Sarah LaPolla

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Sarah LaPolla has over a decade of experience in the publishing industry. Starting in the foreign rights department at Curtis Brown, Ltd. in 2008, and later as an agent at Bradford Literary Agency, Sarah has primarily represented Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction in a variety of genres. Sarah has an MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction) from The New School and a BA in Creative Writing from Ithaca College. In 2020, she started Next Chapter Editorial, offering developmental edits, query/synopsis critiques, and most editorial needs that fall somewhere in between. She regularly teaches workshops and offers critiques for writers through Inked Voices, Manuscript Academy, and various writing programs and conferences. 

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to sarah@nextchapteredits.com

Consultations

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As a new addition from The Manuscript Academy, #MSWL's sister company, we are now offering e-meeting consultations with a select group of our agents and editors to go over your query letter or first page, get professional feedback, and learn more about the reactions you're getting (or not getting...) from agents. You'll be able to pick from Skype, Hangouts, or a phone call--and, yes, this works internationally. Please see our FAQ, our list of participating agents and editors--and consider joining our Facebook group, a free, friendly community of writers cheering each other on through this process. You can also learn more via the free MSWL podcast, with agent interviews, tips and tricks for giving your work its best possible chance.

Please note: Meetings are posted once monthly, and then often sell out. If there are meetings available, you'll see them bolded on the calendar below. Want an email when new meetings go up? Click here.

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Fiction: General, Horror, Literary, Middle Grade, Mystery, Science Fiction, Young Adult

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