Monday, January 16, 2023

Three agents at Context Literary seek new authors

Context Literary Agency

125r Cedarhurst Ave Ste B
Cedarhurst, NY 11516

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Context Literary is a New York City area (headquartered on Long Island) literary agency, with four literary agents, three of whom are looking for authors:

Tamar Rydzinski is the president of Context Literary. Her goal for her authors is to reach their audience wherever they are, and she is proud of helping them stay ahead of the curve. Tamar began her career at Sanford Greenburger Associates. She then joined Laura Dail Literary Agency, where she became vice president and director of subrights.

Tamar is looking for Middle-grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction of all types; adult commercial fiction (political espionage is not a good fit); adult narrative nonfiction.

Query Tamar at:

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Monica Rodriguez is a junior agent, and like all new agents, she needs authors. Monica gravitates towards stories about identity, family relationships, and travel. Like everyone else, she is looking to uplift underrepresented voices, including, (but not limited to) authors who identify as People of Color (BIPOC), disabled, neurodiverse, and LGBTQ+. 

In children’s literature, she is actively looking for PB, MG, YA & Graphic Novels. She is also open to adult and nonfiction submissions.

Query Monica at:

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Kristina Sutton-Lennon was named a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree in 2022. As Executive Director of Focused Artists, which she co-founded, she served as a Talent and Literary Manager.  Kristina has worked as a Film/TV Agent. She is excited to build her list while securing Media and Translation Rights deals for authors. She takes pride in her diverse slate of content. Kristina earned her MFA from Louisiana State University. She is a proud member of NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers).

Kristina is drawn to upmarket fiction, Picture Books (especially illustrated), and nonfiction self-improvement books focusing on mental wellness, career advancement and motherhood. She is not a good fit for true crime or horror.

Like everyone else, Kristina champions underrepresented narratives and is particularly scouting multicultural content and Latiné voices.

Query Kristina at:  

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See submissions page here.

Literary agent Erin Clyburn

If you’re interested in meeting an agent and in getting published, don’t miss our online How to Get Published workshop, Sunday, February 26, with literary agent Erin Clyburn of Howland Literary Agency. Details here.

If you’re particularly interested in writing for children, be sure to sign up for our online Writing for Children & for Young Adults workshop Saturday, January 28, with Anne Shone, Executive Editor of Scholastic Books Canada. Details here

And most especially, don’ miss our online Writing Little Kid Lit course Tuesday afternoons, Jan 24 – March 21. Details here.

Beyond that, Brian’s schedule continues to take shape:

Weekly classes:

Jennifer Mook-Sang one of the guest speakers
for the Tuesday afternoons Kid Lit course
Online: Exploring Creative Writing, Monday afternoons, Jan 23 – March 20. Details here.

Online: Writing Little Kid Lit, Tuesday afternoons, Jan 24 – March 21. Details here. –Still room in this course!

New – Online: Writing Personal Stories,  Monday evenings, January 30 – March 20. Details here. – Still room in this course!

Online: Writing Personal Stories,  Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m, Jan 25 – March 22. Details here.

In-person: Exploring Creative Writing, Thursday evenings, 7 – 9 p.m, Jan 26 – March 30. {no class, March 23}, in Burlington.  Details here. – Still room in this course!

Writing Retreats: 

March in Muskoka Writing Retreat at Sherwood Inn, Friday, March 24 – Monday, March 27, 2023. Details here.

Algonquin in June Writing Retreat at Arowhon Pines Resort, Friday, June 9 – Monday, June 12. Details here


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