Alice Speilburg, Agent and Founder of Speilburg Literary

Alice Speilburg is the founding agent of Speilburg Literary and has worked in book publishing for more than a decade. She represents commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction.

Alice’s first editing gig was on the news desk of her college daily, and she is still drawn to compelling nonfiction stories, especially those written by journalists, that deepen our understanding of culture and society, including Cultural Narratives, Gender Issues, Microhistory, Nature Narratives, and Pop Science. In fiction, she is a lifelong fan of historical adventures, mysteries and suspense novels, and fantasy based on myths and legends. She loves a complete immersion read that takes her to another world through the eyes of original characters.

Prior to launching Speilburg Literary, Alice worked at John Wiley & Sons, and Howard Morhaim Literary Agency. Throughout her career, she has worked with bestselling and award-winning authors, literary and professional societies, and branded content. Alice is a member of the Association of American Literary Agents, as well as several writing organizations, and spends her weekends hiking with her husband and two sons.

Meet with Alice

Meet face-to-face, from home. Choose 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.