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, 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 producers across many platforms.
Heading the agency is Wendy Goldman Rohm, a New York Times bestselling author who has taught and lectured for MediaBistro, Yale University, onboard the QEII, and at numerous universities and organizations in the US, Europe and Asia, and has spoken at TEDx. 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, the agency offers ghost-writing services, developmental editing, and collaborative projects between authors and subjects.
Rohm's publisher clients have included Random House, The New York Times Syndicate International, The Atlantic, Wired magazine, 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. She has represented innovative new media projects--including book, film and video incarnations--for such global clients as Dove, 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' personally has been a commentator on numerous national and international television and radio broadcasts, including: Nightline (July 2011), 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 currently provides literary representation and management for a wide range of authors including novelists, journalists, politicians, scientists, business leaders, screenwriters, and playwrights. Among these, author Saket Soni (Strangers at the Golden Door, Algonquin Books); Noga Arikha (Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours, Ecco/ Harper; Napoleon and the Rebel (Palgrave Macmillan); fiction and nonfiction author Janina Scarlet (Violet and the Trial of Trauma, Superhero Therapy, Therapy Quest (Little, Brown); best-selling author Rebecca Walker (Adé: A Love Story; Mother Love; Black, White & Jewish);, playwright/novelist Seamus Scanlon (The McGowan Trilogy); novelist Élyane Dezon-Jones (aka Estelle Monbrun); poet/novelist Taiye Selasi; 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 (Philip Roth: Unmasked); Sarayu Srivatsa (The Last Pretence, HarperCollins India), and many others.
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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