Literary Consulting

I’ve had short stories accepted at Cream City Review, Gargoyle, Cortland Review, and Serving House Literary Journal. Because of your instruction on how to better submit, most of these stories were accepted by one of the first places I targeted.  --Robert Kerbeck

The point of view

Amy Holman, a multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, consults with poets, fiction writers, and authors of creative nonfiction about where to send their work in the literary marketplace and how to communicate about what they write. Among other services, she

  • provides clients with detailed, customized lists of appropriate magazines, presses, and/or literary agents;

  • critiques and edits manuscripts;

  • assists writers with other aspects of professional development;

  • conducts private email and phone tutorials;

  • makes publishing presentations at conferences and in community spaces; and

  • meets individually with writers to discuss potential markets for their work.

Contact Amy for more information or to request a rate card, schedule an initial consultation, or invite her to speak at your conference, bookstore, arts council, college or university, or community center. Or sign up to receive her newsletter.


Amy also teaches workshops in poetry, and publishing at The Hudson Valley Writers Center, housed in the former Phillipse Manor train depot in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Check out the Calendar page for news about Amy's workshops.

I met Amy Holman several years ago at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and liked her spirit. We talked and soon I knew she knew some things I needed to know about putting a poetry manuscript together and recognizing when I was writing my strongest work. She helped organize some of my poems into a manuscript. More important, I learned by her example and her thinking how to see more deeply into various undercurrents of my poems. Her suggestions...became the basis of a book of poems that is being published. Her medicine is time-released."  --Lyman Grant, author of As Long as We Need