This week's Agent Spotlight features Jill Grinberg of Jill Grinberg Literary Management, LLC.
About: Ms. Grinberg was previously a partner of Anderson Grinberg Literary Management with Kathleen Anderson before establishing Jill Grinberg Literary Management in 2007. As well as running her own agency, Ms. Grinberg subagents for Curtis Brown Australia, David Higham Associate, Curtis Brown Ltd., Margaret Conolloy and Associates, Australian Literary Management, and Robinson Literary Agency. She has over ten years of experience as an agent, attended Tufts University, and lives in New York.
Status: Open to submissions.
What She's Looking For:
Fiction: Children's, Commercial Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Middle Grade, Romance, Multi-Cultural, Science Fiction, Women's Fiction, Young Adult.
Non-Fiction: Biography & Memoir, Business & Finance, Celebrity, Pop Culture, Music, Film & Entertainment, Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs & Politics, Medical, Health & Fitness, Multicultural, Narrative, Religion & Spirituality, Science & Technology, Travel, Women's Issues. (Link, Link, Link)
What She Isn’t Looking For:
About the Agency:
No quote available.
Alexandra Adornetto, Alma Alexander, Susanne Antonetta, Julie Chibbaro, Catherine Clark, Audrey Couloumbis, Sara Donati, Henry Gee, Alison Goodman, Andy Griffiths, Jennifer Holm, Matthew Holm, Justine Larbalestier, Rosina Lippi, Melina Machetta, John Marsden, Lauren McLaughlin, Jacklyn Moriarty, Cartherine Gilbert Murdock, Garth Nix, T.J. Stiles, Lian Tanner, Scott Westerfeld, among others.
As of 2/11, Ms. Grinberg is listed on Publisher's Marketplace as having made 7 deals in the last 12 months, 8 six-figure+ deals, and 22 overall. Recent deals include 2 YA, 1 general, 1 women’s fiction, 1 children’s fantasy, 1 picture book, and 1 international children’s rights.
NOTE: PM is usually not a complete representation of sales.
Snail-Mail: Yes (preferred).
Submission Guidelines (always verify):
Snail-Mail: Send a query, the first 50 pages (or non-fiction proposal), and a SASE.
E-mail: Send a query in the body of an e-mail and attach the first 50 pages (or non-fic proposal) as a .doc
Stats on the web suggest Ms. Grinberg usually responds to queries within a week to a month but there are longer instances and instances of no response. Requests appear to fall within the same timeframe.
What's the Buzz?
Ms. Gringberg is a long-established agent with an impressive clientele and track record. Her clients seem quite happy under her representation and are quick to praise her. She’s noted to have a nice rejection letter and continues to respond to most submissions.
Worth Your Time:
None that I could find online.
Around the Web:
Jill Grinberg Literary Management, LLC thread on AbsoluteWrite.
Jill Gringerg on P&E ($).
Jill Grinberg Literary Management Frankfurt 2010 Rights Guide (great look at client titles).
A Q&A with author Tami Oldham reveals a neat story (the last answer) about Ms. Grinberg picking up Ms. Oldham as a self-published author.
Last updated: 2/2/2011
Agent Contacted For Review? Yes – 2/2/2011
Reviewed By Agent? Yes – 2/2/2011
Comments: No changes requested.
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