Chalberg & Sussman is a new agency,
established in 2011. Currently, the agency has five agents, all actively
looking for authors:
Lana Popovic is
an experienced literary agent, but has recently joined the Chalberg &
Sussman agency and is looking for new authors. Prior to joining Chalberg &
Sussman, Lana worked at Zachary
Shuster Harmsworth, where she built a list of Young Adult and adult
literary authors while managing foreign rights for the agency.
Lana’s clients include Leah Thomas (Because You’ll Never Meet Me
, forthcoming from
Bloomsbury), Rebecca Podos (The Mystery of Hollow Places
, forthcoming from Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins), Michelle
Smith (Play On
, forthcoming from
Spencer Hill Contemporary), and Marie Jaskulka (The Lost Marble
Notebook of Forgotten Girl and Random Boy
forthcoming from Skyhorse).
With an abiding love for dark themes and
shamelessly nerdy fare – Battlestar Galactica and Joss Whedon are two of her
great loves – Lana is looking for a broad spectrum of Young Adult and Middle
Grade projects, from contemporary realism to speculative fiction, fantasy,
horror, and sci-fi.
For the adult market, Lana is interested in
literary thrillers, horror, fantasy, sophisticated erotica and romance, and
select nonfiction. An avid traveler, she has a particular fondness for stories
set in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia, although she
also loves reading about American subcultures.
Query Lana at: email@example.com
first ten pages of the manuscript into the body of the email.
joined Chalberg & Sussman as an agent in December 2013. She previously
worked at the Aaron Priest Literary Agency as Foreign Rights Director.
Nicole represents a diverse list of clients
including Nick Burd, author of The Vast Fields of Ordinary (Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin); Ben Coes
and his New York Times
bestselling thriller series featuring Dewey
Andreas (St. Martin's Press); MacKenzie Cadenhead's middle grade novel, Sally's Bones (Sourcebooks); and Nicole Boles's
nonfiction book How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist (Workman). Nicole also represents works in
Nicole is looking for literary and commercial
fiction, including action-packed thrillers with great heroes. She is eager to
find a female-driven thriller; a fantastic beach read for women; and a smart
and thoughtfully written young adult series.
On the nonfiction side, Nicole is looking
out for a book about weddings ("how-to" or memoir); a hip and
intelligent "self-help" book; and anything topical that calls to her.
Query Nicole at: firstname.lastname@example.org
earned her J.D. from Northeastern Law School and practiced intellectual
property law at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison. Prior to joining
Chalberg & Sussman in 2014, Natasha worked at Zachary
Shuster Harmsworth, where she built her own list of clients while assisting
with business affairs and contract negotiation.
Natasha’s clients include Samuel W. Gailey, author
of Deep Winter (Blue Rider Press; Tracy Moore,
author of Oops! How to Rock the Mother of Surprises: A Positive Guide to Your
Unexpected Pregnancy (Adams Media); and Robert Tate Miller, author of Forever Christmas (Thomas Nelson).
A soccer fan and former dancer, Natasha is seeking
manuscripts from all categories, including literary and commercial fiction, fun
Middle Grade fiction, edgy chick lit, dark thrillers and New Adult fiction.
Natasha is especially attracted to projects featuring people of color, and
counts pop culture, lifestyle, and wellness-oriented nonfiction among her
Query Natasha at: email@example.com
worked as an editor at Scribner and as an agent with Zachary
Shuster Harmsworth before co-founding Chalberg & Sussman.
Rachel represents a wide range of nonfiction and a
select list of literary fiction. Her nonfiction list spans both serious and
"unserious" subject matter, from psychology, science, history, and
memoir to lifestyle, humor, and pop culture.
Rachel's clients include Sherry and John
Petersik, authors of the New York Times
bestseller Young House Love
; Matt Logelin, author of the New York
memoir Two Kisses for Maddy and co-author, with Sara Bee Jensen, of the
forthcoming children's book Be Glad Your Dad
; Bunmi Laditan, author of the satirical parenting
guide The Honest Toddler,
as well as the forthcoming children's book The Big Bed;
Alpert, author of the New York Times bestseller I Heart My Little A-Holes.
On the fiction side, Rachel's clients
include Tiffany Hawk, author of the novel Love Me Anyway (Thomas Dunne Books), and Kristin Waterfield
Duisberg, author of The Good Patient and After (Engine
Query Rachel at: firstname.lastname@example.org
began her publishing career in 2002 at Scribner. Later, at Simon & Schuster
and Simon Spotlight Entertainment (now Gallery), she edited and acquired a
diverse list of projects.
As an agent, first with the Susan
Golomb Literary Agency
and now as a co-founder of Chalberg & Sussman,
she represents Glenn Taylor for The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart and author of The
Marrowbone Marble Company
; Andrew Porter for The Theory of
Light and Matter and
In Between Days; Margaux Fragoso, author of the New
York Times and
international bestseller Tiger, Tiger; Eugene Cross author of Fires of Our
Jennie Ketcham, author of I Am Jennie.
Brian Henry will lead How to Get Published workshops in Oakville on Saturday, Sept 27,
with literary agent Carolyn Forde (see here)
and in Niagara on the Lake on Sunday, March 1, with literary agent Olga Filina
He has a “Writing for Children & for Young Adults"workshop Saturday, Nov 8, in Guelph (see here).
Other upcoming workshops,
include: "How to Build Your Story," Saturday, Oct 18, in Peterborough (see here), "Writing With Style," Saturday, Oct 25, Mississauga (see here), and “How to Write a Bestseller" with New York Times #1 bestselling
author Kelley Armstrong, Saturday, Nov 22, in Burlington (see here)
and Saturday, Dec 6, in London (see here).
But the best way to get your manuscript ready for publication is with a weekly
course. This September, Brian still has space in his “Welcome to Creative Writing" on Tuesday mornings in Burlington and “Writing Your Life & Other Personal Stories” on
Tuesday afternoons in Burlington. (See details of both courses here.)
Come January, Brian will be offering an Intensive Creative
Writing course on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington, and The Next Step in
Creative Writing courses on Wednesday evenings in Burlington, Thursday
afternoons in Mississauga and Thursday evenings in Georgetown.
See Brian's full schedule here, including writing
workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington,
Caledon, Cambridge, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland,
Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough,
St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Toronto, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo,
Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.