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agent :
Sarah Yake
Frances Collin Literary Agency
P.O. Box 33, Wayne, PA 19301

Sarah Yake has been with the agency since 2005 and handles foreign and sub-rights as well as her own client list. She holds an M.A. in English Literature and has been a sales rep for a major publisher and a bookstore manager.

Sarah welcomes Literary Fiction and is especially interested in work where the arts intersect. For both Fiction and Non-Fiction she loves work about women, solitude, wilderness, travel, and any combination(s) thereof. Quirky/hybrid work is welcome! Favorite settings for any genre include the American West, Europe and England. **I am closed to queries until September 2015. Details below under "submission requirements."**

The agency represents the Estates of John Williams (STONER, BUTCHER'S CROSSING, AUGUSTUS) and Esther Forbes (JOHNNY TREMAIN), among others.

Fran Collin is the Trustee for the Estate of Rachel Carson (SILENT SPRING).

Formerly the Marie Rodell-Frances Collin Literary Agency. Celebrating 67 years as an agency!

years experience: 40+ combined agency total
General fiction, Biography, Travel, Literary Fiction, Nature, Memoir, Hybrid work, Essay, Creative Non-Fiction
Barbara Hambly, Vonda N. McIntyre, Nadine Darling, Caroline Stevermer, Kirsten Kaschock, Christopher Merkner, Marilyn Hacker, the Estate of John Williams, the Estate of Rachel Carson, the Estate of Esther Forbes, Ana Veciana-Suarez, Wendy Sparrow, the Estate of Oliver La Farge, the Estate of Ben Logan, the Estate of Robert Bright and the Estate of Hal Borland.
Vonda N. McIntyre's THE MOON AND THE SUN: Paramount Pictures release April 10, 2015! 1998 Nebula Award winner. Rights licensed in the UK, France, Italy, Turkey, Russia, Spain, Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria, Brazil and Thailand.

John Williams: STONER (called "a perfect novel" by Morris Dickstein in The New York Times June 17, 2007); 1.5 MILLION copies sold world-wide and counting WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013; a #1 best-seller in Holland; over a year and a half on the Der Spiegel hardcover/mass market best-seller lists in German as of April 2015; best-seller in the UK, France, Italy, Israel, Spain, Denmark, Norway and in the Catalan language. Published in Turkey, Bulgaria, Brazil, Korea, China, Poland, Finland and Sweden. Forthcoming in Russia, Greece, Romania, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuanian and in Arabic.

BUTCHER'S CROSSING, best-seller in Holland and Germany (Der Spiegel Hardcover Bestseller list, March and April 2015); also published in the UK, Italy, Israel, Spain and in the Catalan language with more translations to come.

AUGUSTUS (National Book Award 1973) #1 best-seller in Holland September 2014! Reissued by New York Review Books August 2014. Translations in print or forthcoming in Italy, Germany, Spain, Israel, Bulgaria, Norway, Sweden and in Catalan and Latin!

Rachel Carson's SILENT SPRING--2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the first US publication of this classic; #91 Newsweek's 2011 list of the Top 100 Books of All Time!

Kirsten Kaschock: SLEIGHT (Coffee House Press), her debut novel; THE DOTTERY chosen by D.A. Powell for the 2013 AWP Donald Hall Prize for poetry, September 2014, University of Pittsburgh Press.

Barbara Hambly: the Benjamin January mystery series and the James Asher/Don Ysidro Vampire series

Caroline Stevermer: MAGIC BELOW STAIRS, SCHOLAR OF MAGICS, COLLEGE OF MAGICS and, with Patricia C. Wrede, the 3-book series beginning with SORCERY & CECELIA


Nadine Darling's debut SHE CAME FROM BEYOND! to Overlook Press for publication in hardcover on October 13, 2015.
Barbara Hambly's CRIMSON ANGEL, #13 in the Benjamin January mystery series, August/December 2014 (starred PW review), and DARKNESS IN HIS BONES, #6 in her vampire series, Severn House, June/October 2015.
PAST MY DEFENSES by Wendy Sparrow, Entangled Publishing June 23, 2014, THIS WEAKNESS FOR YOU, Entangled November 2014, and CURSED BY CUPID February 2014.
Annie Finch's SPELLS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, Wesleyan University Press, April 2013 and VILLANELLES, an anthology in the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets series edited by Annie Finch and Marie-Elizabeth Mali.
THE MOON AND THE SUN by Vonda N. McIntyre (Film to be released by Paramount Pictures August 2015): UK (Jo Fletcher Books/Quercus), Spanish (Ediciones B), German (Bastei Lubbe), Tukish (Ithaki), Italian (Gargoyle), French (Le Livre de Poche), Russian (Azbooka-Atticus), Hungarian (Maxim), Bulgarian (Kragozor), Portuguese/Brazil (Pandorga) and Thai (Amarin).

STONER by John Williams, best-seller in France in a translation by French author Anna Gavalda (Le Dilettante, J'ai Lu and Loisirs) and also a best-seller in Spanish (Ediciones Baile del Sol), Italian (Fazi), Hebrew (Yedioth), #1 best-seller in Dutch (Lebowski), over 1 year on the Der Spiegel bestseller list in Germany (DTV), the UK (Vintage) and Catalan (Ediciones 62), Turkish (Koton Kitap), Portuguese/Brazil (Editora Absurdaventura), Portuguese/Portugal (Dom Quixote), Norwegian (Cappelen Damm), Danish (Lindhardt & Ringhof) Chinese (CM Publishing Co. Ltd., Complex Chinese Character rights, ex. Mainland China) and Bulgarian (Labyrith). Forthcoming in Russian (Astrel), Finnish (Bazar), Swedish (Natur and Kultur), Korean (Random House), Simplified Chinese Character (Horizon Media,ex. Hong Kong and Macau), Polish (Sonia Draga), Greek (Gutenberg), Slovene (Mladinska), Romanian (Polirom), Czech (Kniha Zlin), Croatian (Fraktura), Latvian (Zvaigzne ABC), Lithuanian (Baltos lankos), Icelandic (Draumsyn), Slovak (Artforum)and Arabic (Dar Athar).

BUTCHER'S CROSSING by John Williams, published in Italian (Fazi, 2013) and Dutch (Lebowski, December 2013), Spanish (Lumen/Random House Mondadori), German (DTV, March 2015),in the UK (Vintage, December 2013) and Danish (Lindhardt & Ringhof, May 2015). Forthcoming in Hebrew (Yedioth), Turkish (Koton Kitap), China (Horizon Media), Brazil/Portuguese (Absurdaventura), Finnish (Bazar), Swedish (Natur & Kultur) and Norwegian (CappelenDamm).

AUGUSTUS by John Williams, new US editon New York Review Books August 2014. #1 bestseller in Dutch, August 2014 (Lebowski). Published in Italian (Castelvecchi), Hebrew (Yedioth), Spanish (Ediciones Pamies), Catalan (Ediciones 62), Bulgarian (Labyrinth) and in the UK (Vintage). Forthcoming in German (DTV), Latin (Lebowski), Norwegian (CappelenDamm), and Swedish (Natur and Kultur).

Sarah Yake, AWP, #Binders
Fran Collin, AAR
We will be CLOSED to queries through August 2015! **Please note that queries sent to an agency email address other than will be deleted unread unless it is a referral or a #Binder query**

AFTER September 1, 2015, please send a query describing your project via email (text in the body of the email only--no attachments, please) to