Featured Agents at  

the 2020 Agents & Editors Conference

 

The 2020 A&E Conference includes agents from a notable list of reputable literary agencies. More will be added weekly, so check back often! Click on the linked agency names to be routed to the agency website.
 

Stephanie Delman, Sanford & Greenburger Associates

Laura Gross, Laura Gross Literary

Sandy Lu, L Perkins Agency

Tanya McKinnon, McKinnon Literary

Christina Morgan, Serendipity Literary Agency

Duvall Osteen, Aragi, Inc.

Kiele Raymond, Thompson Literary Agency

John Rudolph, Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret

 

Stephanie Delman, Sanford & Greenburger Associates

Stephanie Delman joined Sanford J. Greenburger Associates in early 2012 and worked closely with agency president Heide Lange before building her own list. She represents authors who write for the adult market, with a focus on fiction: literary/upmarket, psychologically propulsive suspense, near-historical, and genre-bending narratives that contain elements of surrealism, magic, or sci-fi. In non-fiction, Stephanie is seeking longform reportage and expert accounts of far-flung corners of the world. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars program, Stephanie considers herself a “hands-on” agent and is eager to work with debut authors who are serious about their craft.

Actively Seeking

Fiction: High Concept Commercial, Literary
Nonfiction: Narrative, Pop Culture

 

 

Laura Gross, Laura Gross Literary

Laura Gross of the Newton Highlands, Massachusetts–based Laura Gross Literary Agency has been a literary agent for over 25 years. She represents a broad range of fiction and nonfiction writers. She is captivated by beautiful writing, loves learning, and is particularly interested in reading about history, politics, and current affairs, as well as novels about families, no matter where they’re set. After completing a degree in comparative literature at Brown University, she began her publishing career as an assistant at two leading New York literary agencies. She then became the youngest editor at one of New York’s oldest publishing houses. She had a brief foray outside of publishing—in film—but quickly returned to working with books and with writers who inspire her. She grew up in London, where she worked for a prominent literary agent as well as for three members of Parliament.

Actively Seeking

Fiction: High Concept Commercial, Literary, Mystery/Thriller/Susp-
ense
Nonfiction: Narrative, Current Events, History, Biography

Sandy Lu, L. Perkins Agency

Sandy Lu is a senior agent at the New York–based L. Perkins Agency. She represents literary and commercial fiction, young-adult fiction, and select nonfiction. Her clients include Stoker Award nominee Michael Boccacino, Kindle bestselling author Dot Hutchison, and New York Times Best of the Year recipient Randall Silvis. In fiction, she is looking for dark literary and commercial fiction, mystery, thriller, psychological horror, paranormal/urban fantasy, historical fiction, and YA.  In particular, she is looking for historical thrillers or mysteries set in Victorian times. In non-fiction, she is looking for narrative non-fiction, history, biography, pop science, pop psychology, pop culture (music/theatre/film), humor, and food writing. She is also actively searching for espionage fiction and non-fiction set in China between the two World Wars.

Actively Seeking

Coming Soon

 

 

Tanya McKinnon, McKinnon Literary

Tanya McKinnon is the co-founder of the McKinnon Literary where she represents New York Times Bestselling non-fiction, award-winning public intellectuals, award-winning children's books, and New York Times bestselling graphic novels. She specializes in non-fiction that addresses cultural issues as well as gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality. She is most drawn to work that pushes political and cultural boundaries. This can be in categories such as history, sociology, psychology, anthropology, medicine, cultural criticism, memoir, popular culture, journalism, and sheer whimsy. She looks for story-driven fiction that takes us into the lives of complicated and deeply human characters.

Actively Seeking

Nonfiction: Narrative, History, Biography, Memoir, Pop Culture, Essays
Children's:
YA Fiction and Nonfiction, MG Fiction and Nonfiction

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Morgan, Serendipity Literary Agency

Christina Morgan has over a decade of professional book publishing experience, including editorial positions at Amistad/HarperCollins and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and as an agent for Curtis Brown Ltd. At Amistad she was a part of a team that published numerous New York Times bestsellers including Confessions of a Video Vixen, The Pursuit of Happyness, and Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. At HMH she worked with some of the world’s most esteemed authors including, Umberto Eco, Amos Oz, Gunter Grass and Alice Walker. 

Prior to working in book publishing she worked as a journalist, writing for numerous magazines and newspapers. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Columbia Publishing Course.  

Actively Seeking

Fiction: High Concept Commercial, Literary, Mystery/Thriller/Susp-
ense, Short Fiction

Nonfiction: Narrative, Current Events, History, Biography, Memoir, Pop Culture

Children's: YA Fiction and Nonfiction, MG Fiction and Nonfiction, Early Reader

Duvall Osteen, Aragi, Inc.

Duvall Osteen is a literary agent at Aragi Inc., where she represents award winning fiction and non-fiction, and select graphic novels. Her literary interests include writing rooted in place, especially the South, multi-generational storytelling, literary suspense, and new takes on socioeconomic issues. Duvall holds a Masters of Arts in Southern Cultural Studies from the University of Mississippi.

Actively Seeking

Fiction: Literary, Mystery/Thriller/Suspense
Nonfiction: Narrative, History, Biography

 

 

 

 

Kiele Raymond, Thompson Literary Agency

Kiele Raymond grew up on the New Hampshire seacoast. She began her publishing career at Simon & Schuster in 2009, contributing to multiple New York Times bestsellers at both Touchstone and Gallery Books. Five years later, she left New York to freelance and travel across Europe before settling happily back in Brooklyn. Kiele received her B.A. in Anthropology and English Literature from Johns Hopkins University and her M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago. She joined TLA in 2017 to seek out bold new voices in literary fiction and is especially interested in writers from all corners who, in the words of Hermione Lee, stand at “an odd angle to the world.” Her clients include Peace Medie, Ari Braverman, Nichole Perkins, Tana Wojczuk, Miles Fuller, and Courtney Emerson, among others. 

Actively Seeking

Fiction: High Concept Commercial, Literary, Women's, Historical, Short Fiction
Nonfiction: Narrative, History, Biography

 

John Rudolph, Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret

John Rudolph joined DG&B in 2010 after twelve years as an acquiring children’s book editor. He began his career at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers as an Editorial Assistant and then moved to the G. P. Putnam’s Sons imprint of the Penguin Young Readers Group, where he eventually served as Executive Editor on a wide range of young adult, middle-grade, nonfiction, and picture book titles. He graduated from Amherst College with a double major in Classics and Music. While John’s list started out as mostly children’s books, it has evolved to the point where it is now half adult, half children’s authors —and he’s looking to maintain that balance. On the children’s side, John is keenly interested in middle-grade and young adult fiction and would love to find the next great picture book author/illustrator. For adults, he is actively looking for narrative nonfiction, especially in music, sports, history, popular science, “big think”, performing arts, health, business, memoir, military history, and humor. He is also interested in commercial fiction, but is very selective in what he takes on.

Actively Seeking

Coming Soon