Copps Literary Services, LLC
In the summer of 2010, Elizabeth Copps did what any starry-eyed word nerd would do: she used her savings to move from Florida to New York City with the goal of doing something—anything—related to books. She was lucky enough to be offered an internship at a literary agency where she cut her teeth and discovered her passion for publishing. For over a decade, Elizabeth has dedicated herself to the care and management of author careers. Her business philosophy is simple: to foster relationships across the industry that are equitable, transparent, and long-lasting. She is excited to continue to build Copps Literary Services and her list of award-winning and eclectic clients from her current home of Denver, Colorado. She is drawn to fresh takes on timeless plots–stories that are thought provoking and discussion spurring. She loves complex characters who are brimming with personality and burst off the page. Who are irreverent and dark. Smart and sarcastic. Creative and wise. There are only so many settings and themes to expound on, but every single person is different, which means there are limitless combinations of character traits a writer can play with. That’s pretty amazing. The King said it best regarding what it means to create a complex character: “Bad writing usually arises from a stubborn refusal to tell stories about what people actually do―to face the fact, let us say, that murderers sometimes help old ladies cross the street.” She specializes in middle grade and adult fiction and has a particular soft spot for all things spooky. She is currently seeking horror, speculative, upmarket contemporary, and historical projects in kidlit and adult. In nonfiction, she is drawn to platform-driven memoir and biography. While she is interested in light magic, she does not represent hard sci-fi or epic fantasy projects.
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How to successfully present your work
Please visit https://www.coppsliterary.com/submit-to-us for full submission guidelines and policies. For Fiction: Include an attention-grabbing query letter that includes word count, genre, comparative titles, and writing credentials. For Non-Fiction: Submit a complete non-fiction proposal including a chapter outline, author credentials, positioning and market considerations, comparative titles, and 1-2 sample chapters. For All Submissions: Please only submit one project at a time, to one agent at a time. If we love your work but don’t feel it is a fit for us, we’ll share it with colleagues.