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Mandy Jackson-Beverly Chats With Literary Agent Betsy Amster

June 09, 2021 Mandy Jackson-Beverly
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Mandy Jackson-Beverly Chats With Literary Agent Betsy Amster
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Mandy Jackson-Beverly Chats With Literary Agent Betsy Amster
Jun 09, 2021
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Today I’m chatting with Betsy Amster, literary agent and founder of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises, a full-service literary agency located in Los Angeles, California.

Before opening the agency, Betsy spent ten years as an editor at Pantheon and Vintage and two years as editorial director of the Globe Pequot Press. She has been described in the Los Angeles Times as “a dogged prospector of…literary talent” and celebrated in a profile in the American Society of Journalists and Authors newsletter for her “no-nonsense style and whimsical sense of humor.” She frequently teaches classes on publishing at UCLA Extension’s Writers Program and participates in panels at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Enjoy!

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Betsy Amster Literary enterprises

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Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel

L. A. Weather, Maria Amparo Escandón

A Taste of Sugar, Marisol Vera

 

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Today I’m chatting with Betsy Amster, literary agent and founder of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises, a full-service literary agency located in Los Angeles, California.

Before opening the agency, Betsy spent ten years as an editor at Pantheon and Vintage and two years as editorial director of the Globe Pequot Press. She has been described in the Los Angeles Times as “a dogged prospector of…literary talent” and celebrated in a profile in the American Society of Journalists and Authors newsletter for her “no-nonsense style and whimsical sense of humor.” She frequently teaches classes on publishing at UCLA Extension’s Writers Program and participates in panels at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Enjoy!

 Here are the links for this episode:

Betsy Amster Literary enterprises

Submission Guidelines

Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel

L. A. Weather, Maria Amparo Escandón

A Taste of Sugar, Marisol Vera

 

Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheBookshopPodcast?locale.x=en_US)