After several years as a line editor, book doctor and acquisitions editor at different New York publishing houses, Howard Morhaim established a literary agency in 1979. Because of his editing background, he quickly developed a reputation as an agent who works very closely with his clients, giving detailed manuscript feedback and proposal development. At the same time, the agency also became known for representing the best of writers working in a very wide range of fiction and nonfiction. We represent writers working at the top of their respective fields, and a more eclectic list would be hard to find.
Owing to a very full plate, Howard Morhaim is not accepting unsolicited submissions, but only submissions that come as recommendations from colleagues or clients.
Kate earned her Master's degree in Fiction Writing from the University of Southern Mississippi before starting her career as a literary agent.
Her interests lie in:
Fiction, for adults: Contemporary romance, contemporary women's fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction set in the 20th Century, high fantasy, magical realism, science fiction.
And for children/teens: Middle grade, young adult, and new adult full length novels only in the areas of: mystery, thriller, horror, romance, LGBTQ issues, contemporary fiction, sports, magical realism, fantasy, and science fiction.
Non-Fiction, for adults or children/teens: Books by authors with demonstrable platforms in the areas of sports, food writing, humor, design, creativity, and craft (sewing, knitting, etc.). Narrative Non-fiction by authors with or without an established platform. Some memoir.
She is NOT actively looking for:
Fiction, for adults: Mysteries, thrillers, crime, paranormal romance, urban fantasy. She is not the best reader of fiction that features: cops/private detectives/FBI/CIA, fairy tale retellings, dragons, werewolves/vampires/zombies etc., satire, spoof, or the picaresque. No novellas.
Fiction, for children/kids: books that feature dragons, angels/demons/Grim Reaper, werewolves/vampires/zombies etc., zany middle grade stories about a character's wacky adventures, stories about bullying, stories that center around orphans or parents who die in car crashes, ghost-teens back to right wrongs. No novels in verse. No picture books or chapter books.
Non-fiction, for adults, children/teens: Memoir in the areas of cancer survival, drug addiction, mental heath, infertility, or other topics WIDELY covered by current memoir, mind/body/spirit, religion, politics, diet/exercise by authors with NO demonstrable platform, collections of blog posts or newspaper columns for republication.
Abner Stein, Ltd.
10 Roland Gardens
London SW7 3PH
Spain & Portugal
RDC Agencia Literaria
Fernando VI, 13-15, 3° Dcha.
All Other Countries
P.O. Box 868
Armonk, NY 10504
Film & Television
The Gotham Group
9255 Sunset Boulevard, Ste 515
Los Angeles, CA 90069