Mail    Print   Share Share

Pitching An Agent: The Irene Goodman Literary Agency

Score representation at this shop with a marketable narrative for fiction or non

- February 22, 2010
Number of agents: Four. They also have a very active and successful foreign rights agent and a movie agent in L.A.
Number of clients: More than 100.
Notable clients: Linda Lael Miller, Boyd Morrison, Keri Arthur, Karen Chance, Larissa Ione, Susan Donovan, Celeste Bradley, Lilith Saintcrow, Lauren Destefano.

Amount of unsolicited material selected: About 5 percent a year
Fiction vs. nonfiction: Approximately 60 percent fiction, 40 percent nonfiction

Background: Irene Goodman got the agent bug more than 25 years ago after first breaking through as an editorial assistant at a publishing house. It was while later working at a small, but powerful agency (they represented Stephen King at the time) that she began taking on some of the clients the primary agent didn't have time for. Within a year, the former medieval studies major was in business for herself. ...

AvantGuild Sign Up Now!Sign Up Now!

The How to Pitch series is worth its weight in gold. In just the first month I'd already benefited enough to consider the cost of joining well worth it. -- Gaen Murphree
AvantGuild benefits give you access to:
  • Premium content, including our How to Pitch Guides, an indispensable tool for freelance writers. view sample >
  • Savings of up to $35 per class on courses and seminars.
  • Insurance discounts for freelancers and small businesses, including medical, dental, auto and home.
  • Lots of other professional discounts, including ZipCar (a $50 value) and your choice of magazine subscriptions (a $10 value).

... and much more! View all benefits or Sign up now!

Already an AvantGuild member?

Log in here to view the full page.

remember me
forgot your password?