Agent Alert: Heather Carr of The Friederich Agency - Writer's Digest

Agent Alert: Heather Carr of The Friederich Agency

Literary agent alerts (this one with Heather Carr of The Friederich Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
Publish date:

Literary agent alerts (this one with Heather Carr of The Friederich Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

Image placeholder title
 Heather Carr

Heather Carr

Bio: Originally from Portland, Oregon, Heather Carr received her B.A. in English from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and ended her eastbound journey by settling in Brooklyn, NY with her 18-year-old cat. She spent her first few years in publishing at Trident Media Group before joining The Friedrich Agency in March 2018.

Seeking: I'm on the hunt for voice-driven narrative nonfiction that teaches me something new, especially from what I like to call "kooky experts." Think Caitlin Doughty's From Here to Eternity, Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus, or Kate Cole-Adams' Anesthesia. I'm also interested in long-form journalism, especially as it relates to gender and sexuality.

In fiction, I love literary novels about dysfunctional families and friendships, high-concept commercial fiction with elements of suspense, and anything with a singular voice a la Weike Wang's Chemistry or Jen Beagin's Pretend I'm Dead.

I'm exclusively looking for fiction and nonfiction for adults, so no YA, MG or picture books, please!

How to Submit: Please send a one-page query letter in the body of an email to

For tips on the querying process (and moral support), check out our guidelines on The Friedrich Agency website here. For occasional #mswl and general nonsense, follow me on Twitter @heatherannecarr.

Heather Carr will be participating in the Pitch Slam at the 2019 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference. Click here to learn more.

WDC19 Pitch Slam

Write better. Get published. Build your network.

Writer's Digest Annual Conference | August 22-25 | New York City


Bearing vs. Baring vs. Barring (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use bearing vs. baring vs. barring on with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.


15 Things a Writer Should Never Do

Former Writer's Digest managing editor Zachary Petit shares his list of 15 things a writer should never do, based on interviews with successful authors as well as his own occasional literary forays and flails.


Evie Green: Imaginary Friends and Allowing Change

Author Evie Green explains why she was surprised to end writing a horror novel and how she learned to trust the editorial process.

writer's digest wd presents

WD Presents: The 3 Prime Rules of Horror Writing, Contest Deadlines, and More!

Welcome to the first installment of a new series! There's always so much happening in the Writer's Digest universe that even staff members have trouble keeping up. So we're going to start collecting what's on the horizon to make it easier for everyone to know what's happening and when.


Lenora Bell: When Fairy Tales Meet Reality TV

Bestselling historical romance author Lenora Bell discusses researching, avoiding info-dumps while still charming readers, and how her latest book was inspired by her life.


Three Keys to Crafting Chemistry Between Characters

Romance author Michelle Major explains her three go-to tips for ensuring your characters have believable chemistry.

Saving Money on Your Screenwriting Career

Take Two: Saving Money on Your Screenwriting Career

No one wants to break the bank to learn how to write a screenplay. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman shares practical tips on saving money on the pursuit of a screenwriting career.


10 Epic Quotes From Watership Down, by Richard Adams

Here are 10 epic quotes from Watership Down, by Richard Adams. The story of a group of rabbits who escape an impending danger to find a new home, Watership Down is filled with moments of survival, faith, friendship, fear, and hope.

WD Poetic Form Challenge

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Quintilla Winner

Learn the winner and Top 10 list for the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the quintilla.