New Literary Agent Alert: Erin Harris of Folio Literary

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Erin Harris of Folio Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.



About Erin: Erin Harris is an agent at Folio Literary (formerly of the Irene Skolnick Literary Agency). She represents (among others): David Yezzi, executive editor of The New Criterion and author of the forthcoming biography ANTHONY HECHT: Poet and the Age (St. Martin’s Press); Rosalie Knecht, the English language translator of Cesar Aira’s THE SEAMSTRESS AND THE WIND (New Directions); Bryan Furuness, author of the forthcoming novel, THE LOST EPISODES OF REVIE BRYSON (Dzanc); and Carla Power, a Times Magazine contributor and former Newsweek correspondent. A graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at The New School, Erin received her B.A. in English from Trinity College (Hartford, CT), where she was Presidential Fellow of the English Department and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

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She is seeking: literary novels with compelling plots and international settings; literary thrillers and mysteries (She’d love to find the next Tana French!); noirs (especially starring headstrong female protagonists).

Since Erin moved to Folio Literary, she sat down for an interview talking about her move and the genres she seeks.

How to submit: You can query Erin via email at submissions (at) Your query should include: a description of your manuscript, your contact information, and your author bio. In the author bio, be sure to inform her of any previous publications, awards, professional and/or academic affiliations, and media appearances. In addition, please paste the first 10 pages of your manuscript into the body of your e-mail. She will not open attachments unless they have been requested.


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