If you’ve written a nonfiction book or book proposal and you’re looking for a major book deal, you’re going to need a great literary agent.
But not just any literary agent will do. You need to make sure you find an agent who actually specializes in nonfiction.
But that’s not enough either, because many nonfiction agents do not accept submissions from others. Agents close their submissions for several reasons, usually because they have enough clients already, or because they only accept new clients from referrals once they’ve built up a large enough business.
So if you don’t already have someone who can give you a warm introduction to an agent, you’re going to need to find an agent on your own—someone who is currently accepting submissions.
List of Nonfiction Literary Agents Accepting Submissions
With that in mind, our team did some research, and we found 41 agents who specialize in nonfiction and are currently open to submissions.
But before you contact each of these agents, make sure you do your research!
You’ll need to make sure you read their submission guidelines and follow them exactly. Many agents only accept book proposals, while others may accept submissions without a proposal.
You’ll also need to write a great query letter (you can learn how to do that and other great tips on finding a literary agent here). Most agents will simply delete or ignore your email if you don’t write a query letter and follow their submission guidelines.
1. Tess Callero
Agency Link: www.curtisbrown.com/agents/tess-callero
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/tess-callero/
2. Wendi Gu
Agency Link: www.janklowandnesbit.com
Personal Website: www.jenchentran.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/wendi-lulu-gu/
3. Jennifer Chen Tran
Agency Link: www.bradfordlit.com/about/jennifer-chen-tran-agent
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jennifer-chen-tran/
4. Adrienne Rosado
5. Michael Caligaris
6. Quressa Robinson
Agency Link: www.nelsonagency.com/quressa-robinson
Personal Website: www.quressa.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/quressa-robinson/
7. Paul Lucas
8. Helen Adams
9. Elise Capron
Agency Link: www.dijkstraagency.com/agent-page.php?agent_id=Capron
Manuscript Wishlist: www.dijkstraagency.com/submission-guidelines.php
10. Rick Pascocello
11. Ed Maxwell
12. Maximilian Ximenez
13. Serene Hakim
Agency Link: www.pandeliterary.com/about
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/serene-hakim-ayesha-pande-literary/
14. Elizabeth Copps
Agency Link: www.mariacarvainisagency.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/elizabeth-copps/
15. Molly O’Neill
Agency Link: www.waxmanliteraryagency.com
Personal Website: www.mollyoneillbooks.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/molly-oneill/
16. Jennifer Wills
17. Rachel Crawford
Agency Link: www.wolflit.com/tag/rachel-crawford
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/rachel-crawford/
18. Catherine Cho
19. Melissa Nasson
20. Laurie Abkemeier
21. Amelia Atlas
22. Ethan Bassoff
23. Soumeya Bendimerad Roberts
24. Georges Borchardt
25. Paul Bresnick
26. Sarah Burnes
27. Chris Calhoun
28. Farley Chase
29. Elyse Cheney
30. Laura Dail
31. Sandra Dijkstra
32. Priya Doraswamy
33. Henry Dunow
34. Caroline Eisenmann
35. Mary Evans
36. Mark Falkin
37. Jenni Ferrari-Adler
38. Christy Fletcher
39. Ellen Geiger
40. Susan Ginsburg
41. Susan Golomb
Nonfiction Book Publishing
If you’re looking for a small press publisher that specializes in publishing and marketing nonfiction, you’re in the right place. TCK Publishing is a full-service publishing company. We never charge any fees, and we pay 50% royalties, which is 3-6 times more than what most other traditional publishers pay.
You can also check out our case study on how we sold over 150,000 nonfiction books without a big marketing budget.
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