A bespectacled, smiling, late-twenties, very pale white woman with (dirty blonde? brown?) curly/wavy hair.

Martha Wydysh is a graduate of Cornell University and the Columbia Publishing Course. Her first job in agenting was as a literary assistant in subsidiary rights at ICM Partners, helping to sell audiobook and serial rights for all clients at the agency. She came to Trident Media Group in 2016 to work as Magazine Rights Associate and Executive Assistant to Ellen Levine and began building her own client list in 2019. She is primarily seeking literary fiction as well as upmarket fiction and has a particular love of short fiction, especially linked collections or novels-in-stories. She is also looking for psychological, domestic, and social thrillers. In non-fiction, she is interested in representing very select projects in the areas of narrative non-fiction, cultural criticism, and literary memoir. In addition to working closely with her clients on their book projects, Martha loves placing their short stories, book excerpts, articles, and essays with magazines and literary journals. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Literary fiction that is contemporary, emotionally and psychologically acute, and not necessarily plot-centric. Slightly speculative and satirical novels that question the status quo here in the US and abroad, as well as anything that verges on the absurd, obsessive, or humorous. Short fiction that transports and immerses readers in an unfamiliar place. In non-fiction, I gravitate toward anything that "reads like fiction," is beautifully written, and forces the reader to take a hard look at the systems in place around us.


Disorientation, by Elaine Hsieh Chou
Please Report Your Bug Here, by Josh Riedel
The Survivalists, by Kashana Cauley

Specializes In

FICTION: Humor/Satire, Literary Fiction, Short Story Collections


FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Crime, Family Saga, GLBT, Historical Fiction, Horror, Multi-Cultural, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Dating/Relationships, GLBT, Humor, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Music, Psychology, Technology, Women's Concerns