Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Lisa Gallagher joins Sanford J Greenburger Associates
SJ Greenburger Associates has nine agents on its roster. The newest is Lisa Gallagher:
Formerly SVP & Publisher of William Morrow, Lisa Gallagher is known throughout the publishing industry as an indefatigable author advocate who has helped nurture the careers of countless writers. At William Morrow, she worked with numerous New York Times best selling authors, including novelists Brunonia Barry, Marisa de los Santos, Neil Gaiman, Andrew Gross, Kim Harrison, Joe Hill, Dennis Lehane, and Elmore Leonard. Nonfiction writers she's worked with include T. J. English (Havana Nocturne), Bruce Feiler (Where God Was Born), Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives), and John Grogan (Marley & Me).
As an agent, Gallagher is looking to represent both fiction and non-fiction authors, and whilst she inevitably will be attracted to the same kinds of books she was passionate about as a publisher - accessible literary fiction, quality commercial women's fiction, suspense/thrillers, lively narrative non-fiction - she knows that sometimes it is a book that you don't know that you are looking for that becomes the one you can't put down.
As noted in an earlier posting, Brenda Bowen also recently joined SJGA and is looking to represent children's lit (See here).
Submissions: Drect your query to one of the nine agents at SJ Greenburger associates. Submit your query letter in the body of the e-mail, and the following as Word attachments: the first three chapters of the manuscript (for fiction), a book proposal (for nonfiction), a synopsis of the work, and a brief bio or résumé.
Submission guidelines here: http://www.greenburger.com/code/contact.htm
Photo: Lisa Gallagher and ... ?
Note: In the spring, I'll be leading a number of "How to Get Published" workshops in Gravenhurst (April 17 - see here), Peterborough (Apirl 24), Kingston (April 25), and Hamilton (May 15). Email me for details: email@example.com
For information about all my upcoming writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.