The Rohm Literary Agency was founded in 2002 to represent emerging authors of literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, investigative journalism, poetry, plays and screenplays. We also work with memoir, commercial fiction, children's, inspirational, young adult and business authors.
At a time when the publishing world is changing greatly, we have taken an innovative approach to nurturing individual talent as well as developing collaborations between writers, artists, publishers and television and film producers across many platforms.
Heading the agency is Wendy Goldman Rohm, a New York Times bestselling author who has taught and lectured for numerous colleges, universities and organizations in the US., Europe and Asia, including including Yale, MediaBistro, onboard the QEII. Rohm is in the unusual position of understanding the publishing world from the creative side as well as the business side, having worked in publishing as an author as well as agent and development editor for more than two decades. (See the Kirkus Reviews' recent spotlight on Wendy Goldman Rohm.)
In addition to representing our author clients to top publishers and film and television producers, the agency offers ghost-writing services, developmental editing, and collaborative projects between authors and subjects.
Rohm's publisher clients have included Random House, Little Brown, Penguin, Algonquin Books, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Dorling Kindersley, Wired magazine, Portfolio Books, Tina Brown's Talk magazine, Vogue, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Financial Times of London, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Playboy magazine, Conde-Nast, Ziff-Davis, John Wiley & Sons, Jossey-Bass, The Magazine Group, and many others.
Rohm has represented innovative new media projects--including book, film, podcast, tv, stage and video incarnations--for such global clients as Netflix, Dove, The New York Times, Glass Entertainment, Dragonfly TV (London), Wondery, and European clothing giant C & A. Rohm also been a literary agent and author for Sterling Lord Literistic, New York; The Waxman Agency, NY; and Waterside Productions, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif.
Ms. Rohm is adept at promotion and public appearances. She has been a commentator on numerous national and international television and radio broadcasts, including: Nightline, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, and dozens of programs on NBC, CNBC, PBS radio and television, CNN, CBS, ABC, and BBC radio and television. Rohm has also been an expert researcher for Townsend & Crew, Skadden Arps, and Conlin Associates, among many others.
The Rohm Agency provides literary representation and management for a wide range of authors including novelists, journalists, politicians, scientists, business leaders, screenwriters, filmmakers and playwrights. Among these, Saket Soni (The Great Escape, Hachette/Algonquin Books); Jonny B. Good, (Bitconned, book and forthcoming Netflix film and podcast, 2023); Peter Atwater (The Confidence Map, Penguin Portfolio Books, 2023); Mira Kamdar (Motiba's Tatoos); Peter Nichols (A Voyage For Madmen, film and TV rights); poet/novelist Taiye Selasi (Ghana Must Go; Anansi and the Golden Pot (Dorling Kindersley); Rebecca Walker (Time for Us, Dorling Kindersley; Adé: A Love Story; Mother Love; Black, White & Jewish); filmmaker Pan Nalin (Last Film Show; Samsara; Valley of Flowers; Once Upon a Time in Italy); Andrea Dixon (The Heater Mack story, book, film and podcast); Scott Bergstrom (The Cruelty; Soviet Champagne); Marcello Simonetta (All Machiavelli's Men: Friends, Foes and a Mistress); fiction and nonfiction author Janina Scarlet (Violet and the Trial of Trauma, Superhero Therapy, Therapy Quest (Little, Brown);, playwright/novelist Seamus Scanlon (The McGowan Trilogy); novelist Élyane Dezon-Jones (aka Estelle Monbrun); Tenzin Kunchap (The Rebel Monk); French novelist Bruno Garel; quant genius Igor Tulchinsky (Finding Alphas; The UnRules); and author/Fulbright scholar Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya (Everyday Ayurveda). Her global clients have included author and guru Linus Torvalds (Just for Fun, HarperCollins), Italian literary journalist/author Livia Manera Sambuy (In Search of Amrit Kaur FSG, March 2023, Philip Roth: Unmasked); Sarayu Srivatsa (The Last Pretence, HarperCollins India), and many others.
Rohm also co-produced the Paris debut (fall 2022) of John Kolvenbach's post-pandemic play, Stand Up If You're Here Tonight, with Chicago's American Blues Theatre, featuring Jim Ortlieb and Julie Kalya.
If you are looking for an agent, we take exclusive submissions only, and require that you submit a query letter prior to sending your manuscript. Please submit your queries directly via our Contact page on this site, or write to administrative assistant Margaret Taylor at Margaret@RohmLiterary.com or Wendy Goldman Rohm at Wendy@RohmLiterary.com.
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