WE CONNECT AUTHORS WITH PUBLISHERS.

OUR MISSION

We support our authors through every step of the publishing process, nurturing relationships with publishers while offering extensive editorial guidance, from content development to copy editing.

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OUR METHOD

Employing our wide network of domestic and international agents, publishers, and packagers, we are in an ideal position to develop and execute each individual client’s project.

Relationships

We have worked with HarperCollins, St. Martin’s PressKnopf DoubledayWorkman, Abrams and Tuttle among many other distinguished publishers.

FOCUSED SERVICES

Our client list is intentionally small and select to maintain a high level of personal involvement and quality.

DEVELOPMENT

We can help you polish and refine your work in-house, as well as connect you to quality designers, illustrators, independent editors, and other publishing professionals.

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PROJECTS

OUR TEAM

Ann Tanenbaum
Founder & Executive Agent
Ann Tanenbaum is a veteran of the publishing industry with 50 years of experience. Over the course of her career, she has held editorial and marketing positions at The Viking Press and Random House as well as executive positions at Harry N. Abrams Inc.Doubleday International, and Newsweek.

She established Tanenbaum International in 1980 as a literary agency and consulting firm focusing on strategic alliances between authors and international/North American publishers. In addition to representing books on seasoned gallery artists and museums, the theatre, and many children’s books, Ann has a commitment to nurturing projects on current affairs, politics, and history.

Ian McMahon joined Tanenbaum International after graduating from Bard College with a degree in Literature. He has worked for multiple literary agencies, providing editorial guidance on many literary adult and young adult novels, as well as non-fiction with a strong narrative. Originally from Florida, Ian also has experience working for community non-profits.

Ian is interested in reading literary fiction, upmarket fiction, narrative non-fiction, and any and all submissions that are politically and socially engaging. He is passionate about character and setting driven narratives that seriously explore writing as an art form.

Ian McMahon 
Editorial Assistant
For over two decades I have successfully collaborated with Tanenbaum International Literary Agency. I have found Ann Tanenbaum’s creative development services of the highest editorial quality. TILA is the product of her proven insight, understanding and informed taste, skillfully cultivating literary, marketing and licensing opportunities.
Richard Eiger
Richard Eiger
Former Senior Vice President Macmillan Publishing Company

Thanks to Ann Tanenbaum we were connected with brilliant author Sue DiCicco, whose poetry and lively illustrations were a perfect fit for our museum’s first children’s book, Adventures in Asian Art. Ann immediately understood how this book underscored our mission to creatively inspire audiences of all ages.

Jay Xu
Jay Xu
Director and Chief Executive Officer the Asian Art Museum

Ann Tanenbaum and Ella Snow are supreme professionals. It has been a pleasure working with them.”

Diane Waldman
Diane Waldman
Former Deputy Director / Senior Curator, Guggenheim Museum

Thanks to the experienced, capable, and talented team at Tanenbaum International, my career has taken off in new and rewarding ways. In the delicate dance of author/agent relationships, they are the perfect partner. Thank you, Ann and Ella!

Sue Diciccio
Sue Diciccio
Former Disney Animator, 
Founder of the Peace Crane Project
GET IN TOUCH

We love to hear from authors and editors alike. Get in touch with us if you have any queries and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Queries may be sent to: hello@tanenbauminternational.com


SUBMISSIONS

We are always looking for new authors and artists to represent. For non-fiction, we are currently accepting submissions in the areas of current affairs, cultural criticism, and narrative journalism, as well as some memoirs. For fiction submissions, we are looking for literary fiction, upmarket fiction, and young adult fiction that is off the beaten track.

GUIDELINES

Please submit a one-page query that includes:
• A brief synopsis of your book
• A short description of what makes your book compelling in today’s market
• A summary of your writing credentials and platform (if applicable)
• A sample chapter in the body of your email.
Please do not include any attachments



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