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Kaitlyn Greenidge's newest in NY Times

Emme Lund writes a feature on Elena Ferrante for Zoe Tuck's blog.

Cassie has a new essay in Passages North #41

Kaitlyn writes about learning to talk to her baby, and her mother's signature wisdom from working with other new mothers.

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Cassie has a new essay in Passages North #41

Emme Lund writes a feature on Elena Ferrante for Zoe Tuck's blog.

Cassie has a new essay in Passages North #41

Writing about girlhood in the American South by looking at her mother, Dolly Parton, and Peter Pan's Wendy.

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Emme Lund writes a feature on Elena Ferrante for Zoe Tuck's blog.

Emme Lund writes a feature on Elena Ferrante for Zoe Tuck's blog.

Emme Lund writes a feature on Elena Ferrante for Zoe Tuck's blog.

Writing about transitions using Ferrante's novels as a guide post.


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NaNoWriMo Tracker

Howland Literary Celebrates ONE YEAR!

Howland Literary Celebrates ONE YEAR!

Our lovely intern, Mariah, has created a #nanowrimo tracker for everyone to use. 

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Howland Literary Celebrates ONE YEAR!

Howland Literary Celebrates ONE YEAR!

Howland Literary Celebrates ONE YEAR!

Happy one year anniversary to Carrie Howland and the Howland Literary team on one year in business. Thank you especially  to our amazing clients!

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Rochester Writers' Conference

Howland Literary Celebrates ONE YEAR!

Rochester Writers' Conference

Carrie and Cassie had a great time at Rochester Writers' Conference discussing querying, publishing, and getting an agent. Thanks to all the writers that attended and made it special. 


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Marissa Miller in the New York Times

Erin Slaughter's newest poetry collection makes two long lists

Erin Slaughter's newest poetry collection makes two long lists

Read Marissa Miller's latest in the NY Times, "Yes, It's O.K. to Be Sad During the Holidays"

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Erin Slaughter's newest poetry collection makes two long lists

Erin Slaughter's newest poetry collection makes two long lists

Erin Slaughter's newest poetry collection makes two long lists

Erin Slaughter has received notification that she is a finalist for both the C&R Press 2019 Book Long List, and [PANK] Book Contest Long List.

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Carrie and Cassie both attend the CLMPS LWC}NYC Conference

Erin Slaughter's newest poetry collection makes two long lists

Carrie and Cassie both attend the CLMPS LWC}NYC Conference

Thank you CLMP for inviting us to listen to pitches from emerging writers. 


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The Farm Reading Series

Howland Literary has a NEW LOCATION!

2019 Rochester Writers' Conference

Two Howland Literary clients, Kaitlyn Greenidge and Annie Levin, will be reading at The Farm Reading Series at Starr Bar on Tuesday, October 8 7-9PM. We hope to see you there. 

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2019 Rochester Writers' Conference

Howland Literary has a NEW LOCATION!

2019 Rochester Writers' Conference

Carrie Howland and Cassie Mannes Murray will be at the Rochester Writers' Conference on Saturday, October 19. They will participate in an agent panel discussion, give a presentation on querying, and be doing one-on-one manuscript conferences. 

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Howland Literary has a NEW LOCATION!

Howland Literary has a NEW LOCATION!

Howland Literary has a NEW LOCATION!

We are now located at 115 West 29th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001.


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Kaitlyn Greenidge in Glamour Magazine

Sarah Prager in JSTOR Daily, "Four Flowering Plants That Have Been Decidedly Queered"

Sarah Prager in JSTOR Daily, "Four Flowering Plants That Have Been Decidedly Queered"

Read Kaitlyn's latest in Glamour Magazine, "Celebrating Valentine's Day Can Be A Radical Act"

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Sarah Prager in JSTOR Daily, "Four Flowering Plants That Have Been Decidedly Queered"

Sarah Prager in JSTOR Daily, "Four Flowering Plants That Have Been Decidedly Queered"

Sarah Prager in JSTOR Daily, "Four Flowering Plants That Have Been Decidedly Queered"

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Kaitlyn Greenidge in NY Times Parenting

Sarah Prager in JSTOR Daily, "Four Flowering Plants That Have Been Decidedly Queered"

Kaitlyn Greenidge in NY Times Parenting

Read "I Went to a Conference With a Six-Week Old" at the link below.


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Kaitlyn Greenidge on 'Little Women'

Marissa Miller sells essay collection, Pretty Weird

Kaitlyn Greenidge on 'Little Women'

Read The Bearable Whiteness of 'Little Women' in NY Times opinion section by clicking below.

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Jason Tougaw in Psychology Today

Marissa Miller sells essay collection, Pretty Weird

Kaitlyn Greenidge on 'Little Women'

Read, "Dickens's Magical Lanterns: Christmas for Capitalism" in Psychology Today at the link below. 

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Marissa Miller sells essay collection, Pretty Weird

Marissa Miller sells essay collection, Pretty Weird

Marissa Miller sells essay collection, Pretty Weird

Lookout for Marissa Miller's upcoming essay collection from Skyhorse, Pretty Weird.


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Carrie Chairs the Annual Center for Fiction Fête

J Daniel Elam chats with John Lanchester in London Review of Books

J Daniel Elam chats with John Lanchester in London Review of Books

Thank you to everyone who came out to hear all those brilliant readings.

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J Daniel Elam chats with John Lanchester in London Review of Books

J Daniel Elam chats with John Lanchester in London Review of Books

J Daniel Elam chats with John Lanchester in London Review of Books

What's something exciting your business offers? Say it here.

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Close the deal

J Daniel Elam chats with John Lanchester in London Review of Books

Close the deal

Give customers a reason to do business with you.


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Howland Literary Gives Back

We Have a New Intern this Semester

Howland Literary Gives Back

Hear from Carrie, "When I started Howland Literary, LLC, I always knew that, beyond advocating for authors and shepherding their brilliant books into the world, it would be an agency committed to giving back. Yesterday, Howland Literary was thrilled to donate $125 worth of pillows, bedding, toiletries, and toys to S.A.F.E. Place, a women’s shelter in Battle Creek, MI. Many thanks to volunteer coordinator Tina Michmerhuizen (pictured here) for helping to facilitate this donation, which the shelter said they very much needed. And thank you to our wonderful authors whose faith in us allows us to to do what we love: publishing books and giving back."

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Jason Tougaw Does it All

We Have a New Intern this Semester

Howland Literary Gives Back

In case you missed it, author and professor, Jason Tougaw recommends some rock music from his "genre-bending Friday night mixtape show" on local radio.

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We Have a New Intern this Semester

We Have a New Intern this Semester

We Have a New Intern this Semester

Meet Mariah Nichols: student at Florida Southern College and lover of romance and fantasy novels, plus, of course, the Harry Potter series. 


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Carrie Co-Chairs the Center for Fiction Fête!

Jason Tougaw in Conversation with Siri Hustvedt and Helen Phillips at LIC Reading Series

J Daniel Elam Chats with John Lanchester in London Review of Books

Thank you to everyone who came out to hear the brilliant readings.

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J Daniel Elam Chats with John Lanchester in London Review of Books

Jason Tougaw in Conversation with Siri Hustvedt and Helen Phillips at LIC Reading Series

J Daniel Elam Chats with John Lanchester in London Review of Books

J Daniel Elam chats with John Lanchester about Hong Kong protests, anticolonialism, and impossiblism.

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Jason Tougaw in Conversation with Siri Hustvedt and Helen Phillips at LIC Reading Series

Jason Tougaw in Conversation with Siri Hustvedt and Helen Phillips at LIC Reading Series

Jason Tougaw in Conversation with Siri Hustvedt and Helen Phillips at LIC Reading Series

We hope to see you at this exciting event!


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Slice Literary Conference, Sept 7 & 8

Carrie Speaks at Adirondack Center for Writers

Slice Literary Conference, Sept 7 & 8

Carrie and Cassie will be at Slice Literary Conference in NYC.

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Send Us Your Literary Thrillers

Carrie Speaks at Adirondack Center for Writers

Slice Literary Conference, Sept 7 & 8

Carrie's number one wishlist item is to represent a voice-driven, edge-of-her-seat, literary thriller. 


Send your first twenty pages to: submissions@howlandliterary.com

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Carrie Speaks at Adirondack Center for Writers

Carrie Speaks at Adirondack Center for Writers

Carrie Speaks at Adirondack Center for Writers

Carrie attends several events and conferences a year, here, she is speaking about "Beyond the Query Letter," which is a presentation linked below. 


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Koa Beck edits NY Times Pride Coverage

Koa Beck edits NY Times Pride Coverage

Koa Beck edits NY Times Pride Coverage

Visit Beck's Twitter for more updates.

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Sarah Prager Announces New Book

Koa Beck edits NY Times Pride Coverage

Koa Beck edits NY Times Pride Coverage

Prager says, "I am over the moon to finally publicly announce my second book! RAINBOW REVOLUTIONARIES, a middle grade nonfiction book, will be released by @HarperChildrens

in Summer 2020. Sarah Papworth will illustrate my take on 50 LGBTQIA+ people who made history."

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Koa Beck featured in Forbes

Koa Beck edits NY Times Pride Coverage

Koa Beck featured in Forbes

Koa Beck's upcoming book, White Feminism: The Lies You Buy was featured in Forbes. 


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Kaitlyn Greenidge, Contributing for NY Times

Shondaland Promotes Sarah Prager during Pride

Shondaland Promotes Sarah Prager during Pride

Read Kaitlyn's newest article, "I Am the Oldest Millennial"

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Shondaland Promotes Sarah Prager during Pride

Shondaland Promotes Sarah Prager during Pride

Shondaland Promotes Sarah Prager during Pride

Read the other book recommendations, including Sarah Prager's Queer, There, and Everywhere at Shondaland.

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Peggy Dean is a Bestseller

Shondaland Promotes Sarah Prager during Pride

Peggy Dean is a Bestseller

Peggy Dean hit category bestseller for Nature Drawing & Watercolor


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Kaitlyn Greenidge Mentioned in Sierra Club

Kaitlyn Greenidge Mentioned in Sierra Club

Kaitlyn Greenidge Mentioned in Sierra Club

Jason Mark includes Kaitlyn Greenidge's essay "We Were Poor, But the Beach Was Ours" in Sierra Club.

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Classics Get New Introductions

Kaitlyn Greenidge Mentioned in Sierra Club

Kaitlyn Greenidge Mentioned in Sierra Club

Kaitlyn Greenidge pens the new introduction for rerelease of Passing by Nella Larson from Penguin Random House, Modern Library imprint.

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Koa Beck, Harvard Kennedy School Fellow

Kaitlyn Greenidge Mentioned in Sierra Club

Koa Beck, Harvard Kennedy School Fellow

Get updates on panels, speeches, workshops, and conversations with Koa Beck while she Shorenstein Center Fellowship.