New Agency!

Via Publishers Weekly:

Former v-p of Nancy Coffey Literary, Joanna Stampfel-Volpe, has branched out on her own. The literary agent has formed New Leaf Literary & Media and, she said in a release, is bringing "a substantial" portion of the business from Nancy Coffey with her.

New Leaf will be handling sub-rights for Nancy Coffey, as well as a number of clients who were using that agency for that aspect of their business. And, on June 25, Pouya Shahbazian, who is currently at Fineprint Literary Management, will be joining the staff. Shahbazian will be overseeing New Leaf's film and TV department.  

In her announcement about the new agency, Stampfel-Volpe said Coffey is "an icon in the literary and media publishing industry" and that she and her staff will "continue to work closely with her going forward where opportunities arise." 

New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.'s team (links go to PM pages):
Joanna Volpe, President / Agent
Kathleen Ortiz, Subrights Director / Agent
Suzie Townsend, Agent
Pouya Shahbazian, Film/TV
Danielle Barthel, Assistant 

More information on queries, web site, blog, etc will be given soon!


7 Responses so far.

  1. Kelley says:

    WOW. What an awesome selection, all in one place! Congrats to everyone! :)

  2. Elaine says:

    Congratulations! What an exciting new adventure. :) And I love the name...

  3. That's quite the superstar team that's been assembled. Congratulations, Kathleen.

  4. Congrats to you all! That sounds like an exciting new venture for you all.

  5. Wow! How exciting! And what a great list of agents

  6. Dotti says:

    This is a great list of agents! Congratulations!

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