Friday, December 23, 2016

Storied literary agency Greenburger Associates has 8 agents accepting new authors

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
55 Fifth Avenue 
New York, NY 10003 
212 206 5600

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Greenburger Associates has been around for more than 80 years. It brought Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Franz Kafka, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry to American audiences. It continues to represent heavyweight authors, particularly financial heavyweights, such as Dan Brown. 

Altogether the agency has seven senior agents, five of whom are open to queries. There are also three associate agents, and for a new author, these are you best bets:

Stephanie Delman began her career at Greenburger Associates in 2012, after working in online media. After a year as the junior assistant to president Heide Lange, Stephanie was promoted to senior assistant and foreign rights liaison for Heide’s authors, including Dan Brown and Brad Thor. Stephanie continues in that role as she builds her own list, further honing her skills in negotiations and editorial development.

Stephanie represents adult fiction, and is particularly enthusiastic about literary/upmarket contemporary fiction, psychological thrillers/suspense, and atmospheric, near-historical fiction (past 200 years). Stephanie does not represent fantasy or science fiction, but she loves a bit of surrealism or speculative fiction rooted in realism. She also enjoys interwoven plots, epic family sagas, and fictionalized accounts of overlooked periods in history.

A graduate of 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.

Query Stephanie at
Please put “Query: [your book's title] by [your name]” in the subject line. Include the first few chapters in the body of your email.

Ed Maxwell joined Greenburger Associates in 2011. Previously, he interned in various political offices on Capitol Hill and in New York. Ed graduated from New York University with a degree in History. Starting as the assistant to Faith Hamlin, he distinguished himself as a close reader with an eclectic range. In addition to agenting on his own, he continues to co-agent certain titles and authors while assisting Faith in managing her list.

Ed is seeking expert and narrative nonfiction authors, novelists and graphic novelists, as well as children’s book authors and illustrators.

His aim as a literary agent is to help authors grow their intellectual properties into compelling books. He is especially interested in working with authors who may publish across different genres and formats—scholarly and trade—over the course of their careers. Ed believes in popular media as a living cultural record and hopes to connect with authors of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and voices.

Query Ed at:
Please put “QUERY: [Project Title]” in the subject line. Attach a proposal or a sample from your project (at most 40 pages).

Rachael Dillon Fried did a stint with International Creative Management’s live appearances division in Los Angeles, before she embraced her love of books and relocated to New York City to pursue a career in literary representation. She landed at Sanford Greenburger, where she assisted agent Heide Lange before becoming an associate agent.

Rachael is growing her client list with both fiction and nonfiction authors, with 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:

See information about all the agents at Greenburger Associates, including their submission preferences here.

Yasemin Uçar, senior editor,
Kids Can Press
Brian Henry will be leading How to Get Published workshops Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, in Toronto with Stacey Donaghy of the Donaghy agency (see here) and on Saturday, April 22, in Midland, again with Stacey Donaghy (details to come).

Brian Henry will lead a How to Build Your Story workshop Saturday, Feb 4, in Mississauga (see here) and Saturday, Feb 11, in Caledon at the Bolton library (see here), Writing and Revising, Saturday, Feb 25, in Burlington (see here) and Saturday, March 4, in London (see here), and Writing With Style, Saturday, March 11, in Georgetown (see here).

Also, he'll lead How to Write a Bestseller on Saturday, Feb 18, in Guelph, with New York Times #1 bestselling author Kelley Armstrong (see here). 

And Brian will  be leading Writing for Children & for Young Adults workshops on Saturday, May 13, in Caledon at the Bolton Library with Yasemin Uçar, senior Editor at Kids Can Press (details to come) and on Saturday, May 27, in St. Catharines with Anne Shone, senior editor at Scholastic Books (see here). Brian will also be leading a weekly Kid Lit class, Monday afternoons, April 10 – June 19, in Mississauga (details to come).

For more information or to reserve a spot in any Saturday workshop or weekly course, email:

But to move closer to publication, your best bet may be a weekly course. Come the new year, Brian will offer a full slate of weekly classes (Updated details of all six here): 
Exploring Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Jan 26 – March 30, Burlington Details here.
Writing Personal Stories, Tuesday mornings, Feb 9 – March 30, Oakville. Details here.
Intermediate Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, Jan 18 - March 22, Burlington. here.
Intensive Creative Writing, Thursday evenings, Jan 19 – March 23, Georgetown. Updated details here.
Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, Jan 25 – March 28, Burlington. Updated details here.
Extreme Creative Writing, Wednesday afternoons, Jan 25 – March 15, Burlington
See details of all six courses here.

To register of for more information for any of the above, 
Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.

See Brian’s complete current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

Navigation tip: For many more literary agents seeking authors, click on the Literary Agents button at the top of the page, just below the banner. To see only Canadian agents, click on the button in the right-hand column under More Content. To see only agents representing kid’s lit, click on the Children’s/YA agents button in the list of Labels below.

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