I wanted to drop in on Absolute Write and say hello to everyone! I am a young agent at Jill Grinberg Literary Management, a boutique literary agency based in Manhattan. Though we are known primarily for our stellar award winning and bestselling children's and young adult list (Scott Westerfeld, Garth Nix, Catherine Gilbert Murdock, the Bemelmans Estate for the Madeline series), we also represent many adult fiction and nonfiction authors of all ilk, such as biographer, NYT bestseller and National Book Award finalist T.J. Stiles. I came over to JGLM after five years at William Morris Agency, where was a coordinator selling both domestic and foreign rights after years of working with many of the agency's clients.
I'm here at JGLM building my client list, and I'm looking primarily for fiction. I recently submitted my first project with JGLM, which sold at auction for six figures, so I'm off to a good start! My passion has always been fantasy (urban and epic) and speculative fiction for both adults and YA/middle grade. I particularly love a story that's set in our time, but tweaks reality just slightly, be it time travel (Ken Grimwood, one of my favorites) or vampires. I've also become, thanks to Christina Dodd, Charlaine Harris, and JR Ward, a fan of paranormal romance. I'm also a fan of suspense/mysteries/spy thrillers.
I welcome any and all submissions including the first fifty pages of the manuscript by email to evan (at) grinbergliterary.com with the word "query" in the subject line. If you have a manuscript that sounds like it would be great for me, please do feel free to send it along! I read everything and try to respond as quickly as possible, usually not longer than several weeks. I love to send comments, and I'm always happy to read new drafts and revisit submissions.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions. I try to be accessible as possible, and welcome the chance to talk with you.