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Toni Lopopolo

Toni Lopopolo Literary Management

In addition to participating as an agent, Toni will be presenting a workshop on How to Write a Novel that Sells. 

Literary Agent, Toni Lopopolo, has a book-publishing resume that began in 1970 in the publicity department of Bantam Books, where she publicized authors Philip Roth, Barbara Cartland, Louis L’Amour, and others. When Macmillan offered Toni the title of Executive Editor, she published Judy Mazel’s Beverly Hills Diet, Elvis 56 by Al Wertheimer among other hits.

Next, Toni became executive editor for St. Martin’s Press: 1981 to 1990, published Hot Flashes, Barbara Raskin, Rich and Famous, Kate Coscarelli, plus Elsa Lanchester, Herself, by Elsa Lanchester, & many more. In 1991, Toni opened Literary Management, sold books for authors: Sol Stein, Robin Tiffney, and Kathleen O’Donnell. Gloria Arenson, Shelly Lowenkopf, (the later four Santa Barbara Writers) Lee Silber, Lillian Glass, Steve Duno, Nancy Baer, and others.

Known for her Fiction Bootcamps, Memoir Writers Intensives, she uses unique methods that help first novelists master skills needed to write successful fiction, and helps nonfiction writers produce compelling narrative nonfiction, using fiction techniques. Toni’s noted for her popular lecture, The Ten Most Common Mistakes First Novelists make.

Toni Lopopolo Literary Management is located in in Santa Barbara County, CA. Toni scouts novels in Latina/Latino fiction, mysteries both cozies and mainstream, mainstream women’s fiction and nonfiction, noir thrillers, paranormal, thrillers, LGBTQ fiction and nonfiction, young adult, and new adult, as well as paranormal within mainstream fiction, speculative and steam punk fiction. Nonfiction: personal journey, health, family, and business, and anything with or about dogs. Toni’s agency now features an Editorial Department.