Jason Pinter

jason pinterHaving worked as both a book editor and author, I bring a unique perspective to my role as a literary agent. I am intimately familiar with the ins-and-outs of the publishing process from multiple angles, from inception to acquisition to publication, enabling me to help authors–both veteran and new–maximize their potential.

Prior to starting at the Waxman Literary Agency, I worked as an Editor at St. Martin’s Press, Random House and Warner Books (now Grand Central Publishing). I am also the internationally bestselling author of five thriller novels, which have been nominated for numerous awards with 1.5 million copies in print in a dozen languages. I bring my varied publishing experiences and expertise to not only guide authors through the submission process, but through the publication of their books and beyond. I want to help new authors build successful careers, and give published authors the tools and guidance to reach the next level.

I am looking for:

  • Commercial fiction (mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense). Plot is an important vehicle, but only if there are memorable characters and a strong voice to drive the train.
  • Pop culture/Entertainment/Media
  • Sports
  • Humor
  • Quirky literary fiction
  • Politics/Current Events
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction

I do not represent:

  • Category romance/erotica
  • Screenplays
  • Poetry
  • Picture books
  • Speculative fiction

I’m a sucker for stories about ordinary people thrust into extraordinary situations, and normal people who must overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. If you have a great story and a unique voice, I’ll look forward to working with you.


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