Elizabeth Sheinkman

Literary Agent

A native New Yorker whose publishing career has spanned both sides of the Atlantic, Elizabeth Sheinkman worked within the US editorial department of Oxford University Press and Alfred A. Knopf before joining the Elaine Markson Literary Agency in 1996. In 2004, she moved to London to set up and run their UK office before joining Curtis Brown in 2006 as a Senior Agent and Director, where she continued to represent the Markson Agency in the UK and further develop her own list. In 2012, she moved to WME where she represented a broad range of award-winning and best-selling authors, including works of literary fiction, biography, journalism and cultural history.

Elizabeth is on the Creative Council of the Aspen Institute’s Summer Words Festival; has served on the faculty of the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference in Middlebury, Vermont; and has been a featured speaker at the University of East Anglia MFA writing program, the Oxford Summer Books Program, and Trinity College Dublin.


What I'm looking for...

Elizabeth is looking for fresh talent in literary fiction, voice-driven memoir, and narrative non-fiction that is topical and asks challenging questions about the current state of the world, but is currently not accepting unsolicited submissions.