I am a literary agent with the Irene Goodman agency based in New York City, established 40 years ago! IGLA represents a wide range of distinguished authors, including critically acclaimed and bestselling novelists, memoirists, essayists, journalist, designers, and Film/TV personalities. Our dedicated approach offers clients a full service experience that extends beyond domestic sales to International, Film, Television, and Branding, etc. and our personal commitment to and passion for our work means every author gets a hands-on, personalized experience!
I represent bestselling and award winning \ authors writing an eclectic list of genres that ranges from adult literary and upmarket commercial fiction through Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction. I am always eager for fiction and non-fiction that haunts me, and I am hungry for a variety of genres for all audiences, including Literary and Upmarket Suspense, Psychological Thrillers, Noir, Magical Realism, Speculative, Mystery, Gothic, and Procedurals, and my list is split between high-concept contemporary and sci-fi / fantasy titles! I'm always interested in under represented characters and Authors, and am actively seeking #OwnVoices.
For more information about my clients and what I am looking to represent, please check out the WHAT TO SEND page of my website.
When not working or reading, I am a lover of music, sleep, pasta, old friends, new friends, animals, dance parties, travel shows, exercise, food, Disney films, crime dramas, fuzzy sweaters, and laughter.
Lee O'Brien He/They Junior Agent
Across all age categories, I’m looking for pacy, high concept stories with a distinctive voice and clear stakes, whether those stakes are physical or emotional. I’m interested in a range of genres, from sci-fi/fantasy, to horror, to psychological thrillers/domestic suspense, to romance, to contemporary. I love stories with a strong atmosphere and immersive world, or a compelling plot full of twists and turns.
I’m also a complete sucker for secrets, love triangles, magic, monsters, girls with swords, trans folx with medieval weaponry in general, puzzles, intrigue, heists, queer romance (whether it’s a first crush or an epic love story), and hauntings of all kinds. I am actively seeking underrepresented voices.
GENRES WE REPRESENT : Literary and Upmarket Commercial Fiction ranging from psychological suspense, to thrillers, mysteries, and horror. Whether it's speculative, supernatural or shocking, We are invested in strongly plotted, high-concept stories with the voice to match! At IGLA, we aim to get our books into the hands of all audiences ranging from Middle Grade to Young Adult to Adult readers across contemporary and SF/F genres. GENRES WE DON'T REPRESENT: We are not seeking adult non-fiction, prescriptive lifestyle or fitness non-fiction, memoirs, faith-based/inspirational fiction, picture books, erotica, and new adult, popular science, psychology, philosophy, spirituality/ religious non-fiction or (straight) Regency Romance.
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