Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Fourteen agents at Trident Media seek authors

Original Prin by Randy Boyagoda
represented by Trident Media

Trident Media Group

355 Lexington Ave
Floor 12
New York, NY 10017


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Trident is a large, full service literary agency with fourteen agents on its roster, all accepting queries from new authors. For new authors, though, your best bets are usually newer agents who are actively building their roster of clients:

Tess Weitzner was recently promoted to Associate Agent, and like all new agents, she needs authors. Tess graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in English and American Literature, concentrating in creative writing and minoring in Spanish. Previously, Tess interned at Henry Holt, The New England Review, Roaring Brook Press, and O/R Books, and was an archive research assistant for the author and journalist Charles Glass. At Trident Media Group, she assists CEO Dan Strone.

Tess is also excitedly building her own list of authors. She is open to representing a wide range of styles and subjects, and is especially drawn to literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, horror, middle grade, and anything rooted in unreliable narrators, magical realism, interrogations of power and violence, reclamations of identity, and dark-as-night humor.

Submit to Tess using Trident’s submission form here.

Martha Wydysh graduated cum laude from Cornell University with a B.A. in English literature and attended the Columbia Publishing Course in 2014. As an undergraduate, she spent a year at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University studying British literature and creative writing and was a staff writer for the Cornell Daily Sun’s Arts & Entertainment section. 

Before coming to Trident, Martha worked as a literary assistant in subsidiary rights at a major agency, selling audiobook and serial rights for all clients at the agency. She came to Trident in 2016 to work as Magazine Rights Associate and Executive Assistant to Ellen Levine, and was promoted to Associate Agent in 2019.

At Trident, she loves placing short stories, book excerpts, articles, and essays with magazines and literary journals on behalf of Ellen’s clients and also selling audiobook rights to their work. She has placed work by Ellen Levine’s renowned clients with The Paris Review, McSweeney’s Quarterly ConcernThe New YorkerHarper’s MagazineThe NationThe New RepublicNew York Review of Books, the New York Times Book ReviewPlayboy, n+1, GuernicaNew York Magazine’s The Cut, Tin House, and The Believer.

Martha is now co-agenting select titles with Ellen and is working to build a client list of her own. She is seeking primarily literary fiction in addition to upmarket commercial fiction and thrillers (psychological and domestic). She is also interested in representing select narrative nonfiction, memoir, and humor projects. You can follow her on Twitter @mlwyd.

Submit to Martha using Trident’s submission form here.

Logan Harper earned her B.A. in English literature and Communication at the University of Washington, where she worked as the Marketing and Publicity Assistant at the University of Washington Press. Following graduation, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University. She moved to New York and joined Trident Media Group in 2019 to assist Executive VP Scott Miller and Senior VP Erica Spellman Silverman.

In addition to assisting Scott and Erica, Logan is now working to build her own list. She seeks plot-driven stories with fresh and distinctive voices across a range of upmarket women’s fiction, book club fiction, mystery/suspense, and psychological thrillers, as well as some literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. She gravitates toward stories about unconventional family dynamics and upbringings, unreliable narrators, and female antiheroes.

Submit to Logan using Trident’s submission form here.

Sulamita Garbuz joined Trident Media Group in 2016, after working as an assistant fiction editor at Narrative Magazine. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College and worked for the US Attorney’s Office and several labor unions before entering publishing. She is fluent in English and Russian, and speaks conversational Ukrainian and French.

In addition to assisting Robert Gottlieb, chairman of the agency, Sulamita is also growing her own list of authors. She is drawn to a range of upmarket and literary fiction, and is especially excited by novels that use speculative or dreamlike elements to explore current social dynamics, stories of obsession and women misbehaving, and narratives about the immigrant experience. In nonfiction, she is interested in memoir, narrative nonfiction, and books about popular science, psychology, and technology.

Submit to Sulamita using Trident’s submission form here.

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If you’re interested in meeting an agent and in getting published, don’t miss our online How to get Published workshop Saturday, May 8, with literary agent Meg Wheeler of Westwood Creative Artists (see here).

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