Windup for the (Story) Pitch

RESOURCES-TIPS: For writers of all genre who want to write, and the readers who love them.

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn't matter a damn how you write.
- Somerset Maugham

All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary -- it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
- Somerset Maugham

Anecdotes don't make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.
- Alice Munro

If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs

Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil -- but there is no way around them.
Isaac Asimov

To write fiction, one need a whole series of inspirations about people in an actual environment, and then a whole lot of work on the basis of those inspirations.
- Aldus Huxley

Get it down.  Take changes.  It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner

Books aren't written, they're rewritten.  Including our own.  It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
- Michael Crichton

Any man who keeps working is not a failure.  He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer.
- Ray Bradbury

Windup for the (Story) Pitch

by Mia Zachary

No matter how good a story you’ve written, it will never see the light of day unless you catch an editor’s or agent’s attention. In order to do that, you’ve got to become good at the art of the Pitch and, honey, I don’t mean baseball.

You might have about two minutes to dazzle an editor with your premise. These are people who’ve read thousands of manuscripts and they’re experts at getting to the bottom line – is this story marketable?

So, how do you convince someone with the power to get you published that you’re worth their valuable time? Give them the High Concept, a description of the situation from which the story develops, the overall premise combined with tried and true marketing hooks to create an intriguing blurb.

  1.  The premise or setup is the situation at the opening of the story.

    Some sample premises: job promotion as reward for illegal act; discovery of dead body; a family secret; unexpected pregnancy; imminent revelation of a lie; a threat or assault.

  2.  The characters need to be briefly introduced by means of their occupation, goal and conflict. For example, a police veteran counting the days until retirement gets a new rogue partner.
  3.  Hooks and buzzwords are phrases that stand for a concept as well as the actual meaning. Some familiar hooks: marriage of convenience/ fake engagement, secret identity/mistaken identity, best friends to lovers. Some common buzzwords: reunion, affair, revenge, danger, murder, deal/agreement.
  4.  You won’t have time or room for a detailed explanation of what is keeping the characters from reaching their goals or falling in love, but there should be a hint of conflict in your blurb.

An example using my first novel, RED SHOES & A DIARY:

“Alex is more than happy to take Meghan to his bed, but into his heart is another matter. Hot on the trail of a money launderer, his mission comes first.”

Here’s the teaser I used in my cover letter for RED SHOES & A DIARY: “Meghan Foster wants a wildly passionate affair, like the ones she writes about in her diary. Alex Worth is the kind of guy fantasies are created for. But the ideal man isn’t always what he seems. Especially when he’s using her own imagination to seduce her!”

Again, this has hooks- an affair, diary of fantasies- and some buzzwords- wildly, passionate, fantasies, seduce. In this teaser you find out a little more- Meghan wants a fling, Alex is a stud- but I also raised some questions- what is Alex’s secret and how did he get hold of her diary?

Once you have a marketable blurb that you’re happy with, think of some ways to use it. The first way is in a query letter to an editor or agent. Since the standard letter is only one page long, this is a great place to use that power paragraph.

The second way is during a face-to-face meeting. Write your blurb on an index card for reference during the appointment. If you get nervous, it’s short enough to simply read aloud. Other places to use your teasers include business cards, books marks, flyers, email signature lines and postcards.

Think of your pitch as the back cover copy of the story. Read some of the book jackets on your shelf to get a feel for how much information to put in and pay close attention to how the style of the blurb echoes the tone of the story itself. Your blurb should be a power paragraph that contains an opening hook, an interesting setting, believable characters, a compelling situation with realistic motivations, and a cliffhanger ending that will make the editor request the manuscript.

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Agents: Knowing When To Hold One and When To Fold

RESOURCES-TIPS: For writers of all genre who want to write, and the readers who love them.

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn't matter a damn how you write.
- Somerset Maugham

All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary -- it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
- Somerset Maugham

Anecdotes don't make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.
- Alice Munro

If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs

Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil -- but there is no way around them.
Isaac Asimov

To write fiction, one need a whole series of inspirations about people in an actual environment, and then a whole lot of work on the basis of those inspirations.
- Aldus Huxley

Get it down.  Take changes.  It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner

Books aren't written, they're rewritten.  Including our own.  It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
- Michael Crichton

Any man who keeps working is not a failure.  He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer.
- Ray Bradbury

Agents: Knowing When To Hold One and When To Fold

By: Shirly Kawa-Jump

Agents can be a wonderful thing, IF they are working for you and with you. I have negotiated deals with agents, without agents, and have fired agents who didn’t seem to be on the same page as I was. Overall, I believe having an agent makes things happen faster, but they are certainly no guarantee for success.

When Do You Need One?

In short, when you have something saleable. When you have ten partials stacked up under your bed, but no complete novels, or the germ of an idea for a non-fiction book, but no proposal ready, you don’t need an agent. Agents only work with what they can sell. They’re sort of like car dealers that way — they can’t sell just an engine or four tires. They need the whole vehicle, and a good condition one at that, in order to make a sale.

Yes, an agent does take a percentage of what they sell for you. That’s how they make their money. For some new writers, giving away 15% of their advance and royalties isn’t a possibility. Face it, many of us would be starving if we had to support ourselves on our writing income. However, there are many occasions when an agent can get you a higher advance or a better royalty rate, thereby paying for their cut. Weigh this part of the equation before automatically ruling out an agent.

How Do You Get One?

The same way you get an editor. Luck, perseverance, and good writing. Get the Jeff Herman book, WRITER’S GUIDE TO BOOK EDITORS, PUBLISHER AND LITERARY AGENTS.

  • Scan the list at Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America,  http://www.sfwa.org/for-authors/writer-beware/. Join a professional organization and find out who is reputable and who isn’t. Be informed before you start sending out queries.
  • Make out a top ten list and query them first. Agents get back to you, in general, much faster than editors, so you should have an answer within a few weeks. Follow the rules — if they say send only a query, do exactly that. Don’t try to get fancy or creative or you risk ticking the agent off.
  • Also, network by attending writers’ conferences and joining writer lists. My friend and I once shared a cab with a top agent, who later requested a complete manuscript from my friend. It’s a small world, and you never know where an opportunity might pop up.
  • Don’t give up too easily. Once that list of ten is exhausted, create a new list of ten. If it doesn’t work out, keep pursuing your writing career. Should you get an offer from a publishing house, then you can call the agents on your list. With a sale in hand, you’re more valuable to them.

When Do You Get Rid Of One?

When he or she no longer shares your vision for your work. I severed the relationship with my first agent when it became apparent that she had a different idea of where my career should go than I did. She wasn’t a terrible agent; she just didn’t mesh with me. An agent is like a spouse (although trying to get the agent to do the dishes doesn’t work too well). You and she should get along most of the time, have the same path in mind for your future, and yet expect to squabble once in a while.

Don’t fire an agent simply for not returning a phone call or e-mail fast enough. Agents are busy people — remember, they’re out there hopefully selling your work. Giving you the 100th update on where your manuscript stands with an editor is not always priority A. Sometimes, the agent doesn’t know and isn’t going to ask because he doesn’t want to risk ticking off the editor. It’s no secret that the rest of the publishing world exists on a tortuously slow clock compared to the one writers go by.

Agents can be a great addition to a career, and also a hindrance. In order to find the one who works best for you, ask questions. Talk to other clients, former and current. Don’t be afraid to call the Better Business Bureau in their area or to ask other writers. And don’t take the first agent who comes calling, just because he called. This is YOUR career and you want it to be in good hands.

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What NOT to Do When Beginning Your Novel

RESOURCES-TIPS: For writers of all genre who want to write, and the readers who love them.

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn't matter a damn how you write.
- Somerset Maugham

All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary -- it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
- Somerset Maugham

Anecdotes don't make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.
- Alice Munro

If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs

Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil -- but there is no way around them.
Isaac Asimov

To write fiction, one need a whole series of inspirations about people in an actual environment, and then a whole lot of work on the basis of those inspirations.
- Aldus Huxley

Get it down.  Take changes.  It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner

Books aren't written, they're rewritten.  Including our own.  It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
- Michael Crichton

Any man who keeps working is not a failure.  He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer.
- Ray Bradbury

What NOT to Do When Beginning Your Novel

Advice from Literary Agents

No one reads more prospective novel beginnings than literary agents. They’re the ones on the front lines — sifting through inboxes and slush piles. And they’re the ones who can tell us which Chapter 1 approaches are overused and cliche, as well as which techniques just plain don’t work. Below find a smattering of feedback from experienced literary agents on what they hate to see the first pages of a writer’s submission. Avoid these problems and tighten your submission.

Read the rest…

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Write the Perfect Book Proposal

RESOURCES-TIPS: For writers of all genre who want to write, and the readers who love them.

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn't matter a damn how you write.
- Somerset Maugham

All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary -- it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
- Somerset Maugham

Anecdotes don't make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.
- Alice Munro

If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs

Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil -- but there is no way around them.
Isaac Asimov

To write fiction, one need a whole series of inspirations about people in an actual environment, and then a whole lot of work on the basis of those inspirations.
- Aldus Huxley

Get it down.  Take changes.  It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner

Books aren't written, they're rewritten.  Including our own.  It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
- Michael Crichton

Any man who keeps working is not a failure.  He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer.
- Ray Bradbury

Write the Perfect Book Proposal

10 That Sold and Why, 2nd Edition

Want to publish your book?

Learn how–it’s easier than you think.

Charismatic authors and literary agents Jeff Herman and Deborah Levine Herman have successfully sold hundreds of titles and learned–through trial and error–how to write a flawless book proposal that publishers can’t resist. Now you can benefit from their hard work and publishing savvy. In this new edition, they offer guidance and advice that will inspire, educate, and, most importantly, give you the necessary edge to get your book published. They explain:

  • How to shape your idea and create a title
  • Ways to get to know the market and competition
  • Tips on writing an effective outline, query letter, and sample chapter
  • The art and science of fiction and nonfiction book proposals
  • How ten actual proposals (included here) were successfully sold to publishers–and why

“”A submission from Jeff Herman always gets moved to the top . . . his new book will show you how to move to the top.””–Frederic W. Hills Vice President, Simon & Schuster

“”This book will take writers to the highest level of proposal writing and success.””–Roger Cooper Quality Paperback Book Club

“”If you want your proposal to ignite a busy editor’s interest, read this book.””–Adrienne Hickey Senior Acquisitions Editor, AMACOM Books

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Preditors and Editors

RESOURCES-TIPS: For writers of all genre who want to write, and the readers who love them.

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn't matter a damn how you write.
- Somerset Maugham

All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary -- it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
- Somerset Maugham

Anecdotes don't make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.
- Alice Munro

If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs

Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil -- but there is no way around them.
Isaac Asimov

To write fiction, one need a whole series of inspirations about people in an actual environment, and then a whole lot of work on the basis of those inspirations.
- Aldus Huxley

Get it down.  Take changes.  It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner

Books aren't written, they're rewritten.  Including our own.  It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
- Michael Crichton

Any man who keeps working is not a failure.  He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer.
- Ray Bradbury

Preditors and Editors

Preditors and Editors is a handy site where you can check the latest information editors and agencies.  See who’s good and who’s bad.

You must subscribe to use the site.

http://pred-ed.com/

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Getting Offers from Multiple Literary Agents

RESOURCES-TIPS: For writers of all genre who want to write, and the readers who love them.

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn't matter a damn how you write.
- Somerset Maugham

All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary -- it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
- Somerset Maugham

Anecdotes don't make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.
- Alice Munro

If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs

Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil -- but there is no way around them.
Isaac Asimov

To write fiction, one need a whole series of inspirations about people in an actual environment, and then a whole lot of work on the basis of those inspirations.
- Aldus Huxley

Get it down.  Take changes.  It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner

Books aren't written, they're rewritten.  Including our own.  It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
- Michael Crichton

Any man who keeps working is not a failure.  He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer.
- Ray Bradbury

Getting Offers from Multiple Literary Agents

By: Mary Kole

Every writer dreams of getting offers from multiple literary agents, right? Maybe. A reader asked about what a writer should do if they happen to get offers of representation from multiple agents. First of all, congratulations are in order. An offer of representation is professional validation to a writer who has, most likely, not really gotten such praise and confidence from an expert source.

A lot of writers, though, think this is an embarrassment of riches and a great problem to have. It’s not. It’s a really stressful situation where you have to make a major business decision under time pressure, all while being wooed by really nice, really encouraging, really savvy people.

Read the rest….

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Want More? Here’s How to Get It

RESOURCES-TIPS: For writers of all genre who want to write, and the readers who love them.

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn't matter a damn how you write.
- Somerset Maugham

All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary -- it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
- Somerset Maugham

Anecdotes don't make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.
- Alice Munro

If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs

Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil -- but there is no way around them.
Isaac Asimov

To write fiction, one need a whole series of inspirations about people in an actual environment, and then a whole lot of work on the basis of those inspirations.
- Aldus Huxley

Get it down.  Take changes.  It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner

Books aren't written, they're rewritten.  Including our own.  It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
- Michael Crichton

Any man who keeps working is not a failure.  He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer.
- Ray Bradbury

Want More? Here’s How to Get It

By: Shirley Kawa-Jump

When you sign a contract for your writing, your first concern might be what you’re getting paid. But then, as you study the legalese closer, you might start to wonder if there’s room to ask for more. Not that you’re a greedy person–it’s just that you’re beginning to realize the work you’ve put in and now you want terms that reflect that work.

Solution? Negotiate.

In the beginning of your career, you might not be able to negotiate a contract. That’s okay–your primary goal at this point is to gain experience and exposure. It isn’t necessarily a bad thing to occasionally give up all rights or accept a little less money if you think the sale will lead to bigger and better things down the road. But don’t let that stop you from asking for more later–editors expect some negotiation on certain terms:

RIGHTS: If at all possible, avoid granting the publisher all rights. If the article is a long one–say, 3,000 words–you’ll want to later break it into smaller ones or re-use some of the research in a different piece. You probably can’t get the contract switched to grant one-time rights. But, you CAN ask the editor to insert the word “print” before the rights clause. In other words, instead of saying, “This fee purchases all rights,” the contract would state, “This fee purchases all print rights.” That gives you back your Web rights and gives you more resale possibilities.

PAYMENT: Early in your career, you won’t have the leverage needed to get additional money for your work. But this can change. After working with the editors of two different publications for more than a year, I wrote a letter to each one explaining why I felt I merited higher fees. For instance, I’d landed cover interviews with celebrities like Lillian Vernon, Bob Vila, and Dave Thomas. I’d been on-time with articles and needed little revision work. In both cases, the editors agreed my experience, work, and skills justified a boost in pay. Also, if you have been with a publication for a long time, you might be able to change “payment on publication” to “payment on acceptance.”

EXTRAS: Always ask for additional payment for extras like sidebars or photos. Sometimes, the publisher does this work in-house; other times you can do it and make a bit more money.

EXPENSES: While most small and medium-sized publications won’t pay travel expenses, most are willing to cover phone costs. If you’re writing a national piece requiring numerous interviews, ask for payment of telephone expenses. Remember, you’ll probably have to send in documentation, like a copy of your phone bill.

KILL FEE: This is the fee that is paid if your article is “killed”–that is, not used. If you think you could easily resell it elsewhere, then agreeing to a kill fee might be fine. If, however, the piece you are writing will work only at this one publication, try to negotiate full payment whether the article is used or not.

COPIES: Because copies of the publication cost the publisher very little, this is an especially easy item to negotiate even if you’re a new writer. So if you want copies to hand out at the next family gathering, go ahead and ask for them.

When to Withdraw

Sometimes the terms of a contract are terrible. You may be asked to write 4,000 words, relinquish all rights, and settle for less than a hundred dollars for your work. If the publication is completely unwilling to negotiate, then you have a choice to make. You can accept the offer, or you can reject the contract and try to find another outlet for your piece.

This decision is entirely up to you. There’s no checklist to help you decide when you should take your writing elsewhere. A smart strategy is to weigh the amount of work you will be putting into the piece against the contract. Don’t feel you have to walk away from a deal because it fails to offer everything you want. Rather, judge what it does offer–clips, a prestigious byline, useful connections, increased credibility. Once you have a few clips under your belt or more experience, you’ll be able to request–and receive–the contracts you deserve.

If you decide to withdraw from a contract, be sure to do so in a professional manner. As with any business dealing, if you behave courteously and professionally, you will build a good reputation in the field, something money can’t buy.

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Tips for a Successful Editor Appointment

RESOURCES-TIPS: For writers of all genre who want to write, and the readers who love them.

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn't matter a damn how you write.
- Somerset Maugham

All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary -- it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
- Somerset Maugham

Anecdotes don't make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.
- Alice Munro

If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs

Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil -- but there is no way around them.
Isaac Asimov

To write fiction, one need a whole series of inspirations about people in an actual environment, and then a whole lot of work on the basis of those inspirations.
- Aldus Huxley

Get it down.  Take changes.  It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner

Books aren't written, they're rewritten.  Including our own.  It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
- Michael Crichton

Any man who keeps working is not a failure.  He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer.
- Ray Bradbury

Tips for a Successful Editor Appointment

By Author Unknown

DON’T BE NERVOUS – Chances are the person across the table is just as nervous as you are.
Think about what you want to say ahead of time.. (Jot down notes on index cards if you need to.)
Be ready to tell the type of manuscript (mainstream, historical, contemporary, young adult, etc.) and the approximate word length of the completed work.

DON’T BE NERVOUS – Without writers, editors would not have a job.
Be ready to share the highlights of your story. What makes this story special?
Be ready to share the conflict and how it is resolved in your manuscript. (Don’t say, “If you want to know how it ends you’ll have to buy the book.”)

Give your writing background — have you sold other work? Are you an active member of an RWA Chapter?
Do not waste your appointment time chatting about personal anecdotes or the humorous things your kids said at breakfast.
Be PROFESSIONAL – when your time is up please leave promptly.

DON’T BE NERVOUS – your career does not depend on what happens during this eight-ten minute appointment.
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The author of this article is currently unknown to us. If you know the author, please email editor@writingcorner.com so we can give credit.

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Literary Agents List

NON-FICTION:  For writers of all genre who want to write, and the readers who love them.

Ironically, in today's market place successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable, while successful fiction must be believable.
- Jerry B Jenkins

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
Any Rand

There are two kinds of writer: those that make you think, and those that make you wonder.
- Brian Aldiss

I get up in the morning, torture a typewriter until it screams, then stop.
- Clarence Budkington Kelland

Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.
- Rudyard Kipling

The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.
- Mary Heaton Vorse

Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry.  Writers are like dancers, like athletes.  Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.
- Jane Yolen

Writing nonfiction is more like sculpture, a matter of shaping the research into the finished thing.  Novels are like paintings, specifically watercolors.  Every stroke you put down you have to go with.  Of course you can rewrite, but the original strokes are still there in the texture of the thing.
- Joan Didion

In fiction, when you paint yourself into a corner, you can write a pair of suction cups into the bottoms of your shoes and walk up the wall and out the skylight and see the sun breaking through the clouds.  In nonfiction, you don't have that luxury.
- Tim Robbins

Literary Agents List

New Agency Alerts and Agents Seeking Clients

A growing list of new literary agents actively seeking writers, books, and queries now. These agents are building their client lists.

 

  • Writers Digest – A growing list of new literary agents actively seeking writers, books, and queries now. These agents are building their client lists.
    https://www.writersdigest.com/publishing-insights/new-literary-agency-alerts
  • Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity
    Here are five UK literary agents seeking clients. Rebecca Carter is looking for ground-breaking new literary fiction writers, as well as writers of upmarket crime and thrillers, and some children’s and YA authors. In non-fiction, she works mainly in the fields of history, politics, social and cultural commentary, design and technology, the environment and travel, often mixed together with memoir, and with a strong emphasis on quality of writing and storytelling.
    https://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/

Agents A – Z

Please visit the website or email questions to the agency before submitting your work.  Information presented below may have changed.

A

3 Seas Literary Agency
Accepts: Romance, women’s fiction, historical, regencies, paranormal, romantic suspense, non-fiction, young adult and children’s. Send a query letter, synopsis, the first three chapters, a bio sheet and SASE to: Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary Agency, P.O. Box 8571, Madison, WI 53708 or e-mail her at threeseaslit@aol.com web: https://www.threeseasagency.com/


Anne Marie O’Farrell 
Only represents practical and narrative non-fiction in the areas of business, self-help, health and fitness, spirituality, cooking, gift books, travel, sports and quirky books. We do not represent fiction, memoirs or screenplays. Your query should contain a succinct and exciting explanation of the book concept, information on why you are the right person to write this book, and your ability to market and publicize the book. Authors seeking representation must have extensive traditional and social media platforms, seminar and/or speaking event schedules. 
https://www.marcilofarrellagency.com/submission-guidelines/


Atchity Entertainment International
AEI thinks of itself first and foremost as a STORY MERCHANT – discovering, acquiring rights to, and managing the developing, publishing, producing, distributing, marketing, licensing, and virtually every facet of a literary property that can be exploited for commercial gain in all media throughout the world. We have long been a “full-service” literary company, offering “under one roof” the management of all services associated with the exploitation of stories for any storyteller (writer or otherwise) wishing to earn money from getting his or her story to the right audience in every possible medium.
https://www.aeionline.com/


Alison Picard, Literary Agent
Adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s and young adult (15%).
No short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays or sci-fi/fantasy.
No reading fee.
Founded 1985.
PO Box 2000, Cotuit , MA 02635, US
https://www.writersservices.com/reference/alison-picard-literary-agent


Andrea Brown Literary Agency
The Andrea Brown Agency ONLY accepts submissions digitally and ONLY accepts children’s literature submissions (picture books through young adult), with the exception of Laura Rennert and Jennifer March Soloway who are also accepting adult submissions. If you have consulted a guidebook that says otherwise, please note that our website always reflects our most current policies.
https://www.andreabrownlit.com/how-to-submit1.html


Andrea Hurst & Associates Literary Agency
Non-fiction: personal growth, self-help, memoirs spirituality, parenting, business, cookbooks, holistic health, narrative , true crime. Fiction: Commercial, women’s, mystery, thriller.
https://andreahurst.com/


Andrew Lownie Literary Agency
Specializes in history, biography, current affairs, reference, and celebrity books.  The Agency is always looking to take on new authors but only accepts submissions by email. It aims to reply within two weeks.
http://www.andrewlownie.co.uk


Angela Rinaldi Literary Agency
At the Angela Rinaldi Literary Agency, we have been opening publishing doors for writers of fiction and non-fiction since 1994. Each submission sent is read carefully with the intention of discovering the finest work to present to publishers. Our extensive experience as editors, and vast knowledge of the industry, is the foundation that makes us the best partner to encourage and guide writers through the publishing process, always keeping in mind creative strategies for the emerging opportunities available in the new media.  We represent an eclectic list of passionate storytellers and writers with big ideas who have made a difference in the world.
http://www.rinaldiliterary.com/how-to-submit.html


Ann Elmo Agency
Romance, History, Nature, Ecology,Parenting, Family, Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology  Accepts queries by post but only for people referred.  Works with foreign agencies.
Andree L. Abecassis, 305 Seventh Avenue #1101, New York, NY 10001
https://www.writersservices.com/reference/ann-elmo-agency-inc

 

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B.J. Robbins Literary Agency
We are always looking for fresh talent and we welcome the opportunity to consider your work.  Before submitting, please check to see if your book falls within the genres we are looking for.  We represent authors in a multitude of categories, including literary and general fiction, select genre fiction (mystery, suspense/thriller, historical), sophisticated young adult fiction, and nonfiction with commercial appeal, including biography, memoir, history, health, travel, sports, African American, science, pop culture.   
Right now, we are especially looking for strong literary/commercial crossovers with book club potential, smart speculative fiction, and multicultural stories (fiction or nonfiction) that open our eyes to a new place and/or time. No matter the genre, we are always looking for strong writing—a voice and talent that speaks for itself—and unique stories that demand to be told. We love to be surprised or moved or both, and to learn something new—a rare perspective, a little-known history, a new way to evoke character. 
We do not represent screenplays, plays, poetry, science fiction, westerns, romance, techno-thrillers, religious tracts, dating books, illustrated children’s books, middle grade, or anything with the word “unicorn” in the title.
https://www.bjrobbinsliterary.com/how-to-submit


Baldi Agency
Fiction and Nonfiction.  Malaga Baldi has worked as an independent literary agent since 1986. The Baldi Agency is an eclectic agency specializing in literary fiction, memoir and cultural history. She worked as a cashier at Gotham Book Mart, in the Ballantine Books Publicity Department, as an associate at Candida Donadio & Associates and the Elaine Markson Agency before going out on her own. Baldi believes the strength of the author’s voice and the heart of the story to be key when considering new work. Baldi graduated from Hampshire College and lives in NYC.
https://baldibooks.com/submission.php


The Balkin Agency Inc.
Accepts adult non-fiction, professional books and college textbooks. Query with outline and sample chapter.
PO Box 222, Amherst, Massachusetts MA 01004  tel:  413-548-9835    Richard Balkin rick62838@crocker.com


Barbara Markowitz Literary Agency
Children’s fiction, middle grade, young adult (11-15 year-olds), historical fiction (home 15%, overseas 15%).
Seeking contemporary and historical fiction 35,000-50,000 words for 8-11 and 11-15 year-olds. No fables, fantasy or fairytales; no illustrated books; no sci-fi.  Send a query with SASE and 2-3 sample chapters.
PO Box 41709, Los Angeles, California 90041


Bert P. Krages II
I counsel writers, photographers, and illustrators regarding issues such as reviewing publishing contracts (never sign the version the publisher gives you), agent agreements, enforcement of publishing agreements (nonpayment and reversion of rights), and opinions regarding copyright, defamation, and privacy.
http://www.krages.com/lvaserv.htm


Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises
is a full-service literary agency located in Los Angeles, California. We handle publishing rights and all ancillary rights (such as film, TV, audio, electronic, and foreign) for the authors we represent. We work with both first-time and established writers and are known for our expert attention to every aspect of the publishing process.Queries for adult titles should be addressed to b.amster.assistant@gmail.com. For fiction or narrative nonfiction, please embed the first three pages of your manuscript in the body of your e-mail. For other kinds of nonfiction, please embed the overview of your proposal.
Queries for children’s and YA titles should be addressed to b.amster.kidsbooks@gmail.com. For picture books, please embed the entire text in the body of your e-mail.  For novels or literary nonfiction, please embed the first three pages.
https://amsterlit.com/about/


Betsy Nolan Literary Agency
The Betsy Nolan Literary Agency represents a wide variety of nonfiction for a general audience. Some of our best-selling categories include: cookbooks, lifestyle, decorating, gardening, self-help, childcare and psychology. (Unfortunately we are unable to accept fiction, poetry and screenplays.)
http://www.nolanlehrgroup.com/betsy-nolan-literary-agency/submission-guidelines.html


Beverly Slopen Literary Agency
Accepts a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction (No fantasy, horror, or romance). Accepts e-queries.  We don’t take on many new authors. Our clients usually come to us by referral or we approach them.  To submit a work for consideration email us a short query letter and a few sample pages. Submit only one work at a time. If we want to see more, we will contact the writer by phone or email.
We don’t handle poetry, very few children’s titles, and almost no works in the categories of horror, romance or illustrated books.  We do not accept hard copy submissions.
131 Bloor St. W., Suite 711, Toronto, Canada  M5S 1S3, Tel: (416) 964-9598  E-mail: beverley@slopenagency.ca


Blanche C. Gregory
Interested in adult fiction and non-fiction. Accepts e-queries.
2 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017   212-697-0828
http://www.bcgliteraryagency.com/submission/submission.html


Bob Erdmann
Will show your book and represent you to international publishers if he’s interested in your material.
http://www.bob-erdmann.com/


Bob Mecoy
Creative Book Services, seeking commercial fiction/mystery
460 West 24th Street Suite 3E, New York, NY 10011
Phone 212-226-1936    Fax 212.226.1398  email: bob.mecoy@gmail.com


Bookends Literary Agency
BookEnds represents fiction and nonfiction for an adult audience. In fiction our agents specialize in romance, mystery, suspense, thrillers, science fiction and fantasy, women’s fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction and upmarket fiction. We are also seeking nonfiction in the areas of memoirs, history, food, current affairs, business and career, parenting, pop culture, and general nonfiction.
BookEnds Jr, represents fiction and nonfiction for the young adult, middle grade and picture book markets. In fiction we are looking for contemporaries, romance, science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction, graphic novels, horror, thrillers, and mystery. In nonfiction we are seeking narrative nonfiction and memoirs.

BookEnds does not represent short fiction, poetry, screenplays, or techno-thrillers.
http://bookendsliterary.com/submissions/


Books & Such Literary Management
Books & Such will accept e-mail queries for the following genres:Adult fiction and nonfiction.-Teen and young adult fiction and nonfiction.-Middle grade fiction and nonfiction.  We do not accept e-mail queries with attachments, or unsolicited phone or postal mail queries.
https://www.booksandsuch.com/submissions/


Bookstop Literary Agency
BookStop Literary Agency is dedicated to promoting authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult books. We work closely with our clients (and their books) to guide them in their careers and their work with publishers. BookStop sells quality picture books, fiction, non-fiction and illustrations to major children’s book publishers in the US and abroad. 
http://www.bookstopliterary.com/


Brandt & Hochman
Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc. represents fiction and non-fiction for the general trade market. We work with literary and commercial fiction, mystery/thriller, memoir, narrative non-fiction, journalism, history, current affairs, books on health, science, popular culture, lifestyle, and art history, and children’s books.  We do not handle screenplays or textbooks.
1501 Broadway, Suite 2310/New York, NY 10036,  Phone:212-840-5760/Fax: 212-840-5776
https://brandthochman.com/contact

 

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Carol Mann Agency
Accepts literary fiction and narrative non-fiction, including psychology, biography, memoirs, history, pop culture, spirituality.  For fiction, please send a query letter including a brief bio, and the first 25 pages of your manuscript. For nonfiction, please send a query letter including a brief bio, a synopsis/proposal and the first 25 pages of your manuscript. All material should be pasted into the body of your message; attachments will not be opened.
Queries may be emailed to submissions@carolmannagency.com.
https://www.carolmannagency.com/submissions


Castiglia Literary Agency
Literary Mainstream, ethnic fiction, health, science, biography, women’s issues, pop culture, true crime. Query (via mail) the following depending on area of interest: Julie Castiglia — Young women’s fiction Winifred golden–Thrillers and edgy fiction Both women look for literary, ethnic and commercial fiction as well as narrative non-fiction by experts. Mail query with a one paragraph synopsis and bio.
1155 Camino Del Mar, Suite 510, Del Mar, CA 92014,    


The Choate Agency
The Choate Agency’s interest is in strong commercial fiction and narrative non-fiction.  The agency does not handle genre fiction, romance, self-help, confessional memoirs, spirituality, pop psychology, religion, how-to, New Age titles, poetry, or screenplays.  Queries should consist of a brief synopsis or outline and a short biography. Do not enclose/attach a manuscript or sample pages unless requested. The same goes for copies of self-published books. We strongly prefer e-mail queries and do our best to respond to each one. If querying by mail please enclose an SASE. We do our best to respond to each query but unfortunately are not always able to do so.
http://thechoateagency.com/submissions/


Christina Pechstein Agency
The August Agency is always on the hunt for exceptional writers to represent.  We have many ways of finding our clients, however we only accept unsolicited queries occasionally through our Submission Form found below.  
https://www.augustagency.com/Submissions.html


Cooke McDermid
CookeMcDermid welcomes people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives to submit their work using our submissions form.  Right now, we are especially eager to read thrillers, horror, commercial suspense, speculative fiction, upmarket women’s fiction, middle grade, YA, literary fiction, research-driven non-fiction, and narrative non-fiction. Please note that we do not accept screenplay, stage play, poetry, or picture book queries.
https://cookemcdermid.com/submissionsform


Craig Literary – Agile International Representation
Mostly I read fiction, and any non-fiction I represent must be on a subject that I believe will have international appeal. The authors I represent and others who are listed under my bio give you an idea of the range of my taste. I love books of fiction or non-fiction that explore globally relevant themes, that transport the reader on a surprising journey across boundaries of culture, and sometimes even of genre; storytelling that dismantles walls and builds bridges, challenging and deepening the reader’s understanding of self and other, of society, language, art, or humanity.
http://www.craigliterary.com/submit.html


Cyd Levin & Associates
In January of 2015, CLA reopened its Literary division with a singular goal: to develop the bold and exciting writers of today in Television and Film. Our dedication to this goal can be seen in the way CLA helps its writers on a page-by-page basis and offers an unsurpassed level of support and guidance through every step of the production process.
To that end, CLA is focused on pursuing modern, character-driven projects that reflect the diversity of our world. CLA Entertainment, the production entity of our Literary division, is focused on both producing the work of CLA writers and optioning books and screenplays using CLA acting clients. On all fronts, CLA brings a first-class entertainment production pedigree that ensures any projects we select benefit from our decades of experience and contacts with major studios, production companies and financiers.
https://www.clamgmt.com/divisions
 

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Darhansoff & Verrill Literary Agents
We are most interested in literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, sophisticated suspense, and both fiction and nonfiction for younger readers. Please note we do not represent theatrical plays or film  We consider unsolicited queries by email. Please send queries to submissions@dvagency.com. We will be in touch to request material but otherwise will not issue response to individual email queries.scripts.
133 West 72nd Street, Room 304, New York, NY 10023  917-305-1300


David Black Agency
Specializing in sports and politics. To query an individual agent, please follow the specific query guidelines outlined in the agent’s profile. Not all agents are currently accepting unsolicited queries.
To query the agency, please send a 1-2 page query letter describing your book, and include information about any previously published works, your audience, and your platform. Remember that this letter is our introduction to your work and who you are as an author and, if applicable, an expert in your field. If someone kindly referred you to us, do please let us know. You must include a self-addressed stamped envelope in order to receive a response.
http://www.davidblackagency.com/submissions/


Dee Mura Literary
Categories for Fiction and Non-Fiction:   Action/adventure, animals, anthropology, archeology, arts & photography, biography, business, chick lit, comedy/humor, contemporary fiction, cooking, conservation & environmental issues, current affairs, entertainment, erotica, ethnic & Jewish, finance, fantasy, gay & lesbian, literary, government, health, historical, home & garden, inspirational, medical, memoirs, middle grade, military, mind & body, mystery, narrative nonfiction, new adult, New Age, outdoors & nature, paranormal, parenting & families, popular culture, psychology, religion/spirituality, romance, satire, science, science fiction, self-help & motivational, sports, thrillers & espionage, travel, women’s lit, young adult. TV Movies, and novels in the following genres: Drama, comedy, horror, sci-fi, action/adventure, romantic comedy, true life drama, crime, espionage, thriller, medical thriller, non-fiction, women’s issues.
P.O. Box 131, Massapequa Park, NY 11762  516-795-1616
http://deemuraliterary.com/


DeFiore and Company 
A mid-sized dynamic literary agency based in Manhattan’s Union Square. Our staff brings decades of experience as agents, and as former editors, publishers, and rights directors at major publishing companies, to the task of building the careers of our clients. We are currently accepting queries for both fiction and non-fiction titles. Please be advised that we do not represent original screenplays, teleplays, or theater plays. If you would like us to consider your work for representation, please send us a query letter.
http://www.defliterary.com/submissions/how-to-submit/


Doe Coover Agency

Accepts literary fiction and non-fiction (bio/memoir, business, social science, cooking, and gardening).
P.O. Box 668, Winchester, MA 01890   781.721.6000   info@doecooveragency.com
www.doecooveragency.com


Don Congdon Associates, Inc.
We are currently accepting queries from new and established authors via email only.  A query letter consists of a one-page description or synopsis of your work and your relevant background information.  We ask that you paste the first chapter into the body of your email following your query letter. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.
http://www.doncongdon.com/submissions.shtml


Donald Maass Literaruy Agency
Seeks mystery, suspense/, romance/, and women’s fiction.  We do not represent poetry, picture books, or screenplays. For nonfiction, please see individual agent profiles
http://maassagency.com/submissions/


Donna Levin Manus & Associates
Fiction: Commercial and literary, mysteries. Non-fiction: Memoirs. Author of Get that Novel Started.
http://www.manuslit.com/flash/index.html (note site is old-school flash)


Doris S. Michaels Literary Agency
Fiction: commercial, literary, women’s, novels with strong screen potential.  For a nonfiction project, the most important goal of an author should be to have a unique idea with broad market appeal.  The next step is to prepare a professional looking proposal to secure representation by an agent and to sell the work to a publisher.  Before submitting queries to agents, a fiction author should have a completely edited and formatted manuscript ready to send. 
http://dsmagency.com/?page_id=28


Dunham Literary, Inc.
30% of clients are new writers. Interested in literary fiction , alternative spirituality, and children’s books (fastest growing area of agency).  Dunham Literary represents fiction, narrative nonfiction, and children’s books, including both authors and illustrators.
We do not represent individual short stories, chapbooks, or novellas.
We do not represent screenplays.  Dunham Literary accepts query letters by regular mail and email (but not by phone or fax). After receiving a query letter, we request any and all projects that might be right for us.
https://www.dunhamlit.com/how-to-submit.html


Dystel & Goderich Literary Management
Accepts adult fiction and non-fiction. 
https://www.dystel.com/submission-guidelines
   

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The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency
We are actively looking for established and new writers in a wide range of genres. We are looking for storytellers of all kinds and remain confident that books, in whatever format they are published, will continue to play a key role in our society to entertain and to instruct.  We’re interested in all kinds of commercial fiction, including thrillers, mysteries, children’s, romance, women’s fiction, ethnic, science fiction, fantasy and general fiction.  We are also interested in literary fiction as long as it has a strong narrative.  In nonfiction, we are interested in current affairs, history, health, science, psychology, cookbooks, new age, spirituality, pop-culture, adventure, true crime, biography and memoir. We are also open to reviewing other genres and topics, as long as the material is for a trade or general audience and not scholarly.  We accept unsolicited manuscripts and seriously consider all submissions, including those from first time writers. We also consider submissions for works that are self-published or previously published through other small or non-traditional outlets, though we ask that you follow our normal submission guidelines when sending submissions for these works.  We DO NOT represent poetry, short stories or screenplays.
https://ethanellenberg.com/submission-guidelines/#What
  

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Felicia Eth Literary Representation
Accepts 85% non-fiction (provocative non-fiction on a wide array of commercial subjects) and 15% fiction (mainstream and contemporary — represented Jane Austen in Boca.)  Handling book properties comprised of strong voices, intellectually stimulating story lines or  discussions, flavorful narratives, books which make a unique contribution and the occasional quirky book that is just too difficult to resist.
https://www.ethliterary.com/how-to-submit/


First Books
Mainstream fiction and non-fiction. (No romance, westerns, short stories, or extremely violent novels)
http://www.firstbooks.com


We work with upscale commercial nonfiction only.    We do not represent fiction, poetry, young adult, children’s books or screenplays.   We prefer queries by email: flamingstarlit@aol.com  Please include your cover letter in the text of your email; for security reasons, attachments will not be opened.  More attention will be given to queries sent to FLAMING STAR LITERARY ENTERPRISES exclusively.
http://www.flamingstarlit.net/Page-8.html


Flannery Literary
We only represent books written for children and young adults.  Flannery Literary is looking for strong writing, a unique viewpoint, a memorable story, an intriguing character, and a thought-provoking dilemma a young reader is eager to see resolved.  Please send an email query that succinctly describes your book to JENNIFER@FLANNERYLITERARY.COM with the word QUERY in the subject field. Flannery Literary does not return phone call queries nor do we accept Facebook queries (although we do invite you to visit the Flannery Literary Facebook page). We only represent books written for children and young adults.
http://flanneryliterary.com/Contact.html


FRA Literary Agents
FRA (formerly Futerman Rose & Associates) is a leading literary agency based in London, UK, established in 1984. We are affiliated to the Authors’ Agents Association, the Personal Managers Association and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.  We represent authors of: commercial and literary fiction,non-fiction on practically any subject, with particular interest in politics, sport, show business and the music industry,scripts for film and television.  We don’t handle poetry or children’s books (unless by existing clients).
http://www.futermanrose.co.uk/submissions.html
  

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The Garamond Agency
If you are an author looking for representation to trade publishers, we would be interested in hearing from you. Please note that we represent adult, non-fiction projects only. Our interests include—but are not limited to—history, politics, business, science, psychology, social science, and narrative non-fiction. Please do not send us proposals for children’s or young adult books, or for adult fiction, poetry, or memoir.
https://garamondagency.com/contact/


Gelfman Schneider / ICM Partmners
Contemporary women’s commercial fiction, literary and commercial fiction, mystery and suspense. Mail query.
http://www.gelfmanschneider.com/submission-guidelines.html


Glass Literary Management
We do not represent picture books for children.  We accept queries by email only.  Please send your query for Alex Glass or Rick Pascocello to alex@glassliterary.com or rick@glassliterary.com
http://www.glassliterary.com/submissions


Golvan Arts Management
Represents writers of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, poetry, screenwriters, and playwrights.
https://www.golvanarts.com.au/ check the International Rights menu for the type of inquiry you need.


Irene Goodman Literary Agency
We are always looking for the finest in commercial and literary fiction and nonfiction.  For fiction, please include a query letter and the first ten sample pages of your manuscript in the body of your email. For nonfiction, simply send a polished query letter, and we will request a proposal if we are interested. We do not open attachments, unless we have requested further material.
https://www.irenegoodman.com/submissions


Grosvenor Literary Agency
We accept queries, no attachments please, by email only. Please submit to: submissions@grosvenorlit.com   For fiction, email us a query with the first three pages of the manuscript pasted into the email. For nonfiction, email us a query with evidence that you have
a full-length book idea, that you have the credentials to write it, and that there is a market for it.
http://www.grosvenorlit.com/submissions-guidelines/

 

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Hartline Literary Agency
Accepts mainstream and inspirational fiction and non-fiction. PLEASE conform to ALL of the requirements in our submission guidelines. They are listed under our tool bar by genre.
http://hartlineagency.com/submissions/


Harvey Klinger, Inc.
Accepts mainstream adult fiction and non-fiction, literary and commercial.  We are always interested in considering new clients, both published and unpublished. Bear in mind, however, that we take on only a very small number of new authors in any given year.  Do not query more than one agent at Harvey Klinger, Inc. at a time. Do not attempt to query via phone or fax. Do not send us your screenplays. While we do handle film rights for our clients, we do not accept screenplay submissions. 
https://www.harveyklinger.com/submission-guidelines


Hill Nadell Literary Agency
Hill Nadell represents a wide variety of genres. To learn more about each agents’ interests, please visit our About Us page. We do not represent scripts or screenplays. We do not take pitches over the phone. To submit, please send us a query with a synopsis of your work, including genre and word count, a brief explanation of your qualifications and experience, and the first five to ten pages of your manuscript. You can either mail a hard copy of your query to our office or submit by email, but please do not submit the same query to both. We usually respond within six to eight weeks.
https://www.hillnadell.com/contact/submissions/


Hornfischer Literary Managemt
Accepts a broad range of serious and commercial non-fiction and select fiction.  We are residents of the digital age to the extent that our rather traditional book-world sensibility allows. We are happy to receive electronic inquiries.
https://www.hornfischerlit.com/submission-guidelines/

 

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Inkwell Literary Management
http://inkwellmanagement.com/contact/

  

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Jane Rotrosen Agency
Specializes in commercial fiction (all varieties, including suspense, romance, and mystery) and non-fiction (narrative). Represents well known writer Iris Johansen.  JRA represents authors of both fiction and nonfiction. Please read about our team and submit your query to one agent at our agency; if we feel your work would be in better hands with a different JRA agent, we will pass it along.
https://www.janerotrosen.com/submissions


Jeanne Fredericks Literary Agency
Health/medicine/integrative health/science, Nature/environment/animals/pets, Gardening, Business/real estate, Popular reference/careers, History/biography, Home/decorative arts/antiques, Travel, Cookbooks, Fine arts/crafts, Sports/recreation/fitness, Psychology/self-help/parenting/inspirational.  The Agency does not represent fiction, true crime, juvenile, textbooks, poetry, essays, screenplays, short stories, science fiction, pop culture, guides to computers and software, politics, horror, pornography, books on overly depressing or violent topics, romance, teacher’s manuals, or memoirs.
http://jeannefredericks.com/submission-guidelines


Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency
Adult mainstream fiction, literary and commercial fiction; narrative non-fiction. The first step to getting published is finding a literary agent. The first step to finding a literary agent is submitting a query to one. In its most basic form, a query is a one-page description of your work and a brief biography of yourself.
http://jvnla.com/submissions.php


Jeff Herman Literary Agency
With few exceptions, we are a non-fiction agency. Specific areas of interest include:  How to/self help, True crime, Parenting, Business, Health, History, Narrative non-fiction, Memoir, Psychology, Practical Spirituality, Multi-cultural subjects, Reference
https://www.jeffherman.com/submission-guidelines/


The JenniferDe Chiara Literary Agency
Specializes in children’s literature for all ages–picture books, middle grade, and young adult; but also represents adult fiction (literary and commercial, mysteries, thrillers) and non-fiction (humor, celebrity biographies, psychology, self-help, women’s and men’s issues, social issues). 
https://www.jdlit.com/jennifer-de-chiara


Jim Donovan Literary
We represent both fiction (chiefly mystery/thriller, literary, mainstream) and nonfiction (American history and biography, military, popular culture, sports, health, and general narrative nonfiction).  We don’t represent screenplays, plays, poetry, religious books, children’s or middle grade books.
https://www.jimdonovanliterary.com/submissions


Joelle Delbou8rgo Associates Literary Agency
Fiction: fantasy (Jacquie only), middle-grade, mystery, new adult, science fiction (Jacquie only), thriller, young adult, upscale and/or quality commercial women’s fiction.  Non-fiction; biography, business and career, current events, health, history, memoir, narrative nonfiction, parenting, popular reference, psychology, popular culture, science.  Do not send us: category romance, Westerns, early reader and picture books, and/or screenplays.
https://www.delbourgo.com/submissions/


The Joy Harris Literary Agency
The Joy Harris Literary Agency seeks to represent works of literary fiction and non-fiction. Please email all submissions, comprised of a query letter and outline or sample chapter as an attachment, to submissions@joyharrisliterary.com, with “Query – [title of your work]” in the subject line. We do not accept poetry, screenplays, genre fiction, or self-help submissions at this time.
http://www.joyharrisliterary.com/contact

  

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Kimberley Cameron, AAR, Resse-Halsey
Non-fiction: culture, history, biography, self-help, spirituality. Mainstream & literary fiction, sci-fi.  All are welcome to submit. We prefer queries through our submission forms found on each agent’s profile, and we ask that you follow the guidelines below. Please query only one agent, if the agent feels another agent at our agency is a better fit, the submission will be shared internally.
http://kimberleycameron.com/submission-guidelines.php


Knight Agency
Seeks Romance: Contemporary, historical, time travel, paranormal sci-fi, romantic suspense, woman’s fiction, commercial fiction, literary fiction. For non-fiction, they seek–business, self help, finance, music, entertainment, media-related, pop culture, how to, psychology, travel, health, inspirational/religious/reference, and holiday books.   Scroll down to the “Agent Wish Lists” section on this page to see what our agents are currently looking for. Click the “Query Now” button for the agent you would like to query. Please only query if your manuscript is complete and edited.  The agents of The Knight Agency are currently looking for material in a wide spectrum of genres. However, we are NOT currently accepting screenplays.
https://knightagency.net/submissions/

 

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LA Literary Agency
Adult fiction and non-fiction.  We are always looking for talented writers and good books. As a boutique agency, we work closely with our clients from proposal through the publishing process. The Agency represents narrative nonfiction, history, memoirs, sports, biographies, cookbooks, lifestyle, health, psychology, science, parenting, business, literary and commercial fiction.  Like all agencies, we receive a great number of submissions.  Because of the volume, we cannot respond to all inquiries. However, we look at everything we receive and will call or email if we would like to see more material. 
https://www.laliteraryagency.com/submissions-1.html


Ladderbird
Accepting literary fiction, mainstream/commercial fiction, women’s fiction, fantasy, science fiction, crime novels, young adult sci-fi and fantasy, crime novels, young adult sci-fi and fantasy, young adult thrillers, young adult contemporary, non-fiction,   NOT seeking: historical fiction, middle grade, picture books, ​romance.
https://www.ladderbird.com/submissions.html


Laura Rennert, Literary Agency
Right now, on the children’s/YA side, I’m particularly seeking middle-grade fiction, YA fiction, and picture books by author-illustrators.  On the adult side, I’m seeking literary-commercial thrillers, police procedurals, and psychological suspense/horror.  I love the following: Contemporary fiction, Multicultural and diverse books, Genre fiction with real emotional power, Speculative fiction and alternate , histories/realities, Fantasy and paranormal, Thrillers, science fiction, and horror, Subversive fairy tales, Works that re-imagine classics or myths, Quirky picture books with humor, warmth, and heart, Works for younger and older readers that tell a great story using words and images in unexpected ways, Upmarket women’s fiction and literary-commercial historical fiction, Thrillers and psychological suspense/horror with unreliable narrators, Police procedurals and thrillers with street cred and authenticity, Works that explore hidden worlds and secret knowledge, Narrative risk-takers
https://www.laurajoyrennert.com/


Levine Greenberg Literary Agency Inc
Accepts fiction and non-fiction.  For fiction, we ask that you attach the first fifty pages of your novel along with your query, using the submission form on this website.
https://lgrliterary.com/submissions/


Linda Konner Literary Agency
Adult commercial non-fiction. health, diet and fitness, addictions, hot=to, relationships, parenting, women’s issues, personal finance, dating, love, marriage, divorce, self-help, popular psychology, career and business how-to, popular science, and more.
http://www.lindakonnerliteraryagency.com/submissions.html


Linda Roghaar Literary Agency
90% nonfiction 10% fiction. Handles everything but romance, horror, or sci-fi. We prefer e-queries. Please mention ‘query‘ in the subject line, and do not include attachments.
http://lindaroghaar.com/index.php/submission-guidelines/


Literary Group
Accepts 50% fiction and 50% non-fiction (specializes in true crime, military, history, biography, sports, how to). The Literary Group International welcomes the opportunity to consider serious new voices. The best way for you to represent your manuscript once it is on our desks is to present us with a polished, professional submission by following these guidelines exactly.
http://www.theliterarygroup.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=175&Itemid=225


Loretta Barret Books, Inc.
Fiction and non-fiction.  Loretta Barrett Books, Inc. represents a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction for general audiences. Our fiction ranges from commercial thrillers, mysteries, romantic suspense mainstream women’s and men’s fiction and more literary works, and our nonfiction encompasses genres such as history, biography, popular science and psychology, spirituality and religion, health and nutrition, women’s issues, narrative nonfiction, memoir, humor, sports, politics and current affairs, true crime, etc. While there are far more areas that hold an interest for us than there are not, we do feel it is best to leave certain, more specialized genres to agencies with such focuses. These include cookbooks, gardening books, children’s books, science fiction and fantasy novels, and historical romance.
http://www.lorettabarrettbooks.com/Content/Submission_Guidelines.asp


Lori Perkins Associates
10% of clients are new/unpublished. Accepts non-fiction (popular culture) and fiction (fantasy horror, dark literary and sci-fi).   We do NOT represent screenplays, short story collections or poetry.
http://lperkinsagency.com/#submissions  (keep scrolling all the way to the bottom of the page)


Lowenstein Associates
20% are new/unpublished. Lowenstein Associates is accepting submissions for outstanding literary and commercial fiction, young adult and middle grade novels, cozy mysteries, memoir and narrative nonfiction, as well as nonfiction authors who have a strong platform and are leading experts in their field, including business, women’s issues, psychology, health, science and social issues. We particularly welcome submissions from women, LGBTQ writers and writers of color.
https://lowensteinassociates.com/submissions/

 

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Manus & Associates Literary Agency
50% of clients are new/unpublished. Seeks women’s fiction, literary fiction, thrillers, narrative non-fiction, health, and sophisticated self help.
http://www.manuslit.com/flash/index.html (this site is all flash)


Margret McBride Literary Agency
Accepts fiction (legal, historical) and non-fiction (business, leadership, management,  Our Agency welcomes the opportunity to review your book ideas, and encourages you to submit a query letter or book proposal to us via email (staff@mcbridelit.com). In the subject line, please include your name and the title of your work.
http://www.mcbrideliterary.com/submission-guidelines


Maria Carvainis Agency
Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc. represents a wide range of fiction and non-fiction with special interest in literary and mainstream fiction, mystery and suspense, thrillers, historicals, contemporary women’s fiction, young adult and middle grade, memoir, biography, history, business, psychology, pop culture and popular science. If you would like to query the agency, please send a query letter, a synopsis of the work, first 5-10 pages, and note of any writing credentials.
https://www.mariacarvainisagency.com/submissions/


Marjacq
Accepts general and literary fiction with a particular interest in crime, thrillers, sci-fi and contemporary women’s fiction. Also accepts non-fiction and screenplays.  We accept submissions by email only.  We handle full-length fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. We will also look at factual TV and original screenplays. No children’s picture books, poetry, plays or musical theatre – sorry..  Please email your submission to the agent who you think is the best fit to consider your submission. You can see what our agents represent and what they’re looking for on the People page, and each agent’s email address is at the bottom of their page. 
http://www.marjacq.com/submissions.html


Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency
Fiction and nonfiction.  No screenplays.  For submissions of this nature please send single-sided, double-spaced hardcopy submissions that include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) .
http://meredithbernsteinliteraryagency.com/submission-guidelines/


Mic Cheetam Agency
Interested in edgy literary fiction, crime fiction, thrillers, historical fiction, and sci-fi / fantasy. New writers are advised to acquaint themselves with the work of the writers currently represented by the agency before submitting their own work.
http://miccheetham.com/submissions/


Michael Larsen Author Coaching
Non-fiction: how-to, self-help, business, humor, spirituality, technology. Author How to Write a Book Proposal, Literary Agents, Guerrilla Marketing for Writers.
http://larsenauthorcoaching.com/


Michael Meller Literary Agency (Germany)
Representation by a professional and reputable literature agency has many advantages for an author: It takes away numerous activities for which he often lacks time and / or experience for successful completion and is a constant and competent contact for the author in the ever-changing publishing landscape .  If you want to offer us a manuscript, please note the following: We mainly work together with the major publishers and are therefore looking for texts for the segments that appear there:fiction,Books for children and young readers, general non-fiction book,counselor.
https://www.melleragency.com/neue-autoren/

 

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Natash Kern Literary Agency
Fiction: commercial and literary, mainstream women’s, romance, historical, thrillers, suspense, and mysteries, mainstream sci-fi. Non-fiction: investigative journalism, health, science, women’s issues, parenting, spirituality, and more.
http://natashakernliterary.com/contact/


Nelson Literary Agency
Mr. Nelson is a former executive editor with Random House, Villard, Hyperion, and Harper Collins. Accepts fiction and non-fiction.  We are now accepting queries solely through QueryManager. To submit, please see below to review what each agent is looking to acquire. You may submit to only one agent of your choice—a pass from one is a pass from all of us here at NLA. When you’re ready to query, click the purple query button for the agent you have chosen. This will take you to that agent’s query form, where you will be asked to submit information.
https://nelsonagency.com/submission-guidelines/

 

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Paul and Peter Fritz
Specializes in the representation of English Language writing for publication in German. Also represents writers writing in German. 
http://fritzagency.com/index.php/en/


Paul S. Levine Literary Agency
Represents 30% non-fiction, 30% novels, 10% movie scripts, 30% TV scripts. No sci-fi, fantasy or horror. Adult non-fiction, commercial fiction.
https://paulslevinelit.com/submissions/


Perkins Agency
Fiction and Nonfiction.  We do NOT represent screenplays, poetry or short stories.
http://lperkinsagency.com/submission_guidelines


Peter Fraser and Dunlop
We read every submission we receive and aim to get back to you within eight weeks. However, because we receive a high number of submissions, we’re not always able to acknowledge receipt or offer detailed feedback.  Please carefully read our guidelines below before sending your submission. Information about the type of submissions our agents are looking for can be found on the dedicated agents page. Please note that we only accept submissions via email.
https://petersfraserdunlop.com/submissions/books/


Peter Lampack Agency
The Peter Lampack Agency no longer accepts material through conventional mail. When submitting, you should include a cover letter, author biography and a one or two page synopsis. Please do not send more than one sample chapter of your manuscript at a time. Due to the extremely high volume of submissions,we ask that you allow 4-6 weeks for a response. We do not charge a reading fee or any fee for office services.
https://www.peterlampackagency.com/submit


Philip G. Spitzer Literary Agency
General Fiction, Mystery, Suspense/Thriller, Fantasy/Science Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Biography, History, Travel, Children’s Books, Sports, African American, Politics, Current Events,  While our client list is full at this time, queries may be sent via email to kim.lombardini@spitzeragency.com.  Please include your proposal and first chapter in the body of the email. 


Pinder Lane & Garon-brooke Associates
​We prefer email to snail mail submissions, with samples in Microsoft Word.,  We will not consider multiple submissions, mss submitted to other agencies simultaneously.  A brief cover note with your experience, publishing credits and any interesting or pertinent facts, plus your contact information.  A synopsis and brief writing sample (no more than a chapter.) We prefer the chapter to be the first chapter of the manuscript.
https://www.pinderlaneandgaronbrooke.com/submissions 

   

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Rees Literary Agency
Accepts literary fiction and non-fiction (business, bio, and health). Founded in 1983, the Rees Literary Agency is renowned for its work with leading authors. We represent the following genres: literary and commercial fiction, memoirs, history, biography, business, young adult and middle grade, self-help, psychology and science. 
http://www.reesagency.com/


Richard Henshaw Group, LLC
We are currently looking for projects in these categories:   FICTION,  Mystery, Thriller, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Literature (Not part of our core business, but an occasional labor of love.), Horror (We are extremely selective owing to the limited market.)  NON-FICTION, Popular Culture, Popular Reference, Popular Science, Psychology, Sports, Business, Celebrity Biography, Current Events, Health, Popular History, How-to, Movies.  We do not represent children’s books, screenplays, short fiction, poetry, textbooks, scholarly works or coffee-table books.  We only consider works between 65,000-150,000 words.
https://richardhenshawgroup.com/about-2/


Roger Williams Agency
Looking for non-fiction projects in the following categories:  History and Military History, with and emphasis on American History, Biography, or Autobiography/Memoir
http://rogerwilliamsagency.com/what-i-look-for-when-i-receive-a-proposalagenting-demystified/


Ricia Mainhardt Agency
Represents literary and commercial fiction and trade non-fiction. Especially interested in: narrative non-fiction, biography and autobiography, history, popular culture, medicine and health, psychology, parenting, nature and environment, outdoors/adventure, women’s issues, cultural and ethnic issues. No children’s books, poetry, plays or screenplays.
http://www.ricia.com/submit.html


Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency
Please send query letter via regular mail with SASE, or via e-mail.   If requested, send proposal as a single Word doc attachment labeled the name of your book project. (Please do not send multiple, generically labeled attachments.) The agency does not accept submissions for screenplays, poetry, fiction, children’s or YA books. You should receive a response within two weeks
https://www.ritarosenkranzliteraryagency.com/submissions.html


Robert Lecker Agency
Specializes in books about entertainment, pop culture, popular science, food, and travel. 
http://www.leckeragency.com/submissions

 

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Sagalyn Literary Agency
Focuses on up-market non-fiction, business books and commercial fiction.  Please note that we specialize in quality non-fiction and mainstream fiction. We do not represent authors in a number of categories, e.g. romance, westerns and science fiction, and we do not represent poetry, children’s books, or screenplays. 
http://www.sagalyn.com/queries-submissions/


Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
Fiction: commercial and literary (no westerns, romance, fantasy, sci-fi) Non-fiction: history, psychology, health, business, spiritual, self-help. And children’s fiction/non-fiction 
https://dijkstraagency.com/submission-guidelines.php


Simenauer & Green Literary Agency
First and foremost, your submission should bring us a rip-roaring good, well-written story.  We are accepting very few fiction submissions right now. When we do, our favorite subjects include mysteries, crime, thrillers, suspense, action adventure, historical novels based on facts, and women’s interests.
http://sgliteraryagency.com/?p=47


Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
General non-fiction.  The agency does not represent screenplays.
http://www.greenburger.com/submissions/ 


Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency
85% non-fiction, 15% fiction. Nonfiction: spiritual, psychology, self-help, women/men’s issues, books by health experts (conventional and alternative), cookbooks, narrative non-fiction, natural science, nature, memoirs, cutting-edge journalism, travel, multicultural issues, parenting, lifestyle.  Fiction: sophisticated mainstream and literary fiction with a distinctive voice. We are also looking for edgy Young Adult fiction.
https://www.sarahjanefreymann.com/?page_id=3872


Seliteray, Galen, Ghosh
Lit agent for books.   
http://www.sgglit.com/submissions.htm


Serendipity Literary Agency
Represent 60% non-fiction (actively seeking African-American non-fiction, computer books, and juvenile books0 and 40% novels.  
http://www.serendipitylit.com/   (use Submissions menu for type of submission)


The Seymour Agency
Fiction and non-fiction (see each agent for query type)
https://www.theseymouragency.com/Submissions.html


Sheree Bykofsky Associates Literary Agency
Accepts literary and commercial adult fiction and non-fiction (popular reference, business, self-help, humor, biography, memoir, women’s, spiritual, health, fitness, multicultural, parenting, gay/lesbian, and cooking. 
http://www.shereebee.com/book-proposals-at-a-glance/  (scroll down to Book Proposals at a Glance) 


Speciality Book Marketing
Accepts Children’s and middle-grad fiction and non-fiction.  Our literary agency is small and select. We will consider inquiries for: Children’s, Middle Grade, and YA Nonfiction , special interest nonfiction, illustrated or not, provided the author is a credible authority or student of the subject matter and material is from primary sources.
https://www.specialtybooks.com/Service/Information.htm


Spectrum Literary Agency
Represents new and established writers of non-fiction and novels. Agent Lucieene Driver handles 95% fiction and accepts queries for sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, suspense, and romance.
http://www.spectrumliteraryagency.com/instructions.htm


The Spieler Agency
Non-fiction and literary fiction.  If your book is non-fiction, and we would like to know more about it, we will ask you to send us a proposal. If you’ve never prepared one—or even if you have—you may want to have a look at one of the many websites that offer information about crafting a proper proposal. You may also wish to read Michael Larsen’s How To Write a Book Proposal, which is still the Gold Standard on this topic.
https://thespieleragency.com/submissions/


Stephen Pevner Inc.
Specializes in motion pictures, novels, humor, pop culture, urban fiction, and independent filmmakers  Animation, Books, Commercials, Direct-to-Video, Documentaries, Feature Films, Internet Content, Mobile Content, Music Videos, Theatre, Television, and Special events.
No Poetry and Short Stories..
https://stephenpevnerinc.wordpress.com/submissions/


Stimola Literary Studio
Preschool through young adult fiction and non-fiction.  Please see our AGENTS page to select the agent to whom you wish to submit. Please do not query multiple agents. If your project is better suited to another agent at the Studio, we are happy to share with each other. 
http://www.stimolaliterarystudio.com/#/Submissions


Strachan Literary Agency
Fiction: Primarily literary fiction and upmarket commercial. In general no genre fiction, however will consider fiction with crossover potential if beautifully written. Nonfiction: Narrative nonfiction, including memoirs and travel writing. Will consider other nonfiction projects if quirky or interesting.  Particularly interested in “single subject” books (think SALT, or COD, or MAUVE, etc.) Children’s: High quality YA or middle grade fiction. No picture books.  What we don’t handle: Most genre fiction (romance, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers) unless highly literary, Children’s picture books, Poetry, Screenplays
http://www.strachanlit.com/interests


Stuart Krichevsky Agency
Areas of interest include history, adventure, politics and current affairs, biography, science & natural history, technology & culture, business and memoir. Our fiction list includes authors of literary, commercial, and young adult fiction.
http://skagency.com/submission-guidelines/ 


The Stuart Agency
The Stuart Agency is a full-service literary agency representing a wide range of high-quality nonfiction and fiction, from Pulitzer Prize winners and entertainment figures to journalists, public intellectuals, academics and novelists.  We serve as creative and business partners to our clients through all stages of the publishing process. Our goal is to maximize the potential of their intellectual property across a variety of media — from books, film and television to magazine and electronic formats.
http://www.stuartagency.com/submissions.html


Susijn Agency
The agency’s focus is on authors with international appeal, selling rights worldwide. We represent authors writing in various different languages. Represents fiction and no-fiction. Specializes in international works, selling world rights, representing non-English language writing as well and English.
http://www.thesusijnagency.com/aboutus.htm

 

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Ted Weinstein Literary Management
Seeks non-fiction only in these areas: current affairs, politics, biography, history, business, science, technology, environment, pop culture, lifestyle, travel, self-help, health and medicine 
https://www.twliterary.com/submissions/


Toni Lopopolo Literary Management
Fiction:  Query letter, synopsis, first five pages of first chapter, and description of fiction writing studies.  No attachments, please. Just the email.  Nonfiction:  Query describing project and writer’s credentials.  Please let us know if you have a formal book proposal and sample chapters.
https://lopopololiterary.com/submissions/


Transatlantic Agency
Transatlantic Agency is a North American, full-service literary agency recognized in the industry for integrity, passion and commitment. Transatlantic specializes in career management for writers and illustrators, covering domestic and international rights, speaking engagements, film/TV and content development, ranging from commercial to literary fiction and nonfiction of all types and for all ages.  Transatlantic agents do not handle stage plays, musicals or screenplays (except those related to the book-to-tv/film projects of their clients).
https://transatlanticagency.com/agents/submissions/


Trident Media Group
Our literary agency is actively seeking new or established authors in a variety of genres and categories of both fiction and non-fiction
https://www.tridentmediagroup.com/submissions/

 

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Union Literary (Elisabeth McHugh)
Accepts most fiction (except SF/Fantasy, Horror, Children’s Books) and all areas of non-fiction, such as Animals, anthropology, biographies, parenting, cooking/nutrition, education, gardening, military, finance, recreation, alternative medicine, and others.  Please be sure to read and consider the agent bios when submitting to the agency, and only submit to the agent you think will best respond to the work. If we think it’s a better fit for someone else within the agency, we will happily refer it to them.
https://www.unionliterary.com/submissions

 

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Authors who wish to contact us regarding potential representation should send a query letter with the first three chapters (or about 25 pages) pasted into the body of the message to queriesvsa@gmail.com.  We will only accept queries via email. Query letters should describe the project and the author in the body of a single, one-page email that does not contain any attached files. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please paste the first three chapters of your manuscript (or about 25 pages, and feel free to round up to a chapter break) into the body of your email.
https://www.victoriasanders.com/submissions


Vines Agency
Fiction (women’s romantic suspense, historical, supernatural thrillers, mainstream fiction, literary, political thrillers, and legal thrillers) and commercial non-fiction.
http://www.vinesagency.com/

  

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Wade & Co Literary Agency
New proposals for full length adult and young adult books (excluding children’s books or poetry) are always welcome. We much prefer to receive queries and submissions by email, although we do, of course, accept proposals by post. There is no need to telephone in advance.
http://www.rwla.com/submissions.html


Wales Literary Agency
Narrative non-fiction and literary fiction. Non-fiction projects that have cultural or political impact. Elizabeth Wales accepts books designed for a female readership. No genre fiction, westerns, romance, sci-fi or horror. Has a special interest in Pacific Rim, West Coast, and Pacific Northwest stories.
http://waleslit.com/submissions/


The Wallace Literary Agency
http://wallaceliteraryagency.com/


Watkins/Loomis Agency
Specializes in literary fiction, biography, memoir, and political journalism. Our list includes Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur Fellows, recipients of the American Book Award, PEN American Center Lifetime Achievement Award, National Book Award, and James Beard Award, among others.
http://watkins-loomis.squarespace.com/contact


Waxman Literary Agency
Accepts narrative non-fiction, literary and commercial fiction, memoir, sports, business, culture, health and fitness.  We are not accepting submissions for middle grade or children’s books, screenplays, or illustrations.
https://www.waxmanliteraryagency.com/new-page-1


Wendy Schmalz Agency
Adult fiction and non-fiction. We accept e-mail queries only. Please include a synopsis in the body of the e-mail. Do not attach the manuscript or sample chapters. We respond to queries only if we’re interested in reading the manuscript. If you do not receive a reply within two weeks, it means your manuscript is not right for us.
http://www.schmalzagency.com/Submissions.html


Wendy Sherman Associates Literary Management
In search of quality fiction, thrillers, suspense, narrative non-fiction, practical non-fiction, memoir, human drama. 15-20% of clients are new/unpublished. Seeks fiction (literary and quality/quality women’s fiction, and suspense) and non-fiction (narrative , popular psychology, and parenting)
https://www.wsherman.com/submission-guidelines/


WM Clark Associates
Mainstream literary fiction and non-fiction in the following areas” Memoirs, pop culture, current events. 
https://www.wmclark.com/contact/


William Morris Agency
Fiction and no-fiction. Include synopsis and publication history. WME does not have agent contact specifics or guidelines on its site. As with most agencies you should query first after tracking down the contact information for the agent you are interested in.
http://wmeentertainment.com/offices/


Writers House Literary Agency
50% of clients are new/unpublished. Specializes in all types of popular fiction and non-fiction, everything you might find in a bookstore. Query. Clients include Nora Roberts, V.C. Andrews, Stephen Hawking, Ken Follett, and Heinrich Boll.50% of clients are new/unpublished. Specializes in all types of popular fiction and non-fiction, everything you might find in a bookstore. Query. Clients include Nora Roberts, V.C. Andrews, Stephen Hawking, Ken Follett, and Heinrich Boll. 
http://www.writershouse.com/submissions

  

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The Zack Company Literary Agency
Andrew Zack non-fiction and commercial fiction, esp. thrillers of every type. The Zack Company is currently seeking new authors on the following Nonfiction subjects: Politics,, Military, Current Affairs/Events, Defense/National Security/Intelligence, Politics. I am also looking for works that might be complementary to those subject areas, specifically books having to do with the following  Science & Technology, Science & Nature, especially with an environmental or ecological angle, Popular Science, Aviation, Journalistic nonfiction of an investigative nature, Women’s Issues, from a woman’s right to choose to breaking through the glass-ceiling at work, True Crime
https://www.zackcompany.com/how-to-query-us/

  

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