Glass Literary Management is a full-service literary agency designed to take a hands-on approach with book authors at every stage of the development and publication process. Alex Glass started his own agency after thirteen years at one of the largest literary agencies in the country because he wanted to give his clients the individualized service and versatility that come with a boutique agency.
With every book, we offer our clients support from idea to publication and beyond, including: developing the concept and collaborating editorially; finding the best possible publishing partners and negotiating contracts; overseeing the marketing and publicity campaigns; and handling the foreign, film and television, and e-book rights.
The publishing industry is constantly changing, and while our focus is to find our authors the best opportunities in traditional publishing, we are aware of the importance of understanding and exploiting the new and forthcoming ways that great writing can reach readers. Our goal is to manage our authors’ careers so they can reach the largest number of readers in the most formats now and long into the future.
We work with the top professionals in the industry to maximize our clients’ success, including film and television agents, managers, and producers; publicists and marketing experts; foreign agents; speaker’s bureaus; freelance editors; and writing collaborators.
Alex started Glass Literary Management in 2015 after an eighteen-year career in book publishing. For the previous thirteen years he was a literary agent at Trident Media Group, where he built a diverse list of successful authors.
Prior to becoming an agent, Alex worked in marketing at the Putnam Berkley Publishing Group and spent three years in the literature program at the National Endowment for the Arts.
Alex has had the privilege of representing debut novelists and memoirists along with journalists, celebrities, professional athletes, and nationally renowned experts. He became a literary agent because he wanted to give talented creative writers a platform to develop their craft and reach the widest possible audience, and his novelist clients writing for adults and children are international bestsellers and have won awards such as the PEN/O’Henry, the Edgar, and the Newbery. Along the way, he has been able to follow his interests into other areas of publishing, and his client list includes bestselling authors in health and wellness, sports, history, business, narrative nonfiction, memoir, celebrity, and popular culture.
Alex has represented fifteen New York Times bestsellers and numerous other national and international bestsellers. His books have been published in over two dozen languages around the world, and many have been optioned for film and television, including Matt Bondurant’s The Wettest County in the World, which became the feature film LAWLESS, directed by John Hillcoat; and Chad Kultgen’s Men Women & Children, which became the feature film of the same name, directed by Jason Reitman.
Alex has been interviewed and quoted in publications like Publisher’s Weekly, the Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Entertainment Weekly, which called him “an A-list agent.” He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the MFA program at American University. He lives in New York City with his wife, Sarah, a book editor, and their daughters, Gabrielle and Vivienne.
Kasey Poserina handles contracts for Glass Literary Management. Most recently, she worked at Simon & Schuster as a Contracts Director where she handled all aspects of contract drafting and negotiation for the following imprints: Free Press, Touchstone, Howard Books, and Simon & Schuster Audio. Prior to working at Simon & Schuster, Kasey was the Associate Director of Business Affairs at a major New York literary agency, where she worked with over ten literary agents reviewing and negotiating book publishing agreements, audio publishing agreements, publishing agreements with British and foreign language publishers, first serial licenses, film agreements, and author-writer collaboration agreements. She lives in Westport, Connecticut with her husband, Ron P., and their son, Ben.
Andrew is our spring 2020 intern. He recently graduated with a BA in English and French Studies from Wesleyan University and is currently teaching English to primary school students in France. A lifelong lover not only of reading, but also writing, Andrew has published stories in a number of literary journals and is working on a novel. He also enjoys playing guitar, tasting new wines, and outdoor activities like camping and mountaineering.< BACK