Amaryah Orenstein ***SOLD OUT***

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 non-fiction, and is always looking for works that wed beautiful writing with a strong narrative and tackle […]

Ayesha Pande ***SOLD OUT***

Ayesha Pande has worked in the publishing industry for twenty-five years. Before launching her boutique agency, Ayesha held editorial positions at Farrar Straus & Giroux, HarperCollins and Crown Publishers. She is a member of AAR (Association of Author’s Representatives), PEN, the Asian American Writer’s Workshop, and the Women’s Media Group. She has attended numerous writing […]

Jessica Papin ***SOLD OUT***

Jessica Papin first joined DG&B in 2003, after spending eight years as an editor at Warner Books (now Grand Central). In 2004, she moved to Egypt, where she spent three years working for the American University in Cairo Press. Upon her return to the United States, she rejoined DG&B. With a background on both sides […]

Laura Perciasepe ***SOLD OUT***

Laura Perciasepe, Editor at Riverhead Books, acquires and edits a wide range of literary fiction, narrative non-fiction, and works in translation. She has published acclaimed books by authors including Katie Kitamura, Samanta Schweblin, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Jillian Cantor, Noah Strycker, Thomas Pierce, Emma Rathbone, Garrard Conley, Daniel Alarcon, Etgar Keret, Álvaro Enrigue, and others. Sample […]

Christine Pride ***SOLD OUT***

Christine Pride joined Simon and Schuster in 2016. She spent more than a decade as an editor at various corporate imprints including Doubleday, Broadway, Crown and Hyperion, and then, most recently, struck out on her own for a wonderful three year stint as a freelance editor and ghostwriter. Both in house and as a freelancer […]

Ladette Randolph ***SOLD OUT***

Ladette Randolph is editor-in-chief of the literary journal Ploughshares and on the faculty of the Writing, Literature and Publishing Department at Emerson College in Boston.She is the author of four books: a memoir, Leaving the Pink House, and three works of fiction: including the award-winning novels, Haven’s Wake. and A Sandhills Ballad. Before joining the staff […]

Maggie Riggs ***SOLD OUT***

Maggie Riggs is the founder of The Riggs Agency, a boutique agency that specializes in literary fiction, as well as select non-fiction projects including creative non-fiction and essays. Maggie is drawn to manuscripts that are inventive, and push boundaries—of form, genre, culture, and beyond. She especially appreciates voice-driven work in both fiction and non-fiction, as […]

Quressa Robinson ***SOLD OUT***

Quressa Robinson joined the Nelson Literary Agency in 2017 after working at a previous agency and as an editor for five years. She is originally from San Francisco, but has been living in New York City for over a decade. As a New York based agent, she is eager to build her YA and Adult lists. When not […]

Rayhané Sanders ***SOLD OUT***

Rayhané Sanders is an agent at Massie & McQuilkin (–where she represents literary, historical, and upmarket book club fiction; narrative non-fiction; and memoir–and an independent book editor available for hire ( She began her career at Newsweek Magazine, before moving to book publishing a decade ago, working for Penguin’s Dutton and Gotham Books and then […]

Samantha Shea ***SOLD OUT***

After graduating from Colgate University, Samantha Shea joined Georges Borchardt, Inc. in 2010 and was made a Vice President in 2016. As an agent, she is focused on representing literary fiction, history, memoir, journalism, and other narrative non-fiction. Her list includes such writers as: Lesley Arimah (2017 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35), Zach Dorfman […]