JUNIOR LITERARY AGENT AT HIGH SPOT LITERARY

Nina Rachel Leon

Prior to joining High Spot Literary as a Junior Agent, I interned at the Irene Goodman Agency, where I had the privilege of learning from some of the best agents in the industry.

I have a background in writing, which led me to the publishing industry. In 2019 I completed an honours degree in publishing, before reading & assessing manuscripts for Pan Macmillan.

As a junior literary agent at High Spot, I now have my own list of incredible and hugely talented authors who keep my job exciting and fun!

I am open to middle grade, young adult, new adult, and adult across all genres with a focus on fantasy.

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Bachelor of Arts (Film & Television and Media & Writing) University of Cape Town

Bachelor of Information Science (Hons) (Publishing) University of Pretoria

EDITORIAL SERVICES

PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO OFFER AGENT REPRESENTATION TO ANYONE PAYING FOR MY PRIVATE EDITORIAL SERVICES. THESE EDITORIAL SERVICES ARE OFFERED IN MY PRIVATE CAPACITY AND ARE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH SPOT LITERARY. 

As a junior literary agent, I have the privilege of working closely with authors as they navigate the editorial process. Editing is one of the most important steps in the publishing process, and the editorial strength of a manuscript can mean the difference between a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ from either an agent or an editor.

 

I am delighted to say that I am now open to private editorial clients. I can’t wait to help aspiring authors on their publishing journey.

 

My services are as follows:

 

QUERY CRITIQUE
The goal of a query is to hook an agent with a brief but informative pitch of your manuscript that both intrigues and excites them.
In my query critique, I will provide feedback that helps your query standout from the hundreds of other queries agents receive. I will focus on structure, style, and overall delivery of the pitch.

DEVELOPMENTAL EDIT
My developmental editing notes offer detailed  feedback on the strength of character development, world-building, plot, and logic within the story. My notes will teach you how to improve all these aspects of your manuscript. Private clients will receive a detailed editorial letter, and tracked changes within the manuscript.

EDITORIAL ASSESSMENT
My editorial assessment will provide broader feedback on your manuscript, and will touch on character development, world-building, pacing, and plot. This feedback will help you gain a general understanding of the editorial strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript. Private clients will recieve an editorial letter

For a quote please send a pitch, detailed synopsis, and full manuscript to ninaleonediting@gmail.com or click on the link below to email Nina directly.

mailto:ninaleonediting@gmail.com

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
I am open to middle grade, young adult, new adult, and adult across all genres with a focus on fantasy.
Please see my manuscript wish list for a guide to the manuscripts I would like to see most. 

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