- Obituary: Constance C. Greene
With encouragement from the group’s instructor, Greene wrote to Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Phyllis McGinley—a family friend—asking if she might recommend a literary agent.
- Four Questions for Paula Yoo
I had a phone call with my book agent, Tricia Lawrence, and she said this should be a nonfiction narrative for young adults because of books like The 57 Bus and authors like Steve Sheinkin and Deborah Heiligman.
- Maggie Nelson Explores Freedom
(The second title will be a collection of essays.)Mark has been Nelson’s agent for 15 years, since The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial, about the murder of her aunt.
- Book Deals: Week of April 12, 2021
Tentatively titled Cyclorama, the book was sold by Stéphanie Abou at Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents and is, Bloomsbury said, “the story of 10 teenagers brought together by a high school production of The Diary of Anne Frank, which will shape and influence the rest of their lives.”K
- Suited to Change: Spotlight on the Jerusalem International Book Forum
There are discussions set around the changing roles of agents and scouts, how editors interact with authors, and what changes are here to stay in publishing, from business models to work environments.Another key facet of the JIBF—a project of the Municipality of Jerusalem produced by the Arieal Mun
- Middle Grade Snapshot: Spring 2021
Agents who are getting the manuscripts to editors are realizing, ‘Wait, yes, we can really do great things with these projects that we have perhaps loved but had worried wouldn’t find the market and now the market is arms wide open.’
- Children's Job Moves: March 2021
Johanna Schutter has been promoted to national accounts manager, from associate account manager.At Emerald City Literary Agency, senior agent Linda Epstein is adding the role of dramatic rights manager.
- Four Questions for Sabina Khan
We worked together for about two months and then I participated in the #PitchWars agent showcase.
- Gendell Files Counterclaim Against McGuigan in Foundry Dispute
Gendell's suit states that in point of fact, "Foundry had more than enough funds to pay authors and agents."
- Honoring Anthony Veasna So—with His Own Work and a New Award
Both, So’s editor and agent said, have been supportive and actively involved in the lead-up to Afterparties’ publication—and attentive to the role this book will play in the preservation of So’s legacy.
- In 2020, Oregon Publishers Went Straight to the Source
“I was so inspired by the members of our community—booksellers, librarians, authors, agents, indie presses—who all came together and did an amazing job leaning on each other,” said Craig Popelars, publisher of Tin House.Popelars said that, though the year proved incredibly challenging, Tin Hous
- Book Deals: Week of April 5, 2021
Sharif, who did not use an agent in the deal, sold world rights.
- Brandon Taylor Is Ready to Show You His Stories
The result, which has been extensively rewritten (he significantly revised one story just a week before this conversation took place), pushes further on his interest in uncomfortable situations.Taylor’s agent, Meredith Kaffel Simonoff, calls him a “master of wrenching moments” that are often sparked by
- The Emotional Cost of the Book Deal
The second agent represented two of my friends.
- First Look: 'Dream Street' by Tricia Elam Walker and Ekua Holmes
In 2013, the duo began hunting for agents.