Glass Literary Management is a full-service literary agency designed to take a hands-on approach with book authors at every stage of the development and publication process. Alex Glass started his own agency after thirteen years at one of the largest literary agencies in the country because he wanted to give his clients the individualized service and versatility that come with a boutique agency. Veteran Penguin Random House executive Rick Pascocello joined us as a literary agent in 2016.
With every book, we offer our clients support from idea to publication and beyond, including: developing the concept and collaborating editorially; finding the best possible publishing partners and negotiating contracts; overseeing the marketing and publicity campaigns; and handling the foreign, film and television, and e-book rights.
The publishing industry is constantly changing, and while our focus is to find our authors the best opportunities in traditional publishing, we are aware of the importance of understanding and exploiting the new and forthcoming ways that great writing can reach readers. Our goal is to manage our authors’ careers so they can reach the largest number of readers in the most formats now and long into the future.
We work with the top professionals in the industry to maximize our clients’ success, including film and television agents, managers, and producers; publicists and marketing experts; foreign agents; speaker’s bureaus; freelance editors; and writing collaborators.
Alex started Glass Literary Management in 2014 after an eighteen-year career in book publishing. For the previous thirteen years he was a literary agent at Trident Media Group, where he built a diverse list of successful authors.
Alex has also worked in marketing at the Putnam Berkley Publishing Group; been a clerk at Kramerbooks in Washington, DC; and spent three years in the literature program at the National Endowment for the Arts while getting his MFA in fiction writing.
Alex has had the privilege of representing debut novelists and memoirists along with celebrities, professional athletes, and nationally renowned experts. He became a literary agent because he wanted to give talented creative writers a platform to develop their craft and reach the widest possible audience, and his novelist clients writing for adults and children are international bestsellers and have won awards such as the PEN/O’Henry, the Edgar, and the Newbery. Along the way, he has been able to follow his interests into other areas of publishing, and his client list includes bestselling authors in health and wellness, sports, history, business, narrative nonfiction, memoir, celebrity, and popular culture.
Alex has represented thirteen New York Times bestsellers and numerous other national and international bestsellers. His books have been published in over two dozen languages around the world, and many have been optioned for film and television, including Matt Bondurant’s The Wettest County in the World, which became the feature film LAWLESS, directed by John Hillcoat; and Chad Kultgen’s Men Women & Children, which became the feature film of the same name, directed by Jason Reitman.
Alex has been interviewed and quoted in publications like Publisher’s Weekly, the Wall Street Journal, and Entertainment Weekly, which called him “an A-list agent.” He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the MFA program at American University. He lives in New York City with his wife, Sarah, a book editor, and their daughters, Gabrielle and Vivienne.
Rick Pascocello has spent his entire career marketing books, including 23 years with Penguin Random House, where he was Vice President, Executive Director of Marketing. While there, he was given the rare opportunity to work closely with a wonderfully diverse collection of writers, including some of fiction’s premier authors like Harlan Coben, Patricia Cornwell, Ken Follett, Charlaine Harris, Khaled Hosseini, Nora Roberts, Patrick Rothfuss and JR Ward; as well as non-fiction bestsellers such as Stephen Johnson, Jen Lancaster, James McBride, Dan Pink, and Joan Rivers. Rick oversaw the marketing campaigns for thousands of New York Times best-sellers, and spearheaded innovative marketing strategies in social media, retail partnerships, and cause-related marketing, such as ‘Read Pink’ to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The Kite Runner campaign that built a school in Afghanistan. Since 2015, he has provided independent marketing support to authors, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. He brings a vast and diverse range of experience and relationships to his role as a literary agent, and will continue to leverage his broad, insider knowledge of book publishing and media to advocate for his clients. Rick is interested in working with non-fiction authors who bring a unique perspective to memoir, biography, business, history, narrative nonfiction, sports, popular culture, social commentary and other thought-provoking ideas, as well as mainstream and literary fiction writers whose voices ring true on every page.
Kasey Poserina handles contracts for Glass Literary Management. Most recently, she worked at Simon & Schuster as a Contracts Director where she handled all aspects of contract drafting and negotiation for the following imprints: Free Press, Touchstone, Howard Books, and Simon & Schuster Audio. Prior to working at Simon & Schuster, Kasey was the Associate Director of Business Affairs at a major New York literary agency, where she worked with over ten literary agents reviewing and negotiating book publishing agreements, audio publishing agreements, publishing agreements with British and foreign language publishers, first serial licenses, film agreements, and author-writer collaboration agreements. She lives in Westport, Connecticut with her husband, Ron P., and their son, Ben.
Laura is the 2017 summer intern at Glass Literary Management. She is a senior Literature major with a double minor in History and International Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. Her favorite areas of study are 18th and 19th centuries English literature, 20th century poetry, human rights and international relations theory, and European folklore. Her favorite genres are historical fiction, literary fiction, and fantasy YA, and for fun, she loves trivia nights in D.C. She has served as both the copy editor and prose editor for AmLit, American’s literary magazine, as well as the marketing and communications intern at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland.< BACK