Monika Verma 1

An agent with Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency (see other agents at this agency)

About

Monika joined LGR in 2006, and represents a wide range of nonfiction book projects. She specializes in humor, pop culture, memoir, narrative nonfiction and style and fashion titles. She loves to work with authors to develop their writing careers, whether that means helping them make the jump from blogger to published author, brainstorming the perfect funny gift book topic, or working with a debut author to showcase a strong narrative voice. Her clients include humorist and actor Nick Offerman; costume designer Janie Bryant (AMC's "Mad Men"); style and celebrity bloggers Tom & Lorenzo; and writer, illustrator, and blogger Allie Brosh (Hyperbole and a Half). Prior to joining the agency, Monika served as the administrative director for L.A. Youth Newspaper, a nonprofit teen-written publication distributed to schools throughout Los Angeles County. Monika attended Wellesley College, where she received a B.A. in English, and studied abroad at Oxford University; she spent an inordinate amount of time at both places reading Victorian novels, one of her favorite genres. Though she is now happily a New Yorker, Monika grew up in Los Angeles. When she isn’t reading submissions, she loves dipping into a good literary mystery (usually with a strong cup of tea by her side). Some of her favorite authors include Denise Mina, A.S. Byatt, Josephine Tey, Jasper Fforde and P.G. Wodehouse.

Country & Professional Associations

United States Member of AAR

Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir, Society/Culture (Pop culture), Style/Beauty (General, Fashion), Visual Arts (Fashion design).
Types/Lengths:
Nonfiction Collection Nonfiction Collection
Book Book
Submissions:
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Dates

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2019
Last Checked: 12 Dec 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 15 Jul 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 29 Jan 2018

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