Courtney Miller-Callihan, literary agent at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc., will read and evaluate the opening chapters of one manuscript or nonfiction book proposal (up to 20,000 words) within six weeks of submission. She will write a general evaluation of the manuscript or proposal, with (for fiction) a focus on character, language, and story structure or (for nonfiction) an analysis of the project’s marketability, book structure, and author platform. Line- and copy-editing are not included. Representation is not a guarantee, but not out of the question either.
Courtney is open to editing all genres of fiction and nonfiction, but keep in mind that her list is focused on historical fiction, women’s fiction, and literary fiction; young adult and middle grade novels; and (in nonfiction) science, personal finance, business, pop culture, lifestyle books, and craft books.
Courtney began her career in publishing at Random House, where she spent a number of years in subsidiary rights sales and in contracts before joining Sanford J. Greenburger Associates in 2005. She looks for non-fiction projects on unusual topics, science, personal finance, business, pop culture, lifestyle books, and craft books. In addition, Courtney is seeking new voices in historical fiction, women’s fiction, and literary fiction. Solid credentials are a must. She also represents a limited number of children’s book authors and illustrators. Courtney holds a B.A. in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a M.A. in English from The Johns Hopkins University.
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