Elise Erickson of Harold Ober Associates
New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Elise Erickson
of Harold Ober Associates) are golden opportunities for new writers
because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her
About Elise Erickson: Elise of Harold Ober Associates
graduated from St. Olaf College and the
NYU Summer Publishing Institute
in 2014, and spent several months interning at Penguin’s New American
Library imprint, Folio Literary Management, and Susanna Lea Associates
before taking on her current position at Harold Ober Associates. She
grew up in both Florida and Minnesota, but is quickly learning to love
city life in NYC. Elise is passionate about the role and responsibility
of the literary agent, especially being an advocate for authors. In
addition to working with books, she currently assists in selling Harold
Ober’s TV, film, and subsidiary rights, and is actively building a
client list of her own.
Currently Looking For: Romance and all of its
subgenres, women’s fiction, paranormal, mystery including clever cozy
mysteries, thrillers, historical fiction, commercial literary fiction,
and some YA. She is particularly drawn to stories that contain a strong
sense of place, and female protagonists with unique, compelling voices.
Not Looking For: : Poetry, Screenplays, Picture Books, Horror, Self-help.
How to Query: Please email the first 15-20 pages of
your manuscript, a concise query letter, and a detailed synopsis to
elise [at] haroldober.com.