and individual agents are open to queries from attendees of conferecnes where they speak. If you have met us at a conference or have a referral please paste your query into the contact form on this page. Please note that we are no longer responding to unsolicited queries or submissions sent in hard copy form via post or other means, and those sent via e-mail will receive a form rejection."
You should note that the Erin Murphy Literary Agency is generally CLOSED TO UNSOLICITED QUERIES AND SUBMISSIONS. However, if Ms. Paquette mentioned she wasn't necessarily interested in the manuscript you submitted to "An Agent's Inbox" but was interested in seeing future work, YOUR QUERY NO LONGER QUALIFIES AS UNSOLICITED. That's huge, guys. HUGE. So make sure you add Ms. Paquette to your to-query-someday lists if you're in that group.
That's all for now! Winners coming up sometime in the next couple of hours...