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Marcy Posner 5

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

About

I have spent a lifetime in books. I started out with a brief stint as a librarian, but found it a bit too staid, so moved on to publishing. My first job was at Pinnacle Books where as assistant to the President I was given a book to edit the third week of my employment. I then moved on to Rodale Press and then Salem House where I helped bring British books to the US, finally moving up the publishing ladder to Pantheon’s Associate Publisher, where I worked with some of the major cultural icons of our time, including Noam Chomsky, Studs Terkel, Matt Groening and Art Spiegelman. After fifteen years on the editorial side of the business, I made the jump to agenting – spending twelve years as at the William Morris Agency as an agent and as Vice President and Director of Foreign Rights; five years as president of my own agency; five years at Sterling Lord Literistic as an agent and Director of Foreign Rights; and I’m now here – and very happy – at Folio. Editorial skill and a deep knowledge of the publishing industry sets me apart from many of my colleagues. When I work with my authors, I’ll focus editorially on how to make the book as strong as it could be – whether that book be terrific women’s fiction or an extraordinary YA debut (or any of the other categories I represent). During that process, I’m able to bring to bear all the institutional memory I possess, knowing which editors and which publishing houses have a penchant for a certain subject, or a different voice, or a particular kind of author. My clients include Newberry Honor winner and New York Times bestseller Jacqueline Kelly, New York Times bestseller Sheri Reynolds, Kristi Cook, Christopher Grant, and Gretchen Kelley.

Country

United States

Fiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, Young adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralSubgenres: Historical, Women's Fiction.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
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 Unknown
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Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, Young adults.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Health/Medicine, History, Lifestyle.
Types/Lengths:
Book Book
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No Unknown
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Dates

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2022
Last Checked: 10 Aug 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 20 Apr 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 11 May 2018

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