Full Agent Profile: Matthew Carnicelli


Matthew Carnicelli

Carnicelli Literary Management

Thrillers/Suspense | Gay & Lesbian

History | Sports | Biography | Politics | Science | Parenting | Multi-Cultural | Memoirs | Spirituality | Current Affairs | Business | Pop Culture | Narrative | Finance | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Nature/Ecology | Gay & Lesbian | Cultural/Social Issues | Journalism

  • This agent accepts queries

    • He handles very little fiction, and does not handle children's books, poetry, plays, or screenplays.
    • http://carnicellilit.com/submissions.html
    • He prefers email queries
    • Email queries to queries@carnicellilit.com; Please use the word "query" in the subject line and be advised that any query with an attachment will not be opened.

    • Former acquisitions editor at three major publishing houses, including Penguin, Contemporary Books, and McGraw-Hill
    • Graduate of Washington University and University of Toronto

    Never Been a Time: The Race Riot that Ignited the Civil Rights Movement
    Author:   Harper Barnes
    Genres:   History
    Publisher:   Walker & Company (April, 2008)
    With this account of the East St. Louis, Ill., race riot, the deadliest of a series of devastating racial battles that swept through American cities in the World War I era, Barnes (Blue Monday) chronicles one of the devastating assaults on African- American communities across the nation that culminated in the Red Summer of 1919.
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    Religion Gone Bad: The Hidden Dangers of the Christian Right
    Author:   Mel White
    Genres:   Religion | Current Affairs
    Publisher:   Tarcher/Penguin (September, 2006)
    The bestselling author of Stranger at the Gate provides an inside exposé of the Christian Right's agenda--and a playbook in how to resist it.
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    The Comfort of Our Kind
    Author:   Tom Stoner
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's (February, 2008)
    This fun debut novel by story writer Stoner chronicles the tribulations of a family caught in a war between good and evil in Franklin Notch, N.H
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    The Sky Isn't Visible from Here
    Author:   Felicia Sullivan
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (February, 2008)
    Days before Felicia Sullivan graduated from college, her mother disappeared; she hasn't been heard from in more than twelve years. It was possibly the last betrayal her mother, a beautiful, volatile, deceitful drug addict, who subjected Felicia to a nightmare childhood on the toughest streets of 1980s Brooklyn. Affecting, honest, and utterly extraordinary, The Sky Isn't Visible from Here is a book about secrets and forgiveness—the story of a young woman unraveling...and then putting her life back together again.
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    Foxes in the Henhouse: How the Republicans Stole the South and the Heartland and What the Democrats Must Do to Run 'em Out
    Author:   Steve Jarding & Dave "Mudcat" Saunders
    Genres:   Politics | Current Affairs
    Publisher:   Simon & Schuster (April, 2006)

    Move Into Life: The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality
    Author:   Anat Baniel
    Genres:   Health & Fitness
    Publisher:   Crown Archetype; 1 edition (April 28, 2009)
    Based on the work of her mentor, mind-body pioneer Moshe Feldenkrais, dancer and clinical psychologist Baniel developed a program she has used with clients, including professional musicians, athletes and learning-disabled children. Articulating and amplifying Feldenkrais's system, Baniel's method consists of nine ways to overcome dysfunctional mind-body connections that prevent people of all ages from feeling life-enhancing vitality and optimal health.
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    Parenting without Fear: Letting Go of Worry and Focusing on What Really Matters
    Author:   Paul Donahue, Ph.D.
    Genres:   Parenting
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Press (August, 2007)
    Clinical psychologist Donahue presents the novel idea that parents should do less, not more, for their children and argues that parents' fears are holding kids back from developing self-reliance and independence.
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    Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O'Reilly
    Author:   Joseph Minton Amann & Tom Breuer
    Genres:   Politics | Humor | Journalism
    Publisher:   Nation Books (April, 2006)
    The title says it all. There's definitely no love lost between O'Reilly, host of the FOX Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, and Amann and Breuer, founders of a Web site for which this book was named. Fashioned as an intervention to prevent O'Reilly from being any more outraged and outrageous than he already is, Amann and Breuer explore the myriad ways that O'Reilly attacks liberals but denies his conservatism, and disregards civil liberties and the simple truth.
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    First You Fall: A Kevin Connor Mystery
    Author:   Scott Sherman
    Genres:   Mystery
    Publisher:   Alyson Books (June 1, 2008)
    When his friend’s death is ruled a suicide, Kevin Connor—a hustler by trade, sleuth by default—sets out to prove a case of murder. It doesn’t help matters that the victim’s grown children, who disapproved of their father’s gay lifestyle, are only concerned about their inheritance. But they are not Kevin’s only problem. His high-strung mother has moved in with him—and she knows nothing about his questionable . . . job.
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    The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption
    Author:   Jim Gorant
    Genres:   Sports | Journalism
    Publisher:   Gotham (September 16, 2010)
    Expanding on his Sports Illustrated cover story, Gorant (Fanatic) offers a chilling investigation into Michael Vick' s dog-fighting operation and the men and women who brought him to justice and rehabilitated the rescued dogs.
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