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Full Agent Profile: Stephen Barbara



NAME

Stephen Barbara

AGENCY
Foundry Literary + Media
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
sbarbara@foundrymedia.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://foundrymedia.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Young Adult | Children's
NONFICTION GENRES

Business | Narrative | Health & Fitness

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Screenplays.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • Email: query via email address or snail mail -- include brief query letter and first 5 pages.

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • This agent spent three years as contracts director of the Donald Maass Literary Agency.
    EDUCATION
    • Studied English and literary criticism at the University of Chicago (AB '02).


    NEW DEALS
    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    The Big Splash
    Author:   Jack D. Ferraiolo
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Abrams Children's/ Amulet Books: September 2008
    A Raymond Chandler homage for middle-schoolers, described as "entertaining and thrilling" by the New York Times Book Review. A 2009 Edgar Award nominee.


    Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat
    Author:   Lynne Jonell
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Henry Holt
    Winner of the 2007 Minnesota Book Award and recipient of three starred reviews, Jonell's debut is "a fantastic tale of magic, bravery, and love." (Booklist). On more than 20 state reading lists.


    The Body Fat Solution
    Author:   Tom Venuto
    Genres:   Health & Fitness
    Publisher:   Avery: January 2009
    Venuto, "the world's leading fat loss expert" (Alwyn Cosgrove) presents a five-step action plan for ending emotional eating and achieving ideal health and fitness. A national bestseller.


    The November Criminals
    Author:   Sam Munson
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Knopf Doubleday
    A darkly funny, pot-infused novel of teenage maladjustment in the tradition of Beautiful Children from a compelling new voice in American fiction. Praised by NYT bestseller A.J. Jacobs as "great, funny, and original."


    Before I Fall
    Author:   Lauren Oliver
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Harper
    The story of a girl who must relive the day of her death seven times before realizing the life she is meant to save is not her own. A New York Times bestseller.





    LINKS
    on Publishers Marketplace:
    http://publishersmarketplace.com/members/StephenBarbara/
    from University of Chicago magazine:
    http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0912/arts_sciences/agents.shtml
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Donald Maass Literary Agency