Amaryah Orenstein

Amaryah Orenstein, founder and president 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, Amaryah represents a wide array of literary and commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. She is actively seeking 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.

What I'm Looking For

Thematic interests include but are not limited to: contemporary + historical fiction; family relationship + coming-of-age stories; history + current affairs; social + cultural issues; memoir; food

Sample Titles or Authors

The Chef's Secret, Crystal King
Ballet Class: An American History, Melissa Klapper
No Sanctuary: Teachers and the School Reform that Brought Gay Rights to the Masses, Stephen Lane

Specializes In

FICTION: Family Saga, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Multi- Cultural

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, History, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Politics, Women's Concerns

Considers

FICTION: Chick Lit, Children's, Commercial Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, Dating/Relationships, Food & Lifestyle, GLBT, Medical, Military/War, Parenting, Pop Culture, Religion, Sports, True Crime