Samantha Wekstein

Samantha Wekstein – Editor

Literary Agent at Thompson Literary with more than a decade of industry experience. I love finding creative solutions to elevate a story!


Hello writers!

Given my 10+ years of publishing industry experience at literary agencies, and my current work as a Senior Agent at Thompson Literary Agency, I feel comfortable editing across all genres (including nonfiction), but I have a particular love for middle grade, YA, romance, women's fiction, SFF and historical. I've been lucky to work with a variety of best-selling authors throughout my career.

As an editor, I'm extremely collaborative, and love nothing more than coming up with concrete plot-based solutions that will help elevate your project. I will assist you in creating a road-map for revisions by providing line-edits as well as big picture editorial suggestions.

Please note that I follow the AAR cannon of ethics, so if you are planning to query me, please don't hire me here.

Biographies & Memoirs
Middle Grade Romance Young Adult Fantasy
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Thompson Literary Agency

Oct, 2019 — Present

I work as a literary agent, sorting through queries, editing projects and preparing them for submission, matching authors with publishers, negotiating contracts, and overseeing the process as a book moves from draft to published manuscript.

Writers House LLC

Jan, 2017 — Oct, 2019 (almost 3 years)

I worked as a junior agent, building my list while supporting Senior Agent and Founder, Al Zuckerman.

Writers House LLC.

Apr, 2014 — Jan, 2017 (almost 3 years)

I supported the CEO, Amy Berkower working with her bestselling list and then moved to assist Al Zuckerman with his.

Samantha has 1 review





E. Darya S.

E. Darya S.

Feb, 2024

Did great work for the price! Went beyond by critiquing my synopsis in addition to the (contracted) query letter.

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