Agent Roundtable: Alec Shane, Writers House Literary Agency*

  • Paragraph 35 West 14th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, we're proud to play host to a roundtable with Alec Shane, literary agent at Writers House Literary Agency. This is a Paragraph Members only event.

Alec Shane majored in English at Brown University, a degree he put to immediate use by moving to Los Angeles after graduation to become a professional stunt man. Realizing that he prefers books to breakaway glass, he moved to New York City in 2008 to pursue a career in publishing. Alec quickly found a home at Writers House Literary Agency and is now aggressively building his own list.

On the nonfiction side, Alec would love to see humor, biography, history (particularly military history), true crime, “guy” reads, and all things sports. In fiction, Alec is looking for mystery, thrillers (though he’s experiencing terrorist fatigue at the moment), suspense, horror, historical fiction, literary fiction, and middle grade and young adult fiction.

He doesn’t want Romance, straight sci-fi, high fantasy, picture books, self-help, women’s fiction, food, or travel memoir.

*This is a Members Only event