Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Four agents at Salky Literary Management seek fiction and nonfiction for adults and children

Salky Literary Management

New York, NY


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Salky Literary Management (SLM) is a boutique literary management agency. And it’s new, having been established in 2019. “We represent authors whose stories inspire us. If you are a SLM or CSLA client, you are part of a group of authors that are changing the world through their stories. We are proud to stand in service of that mission.”

Salky has four agents, but for new authors, your best bet is probably with their least established agent:

Rachel Altemose is a junior agent and has been with Salky Literary Management since its inception. Prior to SLM, she interned at Eden Street Literary Agency and attended the Columbia Publishing Course.

Rachel is seeking picture books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult manuscripts. She’s also interested in literary fiction for adults and in narrative/serious nonfiction.

Rachel is a lifelong lover of storytelling and graduated from Vassar College with degrees in English and drama. She is interested in a diverse array of genres (children’s through adult) and is particularly keen on narratives with unique voices, diverse perspectives, immersive settings, complicated familial relationships, young/twenty-something protagonists, magical realism/surrealism, or experimental style.

Query Rachel through the agency’s query manager here.

Submissions page here.

Kate Hearn, Editorial Director,
Annick Press

If you’re interested in meeting an agent and in getting published, don’t miss our online How to Get Published workshop with literary agent Olga Filina of 5 Otter Literary, Saturday, Sept 25. Details here.

If you’re especially interested in writing for children or for young adults, don’t miss out Kid Lit workshop, Sunday, Nov 14, with guest Katie Hearn, editorial director, Annick Press Details to come but reserve your spot now. These workshops fill up fast. Email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Beyond that, Brian Henry’s schedule continues to take shape...

September ~ Weekly classes ~ Still space in one class:

In-Person: Writing Personal Stories, 9 weeks of creativity and companionship. Wednesday evenings, Sept 29 – Nov 24, in Burlington. Details here.


Online: Writing for Children and for Young Adults,  Saturday, Oct 2, with guest Anne Shone, executive editor, Scholastic Books (see here) – This workshop is full.  

Online: How to Write Great Characters, Saturday, Oct 16. Details here.

Writing Retreats:

Lake Joseph in Muskoka: Writing Retreat at Sherwood Inn Resort. Friday, Oct 23 – Monday, Oct 25. Details hereNote: This retreat is now full. Next fall, we’ll offer two retreats at Sherwood to accommodate everyone. 

In the meanwhile, we arranged an end of summer retreat Sept 10 – Sept 13 at The Briars on Lake Simcoe and we'll also offer a retreat in March at the Briars if people are interested – let me know!

Plus, registrations are now open for ...

Algonquin Park: Writing Retreat at Arowhon Pines Resort, Friday, June 3 – Monday, June 6. Details here.


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