Jennifer Chen Tran
Jennifer Chen Tran is an agent at Bradford Literary. She represents both fiction and non-fiction. Originally from New York, Jennifer is a lifelong reader and experienced member of the publishing industry.
Jennifer understands the importance of negotiation in securing rights on behalf of her authors. She counsels her clients on how to expand their platforms, improve on craft, and works collaboratively with her clients throughout the editorial and publication process. Her ultimate goal is to work in concert with authors to shape books that will have a positive social impact on the world—books that also inform and entertain.
Jennifer is also a publishing attorney. She is a skilled and shrewd negotiator with over a decade of legal experience. After law school, she served as Of Counsel to The New Press, a not-for-profit publisher based in NYC, where she handled their publishing contracts and permissions. As an attorney, she has also represented visual artists, entrepreneurs, writers and others individuals in the creative space. She has obtained favorable results for her clients in legal and publishing disputes, avoiding costly litigation and finding a win-win solution for all parties involved. She is also very familiar with obtaining rights reversions for her clients so that they can continue to breathe second life into their literary work.
She obtained her Juris Doctor from Northeastern School of Law in Boston, MA, and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis.