Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Michael Caligaris of Holloway Literary Agency

 [SOLD OUT OF PITCH APPOINTMENTS]

Screen Shot 2016-10-18 at 4.09.19 PM.pngScreen Shot 2017-05-24 at 12.41.55 AM.pngKortney Price and Michael Caligaris are literary agents with Holloway Literary Agency. Michael was set to attend the event but had to cancel. His co-agent at Holloway Literary, Kortney, will be taking pitches instead — both for herself and in Michael’s stead. Michael’s interests are as follows: literary fiction, autobiographical fiction (i.e., So Long, See You Tomorrow; A River Runs Through It; Sylvia), short story collections or connected stories as a novel (i.e., Jennifer Egan, Elizabeth Strout, Junot Diaz), LGBTQ lit, novels that are set in the Midwest or could be considered Americana, crime fiction, mystery/noir (i.e., Walter Mosley, Kate Atkinson, Lou Berney), dystopian fiction, civil unrest/political uprising/ war novels, memoir, New Journalism and/or long-form journalism, essay collections (on art, race, mental health, music, etc.), satirical/humor writing, and environmental writing. Kortney is interested in middle grade, young adult and new adult fiction. She has a special interest in manuscripts that feature characters within the special needs community.

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Michael has been working in publishing since 2013. After earning an MFA in Creative Writing from St. Mary’s College, he then co-founded a Bay Area literary magazine, The East Bay Review, and worked for the world’s largest academic science journal, PLOS ONE. He considers the time he taught creative writing to first-generation college students as a turning point in his career, for they inspired him to further seek out those often-overlooked authors writing about family, struggle, class, and race. As an agent for Holloway Literary, Michael strives to find emerging authors with strong voice and vision, and he promises to tirelessly campaign for their exposure.

His interests are as follows:

  •  Literary Fiction
  • Autobiographical fiction, i.e., So Long, See You Tomorrow; A River Runs Through It; Sylvia
  • Short story collections or connected stories as a novel, i.e., Jennifer Egan, Elizabeth Strout, Junot Diaz
  • LGBTQ lit
  • Novels that are set in the Midwest or could be considered Americana
  • Crime Fiction
  • Mystery/Noir, i.e., Walter Mosley, Kate Atkinson, Lou Berney
  • Dystopian fiction
  • Civil unrest/political uprising/ war novels
  • Memoir
  • New Journalism and/or long-form journalism
  • Essay collections on art, race, mental health, music, etc.
  • Satirical/humor writing
  • Environmental writing

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Prior to joining Holloway Literary as an associate agent, Kortney Price completed internships with Andrea Hurst & Associates, Amphorae Publishing Group and Inklings Literary Agency. In 2014 she graduated with a B.A. in English from Greenville College. Kortney manages the agency website and is editor of the Holloway Literary blog.

Kortney is interested in:

  • Middle grade of all types, specifically stories of adventure or survival, written in the vein of Gordon Korman. Mysteries such as The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, and some fantasy, steampunk, and other science fiction.
  • Young adult science fiction or steampunk such as Airborn by Kenneth Oppel and The Finishing School series by Gail Calliger. Science fiction with elements grounded in history is also a plus. She would also like historical fantasy with a setting in either the Middle East or Europe, thrillers with a touch of magical realism, such as Lois Duncan’s books, and some horror.
  • New adult of all types, but she would love to see strong contemporary or historical fiction.
  • Manuscripts that feature characters within the special needs community.
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