Monday, November 18, 2013

Literary agents Rachael Fried and Chelsaa Lindman of Sanford Greenburger seek new authors

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
55 fifth avenue 
New York, NY 10003 
212 206 5600

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates is one of the most well-established literary agencies in the United States. Founded in 1932 by Sanford J. Greenburger, the agency initially specialized in representing European writers in the United States and internationally. Among the agency’s earliest clients were Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Franz Kafka, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Greenburger Associates now represents such global bestselling authors and artists as Dan Brown Robin Preiss Glasser, and Christopher Moore. The agency represents fiction, nonfiction, genre books, and original ebooks; author and artists of children’s books; and a small number of poets and essayists.

Rachael Dillon Fried has been promoted to Associate Agent at Sanford Greenburger and is seeking to build her own author list.

Rachael started her career at International Creative Management’s live appearances division in Los Angeles but then relocated to New York City to pursue a career in literary representation. She landed at Sanford Greenburger, where she assisted agent Heide Lange (Dan Brown’s agent) before becoming an associate agent.

Rachael is growing her client list with both fiction and nonfiction authors. She has a keen interest in unique literary voices, women’s fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, and comedy. She hopes to build long-term relationships with clients who are passionate about developing their craft and career.

Rachael is a Rhode Island native and graduate of Brown University. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, a television writer.

Query Rachael at:

Chelsea Lindman also recently joined Greenburger Associates as a literary agent, and like all new agents, she needs authors.  Her primary interests include playful literary fiction, upmarket crime fiction, and forward thinking or boundary-pushing nonfiction. 

Chelsea also represents a select list of children’s book authors whose stories have an emphasis on voice-driven narratives.  Most importantly, Chelsea is interested in working with clients that are looking to build a lasting relationship.

Chelsea was previously with the agency as the Director of Foreign Rights for The Nicholas Ellison Agency, a division within Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, where she worked with international publishers to nurture and develop audiences abroad for the agency’s bestselling authors such as Nelson DeMille, Sarah Dunn, Jeff Lindsay, Christopher Moore, and Alan Weisman, as well as several debut authors. Chelsea began her publishing career as an editor at Europa Editions, and is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara.

Query Chelsea at:

See the agency’s submissions page here and its full roster of agents here.

New York Times #1 bestselling author 
Kelley Armstrong will be Brian's guest
speaker at workshops Nov 30 in 
Guelph (see hereand Feb 15 in 
(see here).
Brian Henry will lead a “How to Get Published" workshop with guest speaker Martha Magor Webb of the Anne McDermid literary agency in Oakville on Feb 22, 2014 (see here).

He’ll also lead “Writing a Bestseller” workshops with #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong in Guelph on Saturday, November 30 (see here) and then in Oakville on Saturday, February 15 (see here).

Brian also has a number of weekly course coming up in January. He'll lead a “Writing your life & other true stories” on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (see here) and a “Welcome to Creative Writing” course on Tuesday evenings in Burlington (here).

Brian will lead Next Step courses on Tuesday mornings in Burlington (see here), Thursday afternoons in Mississauga (here) and Thursday evenings in Georgetown (here); and he'll lead “Intensive” courses for more experienced writers on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington and Wednesday evenings in Mississauga (see here).

To register or for more details of any course or workshop, email

See Brian’s full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Bolton, Bolton, Caledon, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Guelph, London, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Midland, Orillia, Thessalon, Algoma, Kitchener-Waterloo, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.


  1. I've just recently queried Rachael.....I have full belief in the letter's being professional and worthwhile.

    Fingers crossed!!