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Manuscript Review with Literary Agent Alyssa Eisner Henkin


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45-minute 1-on-1 meeting with Literary Agent Alyssa Eisner Henkin, including a pre-reading of your manuscript & book synopsis

About the 1-on-1 Meetings

Sometimes you just need an expert to look at your work.

Literary Agent Alyssa Eisner Henkin will meet you 1-on-1 via Zoom to give detailed feedback about your manuscript or book proposal so you can get closer to your dream of publishing your book! This includes:

  • 45 minutes 1-on-1 with a literary agent that's worked for 20+ years in the publishing industry
  • A thorough pre-reading of 20 pages (double-spaced) of your writing
  • A close look at your synopsis or book outline

About Alyssa Eisner Henkin

Alyssa Eisner Henkin is the owner and Lead Agent at Birch Path Literary. She has a BA in American Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and a background in editing at Simon & Schuster, where she worked for seven years in the Books for Young Readers department.

Afterward, she took a literary agent position at Trident Media Group. Over the next fourteen years at TMG, she championed a list of award-winning and bestselling children’s book creators and rose to the role of Executive Vice President.

In early 2021, Alyssa Eisner Henkin launched Birch Path Literary, where she provides a compass in helping authors and illustrator navigate the intricate, ever-changing, and ultimately verdant publishing landscape.


What writers are saying about Alyssa

"Alyssa knows how to access the essence of a story, helping to flesh out character, setting, dialogue and plot to make it the absolute best it can be. Her critiques are constructive and insightful, and it is truly a joy to work with her, and benefit from her infinite wisdom!"
— Lisa Greenwald, author of 11 BEFORE 12 (Harper Collins) and two dozen other celebrated books for kids and tweens


"My career definitely blossomed after I signed on with Alyssa and I value very highly the working partnership that we have. Alyssa’s experience as an editor prior to becoming a literary agent is invaluable as it allows her a much broader understanding of the creative process. She knows and respects the fact that every writer works a bit differently and she honors that individuality. The wide range of projects she has represented speaks to the depth of her passion for good literature in all its many forms."
— Jen Bryant, Caldecott-Honor, Schneider Award, and Seibert-Honor-award winning author


"Alyssa has been a super-agent to me since the start of my career. Her editorial insights, her business acumen, her deal-making abilities, and her pulse on the industry are spot-on. She's been a champion, an advocate, and a true partner in growing my creative career. I can't recommend her highly enough."
— Julie Berry, Printz Honor Award, and New York Times Bestselling author

How it Works

Once you purchase your session, we'll email you within 2 business days to schedule a meeting date and time, and to chat about any specific requirements or requests you have. 

We'll need to receive your manuscript pages and your synopsis 5 days in advance of your meeting so that Alyssa has a chance to read them thoroughly.

At the time of your meeting, Alyssa will contact you by Zoom to dive right in!

You'll walk away with excellent insight from a professional agent about how to write, improve, market and sell your book or other work!

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