Agenting & Acquisitions
Since December 2022, I have co-managed the acquisitions department at Ooligan Press, a student-run trade press partnered with Portland State University. During this time, I have been responsible for the following:
- Managing author submissions through Submittable
- Manage assignments and grading/feedback for acquisitions assignments for the press
- Pitch manuscripts to the press
- Perform developmental edits on acquired manuscripts
I also participated in a Literary Agents & Acquisitions course taught by Fiona Kenshole, a literary agent and editor, which strengthened my abilities as an acquisitions editor and introduced me to literary agenting and scouting.
Pitches I’ve Worked On
Since the books involved in these pitches have not been published yet, you can find examples on this password-protected page: Example Pitches. Both of the pitches were led by my co-manager and myself, and both were successfully acquired by Ooligan Press.
Example developmental letters are also on a protected page in order to protect the identities of the authors; you can access them here: Developmental Edit Examples.
Reader Report, Submission Letter, & Sub List
The following is my final project for the Literary Agents & Acquisitions course, which contains a sample reader report, submission letter, and submission list.
If you would like to see more sample work, or hear more about my experience, please contact me at my email: jenniferbrycedavis[at]gmail.com