Jennifer UnterNov 19, 2023
Talk to the Agent: A Discussion with Jennifer Unter
A Discussion with Jennifer Unter, Founder of Unter Agency
New Books Network 2023
Jennifer Unter has worked in many aspects of the publishing industry for over three decades. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she began her career at Henry Holt & Co. in the editorial department before moving on to the Karpfinger Agency as a junior literary agent, while also attending law school at Fordham University School of Law. In 2008, she started The Unter Agency, LLC, a full-service boutique agency specializing in quality fiction, nonfiction and all types of children’s literature. In addition to placing projects at domestic and foreign publishers, she also sells to audio, film and television. We had a wonderful conversation talking about why she does what she does, the relationship between story and message, and her advice for aspiring authors. Jennifer is open to queries! Make sure to add that you heard our conversation in the subject line.
Mel Rosenberg is a professor emeritus of microbiology (Tel Aviv University) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is co-founder of Ourboox, a web platform with some 260,000 ebooks that allows anyone to create and share flipbooks comprising text, pictures and videos.