Jennifer Chen Tran

Glass Literary Management

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Jennifer Chen Tran is a literary agent at Glass Literary Management. With over a dozen years of experience in the publishing industry, Jennifer is passionate about nurturing and championing the creative lives of the authors and artists she is honored to represent. She works with a wide range of award-winning talent, including entrepreneurs, journalists, physicians, thought leaders, James Beard nominated chefs, and graphic novelists, among others. Jennifer is an editorial agent who believes in the art and magic of collaboration. She works with her authors from concept to publication, helping to polish each creator’s work so that it can best shine in a competitive marketplace.

Prior to joining Glass Literary Management, Jennifer was a literary agent at Folio Literary Management and Idea Architects and served as Of Counsel at The New Press. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Northeastern School of Law and a Bachelors in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She is an attorney in good standing in California and New York, a member of the Authors Guild, and a member of the Association of American Literary Agents.

As a person of color and daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, Jennifer is deeply committed to amplifying voices from persons with disabilities, BIPOC, LGBTQ, underrepresented, marginalized, and neurodiverse communities. Her ultimate goal is to work in concert with authors to create books that will have a lasting positive social impact on the world—books that inform, entertain, and inspire.

Her current #MSWL includes culinary projects, hidden narratives about an unseen aspect of the world, riveting stories about overcoming adversity, and health, wellness, financial peace, and spirituality by BIPOC, neurodiverse, and underrepresented creatives. For adult fiction, Jen is looking for contemporary fiction, women’s fiction, and upmarket fiction that features complicated, conflicted, and complex characters who are not afraid to take emotional risks, page-turning suspense, and stories–genre elements encouraged!–that keep you guessing.

In the children’s space she loves #middlegrade with heart, humor, surprises, and unforgettable but relatable characters that will make kids laugh and curious to read more. She’s always on the look-out for incredible visually-driven and graphic novel projects, and is taking on select picture-book projects with an eye toward subjects with STEAM elements, history, and stories featuring animals, nature, and natural phenomena.

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