Amaryah Orenstein

Amaryah Orenstein, founder of GO Literary, a Boston-based boutique agency, is thrilled to help writers bring their ideas to life. Aiming to give voice to a broad range of perspectives, she represents a wide array of fiction and nonfiction, and is always looking for works that wed beautiful writing with a strong narrative and tackle big issues in engaging, accessible, and even surprising ways. In addition to negotiating contracts, Amaryah works closely with each of her clients throughout every step of the publishing process, from concept development through publication and beyond. She takes a particular interest in the editorial process, offering skilled advice and guidance to help clients bring out the best in their writing.

Amaryah began her career at the Laura Gross Literary Agency in 2009 and, prior to that, worked as an Editorial Assistant at various academic research foundations, including The Tauber Institute, where she edited books for Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England. Originally from Montreal, she earned a BA at McGill University before coming to the United States to pursue graduate work in American History. She received her MA from the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University and her PhD from Brandeis University, and is currently serving as Co-President of the Boston chapter of the Women’s National Book Association.

Sample Titles or Authors

Feast of Sorrow, Crystal King
The Attica Turkey Shoot: Carnage, Cover-up and the Pursuit of Justice, Malcolm Bell
No Sanctuary: Teachers and the School Reform that Brought Gay Rights to the Masses, Steven Lane

Specialize in

Fiction

Commercial Fiction, Family Saga, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Multi- Cultural

NONFICTION

Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, History, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Politics

Consider

fiction

Chick Lit, Children’s, Crime, GLBT, Middle Grade, Mystery, Upmarket Women’s Fiction, Young Adult

NONFICTION

Adventure/True Story, Food & Lifestyle, GLBT, Investigative Journalism, Medical, Pop Culture, Religion, Sports, Travel, True Crime, Women’s Concerns