Jamie Carr

Jamie Carr works with journalists, culture writers, activists, and novelists. A few notable clients include Fulbright fellow and activist Sasha Velour, Vice Chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party Cassie Chambers (Hill Women/Fall 2019), journalist and acclaimed speaker Noor Tagouri, Kellogg award recipient Sophia Shalmiyev (Mother Winter/February 2019), Jezebel senior staff writer Tracy Clark-Flory, novelist Melissa Larsen, and Norman Mailer Fellow Jenessa Abrams. Born and raised in Lower Manhattan, she has also lived in Charleston, SC and Portland, Oregon where she taught and worked with the literary magazine and indie publisher Tin House.

What I'm Looking For

I'm looking for both literary fiction and some smart commercial fiction.  Having a strong voice, developed sense of place, and compelling concept or plot at hand are all important factors. On the nonfiction side, I'm looking for proposals that offer a new unique lens in which to see the world and that feel important right now--whether covering science, history, or culture.

Sample Titles or Authors

Mother Winter, Sophia Shalmiyev (2019)
Hill Women, Cassie Chambers (2019)
Senior Jezebel Staff Writer, Tracy Clark-Flory

Specializes In

FICTION: Family Saga, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Dating/Relationships, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Pop Culture, Women's Concerns

Considers

FICTION: Chick Lit, Commercial Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Short Story Collections

NONFICTION: Food & Lifestyle, History, Music, Nature/Ecology, Parenting, Politics, Psychology, Science, Technology