Pulitzer Prize & National Book Award Finalist
Erin Harris is a literary Agent at Folio Literary Management and a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at the New School. She brings a strong editorial eye and hands-on approach to her agenting practice, ushering writers through all stages of the publishing process and fostering long-term professional partnerships. She has a deep and abiding love of books, and enjoys working with both debut and seasoned authors.
Erin represents (among others): Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Finalist Carla Power; Iowa Short Fiction Award Winner and Bread Loaf Fellow Allegra Hyde; New York Times Editor's Choice Novelist Daniel Levine; Indie Next Pick Author Erica Ferencik; Lambda Literary Fellow SJ Sindu; and Rona Jaffe Award Winners Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas and Natalie Haney-Tilghman.
Outside of the office, she curates and co-hosts the literary event series H.I.P. Lit and serves on the board of Epiphany Magazine.
Erin is seeking bold voices in literary and book club fiction. She’s drawn to literary novels rooted in a speculative or fabulist tradition; novels that center marginalized voices; multi-generational family sagas; atmospheric novels with a strong sense of place; books that engage with history; elevated suspense and literary mysteries; narratives that play with form and structure; and thematically unified short story collections.
In non-fiction, Erin is interested in subject-driven narratives, “big idea” books, essay collections, feminism, books that promote social justice, and memoirs that transcend the author’s personal experience to shed light on larger themes or societal concerns. She especially enjoys working with journalists.
Erin also selectively represents Young Adult titles. In Young Adult she gravitates toward #ownvoices narratives, and is looking for dazzling writing, original premises, and masterful storytelling in the following categories: speculative, fantasy, contemporary realistic, contemporary with elements of magic, and psychological suspense.
How to submit: Please send a query letter and the first 10 pages of your manuscript, pasted into the body of your email, to: email@example.com. Due to the volume of queries Erin receives, she can only respond to those in which she's interested. She looks forward to hearing from you!
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