I'm Erik. Nice to meet you.
I'm a literary agent, editor, and writer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since graduating from the Knox College Writing Program and the Denver Publishing Institute in 2012, I've served as a book editor for Oxford University Press as well as The Overlook Press. I've worked on books of many different genres and profiles, a range that includes everything from commercial and literary novels to upmarket and even academic nonfiction. This variety is now represented in my client list as an agent for Red Sofa Literary, as well as in who hires me as a freelance editor.
If you're looking for me in my capacity as a literary agent with Red Sofa, check out the Agent tab for some detailed thoughts on what I'm looking for in projects. You can also find Red Sofa's submission guidelines and other information here. I'm open to queries right now and would love to hear about your book.
I now edit for many presses around the country, as well as for individual authors looking to get a manuscript ready to submit to agents or publishers. I'd love to talk about editing or ghostwriting a project for you or your company; head over to my Freelance Services page for more details about the types of editorial work I can do for you.
I co-host a weekly publishing podcast called "Print Run," available in all the usual places you find your podcasts. Check us out here. I think you'll like us.
I teach writing and publishing-related courses; this is usually through the The Loft Literary Center here in Minneapolis, but I speak at conferences and events too.
I also write and publish my own fiction and commentary; to see where my writing has appeared or the recognition it's earned, check out the My Writing page.
And of course, I'm on social media. Come say hi on Twitter; I'm @erikhane.
Thanks for visiting! Can't wait to hear from you.