how to get a literary agent

In the weird, wonderful world of publishing, there are a few key figures that everyone knows about: publishers, editors, and literary agents.

But do you really know what those folks do all day?

In an age when anyone can upload a file and start selling their book on Amazon in a few clicks, why do these old-school roles still matter? How do they add value to your publishing journey?

Let’s take an in-depth look at the literary agent, one of the key figures in the traditional publishing industry. We’ll check out what they do every day to help you and your book succeed, what it might cost you to work with an agent, and how you can find an agent.

We’ll also talk with publishing industry experts and agents themselves about what to do—and not to do—if you want to work with an agent, and how to get the most out of your relationship.

Let’s get started!

What Is a Literary Agent?

No matter what creative industry you’re talking about—film, TV, books, music—there’s usually someone called an “agent” working in it.

That’s because, when you get right down to it, creative people want to be creating, not worrying about business matters. But the businesspeople who put that creative material out to the public want to make sure little things like deadlines are met, and that contracts are signed, paperwork is filled out, and so on.

So a kind of go-between developed between creative professionals and business types: the agent.

Agents are kind of like business managers for creatives: writers, actors, artists, musicians, and so on. They handle all the nitty-gritty details so that you can get on with the important work of creating.

What Does an Agent Do?

Agents do a lot of things that authors can do for themselves, but that take a lot of time and effort to keep on top of.

The key part of any agent’s job is getting their clients work. They negotiate deals like publishing contracts or speaking gigs, keep track of licensing arrangements, and coordinate payment from all those different deals.

But agents do far more than just making deals!

Literary agents, in particular, often partner with the authors they represent to improve a manuscript, working together on edits and development to refine the book until it’s sure to knock the socks off a publisher.

The agent also puts together a query and pitch package for the book to submit to publishers, helping put the manuscript’s best foot forward and show exactly why the publisher should pay top dollar for that book.

A great pitch package is more than just a summary of the book. In nonfiction, it includes a summary of every chapter and its content, a basic marketing plan, an examination of other comparable books on the market, and more.

Basically, it’s a mini-business plan for your book…and that takes a lot of work to put together! Agents know the style, format, and content that will appeal to a busy acquisitions editor and they can put together a package that’ll impress.

Former agent Elizabeth Evans (now an independent editor) says, “It’s not often discussed in the publishing process, but I think an important part of being a good agent is understanding how to help a writer create his or her most powerful work.”

At the core, an agent helps you make the most of your creative career.

what does a literary agent do

A Day in the Life of an Agent

Agents spend most of their time reading submissions and sending notes on the books that come across their desks. They field dozens, if not hundreds, of queries every week and have to quickly evaluate whether the book is ready to publish—and whether it has market potential.

If something interesting and well-written comes across their email, they’ll request the full manuscript to review, to make sure that the writing through the whole book lives up to the promise of the query and the sample pages.

When a book really hits home, they’ll offer to represent the author—you!—and then start the process of working with you to refine the book, create a pitch package, and find a publisher.

If you’re lucky, the agent will be able to start an auction for the rights to publish your book, getting several interested editors at different publishing houses to bid on it. The combination of the most money and the best terms and marketing support wins!

Once the book is under contract with a publisher, the agent’s work doesn’t end! Now, your agent will help coordinate edit timelines, marketing support, book tours, and more.

They’ll also keep track of contract details and collect your royalties on your behalf.

Once the book is published, some agents will also help sell subsidiary rights, which are other ways to make money off your writing. Some agents represent subsidiary rights themselves, while others have someone in their agency whose entire job is to handle subsidiary rights.

These rights include film or TV options, foreign translation rights, audiobook rights, and more.

All in all, subsidiary rights can add up to a lot of income for you as the author! But making all those deals can be very time-consuming, so it’s really handy to have an agent pursuing all those options on your behalf.

An agent’s day varies constantly, but on an average day, your agent is probably:

  • Calling editors to discuss possible projects
  • Checking royalty statements for accuracy
  • Making notes on a client’s new marketing plan
  • Scanning Publishers Weekly to see what’s been selling
  • Writing a query for a new book
  • Responding to pitch emails
  • Fielding phone calls and emails from clients
  • Taking notes on client projects
  • Reading new manuscript submissions (often after standard working hours!)

how much does an agent cost

How Much Does an Agent Cost?

With everything an agent does, it seems like they’d be pretty expensive to hire, right?

Well, yes and no.

Reputable agents don’t charge you anything up front.

A few agents out there charge a “reading fee” to consider your work, but those are usually new to the industry and don’t have a lot of contacts…they often make their money from reading fees, not from selling books to publishers, so it’s best to stay away from them.

Reputable agents like those who belong to the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR) adhere to a strict code of ethics, pledging to represent you and your work to the best of their ability. They have to disclose any fees they might receive from other groups, as well as any fees they might charge, and they have to protect your money and your financial privacy.

In exchange for all their work, agents are paid on the back end, meaning they earn a commission on sales made from your books.

When they sell a book that you’ve written to a publisher, the agent is entitled to a certain percentage of all your earnings from that book, usually about 15%.

Since your agent will receive your royalties from the publisher on your behalf, they’ll subtract their fee from the amount before sending you the rest.

So basically, you never actually have to pay your agent—they handle the finances and will send you your pay after deducting theirs.

Is an agent worth that 15% of the amount you’ll make?

That’s a personal opinion, but think about how much time it takes to send out query letters, follow up, polish a manuscript, figure out licensing, negotiate a contract, etc. What’s your time worth?

And what’s it worth to you to have someone looking for great publishing deals on your behalf so you don’t need to? Or so that you make much larger advances or get a better cut of royalties?

Yeah. For many authors, a great agent is worth every penny!

Do I Need an Agent?

In our current golden age of self-publishing, easy ebook creation, DIY tools, and social media marketing, does an author really need an agent to succeed?

No.

Many authors today have achieved a full-time income and more without ever working with a literary agent.

You can find publishers that are currently open to unagented submissions, self-publish your book on Kindle, or create and distribute a print version of your book yourself.

However, there are still some very good reasons to use an agent. Let’s look at 6 reasons you may want to get a literary agent:

1. Agents Handle Business Matters So You Can Write

Writers need to write. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the best way to sell books is to write more books.

This means that all that time you spend writing query letters, looking for paying publication markets, and sending out submissions is time that you’re not writing your next book.

An agent will take all that off your plate, searching out the best possible fits for your novel and handling the time-consuming and stressful submissions process on your behalf.

The agent will also handle contract negotiations and other business matters, giving you more freedom and space to create, rather than handle administrative stuff.

2. Agents Can Get You a Better Book Deal

While it’s possible to make a great living as an indie author, if you’re looking to get a six-figure advance and the power of a major New York publisher behind your book, you’re going to need an agent.

Yes, some indie authors have gotten huge deals from major publishers…but that’s only after years of slowly working to increase their sales and platform. If you want to shoot for a big advance for a multi-book deal because you think you have a can’t-miss book written, you’ll need an agent to approach the Big Five on your behalf.

These big publishers don’t accept submissions that don’t come from an agent—the agent is the first round of screening to make sure that books meet a certain quality standard. Editors at the Big Five trust the agents they work with regularly to search out quality manuscripts and present only books with big sales potential…so they’re not willing to accept pitches from any writer off the street when they could have pre-screened quality candidates instead.

Most established agents have networks of contacts throughout the publishing industry. They might have worked with a particular editor a number of times and developed a relationship that can get your book to the top of the pile for review.

In other cases, agents used to be editors, contracts managers, or other key employees at a publishing company. They can use their connections from that old role to help boost your book’s chances of being acquired.

Either way, agents know who to call, how to approach them, and what they’re looking for.

By being tuned into the industry in a way a writer isn’t, they can reach out to the editors who are most likely to offer top dollar for the right to publish your book.

They can also start auctions or bidding wars between multiple publishers, increasing your possible advance, or work to get more favorable contract terms for you.

3. Agents Can Smooth the Publication Process

An agent’s job doesn’t end when they sell your book to a publisher.

Your agent acts as your go-between, negotiating the contract, helping with scheduling, and hashing out details of the publication process.

Do you need more time to finish your edits and revisions? Your agent can help make that happen.

Does the publisher want to send you on a book tour right when you need to be getting the kids back to school? Your agent can help resolve the conflict.

Are you not getting enough marketing support from the publisher? Again, this is what your agent is there to deal with!

You are the one paying your agent. They’re on your side. If you need help getting good terms on any element of the publishing process, your agent is there to support you!

4. Agents Can Help Fine-Tune Your Writing

Many agents—but not all!—will help authors polish and fine-tune their writing, meaning that you might not have to pay a freelance developmental or copy editor to help you with your work.

It’s still a good idea to hire an editor before submitting any book for publication—you always want to put the best possible manuscript you can out for review—but with a very hands-on agent, you may be able to simply self-edit your book thoroughly before sending it to him or her to discuss.

From there, your agent will make suggestions to help fine-tune the writing and polish it up so that it’ll be even more appealing to editors…and therefore most likely to get top dollar!

If you want your agent to be an “editorial agent,” be clear about this up front. Some agents do not do editorial work, developmental commentary, or other literary polishing—they strictly sell manuscripts and handle business matters. If you want a hands-off agent, you can find one; similarly, if you want an editorial agent, you can find that person too. You just have to be clear up front about your expectations.

5. Agents Can Help You Shape Your Career

Are you considering a move into a new genre?

Contemplating a memoir or some nonfiction in a new area of expertise?

Thinking about starting a new series?

Your agent may be able to help you choose which project to work on next based on their knowledge of industry trends and editor wish lists.

Because agents interact with editors every single day and often talk about what the editors at various presses are looking to publish next, they have their finger on the pulse of the publishing industry.

They may be able to help you decide that vampires are on the way out, and so your next series should really focus on mermaids.

Likewise, they might be able to help you decide that juicing isn’t the best topic to write on when everyone is desperate to acquire books on the paleo diet.

A savvy agent can also help you decide whether the time is right to try your hand at screenwriting, and may even be able to make some introductions for you there.

They can also offer insights onto the age range of books that are selling (is it time to try YA or middle grade writing?), suggest topics in your field that are underrepresented on bookshelves, or recommend professional development opportunities like conferences or trade shows that you should try.

Agents do well when their clients do well, so they have a vested interest in making sure you have a healthy, happy, productive creative career.

Think of your agent as your partner and coach and you’ll understand why one might come in handy even in the self-publishing era!

6. Agents Can Help You Self-Publish

Some agents are very progressive and aren’t just interested in massive Big 5 publishing deals. They know that their clients often write a variety of different books, some of which might appeal to a big New York publisher and some that might be better served with a different approach.

These creative agents often offer self-publishing assistance, typically acting much like a book shepherd or publishing coach to help you navigate the self-publishing process. The fees they charge may vary, so be sure to ask whether they’re charging fixed fees for services, a percentage of sales revenue, etc.

Other agents will take over the self-publishing process for you (again, for either a set fee or a percentage of sales), handling all the editorial, print production, and distribution on your behalf.

You’ll give up some money for these services—much like you would if you paid a self-publishing service—but you’ll be free of the worry of finding and managing your own team and will, again, wind up with more time to write!

Many of the agents who work with hybrid authors—those who want to publish traditionally, self-publish, and basically do whatever works best for each individual project—are very flexible in the services they offer.

If you have a book that you’d like to self-publish, your agent may step back and let you handle the whole thing…but then offer to help you sell foreign translation rights and film or TV rights when the project is complete.

Always be sure to talk with your agent (or potential agent) about their approach to hybrid publishing and be sure you know how they’d handle things if you chose to self-publish one of your books.

how to get a literary agent contract

How To Find the Right Agent for Your Book

So…you’ve decided that you’d like to work with an agent.

Great!

Now how the heck do you find one?

There are thousands of people who claim to be literary agents. Some have decades of experience selling books to top publishing houses; others just think it’s a great way to read books all day and maybe make a few bucks on the side.

It can be hard to tell the difference between a quality, reputable agent and a scam artist…or someone who means well, but just doesn’t have a clue.

Of course, there’s always the big-name agents—the people that famous authors like Neil Gaiman or John Grisham thank in their acknowledgments.

But these folks typically don’t accept a lot of new clients—the odds are as stacked against you as if you walked up to the Harper-Collins offices with your printed manuscript and asked for a meeting with the CEO.

So most authors will be looking for “midlist” agents—people with a track record of making sales to a variety of different publishing houses and of creating sustainable incomes for their clients, but who aren’t superstar celebrities in the book world.

When you go looking for an agent, here’s a few things to keep in mind:

1. Pick an Agent in Your Genre

In most cases, agents have certain areas they’re interested in, like women’s fiction, business, or self-help. Some cross over, wanting books in areas as different as cooking and paranormal romance.

When you start looking for an agent, always check to see what they’re looking for right now. Just because they once represented a cookbook client doesn’t mean they’re looking for cookbooks today—read up on their profile online, check their last few sales, and make sure they’re a good fit!

2. Check Their Sales Record

Most reputable agents are delighted to share stories of client success—it’s how they get more successful clients!

A warning sign when looking at agents is not seeing any recent sales records or new acquisitions announcements on their website, LinkedIn, or other profiles.

You want to make sure that the agent has sold at least a few books in your genre in the last year or so. That way, you know they’re active and engaged, and that they have good contacts that can help boost your career.

3. See If They Belong to a Trade Group

Not all quality agents belong to the Association of Authors’ Representatives, but it’s a great place to start to make sure that you’re dealing with someone trustworthy.

Membership in AAR or another agents’ trade group is a good sign that the agent you’re interested in won’t steal your royalties or otherwise fleece you. It’s always possible, but the strict ethical codes that these groups follow mean that you’ll have some ways to get help if anything does go wrong.

Ready to start looking for an agent?

Check out our list of agents to get started, then read on to learn how to approach them the right way!

List of Literary Agents

Literary agents listed with the AAR, Publishers Weekly, and AgentQuery.

Always check the agent's website for current submission requirements and follow their submission instructions exactly.

Pro Tip: Type in the genre of your book in the "search" field of this table to immediately find the agents who are interested in books like yours!
NAMETITLEAGENCY/COMPANYWEBSITEGENRE(S)EMAIL/CONTACT FORM
Madeleine MorelOwner2M Communications Ltd.http://www.2mcommunications.com/NONFICTION
(Ghostwriting)
[email protected]
Michelle GrajkowskiOwner3 Seas Literary Agencyhttp://www.threeseasagency.com/FICTION
African-American
Christian
Comedy, Humor
Historical
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Western
Women's literature
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Music, Musicals
Parenting, Family
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Self-help
Sports
Technical, How-to
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Ann TobiasAgentA Literary Agency for Children's BooksnoneProfessional, Reference
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Tracey AdamsCo-founderAdams Literaryhttp://www.adamsliterary.com/CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Laura NolanSenior PartnerAevitas Creative Management
http://www.aevitascreative.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Music, Musicals
Narrative nonfiction
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
http://aevitascreative.com/contact/
Terrie WolfAgentAKA Literary Managementhttp://www.akalm.net/FICTION
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
NONFICTON
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
[email protected]
Al LongdenPrincipalAlbert T. Longden AssociatesnoneFICTION
Historical
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
True crime
Young adult
Screenplays
[email protected]
S. Rickly ChristianPresidentAlive Literary Agencyhttp://aliveliterary.com/Christianhttp://aliveliterary.com/contact/
Coleen O'SheaPartnerAllen O'Shea Literary Agencyhttp://www.allenoshea.com/Comedy, Humor
Historical
Mystery, Thrillers
Puzzles, Games
Romance
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Technical, How-to
Travel, World cultures
True crime
[email protected]
Kathleen AndersonPresidentAnderson Literary Management LLChttp://www.andersonliterary.com/FICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Travel, World cultures
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Andy RossAgentAndy Ross Agencyhttp://www.andyrossagency.com/FICTION
Historical, Literary
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
History
Music, Musicals
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology
Travel, World cultures
Middle grade, Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Ann RittenbergPresidentAnn Rittenberg Literary Agency, Inc.http://www.rittlit.com/FICTION
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Narrative nonfiction
[email protected]
Anne EdelsteinPresidentAnne Edelstein Literary Agency, LLChttp://www.aeliterary.com/FICTION
NONFICTON
[email protected]
Victoria Gould PryorPresidentArcadia
noneNONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
[email protected]
Audrey A. WolfAgentAudrey A. Wolf Literary Agencyhttp://wolflit.com/Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Health, Diet
History
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Relationships, Family
Self-help
Sports
[email protected]
Ayesha PandeProprietorAyesha Pande Literaryhttp://www.pandeliterary.com/FICTION
African-American
Comix, Graphic novels
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
History
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Travel, World cultures
True crime
Young adult
[email protected]
Barbara BraunPresidentBarbara Braun Associates, Inc.http://www.barbarabraunagency.com/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
History
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
[email protected]
Barry GoldblattOwnerBarry Goldblatt Literary LLChttp://www.bgliterary.com/Science-fiction, Fantasy
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
http://www.bgliterary.com/contact/

[email protected]
Betsy AmsterPresidentBetsy Amster Literary Enterprises
http://www.amsterlit.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Self-help
Travel, World cultures
[email protected]
B.J. RobbinsOwnerBJ Robbins Literary AgencynoneFICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Historical
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
History
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Sports
Travel, World cultures
[email protected]
Andrew BlaunerOwnerBlauner Books Literary Agencyhttps://www.blaunerbooks.com/Fiction
Nonfiction
[email protected]
Christine WitthohnFounderBook Cents Literary Agencyhttp://www.bookcentsliteraryagency.com/FICTION
African-American
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
Cooking, Food, Wine
Travel, World cultures
Young adult
[email protected]
Kim LionettiSr. Literary AgentBookEnds, LLChttp://bookendsliterary.com/FICTION
Women's Fiction,
Mystery,
Romance,
Young Adult
[email protected]
Laura BradfordAgentBradford Literary Agencyhttp://www.bradfordlit.com/Comedy, Humor
Historical
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
History
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Self-help
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Jody KahnAgentBrandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.http://www.brandthochman.com/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
History
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Pop culture, Entertainment
Sports
True crime
[email protected]
Gail HochmanAgentBrandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.http://brandthochman.com/FICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Comix, Graphic novels
Historical
Women's literature
Business, Investment
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
Nature, Ecology
Sports
[email protected]
Danielle Egan-MillerPresidentBrowne & Miller Literary Associateshttp://www.browneandmiller.com/FICTION
Christian
Comedy, Humor
Erotica
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
True crime
[email protected]
Carol MannPresidentCarol Mann Agencyhttps://www.carolmannagency.com/NONFICTION
Health/Medical
Religion, Spirituality
Self-help, Parenting
Current Affairs
History, Narrative
FICTION
[email protected]
Terra ChalbergPrincipalChalberg & Sussmanchalbergsussman.com#sthash.oAGOQkjc.dpufFICTION
Literary
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Mind, Body, Spirit
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
[email protected]
Farley ChaseDirectorChase Literary Agencychaseliterary.com#sthash.yGMF30g4.dpufFICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Travel, World cultures
True crime
Middle grade
[email protected]
Helen BreitwieserOwnerCornerstone Literary, Inc.http://www.cornerstoneliterary.com/FICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Comix, Graphic novels
Erotica
Historical
Horror
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology
Travel, World cultures
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Paige WheelerPresidentCreative Media Agency, Inc.http://www.cmalit.com/FICTION
Christian
Historical
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Home, Garden
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Self-help
Travel, World cultures
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Young adult
[email protected]
Katherine FaussetAgentCurtis Brown, Ltdhttp://www.curtisbrown.com/FICTION
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Narrative nonfiction
Politics, Current affairs
Relationships, Family
[email protected]
Steven SalpeterAgentCurtis Brown, Ltdhttp://www.stevensalpeter.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
Comix, Graphic novels
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Puzzles, Games
Science-fiction, Fantasy
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Health, Diet
History
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology
Technical, How-to
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Young adult
https://www.literaryagents.io/get-in-touch-literary-agent-topstyle/
Cynthia CannellPresidentCynthia Cannell Literary Agencycannellagency.com#sthash.xgF6ByLx.dpufFICTION
Literary
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Health, Diet
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
[email protected]
Dana Newman---Dana Newman Literaryhttp://www.dananewman.com/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Travel, World cultures
[email protected]
Joy E. TutelaAgentDavid Black Agencyhttp://www.davidblackagency.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
Gay + Lesbian
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
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Picture books
Middle grade
Young adult
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Miriam AltshulerAgentDeFiore and Companyhttp://www.defliterary.com/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
History
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
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Laurie AbkemeierAgentDeFiore and Company Literary Management, Inchttp://www.abkemeierliterary.com/NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
History
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
[email protected]
Denise MarcilPresidentDenise Marcil Literary Agencyhttp://www.denisemarcilagency.com/FICTION
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Business, Investment
Health, Diet
Parenting, Family
Relationships, Family
Self-help
[email protected]
Denise ShannonPresidentDenise Shannon Literary Agency, Inc.http://www.deniseshannonagency.com/FICTION
Literary
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Politics, Current affairs
Science, Technology
[email protected]
Diana FinchOwnerDiana Finch Literary Agencydianafinchliteraryagency.blogspot.com#sthash.GUX3zFRR.dpufFICTION
Literary
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Travel, World cultures
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Dominick AbelPresidentDominick Abel Literary Agency, Inc.http://www.dalainc.com/FICTION
Horror
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Business, Investment
[email protected]
Maura Kye-CasellaAgentDon Congdon Agency, Inc.http://www.doncongdon.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
Historical
Horror
Literary
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Home, Garden
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
Self-help
Sports
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Katie KotchmanAgentDon Congdon Associates, Inc.http://www.doncongdon.com/FICTION
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Business, Investment
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology
Self-help
True crime
Young adult
[email protected]
Neil OlsonPartnerDonadio & Olson, Inc.https://www.donadio.com/Literary, Commercial Fiction
NONFICTION
History,
Biography, Science,
Travel, Nature
[email protected]
Cameron McClureAgentDonald Maass Literary Agencyhttp://www.maassagency.com/FICTION
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Horror
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Narrative nonfiction
[email protected]
Jennie DunhamPresidentDunham Literary, Inc.http://www.dunhamlit.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
Comix, Graphic novels
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
History
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Jennifer CarlsonPartnerDunow & Carlson Literary Agencyhttp://www.dclagency.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
History
Narrative nonfiction
Politics, Current affairs
Science, Technology
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Julia KennyAgentDunow & Carlson Literary Agencyhttps://www.dclagency.com/FICTION
Horror
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Home, Garden
Pop culture, Entertainment
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Jim McCarthyAgentDystel and Goderich Literary Managementhttp://www.dystel.com/blog/FICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Erotica
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Horror
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Music, Musicals
Pop culture, Entertainment
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Young adult
[email protected]
Liza Pulitzer Voges---Eden Street LLChttp://www.edenstreetlit.com/CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Susanna EinsteinAgentEinstein Literary Management, LLChttp://www.einsteinliterary.com/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Elaine EnglishOwnerElaine P. English, PLLChttp://www.elaineenglish.com/Historical
Romance
Women's literature
[email protected],
[email protected]
Ellen LevineExecutive Vice PresidentEllen Levine Literary Agencyhttp://www.tridentmediagroup.com/Fiction[email protected]
Margaret Sutherland BrownAgentEmma Sweeney Agencyhttp://www.emmasweeneyagency.com/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
[email protected]
Sorche Elizabeth FairbankAgentFairbank Literary Representationhttp://www.fairbankliterary.com/FICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Comix, Graphic novels
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
History
Home, Garden
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Professional, Reference
Science, Technology
Sports
Technical, How-to
Travel, World cultures
True crime
[email protected]
Felicia EthPresidentFelicia Eth Literary Representationhttps://www.ethliterary.com/FICTION
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Travel, World cultures
[email protected]
Susan FinesmanPresidentFine Literaryhttp://www.fineliterary.com/FICTION
Historical
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Parenting, Family
Pop culture, Entertainment
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Stephany EvansPresidentFinePrint Literary Management, LLChttp://fineprintlit.com/index.htmlMystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Nature, Ecology
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
[email protected]
Lisa GrubkaAgentFletcher & Companyhttp://fletcherandco.com/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology
Sports
Travel, World cultures
Young adult
[email protected]
Jeff KleinmanPartnerFolio Literary Management, LLC.http://www.foliolit.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
History
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Self-help
[email protected]
Adriann RantaAgentFoundry Literary + Mediahttp://www.foundrymedia.com/FICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Comix, Graphic novels
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Horror
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Western
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Travel, World cultures
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Frances CollinAgentFrances Collin - Literary Agenthttp://www.francescollin.com/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
History
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Travel, World cultures
[email protected]
Ellen GeigerVP & PartnerFrances Goldin Literary Agency, Inc.http://www.goldinlit.com/FICTION
African-American
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Music, Musicals
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Textbooks
Travel, World cultures
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Sam StollofVP, Sr. AgentFrances Goldin Literary Agency, Inc.https://goldinlit.com/FICTION
Comix, Graphic novels
Poetry
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
History
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology
Sports
Textbooks
[email protected]
Jeff GereckeAgentG Agency LLChttps://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/jeffg/FICTION
Historical
Mystery, Thrillers
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
History
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Sports
True crime
[email protected]
Deborah SchneiderAgentGelfman Schneider/ICM Partnershttp://www.gelfmanschneider.com/FICTION
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
Narrative nonfiction
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology
[email protected]
Georges BorchardtPresidentGeorges Borchardt, Inchttp://www.gbagency.com/FICTION
NONFICTON
currently not accepting queries
Gina MaccobyPrincipalGina Maccoby Literary Agency
http://publishersmarketplace.com/members/GinaMaccoby/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
History
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Susan GurmanOwnerGurman Agency LLChttp://www.gurmanagency.com/Music, Musicals
DRAMATIC WORKS
Stage plays
[email protected]
Jesseca SalkyAgentHannigan Salky Getzler Agencyhttp://www.hsgagency.com/FICTION
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Travel, World cultures
Young adult
[email protected]
Harvey KlingerPresidentHarvey Klinger, Inc.http://www.harveyklinger.com/FICTION
African-American
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
History
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Self-help
True crime
[email protected]
Hellen HellerPresidentHelen Heller Agency Inc.http://helenhelleragency.com/FICTION, NONFICTION[email protected],
[email protected]
Erzsi DeakFounderHen & Ink Literary Studiohttp://www.henandink.com/NONFICTON
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Sandy HodgmanPresidentHodgman Literary LLChttp://www.hodgmanliterary.com/FICTIONhttp://www.hodgmanliterary.com/contact-us.html
Pamela A. HopkinsAgentHopkins Literary AssociatesnoneFICTION
Historical
Romance
Women's literature
Young adult
[email protected]
Howard MorhaimPresidentHoward Morhaim Literary Agencyhttp://www.morhaimliterary.com/FICTION
Comix, Graphic novels
Historical
Horror
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Western
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Self-help
Travel, World cultures
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Leigh EisenmanAgentHSG Agencyhttp://www.hsgagency.com/FICTION
Literary
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Pop culture, Entertainment
[email protected]
Raphael SagalynAgentICM/Sagalynhttp://www.sagalyn.com/NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
History
Narrative nonfiction
Politics, Current affairs
Science, Technology
[email protected]
Irene GoodmanOwnerIrene Goodman Literary Agencyhttp://www.irenegoodman.com/FICTION
Historical
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Irene SkolnickOwnerIrene Skolnick Agencyhttp://www.skolnickagency.com/FICTION
Literary, Up-Market,
History, Memoir, Biography,
YA, and Middle Grade
http://www.skolnickagency.com/contact.html
Rebecca Scherer
Associate AgentJane Rotrosen Agencyhttp://www.janerotrosen.com/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
Young adult
[email protected]
Jane RotrosenFounderJane Rotrosen Agencyhttp://www.janerotrosen.com/Fiction
Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense
Women’s Fiction,
Romance, Historical Novels,
Mainstream Fiction, Young Adult
Nonfiction
Memoirs, Narrative
Prescriptive Nonfiction
Hannah Rody-Wright, Office Administrator

[email protected]
Janis A. DonnaudPresidentJanis A. Donnaud and Associates, Inc.https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/JanisDonnaud/Biography, History
Business/investing/finance,
Mind/body/spirit, Health,
Lifestyle, Cookbooks,
African-American,
Science, Food Writing,
Memoir, Narrative Non-Fiction,
Cultural Subjects,
Animal Books,
Contemporary Social Issues,
Women’s Issues
[email protected]
Jason YarnAgentJason Yarn Literary Agencyhttp://www.jasonyarnliteraryagency.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
Comix, Graphic novels
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
History
Narrative nonfiction
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology
Sports
Travel, World cultures
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Laura BiagiAgentJean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. (JVNLA)http://jvnla.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
Comix, Graphic novels
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
History
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Science, Technology
Travel, World cultures
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Jennifer WeltzPresidentJean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. (JVNLA)http://www.jvnla.com/FICTION
African-American
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
History
Narrative nonfiction
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Middle grade
Young adult
http://www.jvnla.com/contact-us.php
Jeanne FredericksPresidentJeanne Fredericks Literary Agency, Inc.http://www.jeannefredericks.com/NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Professional, Reference
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Travel, World cultures
[email protected]
Pamela MalpasAgentJennifer Lyons Literary Agencyhttp://www.jennniferlyonsliteraryagency.com/FICTION
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
NONFICTON
Narrative nonfiction
[email protected]
Katelyn DetweilerAgentJill Grinberg Literary Managementhttp://www.jillgrinbergliterary.com/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Women's literature
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Jody ReinPresidentJody Rein Books, Inc.http://www.jodyreinbooks.com/Comedy, Humor
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Narrative nonfiction
Science, Technology
[email protected]
Joelle DelbourgoPresidentJoelle Delbourgo Associates, Inc.http://www.delbourgo.com/FICTION
African-American
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Professional, Reference
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Travel, World cultures
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
J. Warren FrazierAgentJohn Hawkins & Associates, Inc.https://www.jhalit.com/#HomeFICTION
Historical
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
History
Home, Garden
Politics, Current affairs
Science, Technology
[email protected]
Anne HawkinsPartnerJohn Hawkins & Associates, Inc.http://www.jhalit.com/FICTION
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
History
Nature, Ecology
Politics, Current affairs
Science, Technology
[email protected]
Adam ReedAssociateJoy Harris Literary Agencyhttp://www.joyharrisliterary.com/Literary Fiction
Science
Technology
Medicine
Pop culture
http://www.joyharrisliterary.com/contact/#
Julia LordPresidentJulia Lord Literary Managementhttp://julialordliterary.com/FICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Music, Musicals
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Professional, Reference
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
True crime
[email protected]
Kimberley CameronPresidentKimberley Cameron & Associateshttp://www.kimberleycameron.com/FICTION
Historical
Horror
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
Travel, World cultures
True crime
Young adult
[email protected]
Kate Schafer TestermanFounderKT Literary, LLChttp://www.ktliterary.com/CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Tamar RydzinskiAgentLaura Dail Literary Agency, Inc.http://www.ldlainc.com/FICTION
Historical
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Narrative nonfiction
Science, Technology
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Laura GrossAgentLaura Gross Literary Agencyhttp://www.lg-la.com/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
History
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Travel, World cultures
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Young adult
New adult
http://lg-la.com/contact/
Monika VermaAgentLevine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agencyhttp://www.lgrliterary.com/Comix, Graphic novels
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
Travel, World cultures
[email protected]
Victoria SkurnickAgentLevine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agencyhttp://lgrliterary.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
Historical
Horror
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Western
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Technical, How-to
True crime
Young adult
[email protected]
Linda ChesterPrincipalLinda Chester and Associateshttp://www.lindachester.com/FICTION
Adult Literary
Commercial
NONFICTION
Science, Health
Business, Finance
Current Events, History
Psychology, Spirituality
Arts, Memoir, Biography
Laurie Fox, West Coast Associate
[email protected],

Gary Jaffe, Executive Manager
[email protected]
Linda KonnerPresidentLinda Konner Literary Agencyhttp://www.lindakonnerliteraryagency.com/Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Parenting, Family
Pop culture, Entertainment
Professional, Reference
Relationships, Family
Self-help
[email protected]
Linda RoghaarPresidentLinda Roghaar Literary Agency LLChttp://lindaroghaar.com/NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Music, Musicals
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Self-help
[email protected]
Jennifer Johnson-BlalockAgentLiza Dawson Associateshttp://www.lizadawsonassociates.com/FICTION
African-American
Gay + Lesbian
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
History
Narrative nonfiction
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Sports
Travel, World cultures
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Liza DawsonPresidentLiza Dawson Associateshttp://www.lizadawsonassociates.com/FICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Historical
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
History
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Travel, World cultures
Young adult
[email protected]
Liza FleissigFounderLiza Royce Agencyhttp://www.lizaroyce.com/FICTION
NONFICTON
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
[email protected]
Priya Doraswamy---Lotus Lane Literaryhttp://www.lotuslit.com/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
Business, Investment
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
[email protected]
Mary SouthForeign Rights Manager & AgentLowenstein Associateshttp://www.lowensteinassociates.com/FICTION
Literary
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Narrative nonfiction
Science, Technology
[email protected]
Barbara LowensteinPresidentLowenstein Associateshttp://www.lowensteinassociates.com/FICTION
African-American
Historical
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Business, Investment
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Politics, Current affairs
Professional, Reference
Science, Technology
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Lynn C. FranklinPresidentLynn C. Franklin Associates, Ltd.http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/LynnCFranklinNONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Health, Diet
Mind, Body, Spirit
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Self-help
[email protected]
Chip MacGregorPresidentMacGregor Literaryhttp://www.macgregorliterary.com/FICTION
Christian
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Pop culture, Entertainment
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Self-help
Sports
Travel, World cultures
True crime
[email protected]
Margret McBrideOwnerMargret McBride Literary Agencyhttp://www.mcbrideliterary.com/FICTION
Historical
Horror
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Western
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Self-help
True crime
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Maria CarvainisPresidentMaria Carvainis Agency, Inc.mariacarvainisagency.com#sthash.f6fUJRNc.dpufFICTION
African-American
Christian
Comedy, Humor
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Western
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Self-help
Travel, World cultures
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Julia KardonAgentMary Evans Incmaryevansinc.com#sthash.w8SFU7Uc.dpufFICTION
Comedy, Humor
Literary
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
History
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology
[email protected]
Laney BeckerAgentMassie & McQuilkin Literary Agentshttp://www.mmqlit.com/FICTION
Historical
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Narrative nonfiction
[email protected]
Renee ZuckerbrotAgentMassie & McQuilkin Literary Agentshttp://www.mmqlit.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
Horror
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
History
Nature, Ecology
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology
[email protected],
[email protected]
Shira HoffmanDirector of Subsidiary RightsMcIntosh and Otis, Inc.http://www.mcintoshandotis.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
Comix, Graphic novels
Horror
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Pop culture, Entertainment
True crime
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Scott Andrew Mendel
Managing PartnerMendel Media Group LLChttp://www.mendelmedia.com/FICTION
African-American
Christian
Comedy, Humor
Comix, Graphic novels
Erotica
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Horror
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Western
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Music, Musicals
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Professional, Reference
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Technical, How-to
Travel, World cultures
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
http://www.mendelmedia.com/contactus.html
Meredith BernsteinOwnerMeredith Bernstein Literary Agencyhttp://www.meredithbernsteinliteraryagency.com/FICTION
Commercial, Literary Fiction
Young Adult Fiction
Mysteries and Thrillers
All Genres of Romance
NONFICTION
Memoir
Women’s Issues,
Health/Medicine
Parenting, Psychology
Business
Spirituality, Inspirational Works
Science, Travel
http://www.meredithbernsteinliteraryagency.com/contact/
Eric MyersAgentMyers Literary Managementhttp://www.myersliterary.com/FICTION
Historical
Mystery, Thrillers
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Music, Musicals
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology
Technical, How-to
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Sarah YoungerAgentNancy Yost Literary Agencyhttp://www.nyliterary.com/FICTION
African-American
Christian
Comedy, Humor
Erotica
Historical
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Western
Women's literature
History
Sports
New adult
https://querymanager.com/query/1019
Kristin NelsonPresidentNelson Literary Agencyhttp://www.nelsonagency.com/FICTION
African-American
Historical
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Roger WilliamsManaging DirectorNew England Publishing Associates, Inc.http://www.nepagencyinc.com/Comedy, Humor
Historical
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Sports
True crime
Middle grade
[email protected]
Joanna VolpePresidentNew Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.newleafliterary.com#sthash.tHn5XGcz.dpufFICTION
African-American
Comix, Graphic novels
Gay + Lesbian
Horror
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology
Travel, World cultures
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
[email protected]
Anna OlswangerOwnerOlswanger Literary LLChttp://www.olswanger.com/Comics, Graphic novels
NONFICTON
Picture books
Middle grade
[email protected]
Katelyn DoughertyAssociateParadigm Talent Agencyhttp://www.paradigmagency.com/Comedy, Humor
Gay + Lesbian
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Music, Musicals
Pop culture, Entertainment
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Beren PeterPublishing Consultant,
Agent
http://peterberen.com/Comix, Graphic novels
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Music, Musicals
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Professional, Reference
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
Travel, World cultures
[email protected]
Philip SpitzerOwnerPhilip G. Spitzer Literary Agencyhttp://www.spitzeragency.com/FICTION
Historical
Horror
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Western
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
History
Narrative nonfiction
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Professional, Reference
Science, Technology
Sports
Travel, World cultures
True crime
[email protected]
Robert ThixtonCo-ownerPinder Lane & Garon-Brooke Associates, Ltd.http://www.pinderlaneandgaronbrooke.com/FICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Comix, Graphic novels
Erotica
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Horror
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Western
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Self-help
Sports
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Young adult
Stage plays
[email protected]
Dick DuaneCo-ownerPinder Lane & Garon-Brooke Associates, Ltd.https://www.pinderlaneandgaronbrooke.com/FICTION
Erotica
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
History
Music, Musicals
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Self-help
Travel, World cultures
True crime
Stage plays
[email protected]
Clare PelinoPresidentPro Literary Consultantshttp://www.proliterary.com/Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
[email protected]
Emily Sylvan KimPresidentProspect Agencyhttp://www.prospectagency.com/Historical
Literary
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
https://www.prospectagency.com/submit.html
Lorin Rees---Rees Literary Agencyhttp://www.reesagency.com/FICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Historical, Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
History, Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help, Sports
Technical, How-to
Travel, World cultures
True crime
[email protected]
Claire Anderson-Wheeler---Regal Hoffmann & Associateshttp://www.rhaliterary.com/FICTION
African-American
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
History
Narrative nonfiction
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Grace RossAssistantRegal Hoffmann & Associateshttps://about.me/grace.rossFICTION
Historical
Literary
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
History
Narrative nonfiction
Science, Technology
[email protected]
Regina RyanPresidentRegina Ryan Publishing Enterprises, Inc.http://www.reginaryanbooks.com/NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Professional, Reference
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Travel, World cultures
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
https://www.reginaryanbooks.com/contact-us
Richard CurtisPresidentRichard Curtis Associates, Inccurtisagency.com#sthash.neq8YKYd.dpufFICTION
Historical
Horror
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Business, Investment
History
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
http://curtisagency.com/contact.php
Richard HenshawPresidentRichard Henshaw Group LLChttp://www.richardhenshawgroup.com/FICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Erotica
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
NONFICTON
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
History
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Sports
True crime
[email protected]
Rita RosenkranzAgentRita Rosenkranz Literary Agencyhttp://www.ritarosenkranzliteraryagency.com/NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Music, Musicals
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Professional, Reference
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Technical, How-to
Travel, World cultures
True crime
[email protected]
Robert "Bob" FreedmanPresidentRobert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, Inchttp://www.robertfreedmanagency.com/Playwrights, Film[email protected]
Robin StrausPresidentRobin Straus Agency, Inc. and The Wallace Literary Agency, Inc.http://www.robinstrausagency.com/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
History
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Travel, World cultures
[email protected]
Stephanie DelmanAssociate AgentSanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inchttp://greenburger.com/agent/stephanie-delman/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Women's literature
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
[email protected]
Julia ConradAssociate AgentSarah Lazin Books
lazinbooks.com#sthash.KT9mp38K.dpufNONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Music, Musicals
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Travel, World cultures
[email protected]
Scott TreimelPresidentScott Treimel NYhttp://scotttreimelny.com/CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Russell GalenPresidentScovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency, Inc.http://sgglit.com/index.htmlFICTION
NONFICTION
Science
History, Literary
Journalism
Biography, Memoir
Nature
Politics, Sports
Contemporary Culture
[email protected], [email protected]
Regina BrooksPresidentSerendipity Literary Agency, LLC.http://www.serendipitylit.com/FICTION
African-American, Christian
Comedy, Humor
Gay + Lesbian
Historical, Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Poetry, Romance
Western
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History, Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Music, Musicals
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Professional, Reference
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Self-help, Sports
Technical, How-to
Travel, World cultures
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books, Early readers
Middle grade, Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Sheree BykofskyPresidentSheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc.shereebee.com#sthash.9KFrk3g1.dpufFICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Gay + Lesbian
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Puzzles, Games
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Music, Musicals
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Professional, Reference
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Technical, How-to
Travel, World cultures
True crime
[email protected]
Bonnie SolowPresidentSolow Literary Enterprises, Inc.
http://www.solowliterary.com/NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
[email protected]
Karen SolemPresidentSpencerhill Associates, Ltd.http://www.spencerhillassociates.com/FICTION
Christian
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Pattie Steele-PerkinsPresidentSteele-Perkins Literary AgencyFICTION
African-American
Christian
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Young adult
[email protected]
Melissa EdwardsAssociateStonesonghttp://stonesong.com/FICTION
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
Health, Diet
Pop culture, Entertainment
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected],
http://stonesong.com/contact-us/
Ross HarrisAgentStuart Krichevsky Literary Agency, Inc.http://www.skagency.com/Narrative Nonfiction
Literary Fiction
Voice-driven Humor
Memoir
[email protected]
Susan SchulmanLiterary & Dramatic AgentSusan Schulman Literary Agency LLC
http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/schulmanFICTION
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Music, Musicals
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Travel, World cultures
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
DRAMATIC WORKS
Stage plays
[email protected]
Michelle TesslerDirectorTessler Literary Agency, LLChttp://www.tessleragency.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
Historical
Literary
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Travel, World cultures
http://www.tessleragency.com/submissions.html
Lisa Erbach VanceAgentThe Aaron M. Priest Literary Agencyhttp://www.aaronpriest.com/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Narrative nonfiction
[email protected]
Angela RinaldiPresidentThe Angela Rinaldi Literary Agencyhttp://www.rinaldiliterary.com/FICTION
African-American
Literary
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
Home, Garden
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Relationships, Family
Self-help
Travel, World cultures
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Steven AxelrodPresidentThe Axelrod Agency Inc.http://axelrodagency.com/FICTION
Erotica
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
[email protected]
Barbara HogensonPresidentThe Barbara Hogenson Agency, Inc.noneFICTION
NONFICTON
Stage plays
[email protected]
Brooks ShermanAgentThe Bent Agencyhttp://www.thebentagency.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
Comix, Graphic novels
Historical
Horror
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
History
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Jenny BentFounderThe Bent Agencyhttp://www.thebentagency.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
Historical
Horror
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Young adult
[email protected]
Olivia B. BlumerAgentThe Blumer Literary Agencyhttps://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/BillBlumer/FICTION
Historical
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Pop culture, Entertainment
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Self-help
Travel, World cultures
[email protected]
Julie BarerPartnerThe Book Grouphttp://www.thebookgroup.com/Fiction[email protected]
Sally HardingProprietorThe Cooke Agencyhttp://www.cookeagency.ca/FICTION
Science, Fantasy,
Crime,
Middle Grade, YA
NONFICTION
Health, Popular Culture,
History, Politics
Natural History, Personal Reference
[email protected]
Katherine CowlesAgentThe Cowles-Ryan Agencyhttp://cowlesryan.com/NONFICTONcurrently not accepting queries
Ethan EllenbergPresidentThe Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agencyhttp://ethanellenberg.com/FICTION
Comix, Graphic novels
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Science, Technology
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Evan MarshallLiterary AgentThe Evan Marshall Agencyhttp://www.evanmarshallagency.com/FICTION
African-American
Christian
Erotica
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Horror
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Western
Women's literature
[email protected]
Molly FriedrichFounderThe Friedrich Agencyhttp://www.friedrichagency.com/FICTION
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
[email protected]
Sarah DaviesVP, FounderThe Greenhouse Literary Agencyhttp://www.greenhouseliterary.com/CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Victoria MariniAgentThe Irene Goodman Agencyhttp://www.victoriamarini.com/FICTION
Horror
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Western
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Joy HarrisPresidentThe Joy Harris Literary Agency, Inc.http://www.joyharrisliterary.com/FICTION
Literary,
Commercial
NONFICTION
Memoir, Biography
http://www.joyharrisliterary.com/contact/#
Kate GarrickAgentThe Karpfinger Agencyhttp://karpfinger.com/FICTION
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
Travel, World cultures
[email protected]
Katherine FlynnPartnerThe Kneerim & Williams Agencyhttp://www.kwlit.com/ouragents_katherineflynn.htmlFICTION
African-American
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
History
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Travel, World cultures
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Young adult
[email protected]
Elaine SpencerVP of OperationsThe Knight Agencyhttp://www.knightagency.net/FICTION
African-American
Christian
Erotica
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Lisa LeshneOwnerThe Leshne AgencyLeshneAgency.com#sthash.ovurIJLK.dpufFICTION
Comedy, Humor
Literary
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Travel, World cultures
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Lisa EkusFounderThe Lisa Ekus Group LLChttp://www.lisaekus.com/Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
[email protected]
Lara AllenAgentThe Lotts Agencyhttp://www.donthaveone.com/FICTION
Comix, Graphic novels
Horror
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Chris LottsPresidentThe Lotts Agency, Ltd.http://www.lottsagency.com/Innovative Crime Novels
Thrillers,
Young Adult Fantasy,
Epic Fantasy, Paranormal, SF.
[email protected]
Tonda MartonPresidentThe Marton Agencyhttps://www.martonagency.com/Dramatic Works
Stage plays
[email protected]
Ned LeavittFounderThe Ned Leavitt Agencyhttp://nedleavittagency.com/FICTION
NONFICTON
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Self-help
currently not accepting queries
Theresa ParkCEOThe Park Literary Group LLChttp://www.parkliterary.com/FICTION
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Business, Investment
History
[email protected]
Barbara Collins RosenbergAgentThe Rosenberg Grouprosenberggroup.com#sthash.liU5mEM1.dpufFICTION
Romance
Women's literature
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
History
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Professional, Reference
Science, Technology
Sports
Textbooks
Travel, World cultures
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Jessica SinsheimerAssociateThe Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agencyhttp://www.sarahjanefreymann.com/FICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Erotica
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Horror
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Music, Musicals
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Self-help
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Jennifer WillsAssociate AgentThe Seymour Agencyhttp://www.theseymouragency.com/FICTION
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Julie GwinnAssociateThe Seymour Agencytheseymouragency.com#sthash.8rjLQg21.dpufFICTION
Christian
Comedy, Humor
Historical
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
NONFICTON
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Self-help
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Stephanie TadePresidentThe Stephanie Tade Agency, LLChttp://www.stephanietadeagency.com/NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
[email protected]
Marlene StringerFounderThe Stringer Literary Agency LLChttp://www.stringerlit.com/FICTION
Historical
Horror
Mystery, Thrillers
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Young adult
http://www.stringerlit.com/contact/
Lauren MacLeodAgentThe Strothman Agencyhttp://www.strothmanagency.com/NONFICTON
Narrative nonfiction
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Wendy StrothmanPrincipalThe Strothman Agency, LLChttp://www.strothmanagency.com/FICTION
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
History
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Politics, Current affairs
Science, Technology
Travel, World cultures
[email protected]
John TalbotPartnerThe Talbot Fortune Agency, LLChttp://www.talbotfortuneagency.com/FICTION
Mystery, Thrillers
Biography, Memoir
History
Sports
[email protected]
Lane HeymontAgentThe Tobias Literary Agencyhttp://www.thetobiasagency.com/FICTION
African-American
Erotica
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Horror
Romance
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Western
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
History
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Professional, Reference
Science, Technology
Technical, How-to
Textbooks
Travel, World cultures
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Young adult
New adult
Screenplays
[email protected]
Zoe PagnamentaPresidentThe Zoe Pagnamenta Agency, LLChttp://www.zpagency.com/FICTION
Historical
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
History
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Meg ThompsonAgentThompson Literary Agencyhttp://www.thompsonliterary.com/Comedy, Humor
Comix, Graphic novels
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Travel, World cultures
True crime
Picture books
[email protected]
Sandra BishopAgentTransatlantic Agencyhttp://www.transatlanticagency.com/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Romance
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Self-help
Sports
Young adult
[email protected]
Uwe Stender---TriadaUS Literaryhttp://www.triadaus.com/FICTION
Comedy, Humor
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Technical, How-to
Travel, World cultures
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Mark GottliebAgentTrident Media Grouphttp://www.tridentmediagroup.com/FICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Comix, Graphic novels
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Western
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Crafts, Hobbies, DIY
Health, Diet
History
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Music, Musicals
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Professional, Reference
Relationships, Family
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Self-help
Sports
Technical, How-to
Travel, World cultures
True crime
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Sally Wofford-GirandAgentUnion LiteraryUnionliterary.com#sthash.fWFoquLg.dpuf
FICTION
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
History
Narrative nonfiction
Relationships, Family
True crime
Young adult
[email protected]
Katherine BoyleFounderVeritas Literary Agencyhttp://www.veritasliterary.com/African-American
Comix, Graphic novels
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Science-fiction, Fantasy
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Health, Diet
History
Music, Musicals
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Middle grade
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Chiara RosatiAssociate AgentVeritas Literary Agencyhttp://www.veritasliterary.com/FICTION
Literary
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Professional, Reference
[email protected]
Vicky BijurAgentVicky Bijur Literary Agencyhttp://www.vickybijuragency.com/FICTION
Comix, Graphic novels
Historical
Literary
Mystery, Thrillers
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Parenting, Family
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Self-help
[email protected]
Elizabeth WalesPresidentWales Literary Agency, Inc.http://www.waleslit.com/FICTION
Comix, Graphic novels
Gay + Lesbian
NONFICTON
Nature, Ecology
Politics, Current affairs
Science, Technology
[email protected]
Victoria Wells ArmsOwnerWells Arms Literaryhttp://www.wellsarms.com/CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Wendy SchmalzFounderWendy Schmalz Agencyhttp://schmalzagency.com/FICTION
Comix, Graphic novels
Gay + Lesbian
NONFICTON
History
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Kimberly PerelWendy Sherman Associateshttp://www.wsherman.com/FICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Gay + Lesbian
Historical
Literary
Women's literature
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
Home, Garden
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Politics, Current affairs
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Self-help
Sports
Young adult
[email protected]
Wendy ShermanPresidentWendy Sherman Associates, Inc.http://www.wsherman.com/FICTION
Historical
Literary
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
Mind, Body, Spirit
Narrative nonfiction
Nature, Ecology
Parenting, Family
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Self-help
Sports
Young adult
New adult
[email protected]
Marcia WernickWernick & Pratt Agency, LLCwernickpratt.comCHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Early readers
Middle grade
Young adult
[email protected]
Jay MandelPartnerWilliam Morris Endeavorhttp://www.wmeentertainment.com/Literary
NONFICTON
Young adult
referral only
William ClarkPrincipalWm. Clark Associateshttp://www.wmclark.com/FICTION
African-American
Comedy, Humor
Historical
Literary
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Arts, Cinema, Photography
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
History
Mind, Body, Spirit
Music, Musicals
Nature, Ecology
Politics, Current affairs
Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration
Science, Technology
Travel, World cultures
http://www.wmclark.com/query-form.html
Susan GinsburgAgentWriters Househttps://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/SGinsburg/FICTION
Historical, Literary
Romance
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Business, Investment
Cooking, Food, Wine
Narrative nonfiction
Politics, Current affairs
True crime
Picture books
Middle grade, Young adult
[email protected]
Andrea MorrisonJr. AgentWriters House LLChttp://www.writershouse.com/FICTION
Literary
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
CHILDREN'S and Y/A
Picture books
Young adult
[email protected]
Helen Zimmermann
PresidentZimmermann Literary
http://www.zimmermannliterary.com/FICTION
Women's literature
NONFICTON
Biography, Memoir
Cooking, Food, Wine
Health, Diet
Mind, Body, Spirit
Music, Musicals
Narrative nonfiction
Pop culture, Entertainment
Relationships, Family
Science, Technology
Sports
[email protected]
NAMETITLEAGENCY/COMPANYWEBSITEGENRE(S)EMAIL/CONTACT FORM
David Doerrer---Abrams Artists Agencyhttp://www.abramsartists.com/books/overviewAutobiography/Memoir,
Commercial Fiction,
Journalism/Investigative Reporting,
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
[email protected]
Amy Rennert---Amy Rennert Agencyhttp://www.amyrennert.com/Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction,
Journalism/Investigative Reporting,
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
[email protected]
David Haviland---Andrew Lownie Literary Agencyhttp://www.andrewlownie.co.uk/Fiction[email protected]
Andrew LownieFounderAndrew Lownie Literary Agencyhttp://www.andrewlownie.co.uk/Nonfiction[email protected]
Nicole Aragi---Aragi Inc.http://www.aragi.net/Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical,
Literary Fiction,
Narrative Nonfiction
[email protected]
Paul BresnickFounderBresnick Weil Literary Agencyhttp://bresnickagency.com/Fiction, Nonfiction[email protected]
Terra Chalberg---Chalberg & Sussmanhttp://www.chalbergsussman.com/Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction,
Journalism/Investigative Reporting,
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
[email protected]
Adam Eaglin---Cheney Associates, LLChttp://cheneyassoc.com/Autobiography/Memoir,
Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Narrative Nonfiction, Political
[email protected]
Chris Calhoun---Chris Calhoun Agencyhttp://chriscalhounagency.com/Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction,
Historical, Literary Fiction,
Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction,
Political, War
[email protected]
Liz Darhansoff---Darhansoff Verrill Feldman Literary Agentshttp://www.dvagency.com/Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Narrative Nonfiction
[email protected]
Jessica Papin---Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLChttp://dystel.com/Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction,
Historical, Literary Fiction,
Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
[email protected]
Elyse Cheney---Elyse Cheney Literary Associateshttp://cheneyassoc.com/Autobiography/Memoir,
Commercial Fiction, Fiction,
Historical,
Journalism/Investigative Reporting,
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction,
Nonfiction, Political
[email protected]
Carrie Howland---Empire Literaryhttp://empireliterary.com/Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Political,
Pop Culture, Regional
[email protected]
Mark Falkin---Falkin Literaryhttp://markfalkin.com/falkin-literaryCommercial Fiction, Fiction,
Humor, Literary Fiction
[email protected]
Peter Sawyer---Fifi Oscard Agency, Inc.http://www.fifioscard.com/lit.htmAutobiography/Memoir, Healing/Health,
Political, Commercial Fiction, Pop Culture,
Fiction, Nonfiction
[email protected]
Peter Steinberg---Foundry Literary + Mediahttp://www.foundrymedia.com/Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction,
Historical, Humor, Narrative Nonfiction,
Pop Culture
[email protected]
Kimberly Witherspoon---Inkwell Managementhttp://inkwellmanagement.com/Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction,
Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction,
Nonfiction
[email protected]
Melissa Flashman---Janklow & Nesbit Associateshttp://www.janklowandnesbit.com/Autobiography/Memoir,
Commercial Fiction, Fiction,
Healing/Health, Pop Culture
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Leigh Feldman---Leigh Feldman Literaryhttp://www.lfliterary.com/Autobiography/Memoir, Historical,
Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction
[email protected]
Marly RusoffFounderMarly Rusoff Literary Agencyhttp://rusoffagency.com/Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction,
Fiction, Nonfiction
[email protected]
Mary Evans---Mary Evans Agencyhttp://www.maryevansinc.com/Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction,
Nonfiction
[email protected]
Alia Hanna Habib---McCormick Literaryhttp://mccormicklit.com/Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction,
Narrative Nonfiction
[email protected]
David McCormick---McCormick Literaryhttp://mccormicklit.com/Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Historical,
Journalism/Investigative Reporting,
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction,
Nonfiction
[email protected]
Curtis Russell---P.S. Literary Agencyhttp://www.psliterary.com/Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
[email protected]
Sandra Dijkstra---Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agencyhttp://www.dijkstraagency.com/Commercial Fiction, Fiction,
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction,
Nonfiction
[email protected]
Charlotte Gusay---The Charlotte Gusay Literary Agencyhttp://www.gusay.com/Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction,
Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction
[email protected]
Bill Clegg---The Clegg Agencyhttp://www.thecleggagency.com/Autobiography/Memoir,
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction,
Poetry
[email protected]
Rena Rossner---The Deborah Harris Agencyhttp://www.thedeborahharrisagency.com/Fiction, Historical, Nonfiction, Political[email protected]
Ryan D. Harbage---The Fischer-Harbage Agency Inc.http://www.fischerharbage.com/Autobiography/Memoir, Historical,
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
[email protected]
Sarah BurnesAgentThe Gernert Companyhttp://www.thegernertco.com/Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
[email protected]
Joseph Veltre---The Gersh Agencyhttp://gershbooks.com/Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction,
Journalism/Investigative Reporting,
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
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Andrew Stuart---The Stuart Agencyhttp://www.stuartagency.com/Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction,
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
[email protected]
Rachel Vogel---Waxman Leavell Literary Agencyhttp://www.waxmanleavell.com/Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction,
Narrative Nonfiction
[email protected]
NAMETITLEAGENCY/COMPANYWEBSITEGENRE(S)EMAIL/CONTACT FORM
Anna Stein---Aitken Alexander Associates Ltdhttp://www.aitkenalexander.co.uk/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Humor/Satire
Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Young Adult
Multi-Cultural | Offbeat/Quirky
NONFICTION
History | Biography | Humor
[email protected]
Andrea Brown---Andrea Brown Literary Agencyhttp://www.andreabrownlit.com/FICTION GENRES
Young Adult | Children's | Middle Grade
[email protected]
Andree Abecassis---Ann Elmo Agency, Inc.noneFICTION
Romance
NONFICTION
History | Biography | Politics | Medical | Self-Help
Memoirs | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Gardening
Nature/Ecology | Film & Entertainment
none
Ashley Grayson---Ashley Grayson Literary AgencynoneFICTION
Science Fiction | Mystery | Horror | Commercial Fiction
Fantasy | Historical Fiction | Young Adult
Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION
History | Sports | Food & Lifestyle | Science
Spirituality | Business | Finance | Health & Fitness
Technology
[email protected]
Julie Barer---Barer Literary, LLChttp://www.barerliterary.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Humor/Satire | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Short Stories | Offbeat/Quirky

NONFICTION
History | Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Travel | Women's Issues | Narrative
[email protected]
Carole Bidnick---Bidnick & Companyhttp://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/bidnick/NONFICTION
Food & Lifestyle | Cookbooks | Narrative | Health & Fitness
[email protected]
Jessica Faust---BookEnds Literary Agencyhttp://www.bookendsliterary.com/FICTION
Crime | Mystery | Commercial Fiction
Women's Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense

NONFICTION
Parenting | How-To | Business | Women's Issues
Psychology | Cultural/Social Issues
http://bookendsliterary.com/index.php/submissions/
Candice Fuhrman---Candice Fuhrman Literary Agencyhttp://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/Candice/FICTION
Literary Fiction
NONFICTION
Religion | Food & Lifestyle | Medical | Memoirs
Spirituality | Pop Culture | Psychology | Health & Fitness
none
Caren Johnson Estesen---Caren Johnson Literary Agencyhttp://www.johnsonlitagency.com/FICTION
Women's Fiction | Romance | Young Adult
Multi-Cultural | Erotica | Middle Grade

NONFICTION
History | Biography | Multi-Cultural | Memoirs
Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative
Health & Fitness | Cultural/Social Issues | Gift Books
[email protected]
Julie Castiglia---Castiglia Literary Agencyhttp://www.castigliaagency.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Chick Lit | Mystery | Christian
Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction
Thrillers/Suspense | Children's | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION
Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Science | Parenting
Multi-Cultural | Spirituality | Current Affairs
Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology
Health & Fitness
[email protected]
Cherry Weiner---Cherry Weiner Literary AgencynoneFICTION
Literary Fiction | Science Fiction | Mystery | Horror
Commercial Fiction | Fantasy | Romance
Western | Historical Fiction
NONFICTION
History | Narrative
[email protected]
Sha-Shana Crichton---Crichton & Associates, Inchttp://www.crichton-associates.com/index.htmFICTION
Chick Lit | Christian | Commercial Fiction
Women's Fiction | Romance | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION
Sports | Food & Lifestyle | Parenting | Multi-Cultural
Women's Issues | Health & Fitness
[email protected]
Doris Michaels---DSM Agencyhttp://www.dsmagency.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction
NONFICTION
History | Sports | Biography | Drama/Music | Self-Help
Memoirs | Current Affairs | Business | Women's Issues
Finance | Health & Fitness
[email protected]
Stephanie Lehmann---Elaine Koster Literary Agency LLChttp://publishersmarketplace.com/members/ElaineKoster/FICTION
Chick Lit | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction
Young Adult
[email protected]
Emilie Stewart---Emilie Stewart Literary Agencyhttp://emiliestewartagency.com/Home.htmlFICTION
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Short Stories
NONFICTION
History | Self-Help | Memoirs | Narrative
Finance | Psychology
[email protected]
Faith Hampton Childs---Faith Childs Literary Agency, Inc.noneFICTION
Literary Fiction | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION
History | Multi-Cultural | Cultural/Social Issues
[email protected]
Faye Bender---Faye Bender Literary Agencyhttp://www.fbliterary.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction
Family Saga | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense
Children's | Middle Grade

NONFICTION
Biography | Science | Self-Help | Memoirs
Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Health & Fitness
Journalism
[email protected]
Jake Elwell---Harold Ober Associates, Inc.http://haroldober.com/FICTION
Crime | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction
Thrillers/Suspense | Adventure | Military/Espionage
NONFICTION
History | Sports | Celebrity | Biography | Politics
Science | Parenting | How-To | Self-Help | Memoirs
Travel | Art | Adventure/True Story | Pop Culture
Narrative | Psychology | Military | Film & Entertainment
True Crime | Humor | Journalism
[email protected]
Harold Schmidt---Harold Schmidt Literary AgencynoneFICTION
Literary Fiction | Multi-Cultural | Gay & Lesbian
Offbeat/Quirky
none
Helen F. Pratt---Helen F. Pratt, Inc.noneFICTION
Commercial Fiction | Children's
NONFICTION
Biography | Cookbooks | Memoirs | Psychology
Gardening
none
Helen Rees---Helen Rees Literary Agencyhttp://reesagency.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction
NONFICTION
History | Biography | Politics | Current Affairs | Business
Health & Fitness | Cultural/Social Issues | Journalism
[email protected]
Joshua A. Bilmes---JABberwocky Literary Agencyhttp://www.awfulagent.com/FICTION
Science Fiction | Crime | Mystery | Horror | Fantasy
Thrillers/Suspense | Offbeat/Quirky
NONFICTION
History | Sports | Politics | Medical | Science | Memoirs
Business | Film & Entertainment
[email protected]
Jane Chelius---Jane Chelius Literary Agencyhttp://www.janechelius.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction
Women's Fiction | Humor/Satire | Thrillers/Suspense
NONFICTION
Science | Narrative | Nature/Ecology
[email protected]
Jill Grosjean---Jill Grosjean Literary Agencyhttp://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/Wordsmith12/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Women's Fiction
Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense
[email protected]
Kirsten Manges---Kirsten Manges Literaryhttp://mangeslit.com/FICTION
Chick Lit | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction
Young Adult
NONFICTION
History | Science | Spirituality | Women's Issues
Journalism
[email protected]
Lori Perkins---L. Perkins Agencyhttp://www.lperkinsagency.com/FICTION
Women's Fiction | Short Stories | Gay & Lesbian | Erotica
[email protected]
Robert Lescher---Lescher & Lescher, Ltd.noneFICTION
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction
Thrillers/Suspense | Children's
NONFICTION
History | Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Politics
Parenting | Cookbooks | Memoirs | Current Affairs
Pop Culture | Finance | Psychology
[email protected]
Linda Allen---Linda Allen Literary AgencynoneFICTION
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction
Women's Fiction | Romance | Historical Fiction
Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense
NONFICTION
Biography | Spirituality | Women's Issues | Psychology
[email protected]
Linn Prentis---Linn Prentis Agencyhttp://www.linnprentis.com/FICTION
Science Fiction | Mystery | Horror | Fantasy
Women's Fiction | Family Saga | Young Adult
Multi-Cultural | Adventure
NONFICTION
Biography | Memoirs
[email protected]
Nick MullendorePresidentLoretta Barrett Books, Inc.http://www.lorettabarrettbooks.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction
Humor/Satire | Thrillers/Suspense | Offbeat/Quirky
NONFICTION
Sports | Politics | Science | Memoirs | Current Affairs
Pop Culture | Narrative | Humor
http://www.lorettabarrettbooks.com/submission/default.asp
Noah Lukeman---Lukeman Literary Management Ltdhttp://www.lukeman.com/FICTION
Science Fiction | Crime | Mystery | Commercial Fiction
Fantasy | Romance | Thrillers/Suspense
NONFICTION
History | Celebrity | Biography | Science | Self-Help
Memoirs | Spirituality
none
Jillian Manus---Manus & Associates Literary Agencyhttp://www.manuslit.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Women's Fiction

NONFICTION
History | Celebrity | Biography | Politics | Parenting
Self-Help | Spirituality | Women's Issues | Psychology
[email protected]
Marie Brown---Marie Brown AssociatesnoneFICTION
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction
Young Adult | Children's | Multi-Cultural | Middle Grade
NONFICTION
History | Biography | Politics | Drama/Music | Multi-Cultural
Self-Help | Business | Women's Issues
[email protected]
Elaine Markson---Markson Literary Agency, Inc.http://www.marksonagency.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction
Women's Fiction | Family Saga | Historical Fiction
Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense
Children's | Middle Grade
NONFICTION
History | Biography | Women's Issues
Cultural/Social Issues | Journalism
[email protected]
Martha Millard---Martha Millard Literary Agencyhttp://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/Marmillink/FICTION
Science Fiction | Mystery | Fantasy | Romance
Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense
NONFICTION
Self-Help | Business
[email protected]
Mary Jack Wald---Mary Jack Wald Associates, Inc.noneFICTION
Crime | Mystery | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense
Children's
NONFICTION
Memoirs
none
Claudia Menza---Menza-Barron Literary AgencynoneFICTION
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Young Adult
Short Stories | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION
Multi-Cultural
none
Mildred Marmur---Mildred Marmur Associates, Ltd.noneFICTION
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Thrillers/Suspense
NONFICTION
History | Religion | Politics | Memoirs | Narrative
Military | Cultural/Social Issues
[email protected]
Miriam Altshuler---Miriam Altshuler Literary AgencynoneFICTION
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction
Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Children's | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION
History | Biography | Medical | Memoirs | Travel
Women's Issues | Narrative | Psychology
Health & Fitness | Nature/Ecology | Military
Photography | Cultural/Social Issues
[email protected]
Nancy Love---Nancy Love Literary AgencynoneNONFICTION
History | Biography | Politics | Science | Parenting
How-To | Self-Help | Cookbooks | Travel | Spirituality
Current Affairs | Women's Issues | Pop Culture
Narrative | Psychology | Health & Fitness
Nature/Ecology | True Crime | Journalism
none
Natasha Kern---Natasha Kern Literary Agencyhttp://www.natashakern.com/FICTION
Mystery | Christian | Commercial Fiction
Women's Fiction | Romance | Historical Fiction
Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION
Medical | Science | Parenting | How-To | Multi-Cultural
Self-Help | Spirituality | Business | Women's Issues
Narrative | Psychology | Health & Fitness
Cultural/Social Issues | Journalism
[email protected]
Nicholas Ellison---Nicholas Ellison, Inc.http://www.greenburger.com/code/nei/nicholas.htmFICTION
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction
Women's Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense | Military/Espionage
NONFICTION
History | Biography | Narrative | Journalism
[email protected]
Donna Bagdasarian---Priot Entertainment Grouphttp://priotgroup.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Chick Lit | Mystery
Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Romance
Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION
History | Celebrity | Biography | Food & Lifestyle
Politics | Science | Multi-Cultural | Cookbooks
Memoirs | Dating/Relationships | Business
Pop Culture | Finance | Psychology
Health & Fitness | Cultural/Social Issues
[email protected]
Theron Raines---Raines & RainesnoneFICTION
Science Fiction | Commercial Fiction
Thrillers/Suspense | Offbeat/Quirky
NONFICTION
History | Biography | Adventure/True Story | Narrative
Finance | Psychology | Military
none
Joe Regal---Regal Literaryhttp://www.regal-literary.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense
Offbeat/Quirky
NONFICTION
History | Science | Drama/Music | Pop Culture | Narrative
Military | Photography | Cultural/Social Issues
[email protected]
Roslyn Targ---Roslyn Targ Literary Agency, IncnoneFICTION
Literary Fiction | Chick Lit | Mystery | Commercial Fiction
Women's Fiction | Romance | Historical Fiction
Young Adult | Children's
NONFICTION
Biography | Self-Help
[email protected]
Timothy Seldes---Russell & Volkening, Inc.noneFICTION
Literary Fiction | Mystery
none
Stedman Mays---Scribblers House LLChttp://www.scribblershouse.net/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Crime | Women's Fiction
Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense
NONFICTION
History | Biography | Politics | Medical | Parenting
How-To | Multi-Cultural | Self-Help | Memoirs
Dating/Relationships | Spirituality | Women's Issues
Pop Culture | Finance | Psychology
Health & Fitness | True Crime
[email protected]
Douglas Stewart---Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.http://www.sll.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction
Women's Fiction | Young Adult | Offbeat/Quirky | Middle Grade
NONFICTION
Memoirs | Dating/Relationships | Pop Culture | Narrative
[email protected]
Jack Byrne---Sternig & Byrnehttp://www.sff.net/people/jackbyrne/index.htmFICTION GENRES
Science Fiction | Mystery | Horror | Fantasy
[email protected]
Denise Stinson---Stinson Literary AgencynoneFICTION
Christian | Commercial Fiction | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION
Celebrity
[email protected]
Susan Ann Protter---Susan Ann Protter Literary AgencynoneFICTION
Science Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction
Thrillers/Suspense | Adventure
NONFICTION
Biography | Medical | Science | Parenting | Self-Help
Health & Fitness | True Crime
[email protected]
Ted Weinstein---Ted Weinstein Literary Managementhttp://www.twliterary.com/NONFICTION
History | Sports | Celebrity | Biography | Religion
Food & Lifestyle | Politics | Medical | Science | How-To
Drama/Music | Multi-Cultural | Self-Help | Cookbooks
Travel | Art | Current Affairs | Business | Women's Issues
Narrative | Finance | Psychology | Health & Fitness
Gardening | Nature/Ecology | Pets | Military | Photography
Film & Entertainment | True Crime | Cultural/Social Issues
Technology | Humor | Journalism | Home/Design
http://www.twliterary.com/submissions/
Giles Anderson---The Anderson Literary Agency, Inc.http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/Giles/NONFICTION
History | Biography | Religion | Science | Business
Finance | Psychology | Health & Fitness | True Crime
[email protected]
Michael Psaltis---The Ceahttp://www.culinarycoop.com/NONFICTION
Celebrity | Food & Lifestyle | Science | Cookbooks
Narrative | Health & Fitness
[email protected]
Michael Choate---The Choate Agencyhttp://thechoateagency.comFICTION
Mystery | Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense
NONFICTION
History | Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Politics
Cookbooks | Memoirs | Current Affairs | Pop Culture
Narrative | Psychology | Military | Journalism
[email protected]
Damaris Rowland---The Damaris Rowland AgencynoneFICTION
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction
Romance | Historical Fiction
none
Lisa Adams---The Garamond Agencyhttp://www.garamondagency.com/NONFICTION
History | Biography | Religion | Politics | Science
Business | Narrative | Finance | Psychology
Health & Fitness | Nature/Ecology | Cultural/Social Issues
Technology
[email protected]
Angela Miller---The Miller AgencynoneNONFICTION
History | Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Medical | Parenting
Multi-Cultural | Self-Help | Cookbooks | Art
Dating/Relationships | Business | Women's Issues
Finance | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Home/Design
[email protected]
Richard Parks---The Richard Parks Agencyhttp://richardparksagency.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Crime | Commercial Fiction | Historical
NONFICTION
History | Celebrity | Biography | Medical | Parenting
Multi-Cultural | Adventure/True Story | Spirituality
Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology
Health & Fitness | Nature/Ecology | Gay & Lesbian
Film & Entertainment | Cultural/Social Issues
[email protected]
Tracy Sherrod---Tracy Sherrod Literary AgencynoneFICTION
Literary Fiction | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION
Drama/Music | Multi-Cultural | Self-Help | Memoirs
Dating/Relationships | Spirituality | Women's Issues
Pop Culture | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Gay & Lesbian
[email protected]
Tanya McKinnon---Victoria Sanders & Associateshttp://www.victoriasanders.com/FICTION
Children's | Multi-Cultural | Graphic Novels
NONFICTION
Multi-Cultural | Humor | Journalism
[email protected]
David Vigliano---Vigliano Associateshttp://www.viglianoassociates.com/NONFICTION
Celebrity
[email protected]
Wendy Lipkind---Wendy Lipkind Agencyhttp://wendylipkindagency.com/NONFICTION
Medical | Parenting | Art | Spirituality | Narrative
Psychology | Health & Fitness | Cultural/Social Issues
[email protected]
Lane Zachary---Zachary Shuster Harmsworthhttp://www.zshliterary.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction
Women's Fiction | Romance | Thrillers/Suspense
Short Stories
NONFICTION
History | Celebrity | Biography | Science | Memoirs
Current Affairs | Women's Issues | Narrative
[email protected]
Jeff Kellogg---Pavilion Literary Managementhttp://www.pavilionliterary.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Science Fiction | Crime | Mystery | Horror
Commercial Fiction | Fantasy | Humor/Satire | Family Saga
Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense | Adventure
Military/Espionage
NONFICTION
History | Sports | Biography | Religion | Food & Lifestyle
Medical | Science | Memoirs | Adventure/True Story
Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology | Health & Fitness
Nature/Ecology | Military | True Crime
Cultural/Social Issues | Technology | Humor
[email protected]
Lynn Whittaker---UnknownnoneFICTION
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Historical Fiction
NONFICTION
History | Celebrity | Biography | Politics | How-To
Multi-Cultural | Self-Help | Memoirs | Adventure/True Story
Business | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Pets
[email protected]
Gina Panettieri---Talcott Notch Literary Serviceshttp://www.talcottnotch.net/FICTION
Chick Lit | Crime | Mystery | Horror | Commercial Fiction
Western | Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense
Children's | Adventure | Middle Grade
NONFICTION
History | Sports | Biography | Religion | Food & Lifestyle
Politics | Medical | Science | Parenting | How-To
Drama/Music | Multi-Cultural | Self-Help | Cookbooks
Memoirs | Travel | Dating/Relationships | Current Affairs
Business | Narrative | Finance | Psychology
Health & Fitness | Nature/Ecology | Pets | Gay & Lesbian
True Crime | Cultural/Social Issues | Technology | Juvenile
[email protected]
Joyce A. Hart---Hartline Literary Agencyhttp://www.hartlineliterary.com/FICTION
Christian
[email protected]
Tamela Hancock Murray---The Steve Laube Agencyhttp://stevelaube.com/FICTION
Christian
[email protected]
Jim Hornfischer---Hornfischer Literary Managementhttp://hornfischerlit.com/FICTION
Commercial Fiction
NONFICTION
History | Biography | Politics | Memoirs
Adventure/True Story | Current Affairs | Pop Culture
Narrative | Military | True Crime | Cultural/Social Issues
[email protected]
Susan Rabiner---Susan Rabiner Literary Agencyhttp://www.rabiner.net/NONFICTION
History | Medical | Science | How-To | Self-Help | Business
Narrative | Military | Cultural/Social Issues
[email protected]
Richard Abate---3 Arts EntertainmentnoneFICTION
Literary Fiction | Chick Lit | Commercial Fiction
Short Stories | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION
History | Sports | Celebrity | Multi-Cultural | Art
Spirituality | Women's Issues
none
Laura Langlie---Laura Langlie AgencynoneFICTION
Literary Fiction | Crime | Mystery | Commercial Fiction
Humor/Satire | Romance | Historical Fiction | Young Adult
Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural | Gay & Lesbian
NONFICTION
History | Biography | Politics | Drama/Music
Multi-Cultural | Memoirs | Current Affairs | Women's Issues
Pop Culture | Psychology | Nature/Ecology | Pets
Gay & Lesbian | Humor
[email protected]
Bonnie Nadell---Hill Nadell Literary Agencyhttp://www.hillnadell.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Short Stories
NONFICTION
Biography | Memoirs | Art | Spirituality | Women's Issues
Narrative | Cultural/Social Issues | Journalism
[email protected]
Alicka Pistek---Alicka Pistek Literary Agencyhttp://www.apliterary.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Romance
Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense
NONFICTION
History | Biography | Religion | Food & Lifestyle | Politics
Science | How-To | Self-Help | Cookbooks | Memoirs
Travel | Spirituality | Current Affairs | Business
Pop Culture | Narrative | Finance | Psychology
Health & Fitness | Nature/Ecology | Military | Humor
http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/apistek/
Fredrica S. Friedman---Fredrica S. Friedman & Co.noneFICTION
Literary Fiction
NONFICTION
History | Politics | Medical | Parenting | Drama/Music
Cookbooks | Memoirs | Current Affairs | Women's Issues
Pop Culture | Narrative | Finance | Psychology
Health & Fitness | Gay & Lesbian | True Crime
Cultural/Social Issues | Journalism | Home/Design
[email protected]
Mondella Jones---Mondella Jones Literary Agencyhttp://www.mondellajones.com/FICTION
Commercial Fiction | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION
History | Biography | How-To | Multi-Cultural | Memoirs
Pop Culture | Health & Fitness
[email protected]
Jennifer DeChiara---Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agencyhttp://www.jdlit.com/FICTION
Literary Fiction | Chick Lit | Mystery
Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Humor/Satire
Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Short Stories
Children's | Gay & Lesbian | Middle Grade
NONFICTION
Celebrity | Parenting | How-To | Drama/Music | Self-Help
Current Affairs | Women's Issues | Pop Culture
Psychology | Health & Fitness | Gay & Lesbian
Film & Entertainment | Humor
[email protected]

How to Get an Agent

When you start looking for an agent, remember one important thing: Agents are people too!

That means that you should always be respectful and polite when reaching out to an agent you’d like to work with.

After all, you’re trying to set up a great business partnership here—you don’t want the agent thinking you’re rude, pushy, impolite, or hard to work with.

That means that you should always, always follow instructions when querying an agent.

After you’ve looked over our list of agents and narrowed the field down to agents you’re interested in and that seem to be a good match for the kind of books you write, you’ll want to take a very close look at each agent’s website.

  • Are they currently accepting queries or submissions?
  • What types of books are they currently most interested in?
  • Do they want a query letter, sample pages, a full manuscript, or something else?
  • What file format do they want?
  • Do they accept attachments?
  • Are they using email submissions, postal submissions, or a service like Submittable to handle queries?

Read the submissions requirements carefully, then go back and read them again.

Then follow them to the letter.

Never include extras. Never submit via a social media network when the agent specifically requests email; never submit by email when the agent requests Submittable.

Do exactly as you’re told.

Why?

Because agents are people too. They have systems in place to let them log in, file, and manage the huge volume of inquiries they get every day.

By going around the system, you’re creating headaches and hassles for the agent and making it so that your book won’t get a fair shake…simply because it might get lost in the shuffle or misfiled or not even received.

Beyond that, you’re demonstrating that you’re not going to be fun or easy to work with. And frankly, agents are busy people with tough jobs. You might be an amazing writer, but if you’re a pain in the butt when you’re submitting, you’re not going to be a good person to work with when you’re under contract.

That means you’re not likely to land an agent because they just don’t want to suffer with a diva when they could be working with an easygoing, friendly author instead.

How to Write Your Query Letter

When submitting to an agent, take your time and write the best query letter and synopsis you can. This is your first impression on the agent and you want to come off as a dedicated professional.

We already covered everything you need to know about how to write a query letter in a recent blog post, so make sure to follow those steps when you’re ready to start writing queries.

The worst thing you can do in your query letter is to have mistakes like bad spelling or mixed-up grammar. Have an editor or a trusted beta reader check everything over before you send it out. Ask if anything doesn’t make sense or if your synopsis is a snooze.

Treat this like a job interview…it kind of is!

Tips and Tricks for Working with an Agent

When you’ve landed an agent and you’re settling into your working relationship, there’s a few things you can do to set yourself—and your agent—up for success.

1. Be Open to Criticism

Your agent is there to sell your book.

That might, from time to time, mean making some hard-to-hear critiques and comments about things that need to be changed.

Agents tell you the tough stuff you might not want to hear, like how that secondary character you adore is really super-annoying. They’re not doing it to be mean; they’re doing it to help you create the best book you can…that will sell like hotcakes.

Your agent is there to give you feedback and constructive criticism. If you can’t accept it from them, you’re going to have a really hard time if the book ever sells and you get a revision letter from an editor.

Get used to feedback and criticism and learn to take it in the spirit it’s given: as a way to make your writing stronger and boost your skills and your career.

2. Be Communicative—But Not Clingy

Agents love hearing from their authors! They want to know how the writing process is going, when your book revisions are going to be complete, and what new projects you’re working on.

But you’re not your agent’s only client. They probably have 8 or more other authors who are also checking in—or who need to be checked in on.

So while regular check-ins for milestones are important so that your agent knows everything’s okay, it’s not necessary to email them every day to tell them you’ve managed 1,200 words.

Likewise, have faith that your agent is doing their best to place your book with a great press under a great contract. Don’t call or email them every day to ask if there’s a deal yet, or to insist that all they have to do is call Hyperion and you’ll both be millionaires.

Your agent is doing the very best they can to sell your book. It just might take awhile.

If you’re antsy, schedule regular check-ins. Your agent should be more than happy to give you a brief progress report once a month. In return, consider doing the same—update them once a week or once a month about how you’re coming on your deadlines and the next book in your series, or about what marketing ideas you’re trying out.

3. Don’t Use Your Agent as a Therapist

Your agent is your business manager, not your therapist.

They have other clients and they need to be sending out queries, helping with edits, or checking royalty statements—not holding your hand as you agonize about whether Sergio or Danny should end up with Isabella, or, worse, whether you should have the tuna for lunch.

Build a relationship with a local writer’s group, talk to your significant other, babble at your dog, or hire an actual therapist…but don’t lean on your agent at every bump in the road you encounter.

They’ll start to wonder whether you have the professionalism and grit to manage the grueling process of writing, revising, and marketing books, and whether your working relationship is really working.

4. Don’t Expect Them to Do It For You

Agents aren’t writers.

Well, okay, some might be, but most agents are seasoned business professionals with some editorial experience, some contracts experience, and a whole lot of business savvy.

They’re there to sell your book for the best deal possible, not to ghostwrite it for you or to take over your social media channels to do your promotion.

Agents may give you editorial help, suggestions on what to write, or ideas for how to get out of a corner with your plotline. They may have ideas for how to bust your writer’s block or to improve your marketing.

But don’t expect them to wave a magic wand and solve everything for you.

You’re the writer; you do the writing. Your agent will work hard to sell it when you’re done.

5. Don’t Expect Your Agent to Love—or Sell—All Your Books

Not every book appeals to every reader, and that’s even true when the reader is your agent.

They’re not going to love every word you ever write…and that’s okay! A great agent who just can’t get into a certain book will give you the okay to do something else with it, like self-publish…and they’ll also explain why they don’t like it, in case you might need to rethink what you’re doing.

For instance, if you’re a career author of uplifting children’s books and you turn around and write a gory horror novel, part of your agent’s job is to point out the career consequences of that choice. You can still choose to go publish the novel (maybe under a pen name!), but it’s part of a solid working relationship if your agent can honestly give you feedback about a project they aren’t a fan of.

Similarly, don’t expect your agent to sell every single book you ever write. Sometimes the market just isn’t there when you want it to be. You may have written an amazing book on creating a backyard pig farm, but if publishers aren’t interested, they’re not interested.

6. Do Ask for Advice

That said, even if your agent is having a hard time selling your book, you should be able to ask them for advice based on the feedback they’ve gotten from editors.

Maybe pig farming isn’t a popular topic right now…but chicken farming is. Can you change the focus of your book?

Your agent can also give you advice on what to do with a manuscript that doesn’t seem to be finding a home in the marketplace, whether that’s rewriting it, adapting it for film or TV, turning it into an online course, or self-publishing.

They might not be ready, willing, or able to help you execute on that plan, but a great agent will help you brainstorm about what to do if a book just isn’t getting any industry interest.

Literary agents are your partners in the adventure that is publishing a book.

They help you fine-tune your writing, find a publisher, get a great book deal, and navigate the process of going from raw manuscript to finished book…and beyond.

It takes a lot of time and effort to find the right agent, but it can be worth it in the end when you have someone in your corner, working to sell your book and support your author career.

 

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