Rachel Ekstrom Courage

Rachel Ekstrom Courage

Irene Goodman Literary Agency

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Rachel Ekstrom Courage has spent her fifteen-year publishing career working with debut, bestselling, and award-winning writers. She started out in the publicity departments of St. Martin’s Press, Minotaur Books, and Penguin and is now an agent at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency, focusing on psychological thrillers, bookclub and women’s fiction, YA, Middle Grade, and platform-driven nonfiction.

She splits her time between New York and Pittsburgh, and is also the co-founder of Littsburgh, which showcases Pittsburgh’s vibrant literary scene. More information at www.rachelcourage.com and www.littsburgh.com.

Rachel represents psychological thrillers, mysteries, women’s fiction, bookclub and historical fiction, nonfiction, YA and Middle Grade.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to rachel.queries@irenegoodman.com

Guidelines & Details


As a new addition from The Manuscript Academy, #MSWL’s sister company, we are now offering ten-minute e-meetings with a select group of our agents and editors. You’ll be able to pick from Skype, Hangouts, or a phone call–and, yes, this works internationally. Please see our FAQ, our step-by-step guide to booking your meeting, a list of participating agents and editors–and consider joining our Facebook group, a free, friendly community of writers cheering each other on through this process.

Please note: Meetings are posted once monthly, and then often sell out. If there are meetings available, you’ll see them bolded on the calendar below after clicking “Set Time Zone.” 

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Vital Info

Fiction: Children's, Commercial, Crime, Historical, LGBTQ, Middle Grade, Mystery, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Cookbooks, Humor, Journalism, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Travel

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