Who: Literary Agent Lori Perkins
OK, so I’ve been a literary agent for 25 years.
I’ve had 8 titles on the NY Times best seller list.
What: She wrote a blog post recently about “Trunk Novels.”
Or tell the author to come up with something new, and to put this one in the trunk (thus the term “trunk novels,” which always makes me think of that scene from The Hunger).
Why: She’s interested in reading “Trunk Novels.” As stated above, trunk novels are novels that never sold, and authors put them away in the proverbial trunk.
So send me your trunk novels. Tell your agent friends to send me their trunk novels.
When: You can submit them to her agency right now. She’s actively looking for them.
Where: Here’s a link to the original post on Agent In the Middle. You can do a search for her lit agency web site. It’s not hard to find.
And who doesn’t have trunk novels? I have at least three that I can remember. In my case all three are actually in hard copy, in a file cabinet I haven’t touched in about six years. I’ve been meaning to dust them off and see if I can do anything with them. They aren’t LGBT fiction. These are mainstream novels I tried to shop and didn’t sell well over ten years ago. One, I think, deserves to remain in the trunk, but the other two are novels I’ve thought about over the years all the time.
In any event, if you have trunk novels you should check this out.