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Jeff Kleinman 13

An agent with Folio Literary Management (see other agents at this agency).

About

So this is what I love more than anything else in the world (except, my family): I’m sitting on the couch reading, and then I’m gone – living in Narnia, breathing Middle Earth air, dodging passers-by in turn-of-the-century New York City. There’s nothing else like that moment. Sometimes (ok, true confession here) I’ll get so caught up that my hands go numb (which makes scrolling down almost impossible). Once my diaphragm seized up and I had to stop reading so the black spots would disappear in front of my eyes. That’s what books can do: they can transform you. They can transform the world. (OK, so I’m a bit of an idealist.) I’m on the hunt: I want projects that can make a difference. I love unique voices, magnificently strong characters, unusual premises, and books that offer up some new perspective on something I thought I already knew something about (like Alaskan exploration) or never even dreamed existed (a racecar-loving dog, for instance). I’m always interested in learning (I spent a lot of time in the classroom, with a B.A. in English / Modern Studies from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in Italian from the University of Chicago, and a J.D. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Yeah, that was definitely enough schooling for anybody), and I love it when someone can teach me something organically so it doesn’t feel like I’m even learning. While I’m hunting for that next amazing book, I’m also a founding partner at Folio, a Manhattan-based agency – we pride ourselves on nurturing new talent and developing a strong, supportive, professional relationship with our clients. (You won’t get shunted off to an assistant, for instance.) Folio offers the best of both worlds (OK, so maybe I’m a little biased?). With over 15 agents, we have the experience, expertise, and strength that you'd expect from a larger agency, but we have the spark, ingenuity, and personalized attention that you'd want from a smaller agency. And the best part: everybody at Folio is really, really nice. (Seriously. Not kidding.) (But they’re all bulldogs for negotiating contracts – just warning you.)

Country & Professional Associations

United States Member of AALA

Fiction Temp Closed

I’m looking for extremely well-written, character-driven books that make me absolutely fall in love with the characters and their world. I represent bookclub fiction (not genre commercial, like mysteries or romances), and literary fiction, and am particularly on the lookout for very well-written thrillers and suspense novels, or novels with a great, quirky, fun voice – like Melissa DeCarlo’s The Art of Crash Landing.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
Novel Novel
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No OK
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Nonfiction Temp Closed

I’m particularly interested in narrative nonfiction and memoir, and have sold projects in a wide variety of subjects.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir.
Types/Lengths:
Book Book
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No OK
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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2022
Last Checked: 25 Jul 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 20 Feb 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 15 Mar 2018

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