This week's Agent Spotlight features Jill Grinberg of Jill Grinberg Literary Management, LLC.
Status: Open to submissions.
About: Jill 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.
What She's Looking For:
Genres / Specialties:
Fiction: General fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Juvenile Fiction,
Non-Fiction: Biography, History, Mind/Body/Spirit, Travel, Lifestyle, Cookbooks
Children's, African-American, Science (Link).
What She Isn’t Looking For:
Yes. See this post at The Chinook Update.
Alexandra Adornetto, Alma Alexander, Susanne Antonetta, Julie Chibbaro, Catherine Clark, Audrey Couloumbis, Sara Donati, Henry Gee, Alison Goodman, Andy Griffiths, Christopher Healy, Kevin Hearne, Jennifer Holm, Matthew Holm, Margo Lanagan, Justine Larbalestier, Rosina Lippi, Melina Machetta, John Marciano, John Marsden, Lauren McLaughlin, Marissa Meyer, Nicholas Montemarano, Jacklyn Moriarty, Cartherine Gilbert Murdock, Garth Nix, T.J. Stiles, Lian Tanner, Scott Westerfeld, Colin Woodard, among others.
E-mail: Yes (preferred).
Submission Guidelines (always verify):
“Please send your query letter to info(at)jillgrinbergliterary(dot)com and attach the first 50 pages (fiction) or proposal (non-fiction) as a .doc file. All submissions will be read, but electronic mail is preferred.” (Link)
Stats on the web show Ms. Grinberg responding to most queries and requested materials within 1-6 weeks.
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 at AbsoluteWrite.
Jill Gringerg at P&E ($).
Jill Grinberg and the Art of the Query at The Chinook Update (10/2013).
Jill Grinberg on Her Editorial Process at The Chooknook Update (10/2013).
Jill Grinberg Literary Management Rights Guides at Graal (2011 to Current).
Last updated: 1/24/14.
Last Reviewed By Agent: 2/2/2011
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