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About

LoTurco Literary is a boutique literary agency in New York City representing writers, journalists, thought leaders, and artists.

Founded by William LoTurco in 2018, the agency is focused on narrative nonfiction, biography, memoir, select literary fiction, and book projects about music, sports, technology, history, and culture.

 

AUTHORS

Paul Cantor
A writer and journalist, Cantor’s work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Esquire, Billboard, VICE, The Fader, Complex, and XXL.

Forthcoming: 
Title to be revealed (Abrams Press, 2021)

Jordan Ritter Conn
Journalist and staff writer for The Ringer, Conn is a two-time finalist for the Livingston Award. He previously worked for Grantland and ESPN: The Magazine and has written for the New York Times and Sports Illustrated. He is the author of The Defender: Manute Bol's Journey from Sudan to the NBA and Back Again, a multimedia ebook published by The Atavist.

Forthcoming: 
The Road from Raqqa: A Story of Brotherhood, Borders, and Belonging (Ballantine, 2020)

Joe Coscarelli
A culture reporter for the New York Times, Coscarelli focuses on pop music and emerging artists. He previously worked at New York magazine and The Village Voice.

Forthcoming:
The New, New Atlanta (Simon & Schuster, 2021)

Kate Crane
A writer and editor, Crane has worked with The Wall Street Journal, Radar, Inc., Men's Journal, Hearst, OZY, and Time Out New York.

Forthcoming:
Whatever Happened to Eddy Crane (Hanover Square Press, 2021)

S. H. Fernando Jr.
A journalist and author of The New Beats: Exploring the Music, Culture, and Attitudes of Hip-Hop, Fernando Jr. has been published in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, Vibe, and The Source. He received his M.A. from the Columbia School of Journalism.

Forthcoming:
Title to be revealed (Da Capo Press, 2021)

Nick Greene
A contributing writer for Slate, Greene covers sports and culture. His writing has been featured in Vice, The Village Voice, Chicago Magazine, and Men’s Health.

Forthcoming:
How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius (Abrams Press, 2021)

Shanita Hubbard
Journalist and NABJ Chair of the Freelance Task Force, Hubbard has been published in the New York Times, The Guardian, Pitchfork, ESSENCE, and Elle.

Forthcoming:
Miseducation: A Woman’s Guide to Hip-Hop (Hachette Books, 2021)

Interview (magazine)
A monthly magazine, Interview covers film, fashion, art, music, and culture. Interview has received the Ellie Award for General Excellence and has been nominated for 14 Ellie Awards and 7 Webby Awards.

Forthcoming:
Title to be revealed (Assouline, 2019)

Claude Johnson
Historian and founder of The Black Fives Foundation, Johnson's work has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and NPR.

Forthcoming:
The Black Fives (Abrams Press, 2021)

Sam Kashner
A Vanity Fair contributor since 2007, Kashner is the author of several books, including New York Times Bestsellers The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee and Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century with Nancy Schoenberger, and When I Was Cool: My Life at the Jack Kerouac School.

Forthcoming:
Title to be revealed (Harper, 2021)

Gerrick D. Kennedy
A music writer for The Los Angeles Times, Kennedy covers R&B/soul, hip-hop, and pop music. Kennedy was named Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists in 2012.

Parental Discretion is Advised: The Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta Rap (Atria, 2017)

Forthcoming:
Exhale (Abrams Press, 2021)

Chris Lee
A reporter for New York magazine and Vulture, Lee covers the film industry. He has worked as a senior entertainment writer at The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, and The Daily Beast.

Forthcoming:
Avengers Assemble: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Thomas Dunne Books, 2021)

Marcus J. Moore
Journalist, music critic, and Senior Editor for Bandcamp Daily, Moore’s writing has been featured in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Nation, Spin, Complex, NPR, and Pitchfork.

Forthcoming: 
The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America (Touchstone, 2020)

Austin Moorhead
A writer and reporter, Moorhead has worked for Boston Consulting Group, TA Associates, and for research companies in the San Francisco area. 

Forthcoming:
Young Guns: Obsession, Overwatch, and the Future of Gaming (Hachette Books, 2020)

Tef Poe
A 2018 Nasir Jones Fellow at Harvard University and recording artist, Tef Poe has been featured in TIME, VICE, XXL, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Atlanta Black Star, and The Source.

Forthcoming: 
Rebel to America (W. W. Norton, 2020)

David Polfeldt
Managing director of Scandinavia's largest video game studio Massive Entertainment, Polfeldt has developed video games for marquee game franchises including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and Tom Clancy’s The Division.

Forthcoming:
Worlds Imagined (Grand Central, 2020)

A. J. Poots
A nonfiction writer, Poots studied Ancient History at the University of Manchester and Magdalen College, Oxford.

Forthcoming:
The Strangers’ House: Writing Northern Ireland (Twelve, 2021)

Casey Rae
A music industry commentator and critic, Rae is the Director of Music Licensing for Sirius XM and has written for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Billboard, and the Washington Post.

William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'n' Roll (University of Texas Press, 2019)

Forthcoming:
The Zen of the Dead: The Grateful Dead and the American Pursuit of Enlightenment (Oxford University Press, 2020)

Nancy Schoenberger
A professor of English and Creative Writing at the College of William and Mary, Schoenberger is the author of several books, including New York Times Bestsellers The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee and Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century with Sam Kashner, and Wayne and Ford: The Films, the Friendship, and the Forging of an American Hero.

Forthcoming:
Title to be revealed (Harper, 2021)

Walt Williams
A writer and narrative designer, Williams has worked on video games such as Star Wars Battlefront II, Bioshock, Borderlands, Civilization, Mafia II, Evolve, and the genre-bending video game Spec Ops: The Line.

Significant Zero: Heroes, Villains, and the Fight for Art and Soul in Video Games (Atria, 2017)

Forthcoming:
Title to be revealed (Del Rey Books, 2020)

Elizabeth Winder
A nonfiction writer and Pushcart-nominated poet, Winder is the author of Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 and Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy. Her work has been featured in Vogue, New York, Elle, Vanity Fair, and Chicago Review.

Forthcoming:
Title to be revealed (Da Capo Press, 2021)

 

AGENT AND FOUNDER

William LoTurco is a literary agent who represents authors who stray from cliché and harness rogue ideas. Prior to founding LoTurco Literary in 2018, LoTurco was an agent at Kuhn Projects/Aevitas Creative Management for four years, and worked at Vigliano Associates and WME in New York. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in History and English. He lives in New York with his family.

 
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CONTACT

Rights

For rights inquiries, please contact rights@loturcoliterary.com
 

Submissions

For submissions, please submit a query letter using the form below. In your query, briefly describe your project, yourself, and your writing experience.

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