Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Amy Levenson of Blue Heron Literary

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Amy Levenson is the founding literary agent of Blue Heron Literary.

She represents: mainstream literary and commercial fiction, and nonfiction in the areas of memoir, biography, narrative nonfiction, and popular culture. She is actively seeking middle grade and young adult fiction (all genres), from adventure driven and fantastical to contemporary settings exploring social issues. For new adult and adult fiction, she seeks plot-driven literary works and upmarket commercial stories with only a touch of genre. She is especially drawn to a strong voice and dynamic characters, a well-paced plot, witty or quirky humor, and am always susceptible to a good solid tug on the heart strings.

Blue Heron Literary is a boutique agency based out of Seattle that places fiction and nonfiction with major and independent publishers throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Amy, a native to the Pacific Northwest and graduate of the University of Washington, began her career at the Sheldon Fogelman Agency in New York City, where she had the opportunity to work with books by some of her favorite childhood authors and illustrators.

She later returned to Seattle, selling books for becker&mayer! that focused on well-known estates and intellectual properties, including Star Wars and the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund.

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One thought on “Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Amy Levenson of Blue Heron Literary

  1. Esther Dille-McCoy says:

    At last year’s Seattle conference you gave me hope after critically being demolished by another agent just before meeting with you. My book is Josie’s Tale about a dog and the trials and tribulations of being sold, loving her owner and being a source comfort and assistance in the unhappy marriage her owner enters into. The dog, Josie, is a jaded Yorkshire Terrier and there is a great dal of humor in her observations with the people and situations she confronts.
    You told me my book theme was salable and to send either the first chapters or the whole book to you. I don’t remember which. I haven’t sent it to you because I wanted to finish my rewrites for a book that corresponds to the literary standards I have garnered. I recognized the kernels of helpful criticism that laced the onslaught regarding my ignorance of focus and doubt about ever having any audience for the book.
    I see your blocks for query advice are all filled. Would you do one of the ten page critiques of participant’s submissions? I sincerely hope so.
    Even if all you query blocks are filled I will still come by and reintroduce myself.

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