Meet the Editor and Agent Via Zoom

Monday-Tuesday April 20-21, 2020

Emory faculty are invited to apply for individual consultations as part of this annual event that typically brings publishing experts to campus. While the in-person campus visit and panel discussion have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our "guest" editor and agent have agreed to conduct two days of individual faculty project consultations via Zoom videoconference.

Faculty authors will have opportunities to meet one-on-one via Zoom videoconference with Sara Cohen, Senior Acquiring Editor, University of Michigan Press (American Studies, Disability Studies, and Class Studies) and Lisa Adams, literary agent and co-founder of the Garamond Agency. This is a tremendous opportunity to make an impression and connection that will help faculty get their work into publication.

To register for an individual consultation, please submit a short summary or abstract of your book project to Allison Adams ( no later than April 13. Our "visiting" editor and agent will review the summaries before the scheduled consultations. This brief description of your book should

  • be two pages maximum
  • include some abbreviated biographical information
  • contact information.

A limited number of these slots are available and they tend to fill up quickly, so make your appointment request early (first come, first served). 

Sara Jo Cohen is senior acquiring editor for American studies, disability studies, music, and media studies at University of Michigan Press.  She holds a PhD in English from the University of Minnesota and has held previous posts at University of North Carolina Press, where she started her scholarly publishing career, and at Temple University Press, where she served as humanities editor.  

Lisa Adams is a literary agent and co-founder of the Garamond Agency. The agency represents authors of idea-driven nonfiction in fields ranging from history, psychology, and economics to science, technology, and narrative nonfiction. Before she began representing authors, Lisa worked for publishers in New York and Boston. She started in the rights department at Random House and worked in a variety of capacities for Basic Books, Newmarket Press, and Addison Wesley Longman. Before launching the Garamond Agency with David Miller, she was a founding partner of the Boston Literary Group. She has served on the boards of directors of The New Press and Curbstone Press.

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