Monday, March 4, 2019

Literary agent Caroline Eisenmann of Frances Goldin Agency seeks literary and upmarket fiction & nonfiction

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness,
represented by the Frances Goldin Agency

Frances Goldin Literary Agency
215 West 29th Street
Suite 410
New York, NY 10001

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The agency was established by Frances Goldin in 1977 and represents over 150 best-selling and award-winning novelists, journalists, activists, graphic artists, poets, and scholars across a wide range of genres, from literary and commercial fiction to investigative journalism and memoir.

There are six agents with the firm, but your best bet for finding representation is likely with their most junior agent:

Caroline Eisenmann joined the agency in 2017 and was recently promoted from Associate to Agent. Raised in the Boston area, she received an interdisciplinary degree focused on literature, history, and philosophy from Wesleyan University. She previously spent four years at ICM Partners building a list in literary and upmarket fiction and nonfiction. 
Caroline's clients include Brandon Hobson, Kyle Chayka, Mari Passananti, Amanda Goldblatt, Robin Underdahl, and James Gregor. In addition to her agency experience, she has worked in marketing at the digital book publisher Open Road Integrated Media and held internships at The Paris Review and The Huffington Post.
In fiction, Caroline is particularly drawn to novels that engage with social issues, stories about obsession, and work that centers around intimacy and its discontents.
Her nonfiction interests include deeply reported narratives (especially those that take the reader into the heart of a subculture), literary memoir, cultural criticism, essay collections, and history and biography with a surprising point of view.
Query Caroline at: ce@goldinlit.com
Include the first ten pages of your novel or, for nonfiction, a complete proposal. See the agency’s submissions page here.

YA author Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
If you’re interested in getting published, soon or somewhere down the road, don’t miss the upcoming How to Get Published workshop Saturday, June 8, in Waterloo with literary agent Meg Wheeler (see here). 
For updated listing of How to Get Published workshops see here (and scroll down).

If you’re interested in kid lit, we have two Writing for Children and for Young Adults workshops coming up, both with guest speaker Erin O’Connor, senior editor, Scholastic Books. On Saturday, May 5, in Toronto the workshop will also feature young adult author Laurie Elizabeth Flynn (see here), and on Saturday, May 11, in Brampton the workshop will feature young adult author Tanaz Bhathena (see here).

And don’t miss these other great workshops coming soon: Writing with Style, Saturday, March 16, in Mississauga (see here), You Can Write Great Dialogue, Saturday, March 30, in Burlington (see here), and Secrets of Writing a Page-turner, Saturday, April 6, in Alliston (see here).

But the best way to grow as a writer is probably with a weekly course. In the spring, a full range of classes will be offered: 
Burlington: Welcome to Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, April 18 – June 20 (No class May 30). Details here.
Toronto: Welcome to Creative Writing, Friday afternoons, April 26 – June 28 (No class May 31). Details here.
Oakville Central Library: Writing Personal Stories, Thursday evenings, April 18 – June 27 (No class  May 30). Details here.
Burlington: Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, 12:30 – 2:45; April 16 – June 25 (No class June 4). Details here.
Georgetown: Intensive Creative Writing,Wednesday evenings, 6:45 – 9:00; April 17 – June 19. Details here.
Toronto: Intensive Creative Writing, Friday mornings, 10:15 – 12:30, April 26 – June 28. (No class May 31). Details here.
     See details of all 6 courses here.

And later in the spring, come enjoy the most sublime writing experience of all…
Algonquin Writing Retreat, Friday, May 31 – Monday, June 3, 2019: four days in the luxurious isolation of Arowhon Pines Resort to get down to some real creative growth. Details here.

To reserve a spot in any upcoming weekly course, weekend retreat, or Saturday workshop, email Brian at: brianhenry@sympatico.ca
Read reviews of Brian’s courses, retreats, and workshops here.

See Brian’s complete current schedule here, including Saturday writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, New Tecumseth, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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