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Alice Speilburg
Speilburg Literary Agency

Speilburg Literary Agency represents authors in fiction and nonfiction. Our client list includes award-winning and debut authors, to whom we offer hands-on editorial attention and business management throughout their publishing careers.

Before launching the agency in 2012, founding agent Alice Speilburg worked at John Wiley & Sons and at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and she is a board member of Louisville Literary Arts. She is currently building her client list and represents a wide range of fiction and nonfiction.

Mystery, Suspense/thriller, Biography, History, Health, Travel, Science, Mainstream fiction with elements of fantasy/sci-fi or horror, Young Adult fiction, Journalistic nonfiction
Mark O'Connell's THE PERFORMING ART OF THERAPY, a clinical guide for therapists on using acting techniques to improve their level of empathy and insight with their clients, to Anna Moore at Routledge

Cameron Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess’s My Old Kentucky Road Trip series of mini travel guides, featuring themed road trips across Kentucky, exploring Civil War destinations, bourbon tours, and unique foods and festivals, to Ashley Runyon at Indiana University Press

Melissa Lenhardt's new historical novel about a gang of female outlaws, pitched as Thelma and Louise meets The Magnificent Seven, to Lindsey Hall at Redhook, for publication in 2018

Chicago Tribune journalist Josh Noel's untitled book on the Goose Island Beer Company, following the brewery's role as an early and inventive leader of craft beer, to its sale to Anheuser-Busch InBev and the industry changes spawned by that deal, to Yuval Taylor at Chicago Review Press

Music journalist Erin Osmon's JASON MOLINA: Riding With the Ghost, an authorized account of the singer-songwriter behind the bands Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co., with details of the early independent music scene and exclusive interviews with family, friends, and his recording studio woven throughout, to Natalie Mandziuk at Rowman & Littlefield, for publication in 2017

Eva Scalzo, Literary Agent
Eva has a B.A. in the Humanities from the University of Puerto Rico and a M.A. in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College. She has spent her career in scholarly publishing, working for Houghton Mifflin, Blackwell Publishing, John Wiley & Sons, and Cornell University in a variety of roles. Eva is looking to represent all subgenres of Romance, with the exclusion of inspirational romance, as well as Young Adult fiction.
Please send all unsolicited submissions via e-mail to:

In the subject line of your query email, please include “Query [AGENT’S FIRST NAME]” followed by the title of your project.

For fiction, please send the query letter and the first three chapters. For nonfiction, please send the query letter and a proposal, which should include a detailed Table of Contents and a sample chapter.