Carrie Howland founded Howland Literary, LLC in 2018, after thirteen years as an agent, most recently at Empire Literary.

Carrie holds a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Albion College, where she was the Poetry Editor of The Albion Review. Her poetry has appeared in various literary journals and magazines.

In her spare time, Carrie volunteers as a foster for a local dog rescue and is an active member of the Junior League. Her passions include music, pop culture, and the Midwest.

She has been featured in several publications discussing her work as an agent including Poets & Writers, SCWBI insight, Akashic Books, and Slice Magazine.

Carrie is accepting submissions for: adult literary and upmarket fiction as well as memoir, narrative, and prescriptive nonfiction.


Adult literary fiction, upmarket, and commercial fiction as well as prescriptive non-fiction. Particularly interested in contemporary romance and commercial thrillers.

Specializes In

FICTION: Commercial Fiction, GLBT, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Romance, Short Story Collections, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: GLBT, Health & Fitness, Food & Lifestyle, Cultural/Social Issues, Dating/Relationships, Current Affairs, Investigative Journalism, Music, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Pets, Parenting, Politics, Pop Culture, Self-Help, True Crime, Women's Concerns


FICTION: Commercial Fiction, GLBT, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Romance, Thrillers/Suspense, Short Story Collection, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Dating/Relationships, Food & Lifestyles, GLBT, Health & Fitness, Investigative Journalism, Multi-Cultural, Music, Narrative, Parenting, Pets, Politics, Pop Culture, Psychology, Self-Help, True Crime, Women's Concerns