Jill Marr

Jill is an agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. She graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in history. She has a strong media background and over 15 years of publishing experience. After writing ad copy and features for published books […]

Tanya McKinnon

Tanya McKinnon has been a literary agent since 2000. She began her career in publishing as the youngest person to become a full editor and collective member of South End Press. While there she helped conceive and edited NYT bestseller Cornel West’s Breaking Bread.  After receiving an M.A. in cultural anthropology, she returned to publishing […]

Dana Murphy

Dana Murphy is a literary agent with The Book Group, focusing on upmarket and literary fiction and voice-driven nonfiction. After studying critical film theory and sociology at New York University, Dana began her literary career in 2012 as an assistant to Brettne Bloom and Elisabeth Weed.  In 2015, The Book Group was founded and Dana […]

Monica Odom

Monica Odom is an agent at Liza Dawson Associates, where she represents a variety of nonfiction, as well as literary and upmarket fiction, and illustrators. Monica earned her Masters in Publishing: Digital & Print Media from New York University in 2014, and has a B.A. in English from Montclair State University. She was also schooled […]

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 […]

Ayesha Pande

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

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 […]

Maggie Riggs

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

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

Rayhané Sanders is an agent at Massie & McQuilkin (www.mmqlit.com), where she represents literary, historical, and upmarket book club fiction; narrative nonfiction; and memoir. 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 for William Morris Endeavor, where she worked […]