Courtney Miller-Callihan

Courtney Miller-Callihan

Handspun Literary

My Manuscript Wish List

For adult fiction, Courtney represents only mainstream fiction (including historical fiction and women’s fiction), romance (all subgenres except inspirational), and mystery novels.

For nonfiction, Courtney represents work targeting all age groups (children and adults). Though she will consider nonfiction on any topic, work that deals primarily with issues of religion or spirituality is unlikely to be a good fit.

 

Courtney began her career in publishing at Random House, where she spent a number of years in subsidiary rights sales and in contracts before joining Sanford J. Greenburger Associates in 2005. A member of the Romance Writers of America, she works closely with authors to help them reach their full creative and commercial potential.

Courtney Miller-Callihan founded Handspun Literary Agency in 2016, after more than ten years with Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. She is a hands-on editorial agent whose eclectic list includes historical fiction, women’s fiction, romance, mysteries, YA novels, humor, and practical nonfiction.

A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A., Literature), and Johns Hopkins University (M.A., English), she lives in San Diego with her family, and travels frequently for meetings and conferences.

She is always looking for stories she can’t stop reading.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to query@handspunlit.com

Queries should be sent to query@handspunlit.com.

For fiction: please send a query letter, short synopsis (5 pages or less), and the first three chapters or 50 pages of the novel, whichever is more.

For nonfiction: please send a query letter and proposal.


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Fiction: Commercial, Family Saga, General, Historical, Humor, LGBTQ, Mystery, Romance, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Biography, Crafts/DIY, History, Humor, Journalism, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Travel

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