Toni Lopopolo Literary Management has relocated its office from the East Coast to Santa Barbara. Founded in 1991, Toni Lopopolo Literary Management boasts an impressive 35+ years in the book publishing business. A former executive editor at Macmillan and then St. Martin’s Press, Lopopolo combines her many years in publishing with her unique editing skills to provide a full service literary agency to new and seasoned authors.
“I’ve discovered that Southern California and the Central Coast are a hotbed for writers,” Lopopolo said. “I came west to work with several clients last year. I discovered many talented new writers as well as published novelists who I wanted to represent. My company focuses on literary management - we help develop writing careers, not just sell books to publishers.”
Toni Lopopolo Literary Management provides a high level of service by limiting the number of clients represented but always searching for select new talent and established authors who seek a more personalized relationship with an agent.
Toni Lopopolo partners with authors for the duration of their literary careers and includes development of fiction projects, creation of nonfiction book proposals, and editing when needed. Toni has brought many first-time and published authors to print including Sol Stein, Lee Silber, Lillian Glass, Steve Duno, Nancy Baer, Flo Fitzgerald, Judith Smith-Levin, Howard Olgin, romance writer Jeanette Baker, Santa Barbara’s own Shelly Lowenkopf, and many others. She has recently signed Manuel Ramos, Christine Bell, and Frank Lauria. Publishers include St. Martin’s Press, Simon and Schuster, Crown, Dell, HarperCollins, Kensington, and many others.