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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

Agency Link: www.stonesong.com/about-us
Manuscript Wishlist: www.stonesong.com/literary-agency/submissions/

5. Michael Caligaris

Agency Link: www.hollowayliteraryagency.com/michael-caligaris
Manuscript Wishlist: www.hollowayliteraryagency.com/submissions/

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

Agency Link: www.janklowandnesbit.com/people/paul-lucas
Manuscript Wishlist: www.mswishlist.com/agent/canonizer

8. Helen Adams

Agency Link: www.zimmermannliterary.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.zimmermannliterary.com/submissions

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

Agency Link: www.glassliterary.com/about
Manuscript Wishlist: www.glassliterary.com/submissions

11. Ed Maxwell

Agency Link: www.greenburger.com/agent/ed-maxwell
Personal Website:
Manuscript Wishlist:
www.greenburger.com/submissions/

12. Maximilian Ximenez

Agency Link: www.lperkinsagency.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.lperkinsagency.com/#submissions

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

Agency Link: www.theseymouragency.com/About-Us
Personal Website: www.jenniferhopewills.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.mswishlist.com/agent/WillsWork4Books

17. Rachel Crawford

Agency Link: www.wolflit.com/tag/rachel-crawford
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/rachel-crawford/

18. Catherine Cho

Agency Link: www.curtisbrown.co.uk/agent/catherine-cho
Personal Website: www.catherinecho.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/submissions

19. Melissa Nasson

Agency Link: www.rpcontent.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.rpcontent.com/submissions

20. Laurie Abkemeier

Agency Link: www.defliterary.com/agent/laurie-abkemeier
Manuscript Wishlist: www.defliterary.com/submissions/how-to-submit/

21. Amelia Atlas

Agency Link: www.curtisbrown.co.uk/agent/amelia-atlas
Personal Website: www.laurieabkemeier.tumblr.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.curtisbrowncreative.co.uk/submissions/

22. Ethan Bassoff

Agency Link: www.mmqlit.com/about
Manuscript Wishlist: www.mmqlit.com/contact/

23. Soumeya Bendimerad Roberts

Agency Link: www.hsgagency.com/soumeyas-bio
Manuscript Wishlist: www.mswishlist.com/agent/soumeya_b

24. Georges Borchardt

Agency Link: www.gbagency.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.gbagency.com/about.html

25. Paul Bresnick

Agency Link: www.bresnickagency.com/about/paul-bresnick
Manuscript Wishlist: www.bresnickagency.com/contact/

26. Sarah Burnes

Agency Link: www.thegernertco.com/our-team
Manuscript Wishlist: www.thegernertco.com/our-team/

27. Chris Calhoun

Agency Link: www.chriscalhounagency.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.chriscalhounagency.com/rights-permissions/

28. Farley Chase

Agency Link: www.chaseliterary.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.chaseliterary.com/submissions

29. Elyse Cheney

Agency Link: www.cheneyassoc.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.cheneyassoc.com/

30. Laura Dail

Agency Link: www.ldlainc.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.ldlainc.com/submissions/

31. Sandra Dijkstra

Agency Link: www.dijkstraagency.com
Personal Website: www.dijkstraagency.com/sandra-dijkstra
Manuscript Wishlist: www.dijkstraagency.com/submission-guidelines.php

32. Priya Doraswamy

Agency Link: www.lotuslit.com/about
Manuscript Wishlist: www.lotuslit.com/submissions/

33. Henry Dunow

Agency Link: www.dclagency.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.dclagency.com/

34. Caroline Eisenmann

Agency Link: www.goldinlit.com/agents
Manuscript Wishlist: www.mswishlist.com/agent/CarolineMEisen

35. Mary Evans

Agency Link: www.maryevansinc.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.maryevansinc.com/submissions.html

36. Mark Falkin

Agency Link: www.markfalkin.com/falkin-literary
Manuscript Wishlist: www.markfalkin.com/falkin-literary.html

37. Jenni Ferrari-Adler

Agency Link: www.unionliterary.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.unionliterary.com/submissions/

38. Christy Fletcher

Agency Link: www.fletcherandco.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.fletcherandco.com/submissions/

39. Ellen Geiger

Agency Link: www.goldinlit.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.francesgoldinliteraryagency.submittable.com/

40. Susan Ginsburg

Agency Link: www.writershouse.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.writershouse.com/submissions/

41. Susan Golomb

Agency Link: www.writershouse.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.writershouse.com/submissions/

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 see our submission guidelines and read our FAQ page to learn more about us.

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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Tom Corson-Knowles is the founder of TCK Publishing, and the bestselling author of 27 books including Secrets of the Six-Figure author. He is also the host of the Publishing Profits Podcast show where we interview successful authors and publishing industry experts to share their tips for creating a successful writing career.