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Laurie McLean, Gordon Warnock & Pam van Hylckama Vlieg Launch Foreword Literary

Three seasoned agents, Laurie McLeanGordon Warnock and Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, have partnered together to launch a new agency called “Foreword Literary.”

On submissions, the agents represent writers who specialize in a plethora of different genres from children’s picture books to upmarket commercial fiction. This agency’s current client list includes young-adult author Julie Kagawa, thriller novelist Ransom Stephens and romance writer Lisa Kessler.

Here’s more from the agency’s blog: “We are a brand new type of author representative. Sure, we’ll sell books to publishers and sell subsidiary rights to movie studios, foreign publishers, magazines, audiobook companies, etc. But we’ll also work with a network of affiliates such as self-publishers, cover designers, app creators, web series developers, comic book producers, social media marketers, publicity experts, teachers, game designers, speaker bureaus, and many, many others to offer our clients a fully-fleshed world of possibilities for their creativity.”

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Julie Kagawa Lands 7-Figure Deal with Harlequin Teen

Young adult novelist Julie Kagawa (pictured, via) has signed a seven-figure multibook deal with Harlequin Teen.

Executive editor Natashya Wilson negotiated the deal with senior literary agent Laurie McLean of the Larsen Pomada Literary Agency. Wilson, who will edit the book, secured world rights.

Kagawa has also written the Iron Fey series and the the Blood of Eden series. According to the release, the series “will feature mythical creatures in a contemporary setting.” The first book is expected to come out in 2015. (via Agent Savant)