Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Rachel Beck of Holloway Literary

Screen Shot 2018-04-11 at 12.07.17 AM.pngRachel Beck is a literary agent with Holloway Literary.

Rachel is currently looking for upmarket/book club women’s fiction; contemporary romance; issue-driven young adult; psychological, character-driven domestic suspense/thrillers; southern fiction; and select nonfiction.

No historical, fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, middle grade or children’s books please.

Rachel has been in the publishing industry since 2009. She got her start as an intern at two literary agencies, reading mostly young adult and thrillers. She then worked as an editor at Harlequin, acquiring contemporary romance and women’s fiction. In 2015, she decided to transition her skills to the agent world in order to be an advocate and champion for her authors because she loves finding new talent and helping authors’ dreams of publication come true.

Rachel’s career highlights include helping her authors achieve prestigious romance book nominations and two selective awards, including the National Readers Choice Award, several top reviews in Romantic Times magazine and a Hallmark Channel original production of one of her books, Unleashing Mr. Darcy—a charming retelling of Pride and Prejudice¬, with dogs!

In her free time, Rachel likes reading first and foremost–mostly women’s fiction, psychological suspense and young adult–as well as traveling with her husband, spoiling her cat and watching football (go Steelers!) Follow Rachel on Twitter at @Rachel_C_Beck.

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