Neil Olson has been with the agency since 1987. He represents mainstream literary and commercial fiction, and nonfiction in the areas of history, biography and science/nature. Some of his clients include National Book Award winners Robert Stone and Peter Matthiessen, and the Estate of Mario Puzo. Neil can be reached at


Edward Hibbert began working at the agency in 1989. His clients include bestseller Chuck Palahniuk, Christopher Bram, Ed Sikov and Marc Acito. Additionally, he has represented film rights on such titles as FIGHT CLUB, CHOKE, GODS AND MONSTERS, OSCAR WILDE and HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE. He represents literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction such as biography and the performing arts. Edward can be reached at


Carrie Howland joined the agency in 2005. She represents literary fiction, narrative non-fiction, young adult, middle grade, and picture book authors. In addition to her own clients, Carrie handles foreign, first serial, and audio rights for the agency. Carrie is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives and writes for its newsletter. She also enjoys speaking at various writing conferences throughout the year.


Carrie holds a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Albion College, where she was the Poetry Editor of The Albion Review. Her poetry has appeared in various literary journals and magazines. In her spare time, Carrie volunteers as a foster for a local dog rescue. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can follow her on twitter at @ecarriehowland. She can also be reached at For even more information about Carrie, visit her her website at


Carrie is accepting submissions for: adult literary fiction and narrative non-fiction as well as young adult,  middle grade, and picture books.


Darin Webb has been with the agency since 1999. He handles contracts, payments and all accounting issues. Darin can be contacted at


We’re Looking For Interns!


The intern’s duties include reading manuscripts, writing reader’s reports and rejection letters, handling permissions requests and contracts, filing contracts and general correspondence, sending manuscripts to publishers (both foreign and domestic), updating our blog and Twitter accounts, answering telephone and email requests, and other office duties. Interns play a critical role at Donadio, are involved in all aspects of the office’s work, and are encouraged to take on challenging projects. This internship is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in publishing to learn about many different aspects of the industry.


The ideal candidate will have a strong literary background. Ideally, the candidate will have taken courses in both literature and creative writing. Prior experience in a publishing house or at a literary agency is helpful, but not required.


All applicants can send a cover letter and resume to


Submissions Guidelines

Please send a query letter and the first three chapters/first 25 pages of the manuscript via Submittable. Please allow a minimum of two months for a reply.