Posted by: Kathy Temean | May 28, 2015

New Agent Looking for Writers

Eve Porinchak, Associate Agent, JCLA (Jill Corcoran Literary Agency)

eve-porinchak-literary-agentEve interned at the Jill Corcoran Literary Agency where she was recently promoted to Associate Agent.

Eve has eclectic literary tastes and is open to everything from picture books to adult novels. Specifically looking for edgy, psychological thrillers, gang-lit, realistic contemporary. Some of Eve’s favorite books are: True Notebooks by Mark Salzman, Monster by Walter Dean Myers, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers, The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson, This Is For The Mara Salvatrucha, Inside The MS-13 by Samuel Logan.

Eve is not a fan of high fantasy; however, she loves the Hunger Games and Science Fiction. Also a huge fan of true crime, and loved NPR’s SERIAL. If your story reads like a Tuesday night episode of “Dateline,” send Eve your pages!

•    Favorite Books: Monster by Walter Dean Myers, You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers, and The Stupids (That’s right, you heard me) by Harry Allard & James Marshall
•    Favorite Movies: The Breakfast Club (Most brilliant movie in the history of movies), The Blue Lagoon (Hey, at least I can admit it), Kings of Summer (BTW, if you haven’t seen this indie gem, go – run, don’t walk – to see it now. GO!)
•    Dream Job: A Quality Control Tester at Cinnabon (For real, that’s a thing!)
•    Death Row Meal: Lindsey Leavitt’s grilled cheese, vanilla cupcakes, gummy bears, white wine, Cinnabon

Eve Porinchak graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in PsychoBiology. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Colby-Sawyer College and attended medical school at the University of New England.

Eve has always worked with children in some capacity. She taught Pre-K through First Grade, with a specialty in reading, she worked as a state foster care case manager, teaches creative writing to incarcerated teens, and serves as an aid worker in Tijuana orphanages.

An active member of SCBWI for 15 years.

Contact Eve at

HOW TO SUBMIT: Please send a query letter with a synopsis and the first ten pages of your work (or entire picture book manuscript) to eve [at] Please include your submission text within your e-mail. Attachments will not be opened.

You will receive an auto-responder to let you know your submission has been received. Jill or Eve will contact you (pretty darn quickly!) if we are interested in reading your full manuscript via email. If you do not hear from us in six weeks, please know we have looked at your work and have determined it is not the right fit for our agency.

Please note: DO NOT CALL or email to ask if you should resend if you did not receive an auto-response email. YES, resend.

DO NOT CALL or email to see if either of us are interested in a particular genre we did not mention above…just send it.

Talk tomorrow,


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