Toni Lopopolo Literary Management was founded in 1991 by Toni Lopopolo who boasts an impressive 30+ years in the book publishing business. This former executive editor at Macmillan and then St. Martin’s Press, combines her many years in publishing with her unique editing skills to provide a full service literary agency to new and seasoned authors.
Fiction and Nonfiction Writing Workshops
Toni Lopopolo Literary Management partners with authors for the duration of their literary careers and includes development of fiction projects, creation of nonfiction book proposals, and editing when needed. Toni has helped bring many first-time and published authors to print including Sol Stein, Lee Silber, Lillian Glass, Steve Duno, Nancy Baer, Flo Fitzgerald, Judith Smith-Levin, Howard Olgin, Jeanette Baker, Larry Seeley, Shelly Lowenkopf, Robin Winter, Ehrich Van Lowe, Manuel Ramos, and many others. Publishers include St. Martin’s Press, Simon and Schuster, Crown, Dell, HarperCollins, Kensington, and many others.
Toni Lopopolo Literary Management provides a high level of service by limiting the number of clients represented but always searching for select new talent and established authors who seek a more personalized relationship with an agent.
For writers seeking workshops, read more about Toni’s Fiction Boot Camp.
To book a lecture, read more about Toni’s popular seminar entitled “The Ten Most Common Mistakes First Novelist Make.”
Shelly Lowenkopf writing under the name Craig Barstow…
“Everything the judges said about my writing I have you, your workshop, to thank for. I have a long way to go but with your teaching, the comments from all the writers in our group, I’m confident I’m headed in the right direction.” – Eva Gehn, recipient of the 2020 Most Promising award for Young Adult novels from the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators
“There are cases where driving up in your own car would mean giving a gang of lunatic thugs your home address. Next thing you know, your cat’s been tied to a brick, set on fire and thrown through your window.” – from The Trespasser by Tana French. Read the review in The New York Times.
Avoid this in your writing: “Nonfictional details bring the novel authenticity, often at the expense of character development or narrative cohesion.” – Kirkus Reviews, At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
A new anthology, Borderland Noir, includes”No Hablo Inglés” by Manuel Ramos
Elmore Leonard’s opening lines. What’s your reaction?