2023 Manuscript Critique – Michelle Brower


Receive one-on-one feedback from literary agent Michelle Brower.

You’ll be invited prior to the conference to schedule your appointment and submit an excerpt from your manuscript. Time-slots are limited. Reserve early.

We ask that you sign up for not more than three total individual sessions, including pitch, critique and consultations. These sessions are held during the conference and are available only to conference attendees.

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Receive one-on-one feedback from literary agent Michelle Brower.


Michelle Brower is a founding partner of the renowned literary agency Trellis Literary Management. She has spent over fifteen years as an agent, first at Wendy Sherman Associates and most recently as a partner at Aevitas Creative Management. She co-founded Trellis Literary Management in 2021 in order to better serve and support her authors and create an agency with a lasting positive impact in the world of publishing.

Her list spans the spectrum of literary and commercial fiction, from thought-provoking story collections to page-turning thrillers. She is primarily interested in work that focuses on storytelling and emotional connection, rather than formal experimentation, and believes that the best reading experience engages both the heart and the head. She is looking for book club novels (a commercial idea with a literary execution), literary fiction, literary suspense, genre fiction for a non-genre audience, and upmarket women’s fiction. In non-fiction, she is looking for a personal story that illuminates a greater subject. Michelle also very selectively represents literary Young Adult fiction. In all of these areas, she is looking to support underrepresented voices.

Michelle is honored to work with books that have received a variety of accolades, including NY Times Bestsellers, National Book Award finalists, and Read with Jenna, Target, and Barnes and Noble book club selections.

You can learn more about Michelle and Trellis Literary Management at trellisliterary.com