Welcome to the William K Jensen Literary Agency
Mission Statement: To establish a mutually beneficial relationship between the author and publisher based on communication, integrity, and a commitment to excellence.
On Writing, Publishing, and Books
I love books. Through books I have been introduced to new lands, ideas, people, information, art, fantasy, places, history and so much more. This has enriched my life beyond measure. Also, I find the whole business of book publishing enjoyable and rewarding. The creativity, writing, sales, back cover copy, interior layout, editing, submissions, editors, publicists, publishers, marketing, and on and on, is just flat out fun.
At the same time I know that writing and publishing is hard work, complicated and challenging. Somerset Maugham wrote in, The Moon and Sixpence, "Heaven knows what pains the author has been at, what bitter experiences he has endured and what heartache suffered..." I understand that and therefore support my clients in their writing effort with reviews, ideas, and counsel. In addition, having been in publishing over 36 years, I know the business of books and can counsel authors in all matters of the publishing process. As the mission statement reads, my objective is "to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between authors and publishers based on communication, integrity, and a commitment to excellence."
The William K Jensen Literary Agency works primarily in the Christian marketplace. I am accepting queries from authors at this time. For a listing of the types of books I represent and submission guidelines, visit the submission page.