Connor Goldsmith, Agent
Connor Goldsmith began his career in publishing in 2012 at Lowenstein Associates, where he was promoted to Associate Agent in March 2013. He joined Fuse in early 2014 and was promoted to Agent in November 2015. Prior to transitioning into the world of books, he spent a year as a full-time intern and relief assistant in the commercial film and television department at Abrams Artists Agency.
Born and raised in New York, Connor lived for a brief stint in the Midwest studying English and the Classics at Oberlin College in Ohio. He is passionate about narrative fiction across all media as a vehicle for social progress, and received a Master’s Degree in Media Studies from The New School for Public Engagement.
You can follow Connor on Twitter at @dreamoforgonon.
To query Connor, please send your query letter, a 1-2 page full plot synopsis, and the first ten pages of your manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org. For nonfiction, rather than a plot synopsis please provide a rough table of contents and some information on your platform. Please paste all content into the body of the email; attachments will not be opened.
Please allow at least eight weeks’ response time. The volume of queries received unfortunately means that writers will not receive personal feedback, but every query that follows submission guidelines will receive a response. Queries outside of the age category and genres specified below will be archived, unread.
Connor is seeking:
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
LGBT+ Literary Fiction
Connor is especially interested in books by and about people from marginalized perspectives, such as LGBT+ people and racial minorities. In thriller he is looking for more literary, high-concept premises as opposed to crime fiction procedurals or counter-terrorism narratives.
He is not seeking Young Adult, Middle Grade, or Picture Books.
Pop Culture (Humor, Television, Film, Music, Comics, Gaming, Celebrity)
Social Politics (Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, Disability, Sex Work)
Biography (especially of unsung women and/or other marginalized people)
Narrative History (especially of the Ancient World)
Connor is only seeking nonfiction clients with established platforms.
He is not looking for memoir unless solicited.