Terri Baranowski – President and Senior Literary Agent

Terri Baranowski is a literary agent, writer, teacher and stand-up comedian in an alternate universe. With over twenty years experience working with writers, she has prepared numerous manuscripts for publication and is currently looking for stories with a quirky, witty, and deeply authentic voice. Visit gatewayliterary.com for submission guidelines.

Presently working on a Master of Fine Arts in Writing at Lindenwood University, Terri graduated with a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University where she was a writer and key player in the development of an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) involving various new media platforms to promote The Book of Jer3miah, a webisode series that received New York Times recognition. She also developed a television series for BYU-TV and assisted in the creation and editing of The Criterion, BYU’s first literary criticism journal. The author of several award-winning humorous essays, Terri has also served as guest feature columnist for a St. Louis newspaper and was instrumental in the formation of a few critique groups, all of which have given her the preposterous idea that she is a writer. Her current frustrations over the uncooperative characters in her first novel are beginning to make her think otherwise.

Terri is a lover of all things Shih Tzu, especially people who correctly pronounce Shih Tzu, and embraces life in the Salt Lake Valley with a mountainous slush-pile she calls The Pile of Possibility, and an indomitable Polish spirit.