Erin Niumata

Erin Niumata has been in publishing for over twenty-four years. She started as an editorial assistant at Simon and Schuster in the Touchstone/Fireside division for several years; then moved over to Harper Collins as an editor, and then she went to Avalon Books as the Editorial Director. Erin has edited many authors including Leon Uris, Stuart Woods, Erica Jong, Brenda Maddox, Lawrence Otis Graham, Joan Rivers, and more. She has represented NY Times Bestselling cowboy romance writer Carolyn Brown, pet expert Sandy Robins, Discovery Channel’s Fast N Loud, North America and Cash Cab; TLC’s – The Cake Boss and Extreme Couponing; Animal Planet’s Too Cute, Finding Big Foot, River Monsters and Puppy Bowl; inspirational speaker Josh Shipp, graffiti artist/speed-painter/inspiration speaker Erik Wahl, founder Amy Clark, former gangster turned dog groomer James Guiliani, Skin care expert and co-founder of SoKo Glam Charlotte Cho, actress Angela Featherstone, Greenwich Girl founder Laura McKittrick and many more. She’s worked on 28 NY Times Bestsellers.

What I am looking for:

Fiction: commercial women’s fiction, romance, historical fiction, mysteries, psychological thrillers, suspense, humor. I love sassy Southern and/or British heroines.

Nonfiction: self-help, women’s issues, pop culture and humor, pet care/pets, memoirs, and anything blogger. I do love blogs!

What I am not looking for:

Absolutely no poetry, short story collections, business, travel memoirs, no fantasy, time travel, definitely NO VAMPIRES, middle grade, or picture books.

Conclusion: She represents commercial nonfiction, from prescriptive and practical to narrative and memoir, as well as a select list of fiction including mysteries, psychological thrillers, and commercial women’s fiction. She is particularly looking for expert, celebrity, and company clients with strong national platforms, as well as debut fiction.

Erin is recognized for partnering with her clients to support their long-term professional and personal goals and to incorporate their books into an overall brand strategy. She has high expectations of herself and her clients and thoughtfully manages her clients’ careers.

In her own words: As an avid reader of many genres I love finding something new, exciting and well written. It’s especially thrilling to know that I can help the author with their career, helping edit the work; sending it out to potential editors, and eventually get the book into print. Finding new authors is always a joy. Helping them build a solid writing career is truly the best part of the job.

How to contact me: Please submit queries to Please include the query letter and first ten pages of your manuscript or proposal in the body of the email. Please be sure to write QUERY in the subject line as this will ensure I do not miss your letter. N.B.: This email address is for queries and submissions only. For all other inquiries, please call (212) 400-1494