Friday, April 27, 2012

Rachel Ekstrom at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency seeks YA, women’s fiction, mysteries, thrillers and romance

Claudia Gabel, Maryann Yin, and Rachel Ekstrom

Irene Goodman Literary Agency
27 W. 24 Street
Suite 700B
New York, NY 10010

The Irene Goodman Agency has been in business for over 30 years and represents commercial fiction, literary fiction, and non-fiction. 

The agency’s authors have had hundreds of appearances on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Walden, and Bookscan bestsellers list.

Rachel Ekstrom is the newest agent on staff (and so the one most in need of authors). Rachel’s decade of experience working in the publicity departments at St. Martin’s Press, Minotaur Books, and Penguin’s Dutton and Gotham imprints has given her and insider’s view of the publishing industry. With a knack for book promotion, she’s honed her skills building the careers both of debut authors and of #1 New York Times bestsellers.

Rachel is passionate about a variety of genres, including young adult (contemporary and paranormal), women’s fiction, mysteries, thrillers, romance and the occasional quirky work of non-fiction. She’s looking for books that will make her heart beat faster than it does when she’s biking through Manhattan traffic.

Include the first ten pages of your manuscript, a synopsis (3–5 paragraphs), and a bio in the body your email.

Full submission guidelines here.

Brian Henry will lead "How to Get Published" workshops on Saturday, May 12, in Newmarket with Meghan Macdonald of Transatlantic Literary Agency (see here), Saturday, June 9, in Brampton with Monica Pacheco of The Anne McDermid literary agency (see here), and Saturday, June 16, in Hamilton with Carly Watters of P.S. Literary Agency (see here).
And Brian will lead a "Writing for Children and for Young Adults" workshop in Oakville on June 2 (see here).

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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