Hello, I am Pam
Pam van Hylckama Vlieg started her literary career as assistant to Laurie McLean in early 2012. By April Pam was promoted to Associate Agent at Larsen Pomada. In January of 2013 after selling twenty-one books in her first year of agenting Pam was promoted to agent. When Laurie McLean mentioned creating Foreword, Pam jumped at the chance to follow her mentor and create a new agency together.
Pam grew up on a sleepy little Podunk town in Virginia. She’s lived in the UK, several US states, and now resides in the Bay Area of California. She has two kids, four dogs, a cat bent on world domination, an albino hedgehog, and only one husband. You can find her mostly on Twitter where she wastes copious amounts of time.
To query please send a query, 1-2 page synopsis, and the first chapter of your manuscript / entire picture book (no attachments) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pam is interested in the following genres:
High concept young adult. Some of Pam’s favorite recent YA books are: The Masque of the Red Death, Cinder, Shadow and Bone, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Small Damages, and Insignia.
Middle grade in these genres: fantasy, contemporary, literary. Pam’s recent favorite MG books are: The Peculiar, The Emerald Atlas, Storybound, The Prince Who Fell from the Sky, and Icefall.
Romance in all categories except suspense, scifi, and erotica. Pam’s favorite romance titles released recently are: Loving Lady Marcia, Be My Prince, Rogue’s Pawn, and The Siren.
Genre fiction: urban fantasy, paranormal, and epic/high fantasy.
Pop culture nonfiction and adult picture books. Think The Geek’s Guide to Dating and I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats.
Pam’s assistant John is hyper aware of exactly what is missing from the roster at any time. A rejection from him is a rejection from Pam. Pam and John read queries together. If you receive a response from Pam it will be personalized. If you receive a response from John it will be a form letter.