Hafizah Geter Literary Agent – This article about Literary Agent Hafizah Geter and Janklow & Nesbit Associates is part of a series about literary agents and How to Find a Literary Agent. Publishing Agent Hafizah Geter is a new agent with Janklow & Nesbit Associates. Book Agent Hafizah Geter earned her BA in English and economics from Clemson University and an MFA in poetry from Columbia College Chicago. She is an award-winning and widely published Nigerian-American poet, writer, and editor born in Zaria, Nigeria. She is also the author of the debut poetry collection UN-AMERICAN from Wesleyan University Press (2020). Her poetry and prose have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Boston Review, Longreads, and McSweeney’s Indelible in the Hippocampus, among others. Through her writing, editorial work, and advocacy, she has a deep engagement with a number of organizations centered on writing and justice, including VONA/Voices, Bread Loaf, Cave Canem, and PEN America, and she has served on the board of VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts. She currently serves on the planning committee for the Brooklyn Book Festival and lives with her wife in Brooklyn.
Before joining Janklow, Literary Agent Hafizah Geter was most recently an Editor at Little A and Topple Books at Amazon Publishing.
As a queer Nigerian-American woman, and as the child of a Muslim-Nigerian immigrant and a Black American man born in Jim Crow Alabama, Literary Agent Hafizah Geter is particularly keen to read stories from marginalized writers, especially African and Indigenous writers, and writers from the South. She is excited by narratives that, regardless of genre, address disability justice, environmental justice, or transgender justice in some way, and stories that push against Islamophobia, anti-blackness, and heteronormativity. She believes, unequivocally, that black lives matter. As an agent, writer, and human, she is in love with stories. She is looking to take on writers who feel the same.
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