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Jon Cobb
HG Literary

Jon began working at HG Literary in the summer of 2016. After graduating from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, he decided to follow his dream of joining the publishing industry by moving to New York. He gained valuable experience interning at NYU Press and Writers House, while also pursuing a Master’s degree in Publishing: Digital and Print Media at NYU.

Jon reads all genres of fiction but has a particular interest in contemporary middle grade and YA, adult science fiction and fantasy, African-American fiction, literary fiction, and mysteries and thrillers.


years experience: 4
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
January 20, 2020
Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
Political and civil rights leader, founder of the National Action Network, and television/radio talk show host Reverend Al Sharpton's RISE UP: CONFRONTING A COUNTRY AT THE CROSSROADS, revisiting the highlights of the Obama Administration, the 2016 election, and Trump's subsequent hold on the GOP; drawing on his decades-long experience with other key players in politics and activism; and amplifying the new voices and movements that have emerged in response to the Trump presidency, to Peter Joseph at Hanover Square Press, in a significant deal, in a pre-empt, for publication in September 2020, by Josh Getzler and Jon Cobb at HG Literary (world English).

December 16, 2019
Digital: Fiction: Mystery/Crime:
T.C. LoTempio's KILLERS OF A FEATHER, the next title in the PURR N BARK PET SHOP MYSTERY series, in a three-book deal, and HISS H FOR HOMICIDE, the next title in the NICK AND NORA MYSTERY series, in a four-book deal, to Bill Harris at Beyond the Page, by Jon Cobb at HG Literary on behalf of Josh Getzler (world English).

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
MS, NYU School of Professional Studies; BA, UC San Diego, English Literature
KEY PERSONNEL
Josh Getzler, Principal/Agent: Josh@HGLiterary.com
Carrie Hannigan, Principal/Agent: Carrie@HGLiterary.com
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Jon accepts unsolicited queries through Query Tracker at http://QueryMe.Online/Cobb.