Ann Collette was a freelance writer and editor before joining the Rees Literary Agency in 2000. Her list includes the New York Times bestseller The Art Forger (Algonquin) by B.A. Shapiro;The Muralist (Algonquin) by B.A. Shapiro; the Amory Ames Mystery series, including Edgar nominated Murder at the Brightwell (Thomas Dunne) by Ashley Weaver; Hollow Man (Seventh Street) and the Hugo Marston mystery series (Seventh Street) by Mark Pryor; Newport (HarperCollins) by Jill Morrow; the Vampire Empire series (Pyr) by Clay and Susan Griffith; and the Natural Remedies mystery series (Pocket Books) by Chrystle Fiedler.
In fiction, Ann represents literary, upscale commercial women's, crime (including mystery, thriller and psychological suspense), upscale western (more Larry McMurtry than Cormac McCarthy), historical (any period, but especially seeking ancient Greece or ancient Rome), military and war, and horror (scary stuff only, no gentle vampires or caring werewolves). Her secret desires: anything that features martial arts, biker gangs, fiction set in Southeast Asia, or a kick ass female protagonist. In nonfiction, she represents narrative, military and war (particularly the Asian theater in WWII), books on race and class, works set in Southeast Asia, biography, pop culture, books on film and opera, humor, and memoir with high-quality prose. She does not represent children's and YA, Christian, erotica, romance, sci-fi or high fantasy (Lord of the Rings-type novels), books on religion, philosophy or parenting.
Ann accepts hard copy and email submissions. Fiction submissions should include a terse query letter and first chapter within the body of the email. Attachments and links will not be opened. For nonfiction, send just a query letter. Ann is only able to respond to queries she is interested in pursuing. You can follow her on Twitter and reach her at Agent10702@aol.com.