Miriam Altshuler

Literary Agency: 
Miriam Altshuler Literary Agency
Address:
53 Old Post Road North
Red Hook, New York 12571
Phone: 
(845) 758-9408
E-mail: 
Twitter Handle: 
Accepts E-mail Queries: 
Yes
Interested in Representing:
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, and Narrative Nonfiction
Clients Include: 

Harriet Brown, Andrew Carroll, Robb Forman Dew, Barbara Esstman, Joanna Pearson

Submission Guidelines: 

Submit a query letter via e-mail to query@maliterary.com that includes a brief author bio and synopsis of the work. Outline and sample chapters should only be sent upon request. Any material sent should be single-sided, double-spaced, and in twelve-point font. No phone solicitations, unsolicited manuscripts, handwritten material, or electronic versions will be accepted. Attachments to query letters will not be opened (unless material has been specifically requested). Nothing else should be submitted unless specifically requested.

Due to the volume of queries submitted, it is impossible to reply personally to each query received. If writing samples or manuscripts are requested by us, we try to respond as soon as possible, but usually between three and four weeks from receipt of the requested materials.

Tips From the Agent: 

Authors should visit our website to see what specific types of work we represent, and what we are looking for from potential clients. They should also familiarize themselves with our authors to gain a sense of the type of writing that appeals to this agency.

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