Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 3, 2020

April Agent of the Month – Heather Cashman

It is my pleasure to announce that Heather Cashman is our Agent of the Month for April. Scroll to bottom to learn how to submit a first page and maybe win a critique with Heather.

Heather Cashman

Storm Literary Agency

Heather Cashman, Associate Literary Agent:

Heather Cashman is OPEN to submissions at this time. Please familiarize yourself with her guidelines:

Heather doesn’t accept snail mail/postal or simultaneous submissions.

For middle grade and young adult fiction, she’ll consider all genres and loves a good genre splice.

She loves stories that encourage children—and all of us—to be the heroes and heroines of our own lives.

For middle grade and young adult non-fiction: Anything that takes her back to those days in the library when she wanted to learn about someone, something, and somewhere new. In other words, anything that teaches her about someone, something, and somewhere new in a creative and fun way.

For all writing, I enjoy unique characters formed from their own experiences in a unique world. The characters need to feel real with a distinct voice from the first line. Thematic elements and strong character arcs are a must. My favorite books are commercial fiction with a literary flair and inclusive books that bring us together as citizens of the world.

For all writing, Heather enjoys unique characters formed from their own experiences in a unique world. The characters need to feel real with a distinct voice from the first line. Thematic elements and strong character arcs are a must. She loves commercial fiction that has a literary flair and inclusive books that bring us together as citizens of the world.

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children’s, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Historical, Humor, LGBTQ, Middle Grade, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult

Non-Fiction: Biography, Crafts/DIY, History, Humor, Illustrated, LGBTQ, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Sports, True Crime

Favorite sub-genres: Contemporary YA, Diversity, Domestic Suspense, Feminism, Gothic Horror, Historical Fantasy, Humor, Literary Middle Grade, Magical Realism, Multicultural, Narrative Nonfiction, Soft Fantasy, Speculative Fiction, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, narrative non-fiction, upmarket genre fiction

If you think you might be a good fit, please submit your query at http://QueryMe.Online/HeatherCashman 

For information about Storm Literary Agency, please visit our site at www.stormliteraryagency.com.

Find out more about me at: Way-Word Writer | Instagram | Publishers Marketplace

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to heather.stormliteraryagency@gmail.com

If you think you might be a good fit for me, please query me here.

Guidelines & Details

WHAT I’D LIKE TO SEE:

Unbreakable/Split

Shakespeare retellings

Fairy tale retellings

Utopian fiction

Westworld (dialed down for children’s lit)

Stories with AIs or imaginative technology (think Person of Interest)

Anything like the show Merlin

Settings from the prohibition era

Or surprise me! Some of my favorite books are ones I never saw coming!

My favorites include…
My usual favorites are commercial fiction with a decent dose of literary fiction. Give me anything with voice and strong characters and a world that takes me away.

I love books by Pierce Brown, Leigh Bardugo, Rainbow Rowell, Maggie Stiefvater, Holly Black and…Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutski, Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton, Sadie by Courtney Summers, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyami, The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich, Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist, Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely, The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk, and, of course, this list could go on to be a whole post or a few.

Vital Info

@HeatherCashman
Facebook
Linkedin
Website

Check back next Friday for Part One of my interview with Heather.

HERE ARE THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR APRIL 2020 FIRST PAGE CRITIQUES:

In the subject line, please write “APRIL 2020 FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE” Example: Paste the text in the email, plus attached it as a Word document to the email. Please make sure you include your name, the title of the piece, and whether it’s a picture book, middle grade, or young adult, etc. at the top on both the email and the Word document (Make sure you include your name with the title of your book, when you save the first page).

PLEASE name the Word document file by putting 2020 APRIL  – Your Name – Title of first page. Thank you.

REMEMBER: ATTACH THE WORD DOCUMENT AND NOT GET ELIMINATED! Your First Page Word document should be formatted using one inch margins and 12 point New Times Roman font – double space – no more than 23 lines – only one page.

Send to: kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES: Your submission will be passed over if you do not follow the directions for both the pasted email and the attached Word doc. This is where most people mess up.

DEADLINE: April 24th. – noon EST

RESULTS: May 1st.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. Thanks, Kathy. This is great information.

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