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Tess Weitzner joined the Frances Goldin Literary Agency in 2023 after more than three years at Trident Media Group. A graduate of Middlebury College, she previously interned at Macmillan, The New England Review, and O/R Books. She was also a 2019 Bread Loaf student-scholar in fiction, as well as a research assistant for the author and journalist Charles Glass. And, after a long stint coaching and performing with a youth circus, she is drawn to anything that flies high, plays with fire, and embraces difference.


Tess is primarily looking for upmarket fiction, literary fiction, and narrative nonfiction narrow and deep in scope that might play with unreliable narrators, interrogations of power and violence, reclamations of identity, or dark-as-night humor.

“Fresh takes on horror, magical realism, camp, and kitsch will always be met with zeal.”

In the children’s space, she is looking for contemporary middle-grade and YA stories that are fun, engaging, and seemingly “quiet” that crack open larger questions or underrepresented experiences. Some of her favorites include Sandra Cisneros, Louis Sachar, Carl Hiaasen, Katherine Applegate, Kelly Yang, and Jason Reynolds. As part of their brilliant storytelling, they respect young readers and approach tough topics with warmth, humor, and edge. 
She is not accepting queries in science fiction, fantasy, or picture books at this time. 

Her clients include Sara Cody, Berinna Chambers, David Dabel, Christina Frigo, Leora Fridman, Davey Lawson, Loretta Lopez, Kathryn Kramer, and Suchi Rudra.


Please review the submission guidelines on the agency’s website before you submit.

Tess Weitzner accepts queries via email:


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