Janet Silver Literary Agent – This article about Literary Agent Janet Silver and Aevitas Creative Management is part of a series about literary agents and How to Find a Literary Agent. Publishing Agent Janet Silver is a literary agent at Aevitas Creative Management. DO NOT QUERY THIS AGENT AT THIS TIME: Janet is not currently accepting unsolicited submissions. She was the Vice President of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth. The agency recently merged Kuhn Projects to create Aevitas Creative Management. Book Agent Janet Silver earned a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Chicago. She has lectured on publishing nationwide and has been featured in Boston Magazine; Poets and Writers; and “The Emily Rooney Show” on WGBH TV. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the advisory board of Ploughshares magazine.
Janet Silver Literary Agent has more than three decades of experience as a publishing executive and editor. Her clients benefit from her experience. She started at ZSH after over twenty years at Houghton Mifflin Company, where she was Vice President and Publisher. Some of Literary Agent Janet Silver’s clients are award-winning writers. Their work has appeared in The Paris Review; The New York Times Magazine; The Atlantic; The Best American Essays; The Best American Short Stories; The New Yorker; and elsewhere.
Janet Silver Literary Agent is based in the Aevitas’ Boston office and represents Monique Truong, winner of the Asian American Literary Award for The Book of Salt; Cheryl Strayed, whose memoir, Wild, has sold more than 4 million copies; Hanna Pylväinin, Whiting Award winner of the novel We Sinners; and Anthony Marra, author of the New York Times bestselling novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena.
Janet Silver Literary Agent represents creative/narrative nonfiction and literary fiction. She enjoys a compelling storyline with singular, diverse voices, and unique perspectives.
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