Thursday, January 5, 2017

Three agents at Einstein Literary seek Picture Books, Middle Grade & YA, plus commercial, literary & upmarket fiction for adults, and nonfiction, too

Folly Cove by Holly Robinson,
represented by ELM

Einstein Literary Management

27 West 20th Street #1003
NY, NY 10011

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Einstein Literary Management is a new agency, having been launched by Susanna Einstein just two years ago in 2015, and it’s a small agency with just three agents - all looking for new authors. They’re based in New York City's Flatiron District and represent a broad range of literary and commercial fiction, including upmarket women's fiction, crime fiction, historical fiction, romance, picture book authors and illustrators, and books for middle-grade children and young adults. They also handle non-fiction including cookbooks, memoir and narrative, and blog-to-book projects.

Susanna Einstein worked as an agent for ten years before launching ELM, first at LJK Literary Management and then at the Einstein Thompson Agency. She has worked in publishing since 1995, first in the publicity and editorial departments at what was then called Warner Books (now Grand Central Publishing) and then as a literary scout at Maria B. Campbell Associates.

A native New Yorker, she graduated with distinction from Northwestern University. She lives in NJ with her husband and two children. She is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Authors' Representatives and is a member of the Women's Media Group.

Susanna has a particular fondness for crime fiction, upmarket commercial women's fiction, MG and YA fiction, and narrative non-fiction. She likes a good story well told.

Query  Susanna at:
Put the name of the agent you’re querying in the subject line of your email, and paste the first ten pages of your manuscript into the body of the email.

Susan Graham began assisting Susanna in 2015. Before joining Einstein Literary Management she interned at Sheldon Fogelman Agency and Donadio & Olson and was an assistant at ICM Partners. She holds a Master's Degree in Children's Literature from Simmons College, and she currently lives in Brooklyn with her two cats appropriately named Chicken and The Crocodile.
Susan's looking for children's and young adult fiction in all genres, but her favorite books are often science fiction and fantasy for middle-grade and YA. She also enjoys picture books and graphic novels for children and is looking for illustrators who emphasize storytelling through imagery. She's particularly interested in friendships and sibling narratives, and monster protagonists are always a plus.
For adults, she prefers genre and commercial fiction, especially featuring women's stories, and monster protagonists are still a plus. Works by and about marginalized voices are welcome and encouraged.
Put the name of the agent you’re querying in the subject line of your email, and paste the first ten pages of your manuscript into the body of the email.

Shana Kelly started her publishing career in the Literary Department of the William Morris Agency, where she worked for 10 years. She began in foreign rights in the New York office, and later worked out of the London office for two years. Shana was the signing agent for many successful authors, including New York Times bestseller Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Prep and Eligible.

Shana has a Bachelor of Philosophy from Miami University, and attended the University of Denver’s Publishing Institute. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and daughter. For the past eight years, she's worked as a freelance editor and publishing consultant.
Shana is looking for novels with great writing and surprising plots—her favorite books fall between commercial and literary. She has a soft spot for well-written thrillers and psychological suspense.
Put the name of the agent you’re querying in the subject line of your email, and paste the first ten pages of your manuscript into the body of the email.  

Anne Shone, senior editor,
Scholastic Books
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 (see here).
Note: If you're viewing this posting after March 11, 2017, see current How to Get Published workshops here (and scroll down).

Brian Henry will lead How to Build Your Story 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 U├žar, 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).
Note: For updated listings of Writing for Children & for Young adult workshops and for weekly Kid lit classes, see here (and scroll down).

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. Brian is offering a full slate of weekly classes starting soon (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, email:
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.

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