Jared Johnson / Olswanger Literary

Jared is a recovering academic. After several years of academic research in the humanities and teaching  writing and history, he turned his efforts toward pursuing a career in  publishing. In 2021 he joined Olswanger Literary as a Literary  Associate. 

Most of his time is spent reading good books, editing, and trying to  claw his way out from under a mountain of emails. In his downtime, he  can be found outdoors with his dogs, building a fantasy team for the Overwatch League, or playing Magic: The Gathering with his nephews. 

He mostly represents sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, and thriller, but he is currently working on some historical fiction. In addition to fiction, he  is also looking for trade nonfiction, especially books on cultural and  academic topics.

Schedule a round table workshop with Jared during your conference registration!

Killer Nashville prides itself on the connections made at our annual conference, and we structure the event so authors can easily make connections with agents from leading literary agencies. We’ve near-endless opportunities for you to get one-on-one time with agents and editors, including our daily agent/editor roundtable sessions, Networking Luncheons, and much, much more!