Literary Help


Literary Help for New & Established Authors

Thane & Prose was originally founded as an editorial agency in 2009 by N. Thane Boulton, a 30-year publishing veteran, to help new and established authors with their book proposals.

Today, Thane & Prose may serve as ghostwriter of nonfiction, biography, screenplay, essay, and memoir work; as nonfiction or fiction manuscript development editor, or as writer and or editor of author book proposals for submission to literary agencies and acquisition editors at publishing houses.

By 2016, Thane & Prose ghostwritten manuscripts had been bought by such publishing houses as Simon & Schuster and Abrams, while its author book proposals had been accepted for representation by, and gone into submission through, such literary agencies as Writer’s House and William Morris Endeavor.

Its screenplay editing and ghostwriting have been bought by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Columbia Pictures, and Revolution Studios.

Since 2004, founder N. Thane Boulton has been a William Morris Endeavor Literary Agency-represented writer and editor, a four-time national magazine Editor in Chief, and a chief screenplay editor for such films as Rocky Balboa. He has also founded and taught curricula at The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. To date, Boulton has influenced over 30 book, magazine, screenplay, newspaper, and digital periodicals.

Thane & Prose Editorial Agency proudly works with each author’s individual budget, no matter how large or how small. For further inquiries, please contact Minota Prüm by email at

Thane & Prose is based in New York City.

Thane & Prose Press

Thane & Prose Press, our sister company, is a literary imprint committed to a tradition of quality publishing, both in the excellence of its authors and the quality of the production of its books.

Established in 2014 by N. Thane Boulton, a 30-year publishing veteran, Thane & Prose Press is distinguished both by new authors of fiction and nonfiction, as well as the authors Thane has published for many years—writers who have been staunchly supported by booksellers and reviewers.

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If you would like to have your work considered for publication by Thane & Prose, we recommend that you work with an established literary agent. For guidelines on preparing a query letter or proposal or finding an agent and/or publisher, we suggest that you check sources such as the Literary Market Place, The Writers Market, The Authors Guild, or contact at our sister company Thane & Prose Editorial Agency, which offers book proposal assistance for new authors.

Unfortunately, due to the large volume of submissions received, Thane & Prose does not accept unsolicited manuscripts or book proposals at this time.