Emmy Nordstrom Higdon, PhD, Westwood Creative Artists

Emmy Nordstrom Higdon, PhD, Westwood Creative Artists

emmy (they/them) holds a PhD in justice-oriented social work with a focus on critical animal studies from McMaster University, with peer-reviewed publications in public health and psychology. In 2019, they made a lateral career move into publishing after four years as a bookseller at a local indie, and now work as a literary agent with Westwood Creative Artists. They are a queer, trans, and non-binary colonizer, who is autistic, has psychiatric disabilities, and a hormone-related chronic illness.

As an agent, emmy represents across age categories and genres, specializing in identity-driven works. They work in both fiction and non-fiction, from picture book to adult, including commercial, upmarket, book club, and literary. They specialize in contemporary books grounded in reality, with and without speculative elements. Mystery, thriller, suspense, romance, romcom, women’s fiction, LGBTQ2S+, magical realism, fabulism, horror, graphic, narrative non-fiction, true crime, religion and spirituality, and humanities and sciences are all areas that pique their interest! Murder is their comfort read.

Meet With Emmy

Meet face-to-face, from home. Choose from Zoom, Google Meet, or phone, and speak for the appointed time about your query, first page, and/or first ten pages (for longer meetings). Does not include written notes, but is a chance to have an honest discussion about your work, and to ask follow-up questions. International meetings welcomed.

Book A Written Critique

Receive insightful notes on your pages–direct to your email. No need to schedule a time to be at a computer, or even deal with technology–all you have to do is keep yourself from hitting refresh. Your critique will arrive within 24 hours of date selected on the calendar.

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