Skip to main content

Agent Stephen Barbara Moves to Foundry Literary + Media

We just reported a few months ago that literary agent Mollie Glick left the Jean V. Naggar Lit Agency and headed to Foundry Literary + Media. Now, the word from Galleycat is that agent Stephen Barbara of the Donald Maass Agency is headed to Foundry, as well. Naturally, he's taking his list of authors with him.

That makes eight agents at Foundry now. It's turning into quite the little powerhouse.

Some info about Stephen:

"He represents all categories of books for young readers (from YA to middle-grade to chapter and picture books) in addition to servicing writers for the adult market. His clients include Texas Blue Bonnet finalist Lisa Graff, acclaimed middle-grade novelist Lynne Jonell (Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat), Newbery Medal winner Laura Amy Schlitz, popular YA author Todd Strasser, and on the adult side Bram Stoker Award finalist Paul Tremblay (The Little Sleep) and leading fat loss expert Tom Venuto (The Body Fat Solution)."

To submit work:

Address your materials to one agent only and include the following materials in your submission. For fiction, send a query, synopsis, the first three chapters and your author bio. For nonfiction, send a query, sample chapters, a table of contents and an author bio. Send your materials to: Foundry Literary + Media
Submissions, 33 West 17th Street, PH, New York, New York 10011.

Image placeholder title

Stephen Barbara

How to Write a Compelling Premise for a Thriller

How to Create a Compelling Premise for a Thriller

Learn how to create a compelling premise for a thriller or mystery novel by asking a simple question and tying it to a specific circumstance to set the stage for a thrilling read.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Make a Plan

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Make a Plan

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have your characters make a plan.

3 Tips for Writing Dystopian Young Adult Fiction

3 Tips for Writing Dystopian Young Adult Fiction

If you've ever heard it said that there's no new way to write a story, let author Julian R. Vaca tell you otherwise. Here, he shares 3 tips for writing dystopian young adult fiction to help silence our inner critics.

Rimma Onoseta: On Trusting the Process of Revision

Rimma Onoseta: On Trusting the Process of Revision

Author Rimma Onoseta discusses how seeing other Black female authors on bookshelves encouraged her to finish writing her contemporary YA novel, How You Grow Wings.

Writer's Digest September/October 2022 Cover

Writer's Digest September/October 2022 Cover Reveal

Writer's Digest is excited to announce our Sept/Oct 2022 issue featuring our Annual Literary Agent Roundup, an interview with NYT-bestselling YA horror novelist Tiffany D. Jackson, and articles about writing sinister stories.

Your Story #120

Your Story #120

Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt below. (One sentence only.) You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

5 Tips for Writing as a Parent

5 Tips for Writing as a Parent

Author Sarah Grunder Ruiz shares how she fits writing into her life and offers 5 tips on how to achieve a sustainable writing life as a parent.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 621

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write an animal poem.

Why Is This Love Scene Here? How To Write Compelling Love Scenes

Why Is This Love Scene Here? How To Write Compelling Love Scenes

Not sure which way to turn when writing intimate scenes? Author Jo McNally shares how to write compelling love scenes that make sense for the story you’re writing.