Sunday, May 6, 2012

Agentopia: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg


Pam van Hylckama Vlieg is the newest Associate Agent at Larsen Pomada Literary Agents in San Francisco. She is also the assistant to Laurie McLean, Senior Agent at Larsen Pomada.

She writes at (where you can see her submissions policy),, Ambush Books, Guys Lit Wire, and the San Francisco Book Review as well as recording podcast reviews for Brain Burps. She partners her blog with her local independent bookstore Hicklebee's in San Jose.

Pam grew up in a sleepy little Virginia town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She, however, was too vivacious to thrive and left for bigger cities. Since them Pam has lived in the UK, and now in California. She is married to a Dutchman, the mother of two, and is owned by her Jack Russell Terrier, English Bulldog, and guinea pig Bella.


Middle Grade- I would like to see some epic/high fantasy. Funny science fiction. Laugh out loud contemporary fiction.

YA - I want a Game of Thrones for teens. I really want a dark contemporary that will blow my mind, and a softer one too a la Jennifer Echols. I want a hard science fiction, a space opera or something like it.


Paste your query, synopsis, and first ten pages (no prologues) into the body of an email and send it to


  1. If I can add some insider information, Pam also generously donated a 35-page critique to Pens for Paws, my online fundraiser for Fat Kitty City. It will go up sometime between the start (today, May 7) and May 13 if anyone would like to bid.