Founder + Literary Agent
Monica Odom (she/her) founded her own agency in 2019, after working in publishing for nearly a decade, including roles as agent at Liza Dawson Associates and Bradford Literary Agency. She earned her M.S. in Publishing: Digital & Print Media from New York University, and has a B.A. in English from Montclair State University. She was also schooled in bookselling and event coordinating at her local indie, Watchung Booksellers.
Monica is a member of the Association of American Literary Agents where she serves on the Board, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and co-chairs the Communications Committee. She is President of the DEI non-profit Literary Agents of Change. She has also served on the WNDB Walter Grant Judging Committee, and is dedicated to the holistic and intentional expansion of intersectional diversity, equity and inclusivity in the publishing industry. She is a frequent guest at writers’ conferences, publishing institutes and universities, delivering keynotes, speaking on panels, and conducting workshops.