New Literary Agent Alert: Alexa Stark of Trident Media Group

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About Alexa: Raised in New York City, Alexa Stark earned her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University, where she was an Editor of the Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism. Before coming to Trident, she interned at PEN American Center and worked at Curtis Brown as a literary assistant. Alexa joined Trident in 2012 to work with Ellen Levine, and she has gained invaluable experience working with Ellen's illustrious and bestselling authors. She also handles first serial rights for Ellen's authors, and has sold stories, essays, and book excerpts to The New Yorker, Harper's, Paris Review, The Atlantic, Tin House, N+1, and The New York Times, among others. Alexa continues to work closely with Ellen Levine while building her client list.

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She is seeking: Alexa's interests are wide-ranging, but she is particularly drawn to literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, young adult, memoir, narrative nonfiction, popular science, cultural criticism and women’s issues.

How to submit: Use the agency's online contact submissions form, and choose Alexa from the dropdown menu.

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