Tuesday, May 3, 2011

hello out there

Hi there.

My name is Courtney Miller-Callihan.

I'm a literary agent with Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc., in New York.

My agency webpage can be found here.

And now I have a blog!

So what would you like to know?


Lindsay Ribar said...

I would like to know what your favorite thing is about working in publishing. :)

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

I wanna know just how many subs you get a day/week. And I wanna see cute pics of your sweet baby (alright, I know this is supposed to be your agent/professional blog. But still.)

Holly said...

Hi Courtney! Saw Vicky's post somewhere about her agent having a blog. Very very cool. I'd love to know what a typical day in the life of an agent looks like.

All best! Holly Tucker

kriswaldherr said...

What constitutes a "good" author-client. (Or, how neurotic is too neurotic in a client. Spill the anonymous stories!)

Sent here from my cousin, Vicky. BTW I used to be repped by SJG by the lovely Theresa Park way back when. :)

Courtney Miller-Callihan said...

Hi Kris,

Good question! I don't know how much dirt I'm going to dish ;) but I'd be happy to address some do's and don'ts. Thanks.

Re: Theresa Park and SJGA, small world-- and an even smaller industry. Wonderful.

Jessica Brockmole said...

Hi Courtney!

As someone still fairly new to Twitter (and often unsure what to tweet), I'd love if you could say something about how writers can best utilize social media. What is the best way to network/promote/learn, not only on Twitter, but also on blogs, forums, etc.?

Amy said...

Hi Courtney,

This looks like a great forum for inquiring minds.

Since I'm currently between jobs, my writing projects have crept back into my to-do rotation. When I surface, I sometimes wonder to myself what's next? Reading your answers to other people's questions seems like a good start, since I hardly know what to ask...

Except I do want to ask you about one topic:
What do you feel about working with friends? Do you dare? Or do you refer friends to someone else? ...after screened us/me first?


Courtney Miller-Callihan said...

Hi Amy! I'm not opposed to taking on friends as clients, if it's a good fit otherwise (a genre I represent, etc.) I haven't yet taken on someone I was already friends with, but I would certainly consider a lot of my clients friends at this point, so I clearly don't have a need to maintain a wall between work relationships and personal relationships. Shoot me an email and let's talk, or call me at the office (tomorrow is better). I want to catch up on recent events anyway.

Sparky said...

Hello Courtney! I read about your blog on the unclutter.com website.

I've been a member of the NaNoWriMo community for a number of years now, and I was wondering what your opinion is of this kind of "competition", as a publisher. If someone were to submit a work to you and you discovered that it was a piece written during NaNoWriMo, would you be more or less likely to take the time to review it than another work?

Thank you! I really look forward to reading more from you!


Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Yay on your new blog Courtney! You know I'll be reading... :) e

Amy said...

Courtney-- we still need to talk!
(I was busy... writing ;)
Let's catch up soon.