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We are very lucky to have such exceptional representation from such exemplary agencies, all of whom actively looking for new clients. They come from all genres, including fiction AND nonfiction!
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Meet our Agents and Editors!
Trident Media Group
Sarah is actively building her client list and is looking for commercial and upmarket women’s fiction: stories that are character driven, that make you think and feel.”
Sarah began her career as an assistant, managing the business of two agents at Trident. She was then promoted to the position of Audio Agent. In that position, Sarah negotiated deals with audio publishers for Trident authors. Her next promotion was as a sales agent in Trident’s unique Foreign Rights Department. In this position, Sarah contacted editors at publishers around the globe to offer the works of Trident authors and negotiate deals on their behalf.
With this diverse experience, Sarah is ready to become a leading literary agent at Trident. “I now have the background, coupled with my energy and passion for great stories, to offer clients both skills focused on negotiating deals and career management.”
Holloway Literary Agency
Rachel is interested in representing:
Women’s fiction, especially upmarket/book club fiction, such as Emily Giffin, and Diane Chamberlain. Contemporary romance.
Young adult, especially emotional/deep issue (even dark) stories (no historical, fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi or middle-grade please).
Psychological, character-driven women’s suspense/thrillers, such as Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins and Mary Kubica.
Southern fiction, such as Elaine Hussey
Rachel has been in the publishing industry since 2009. She worked as an editor in the romance business, acquiring category romance, contemporary romance and women’s fiction before becoming an agent. Rachel’s career highlights include helping her authors achieve prestigious romance book nominations and two selective awards, including the National Readers Choice Award, several top reviews in Romantic Times magazine and a Hallmark Channel original production of one of her books, Unleashing Mr. Darcy—a charming retelling of Pride and Prejudice–with dogs!
Inklings Literary Agency
Amanda Jain is primarily interested in adult fiction in the following categories: historical fiction (in all genres), women’s / book club / upmarket fiction, romance (particularly historical, suspenseful, or with a comedic bent), mysteries (particularly historical or cozy, or historical cozies), and narrative nonfiction in the areas of social history, archaeology, art history, material culture, etc. She is also interested in select YA and MG projects with unique hooks and a strong voice.
After earning a BA in English, she worked in the trade department at W. W. Norton for seven years before leaving to pursue graduate studies. She graduated in 2011 with a MA in the history of decorative arts. Amanda then joined Inklings in 2014, first as an intern and then as Michelle’s assistant.
In all cases, what Amanda is most looking for is a story that completely immerses the reader in the world of the book. She wants to feel the sun on her shoulders, smell the smoke of the battlefield, and hear the horses galloping in the distance.
Amanda is NOT the agent to query with picture books, memoirs, self-help, poetry, erotica, science fiction and fantasy, horror, or inspirational fiction.
OUR SOLD OUT AGENTS!
AKA Literary Management
Terrie is in search of crime fiction, to include procedurals, psychological suspense, domestic and international thrillers. Bring on your book club offerings including Southern, near-historical, upmarket, and what some editors call “guy” fiction. Also, Terrie is selectively building her contemporary and category romance lists. Children’s books that give readers a chance to think, dream, dare, and care are the ones she likes best (any age), and her nonfiction sweet spots are activity books for adults (other than coloring), pop culture, music and food.
Terrie currently represents the nation’s largest independent line of coloring and activity books for adults, several top-selling mystery and thriller authors, and a few of the people your mama may have warned you about when you were growing up. Prior positions in publishing, international media, and government provided the groundwork for connections in print, television and film, and have afforded clients multi-platform opportunities for success.
Nelson Literary Agency
Joanna is looking for exciting new voices in women’s fiction, thriller, new adult, and young adult genres.
Joanna joined Kristin Nelson Literary Agency in 2016. She began her career in publishing as an assistant under Jane Jordan Browne and Danielle Egan-Miller and became an agent for Browne & Miller Literary Associates in 2003. Joanna has prepared, submitted, and successfully placed all types of projects, but her true passion lies in commercial fiction. She enjoys working with writers who embrace the full creative process (read: don’t mind revisions) and has helped to shape many client manuscripts into books that receive stellar reviews, award nominations, and which have gone on to become national and international bestsellers. Joanna holds a Master of Arts in Film Theory and Criticism from the University of Chicago as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from the University of Calgary, Canada.
Brower Literary & Management
Jess specializes in YA and adult, with a keen interest in contemporary, thriller, romance, and women’s fiction.
Holloway Literary Agency
Jamie is interested in representing: Cozy mysteries – similar to the Maggy Thorsen mysteries, and with an Appalachian setting, Psychological thrillers – such as Before I Go to Sleep and I Am Pilgrim.
Her YA interests include: Contemporary fiction—in the vein of Maureen Johnson, Rainbow Rowell, David Arnold, and Kim Zarins, Fantasy and light sci-fi—think Kristin Cashore and Corinne Duyvis, Historical Fiction/Fantasy—particularly written within the Tudor or Victorian periods, Magical Realism – along the lines of The Gemma Doyle Trilogy and The Diviners, Dark humor—much like Going Bovine, Thrillers—either with an unreliable narrator or in the vein of Kendare Blake (Anna Dressed in Blood)
Jamie is particularly interested in YA with LBGTQ casts.
Inklings Literary Agency
Whitley is currently building her client list and is actively seeking young adult, middle grade, and select commercial fiction. In commercial fiction, she is drawn to female-centric stories, whether contemporary or historical. She’s looking for psychological thrillers, upmarket women fiction, lyrical historicals, commercial chick-lit, and immersive magical fantasies.
In young adult and middle grade, she welcomes queries for speculative/sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, romance, historical, thrillers, and horror, and is particularly interested in light-hearted and high-concept contemporary, magical realism that borders on psychological thriller, and dark historical fantasies set at the dawn of the modern age. Number one on her wish list is a best friend break-up story. She is not interested in angels, zombies, werewolves, vampires, dystopian societies, or steampunk.
Stonesong Literary Agency, Custom Publishing, & Book Development
Madelyn is looking for mysteries, historicals, fantasies, and contemporaries. In MG & YA, she has a soft spot for myths, legends, and fairy tales, she’s also interested in updates and retellings. For nonfiction, historicals that focus very closely on a specific period, person, or group, and that give the reader a connection to the past.
Madelyn joined Stonesong in May 2015. Since then, she has assisted on projects ranging from adult and children’s fiction to cookbooks to lifestyle. She looks forward to building long-lasting, collaborative relationships with her authors, and is interested in a wide variety of adult and children’s fiction, as well as historical nonfiction. Before entering the literary world, she earned her M.A. in Medieval Studies, with a focus on medieval England.
Brower Literary & Management
Aimee is specifically interested in literary and upmarket fiction, historical and women’s fiction, and YA fiction (all genres).
Aimee has always loved books. She loved them so much that as a child, she was often caught sneakily reading Roald Dahl and Harry Potter under her desk at school. She loves stories that are told from an original point of view and are as addictive as a good Netflix binge. After earning her BA from Transylvania University, Aimee moved to New York and received her Master’s from NYU. She is based in New York City and is thrilled to be a part of Brower Literary and Management.
Stacy is drawn to anything with an interest in social justice, a compelling narrative voice, and/or a great sense of humor. As a Junior Agent, she is seeking literary fiction, upmarket women’s fiction, and realistic young adult fiction, particularly stories with international settings, unique subcultures, historical hooks, magical realism, and powerful women. On the nonfiction side, she is interested in acquiring remarkable memoirs, humor writing, narrative nonfiction, investigative journalism, and prescriptive titles with strong platforms.
Dystel Goderich & Bourret Literary Agency
Eric is looking for thrillers (esp. medical) as well as YA & MG. For non-fiction, he’s open to just about everything, but the writer must already have a strong platform, as this is something publishers insist upon. For that reason, the only memoirs that he can consider must come from authors who can demonstrate that they already have a large following and an effective platform in place.
Eric joined Dystel and Goderich Literary Management in 2015 after thirteen years at The Spieler Agency. A graduate of UCLA and the Sorbonne, Eric entered publishing as a journalist and author. As an agent, Eric has a strong affinity for Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction, as well as adult non-fiction, especially in the areas of history, biography, psychology, health and wellness, mind/body/spirit, and pop culture. Among his authors are Chris Grabenstein (Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library), Lydia Kang (Control and Catalyst), MAD MEN cast member Bryan Batt (She Ain’t Heavy; She’s My Mother), and former East German spy Jack Barsky (the upcoming Deep Undercover).
Red Fox Literary
As the newest agent to join Red Fox Literary, Stephanie represents both authors and illustrators of board books, picture books, middle grade, and young adult. She will consider stories in any genre, but looks for a strong voice, rich and multi-layered plots, and stylish, classic, or quirky illustrations. Most of all, she loves anything that really makes her laugh.
Stephanie Fretwell-Hill started her publishing career in 2004 at Walker Books Ltd. in London, where she sold foreign language rights. Working in a design-led company with legendary artists such as Helen Oxenbury and Lucy Cousins sparked her love of illustration, while her sales role gave her an international perspective on children’s publishing.
In 2011, Stephanie moved back home to the United States, where she joined Peachtree Publishers as an editor. During her four years there, she acquired fiction and non fiction picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles. Her acquisitions received such honors as YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year, Parents’ Choice Awards, and numerous starred reviews from major trade magazines.
Sandra Bond Agency
Becky is interested in adult and teen horror, mystery/thriller, historical fiction, sci fi, fantasy, and general fiction.
Becky is an associate agent at Bond Literary Agency, a Denver-based agency run by Sandra Bond. Before working with Sandra, Becky was a commissioning editor for The History Press and a freelance cookbook editor. She is a Denver Publishing Institute alum with a bookseller background.
Folio Literary Management
Annie is on the hunt for a sweeping narrative in which high concept and voice are woven into a captivating and atmospheric story. She gravitate towards literary and upmarket fiction. Rich historical fiction and literary thrillers that have a psychological or emotional bent, especially those that depart from the norm of the genre, both in tone and concept.I’m also open to fresh, smart, well-branded nonfiction in the areas of pop science, pop culture, diet/health/fitness, food, lifestyle, narrative non-fiction, and humor. She is not looking for: children’s, young adult, romance, chick-lit, political thrillers, cozy mysteries, screenplays, or poetry.
Books she can’t stop thinking about: THE ATOMIC WEIGHT OF LOVE by Elizabeth Church, COLD MOUNTAIN by Charles Frazier; BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent; A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING by Bill Bryson; WHY NOT ME? by Mindy Kaling.
Nelson Literary Agency
Danielle is currently building a list of clients in YA, women’s fiction, fantasy, mystery, and select middle grade.
She joined the Kristin Nelson Literary Agency in 2017, and was previously with Hannigan Salky Getzler from 2013 on. While at HSG, she also sold translation rights in the foreign markets.
She gravitates toward stories with a strong voice. She particularly enjoys complex female characters, narratives that explore social issues, complicated family dynamics, and coming-of-age stories. Genres that appeal include contemporary YA, epic fantasy, historical fiction, cozy mysteries, and upmarket women’s fiction. She finds it hard to resist gorgeous writing and is a sucker for romantic plot lines that are an element of the narrative, but don’t dominate it. (think the original American Girl series).
Trident Media Group
Mark is open to most everything, excluding personal memoir, poetry, short stories, novellas, New Adult, Romance, Erotica, picture books.
Mark attended Emerson College and was President of its Publishing Club, establishing the Wilde Press. After graduating with a degree in writing, literature & publishing, he began his career with Penguin’s VP. Mark’s first position at Publishers Marketplace’s #1-ranked literary agency, Trident Media Group, was in foreign rights. Mark was EA to Trident’s Chairman and ran the Audio Department. Mark is currently working with his own client list, helping to manage and grow author careers with the unique resources available to Trident. He has ranked #1 among Literary Agents on publishersmarketplace.com in Overall Deals and other categories.
Harvey Klinger Literary Agency
Andrea is actively looking to take on new authors who write in the following categories: Fiction: literary, commercial, book club fiction, romance, thrillers, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, young adult, middle grade. Nonfiction: memoir, narrative, popular science, pop-culture, humor, how-to, parenting, self-help, lifestyle, travel, interior design, crafts, cookbooks, business, sports, diet, health & fitness.
A literary agent for over fifteen years, Andrea represents a wide range of fiction and nonfiction, including projects for adult, young adult and middle grade audiences. Previously an agent at the Donald Maass Agency and Vigliano Associates, she joined Harvey Klinger Literary Agency in the spring of 2005. Andrea also teaches courses for MediaBistro and Writers Digest, on topics such as nonfiction, memoir, mystery and thrillers, fantasy and sci-fi.
Dystel, Goderich & Bourret Literary Agency
Mike is currently acquiring a wide range of genres, including thrillers, psychological suspense, sci-fi/fantasy, upmarket women’s fiction, and children’s lit (YA, middle grade, and picture books), as well as a wide range of narrative nonfiction.
Mike joined Dystel, Goderich & Bourret after completing a foreign rights internship at Sterling Lord Literistic. Before pursuing a career in publishing, Mike studied at Colgate University and graduated with a degree in political science and the intention to work in government. He interned with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, but soon realized his interests and passions were better suited to a career in the publishing industry. After Colgate, Mike went on to gain a valuable education at the Columbia Publishing Course and discovered his passion for the agenting side of the business.
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