Sami Isman

Associate Agent Sami Isman began her career at Greenburger Associates in the summer of 2015. She was raised in Argentina, Brazil, and Singapore before attending Brown University and the Columbia Publishing Course. Sami has been working under the agency’s president, Heide Lange, assisting on all matters regarding her authors, including Dan Brown and Brad Thor, as well as liaising with foreign publishers on her behalf. She will continue in that role and, under Heide’s tutelage, further refine her editorial and negotiation skills as she builds her own list.

Sami is seeking adult novels in the literary mystery/thriller, speculative, and upmarket women’s fiction genres. She is also keenly interested in novels with strong female protagonists and ones involving contemporary relationships, such as family sagas, friendships, and ensemble casts. She is not looking to represent fantasy, sci-fi, or strictly romance novels. Having grown up around the world, Sami welcomes diverse/international perspectives and new voices, and looks forward to working closely with authors to develop their writing careers.

To submit your work:
Query Sami at sisman@sjga.com under the subject line “QUERY – project title.” In the body of your email, please include a brief letter and the first few chapters of your manuscript, and if Sami is interested in reading further, she will be in touch within 4-6 weeks. Due to the volume of queries she receives, Sami is unable to respond personally to each submission.