Speilburg Literary Agency represents authors in fiction and nonfiction. Our client list includes award-winning and debut authors, to whom we offer hands-on editorial attention and business management throughout their publishing careers.
Alice Speilburg is the founding agent of Speilburg Literary and has worked in book publishing for more than a decade. She represents narrative nonfiction and commercial fiction for adults and YA readers.
Her first editing gig was on the news desk of her college daily, and she is still drawn to compelling nonfiction stories, especially those written by journalists, that deepen our understanding of culture and society. In fiction, she loves a complete immersion read that takes her to another world through the eyes of original characters.
Alice previously worked at John Wiley & Sons, and Howard Morhaim Literary Agency. She has worked with bestselling and award-winning authors, literary and professional societies, and branded content. Alice serves as Vice President on the board of directors for Louisville Literary Arts, and spends her weekends hiking with her husband and two sons.
In nonfiction, Alice is looking for authors with established platforms, especially journalists and academics, who are writing Cultural Narratives, Microhistory, and Pop Science
In fiction, Alice is looking for character-driven novels that fall under the following genres: Historical Fiction, Mainstream Fiction with elements of Fantasy/Mystery/Horror, Fairytale/Folklore Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense, Young Adult
Click here for Alice’s full Manuscript Wish List.Follow @alicespeilburg
Eva Scalzo was born in New Jersey, but has lived in Houston, Buenos Aires, San Juan, and Boston before settling down outside of Binghamton, New York. She has a B.A. in the Humanities from the University of Puerto Rico and a M.A. in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College. Since graduating in 2002, she has spent her career in scholarly publishing, working for Houghton Mifflin, Blackwell Publishing, John Wiley & Sons, and Cornell University in a variety of roles.
Eva has been reading romance since the fifth grade when she discovered the Sweet Valley High series. On inheriting her grandmother’s collection of vintage Harlequin Romances, she promptly set about filling the gaps, and her goal is to someday finish reading all the treasures. Eva is looking to represent all subgenres of Romance, with the exclusion of inspirational romance, as well as Young Adult fiction.
One last fun fact: if you’ve been reading this bio and pronouncing Eva’s name with a long E sound, you’ve been saying it wrong.Follow @evascalzo
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