Linda Chester Literary Agency
Submissions & Rights Information

Please note that we have a full client list and are only considering a few new clients a year. If you are interested in representation, please send a personalized query letter including a short biography citing your prior publishing credits, your media experience, and an overview or the first 5 pages of your manuscript in the body of the email to . Query emails sent to personal agency addresses will not be reviewed. Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming number of queries we receive, we can no longer respond to each one. We will contact you within four weeks if we are interested in your material. Snail mail submissions will not be reviewed.

Film & Foreign Rights

The agency works closely with world rights agents based in New York City to license foreign rights to the books we represent. In turn, we work in tandem with a gifted group of film agents based in Hollywood and New York who option and sell the dramatic rights (i.e. film, television and stage rights) to our literary properties. However, we do not accept screenplay submissions.

If you are a foreign agent, foreign scout, film agent, or production company representative who wishes to inquire about the availability of film or foreign rights, please contact the relevant agent as described below.

Linda Chester
212.218.3350

Laurie Fox
510.435-3635

Author Highlight
small-admissions

Amy Poeppel grew up in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Wellesley College and worked as an actress in the Boston area, appearing in a corporate industrial for Polaroid, a commercial for Brooks Pharmacy, and a truly terrible episode of America's Most Wanted, along with other TV spots and several plays. While in Boston, she also got her Masters in Teaching from Simmons College.

She is married to David Poeppel, a neuroscientist at NYU and Director of the Max Planck Institute in Frankfurt. For the past twenty years, they have lived in many cities, including San Francisco, Berlin, and New York City, and had three sons along the way. Amy taught high school English in the Washington, DC suburbs for several years, and after moving to New York, she worked as an Assistant Director of Admissions at Trevor Day School, where she had the fulfilling experience of meeting and getting to know hundreds of applicant families.

She attended sessions at the Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit and wrote the theatrical version of Small Admissions, which was performed there as a staged reading in 2011. Because the admissions world provided so much material, she expanded the play into a novel of the same name (Atria/Emily Bestler Books, December 2016). She is currently working on a new novel.

Amy Poeppel
Amy Poeppel