US Literary Agencies

The oldest literary agency in the United States was established in 1893.

Since that time, the industry has grown to such an extent that there are now believed to be over 1000 literary agencies across the country. This in itself makes collating them into a database a challenging enterprise for anyone.

To help writers see a condensed list of agencies to contact, those that charge a reading fee have been excluded from this list.

However those that do not accept unsolicited manuscripts have been included. Their doors are only open to writers who are referred to them, or via pitch events.

Where they do not have a main agency account on Twitter, the individual accounts of their literary agents are provided instead. But please do not pitch them on Twitter. Always stick to the individual requirements of the agency.

If you are unsure of any of the genre and sub-genre categories, a guide to the definitions can be found here.

This extensive list was compiled by visiting each of their websites, to ensure the very latest submission policies are detailed below.

Unless otherwise indicated these 134 US literary agencies are based in New York.

To view their website, send them an e-mail, or follow them on Twitter, simply click on the relevant links provided.

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Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises

The agency is based in Portland, Oregon.

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Children's Books | Picture Books | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoirs | Women's Issues | Self-Help | Parenting | Social Issues | Psychology | Popular Culture | History | Biography | Lifestyle | Health | Cookery | Gardening | Gift Books

Does not accept: Romance, Horror, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Westerns, Adventure, Spy Fiction, Apocalyptic, Religious, Techno Thrillers, or Poetry.

E-mail submissions only: Genre specified.

Fiction | Non-Fiction: b.amster.assistant@gmail.com

Children's Books | YA: b.amster.kidsbooks@gmail.com

Address to 'Submissions' and manuscript will be passed to a suitable agent.

Fiction | YA: Query letter, and the first 3 pages.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, and the full proposal.

Picture Books: Query letter, and the full manuscript.

All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

The agency also has an office in Los Angeles.

Twitter: Literary agents Betsy Amster @BetsyAmster

 

APA Talent & Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

The agency has offices in New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles.

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

 

Barer Literary, LLC

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Thrillers, Romance, Children's Books, Health & Fitness, Sports, Business & Finance, Cookery, or Reference.

Postal submissions: Barer Literary LLC, 20 West 20th Street, Suite 601, New York, NY 10011

E-mail submissions: submissions@barerliterary.com

Address to only agent currently accepting:

Julie Barer: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Query letter only (within the body of an e-mail). Send an SASE if mailing.

Twitter: @barerliterary

 

Jennifer Azantian Literary Agency

The agency is based in San Diego, California.

Genres: Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Psychological Horror | New Adult | Middle Grade | YA

E-mail submissions only: queries@azantianlitagency.com

Address to sole agent:

Jennifer Azantian: Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Psychological Horror | New Adult | Middle Grade | YA

In New Adult, MG, and YA, Jennifer is particularly looking for psychological horror.

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 10-15 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Subject heading of e-mail:

Put 'Referred' if a fellow agent or publisher has informed you to contact her.

Put 'Requested' if Jennifer herself asked for your submission via a conference or convention.

Put 'Exclusive' if you are waiting for her to respond before contacting any other agencies.

Twitter: Literary agents Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian

 

Loretta Barret Books, Inc.

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Thrillers | Mysteries | Romantic Suspense | Women’s Fiction | Non-Fiction | History | Biography | Popular Science | Psychology | Spirituality | Religion | Health & Nutrition | Women’s Issues | True Crime | Memoir | Humor | Sports | Politics | Current Affairs

Does not accept: Children's Books, Cookery, Gardening, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, or Historical Romance.

Postal submissions: Loretta Barrett Books, Inc. 220 East 23rd Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10010

E-mail submissions: Query@lorettabarrettbooks.com

Addressed to one agent only:

Loretta A. Barrett: Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Thrillers | Non-Fiction | Psychology | Science and Technology | Religion | Spirituality | Current Events | History | Politics | Women’s Issues | Memoir

Nick Mullendore: Literary Fiction | Scientific Thrillers | Noir | Non-Fiction | Politics | Current Affairs | Science | Popular Culture | Sports

Jennifer Didik: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | History | Baseball | Memoir | Current Events | Politics

Query letter, synopsis, a chapter outline (for both Fiction and Non-Fiction), and an SAE. If an electronic query, then all content within the body of e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

 

The Bent Agency

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Women's | Romance | Historical | New Adult |  YA | Middle Grade | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Children's

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified

Jenny Bent: Literary | Commercial | Women's | Historical | Romance | Ghost Stories | Suspense | Crime | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Humor | Memoir | queries@thebentagency.com

Susan Hawk: Children's Books | YA | kidsqueries@thebentagency.com

Molly Ker Hawn: YA | Middle Grade | hawnqueries@thebentagency.com

Gemma Cooper: Chapter Books | Middle Grade | Picture Books | YA | Children's Non-Fiction | cooperqueries@thebentagency.com

Beth Phelan: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Lifestyle | Food | LGBT | Pets & Animals | Humor | Popular Culture | phelanqueries@thebentagency.com

Nicole Steen: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Narrative Non-Fiction | Memoir | steenqueries@thebentagency.com

Victoria Lowes: Historical Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Women's | Contemporary Romance | Humor | New Adult | YA | lowesqueries@thebentagency.com

Victoria is only representing 'digital-first' titles.

Brooks Sherman: Commercial | Historical | Crime | Fantasy | Suspense | Thrillers | Middle Grade | YA | Picture Books | Non-Fiction | Humor | Memoir | Popular Culture | brooks@thebentagency.com

Heather Flaherty: Middle Grade | New Adult | YA | Non-Fiction | Teen Memoir | Popular Culture | Humor | flahertyqueries@thebentagency.com

Louise Fury: Currently closed to unsolicited queries

Fiction | Non-Fiction: Query letter, and the first 10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

Picture Books: Query letter, and the complete text. All within the body of an e-mail.

Illustrators: Query letter, website link to work, and 2-3 samples as JPEGs or PDFs.

Twitter: Literary agents Jenny Bent @jennybent  Susan Hawk @susanhawk  Molly Ker Hawn @mollykh  Gemma Cooper @gemma_cooper  Louise Fury @louisefury  Beth Phelan @beth_phelan  Victoria Lowes @torilowes  Brooks Sherman @byobrooks  Heather Flaherty @HeddaFlaherty

 

BJ Robbins Literary Agency

The agency is based in Los Angeles, California.

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Does not represent: Science-Fiction, Horror, Romance, Westerns, Techno-Thrillers, Screenplays, or Poetry.

Postal submissions: BJ Robbins Literary Agency, 5130 Bellaire Avenue, N. Hollywood, CA 91607

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

BJ Robbins: General Fiction | Mysteries | Non-Fiction | Biography | Sports | African-American | Science | Popular Culture | Health | History | Travel | Memoir | robbinsliterary@gmail.com

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and the first 50 pages.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, bio, a book proposal, and 2 sample chapters.

If sending electronically, all material must be pasted into the email. No attachments will be opened.

If mailing the submission, include an SASE.

 

Annie Bomke Literary Agency

Genres: Literary Fiction | Historical Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | YA | Non-Fiction | Self-Help | Business | Humor | Current Events | Cookery | Memoir | Family | Health & Diet | Spirituality | Psychology | History

Does not accept: Children's Books, or Poetry.

Postal submissions: Annie Bomke Literary Agency, P. O. Box 3759, San Diego, CA 92163

E-mail submissions: submissions@abliterary.com

Address to sole agent:

Annie Bomke

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, the first 2 chapters, and an SASE if mailing.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, full proposal, and an SASE if mailing.

Twitter: @ABLiterary  

 

BookEnds, LLC

Genres: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Put the 'Genre' in the subject heading.

Jessica Faust: Mysteries (including Cozies) | Thrillers (including Psychological) | Suspense (including Romantic) | Historical | Sports-Themed Romance | Women's Fiction | Strong Female Protagonist Fiction | YA |

Kim Lionetti: Historical & Contemporary Romance | Women's Fiction | Cozy Mysteries | Contemporary New Adult | YA | JFsubmissions@bookends-inc.com

Jessica Alvarez: Women's Fiction | Romance (no paranormal) | Romantic Suspense | Female-Focused Erotica | JAsubmissions@bookends-inc.com

Moe Ferrara: Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Historical & Contemporary Romance | LGBTQ Romance | Middle Grade | YA | MFsubmissions@bookends-inc.com

Beth Campbell: Urban Fantasy | Science-Fiction | Suspense | Romantic Suspense | Mysteries | Diverse Characters in Fiction | YA | BCsubmissions@bookends-inc.com

Query letter only (within the body of an e-mail). If interested the agency will request sample chapters.

Twitter: Literary agents Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica  Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim  Jessica Alvarez @AgentJessicaA  Beth Campell @Campbele_E  Moe Ferrara @inthesestones

 

The Booker Albert Literary Agency

The agency is based in York, Pennsylvania.

Genres: Romance | Historical Fiction | Fantasy | New Adult | Middle Grade | YA

E-mail submissions only: query@thebookeralbertagency.com

Put 'Query: Name of Book and Author' and 'Name of Agent to Query'

Brittany Booker: Romance | Fantasy | Erotica | New Adult | MG | YA

Jordy Albert: Romance | Paranormal | Middle Grade | New Adult | YA

Query letter (including genre and word count), synopsis, and the first 10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Font must be 12 point Times New Roman.

Twitter: Literary agents Brittany Booker @bookers_32  Jordy Albert @bluedragonfly81  Samantha Farkas @SamBFarkas

 

Books & Such Literary Agency

The agency is based in Santa Rosa, California.

Genres: Fiction | YA | Middle Grade | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions: representation@booksandsuch.biz

Put in subject heading the 'Name of Preferred Agent.'

Janet Kobobel Grant: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Wendy Lawton: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Mary Keeley: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Rachel Kent: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

Rachelle Gardner: Fiction | Teens | Non-Fiction

Query letter only. No attachments will be opened. If interested they will request more material.

Twitter: Literary agents Janet Grant @JanetKGrant  Rachelle Gardner @RachelleGardner  Wendy Lawton @wendylawton  Mary Keeley @marygkeeley  Rachel Kent @RachelLKent

 

Georges Borchardt, Inc

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

*No unsolicited manuscripts* 

 

Bradford Literary Agency

The agency is based in San Diego, California.

Genres: Women's Fiction | Romance | Historical Fiction | Suspense | Mysteries & Thrillers | Urban Fantasy | Erotic Fiction | Children's Books | YA | Non-Fiction | Business | Relationships | Biography | Memoir | Self-Help | Parenting | Narrative Humor

Does not accept: Horror, Westerns, New Age, Religion, Crafts, Cookery, or Poetry.

E-mail submissions only: queries@bradfordlit.com

Put 'QUERY: Title of Manuscript' in the subject heading, and address to one agent only:

Laura Bradford: Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Suspense | Paranormal | Romance | Mysteries & Thrillers | Erotic | Urban Fantasy | YA | Select Non-Fiction

Natalie Fischer Lakosil: Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Multi-Cultural | Paranormal | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Thrillers | Dark Contemporary | Romance | Children's Books | Picture Books | Middle Grade | Select Non-Fiction

Sarah LaPolla: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Science-Fiction | Mysteries | Magical Realism | Middle Grade | YA

For Laura, Natalie, and Sarah:

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and a sample chapter. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Non-Fiction: Full proposal, synopsis, and a sample chapter. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Twitter: Literary agents Laura Bradford @bradfordlit  Natalie Fischer Lakosil @Natalie_Lakosil  Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla

 

Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Inc.

Genres: Fiction | Children's Books | Middle Grade | YA | Illustrators | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Put 'Query' and 'Name of Preferred Agent' in the subject heading.

Andrea Brown: Fiction | Children's Books | Illustrators | andrea@andreabrownlit.com

Laura Rennert: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Fantasy | Paranormal | Multi-Cultural | Thrillers | Science-Fiction | Horror | Gothic | Steampunk | Subversive Fairy Tales | lauraqueries@gmail.com

Caryn Wiseman: Children's Books | Middle Grade | Picture Books | YA | Non-Fiction | caryn@andreabrownlit.com

Jennifer Rofé: Children's Books | Middle Grade | Picture Books | YA | Urban Fantasy | Science-Fiction | jennifer@andreabrownlit.com

Kelly Sonnack: Children's Books | Illustrators | Middle Grade | Picture Books | YA | Graphic Novels | Thrillers | Light Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Non-Ficion | kelly@andreabrownlit.com

*Kelly is currently closed to unsolicited queries. She is due to reopen later in 2014*

Jennifer Laughran: YA | Middle Grade | jennL@andreabrownlit.com

Jamie Weiss Chilton: Children's Books | Teens | Picture Books | jamie@andreabrownlit.com

Jennifer Mattson: Children's Books | Middle Grade | Picture Books | YA | jmatt@andreabrownlit.com

Fiction: Query letter, and the first 10 pages.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, a proposal, and a sample chapter.

Illustrators: Query letter, 2-3 illustration samples as JPEGs, and a link to online portfolio.

Picture Books: Query letter, and the full manuscript.

Graphic Novels: Query letter, summary, and 2-3 sample page spreads as JPEG or PDF documents.

All queries must be within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

The agency has offices in New York, San Diego, Chicago, and San Francisco.

Twitter: Literary agents Kelly Sonnack @KSonnack  Jamie Weiss Chilton @jwchilton

 

Pema Browne Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Illustrators | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions only: Pema Browne Ltd, 71 Pine Road, Woodbourne NY 12788

Address to sole agent:

Pema Browne: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Illustrators | Non-Fiction

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SASE.

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Kimberley Cameron & Associates

The agency is based in Tiburon, California.

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: info@kimberleycameron.com

Put 'Author Submission' in the subject heading.

Address to one agent only:

Kimberley Cameron: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Elizabeth Kracht: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | YA | Non-Fiction | Pets | Memoir | Well-Being

Ethan Vaughan: Fantasy | Science-Fiction | Historical Fiction | Political Fiction | Women's Fiction | Non-Fiction

Pooja Menon: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Women's Fiction | Fantasy | YA | Non-Fiction | Adventure & Travel | Memoir | Journalism | Self-Help

Query letter (within the body of an e-mail), synopsis, and the first 50 pages. Both as Word or PDF documents.

Twitter: Literary agents Elizabeth Kracht @ElizabethKracht  Ethan Vaughan @evaughanmail  Pooja Menon @FriscoDreamer  

 

Maria Carvainis Agency

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Does not represent: Picture Books, Science-Fiction, or Poetry.

Postal submissions: Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc., Attention: Query Department, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2320, New York, NY 10020

E-mail submissions: mca@mariacarvainisagency.com

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and 2 sample chapters.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, bio, and a book proposal.

Mark all queries for the attention of the 'Query Department' and it will be passed to a suitable agent.

Twitter: Literary agents Elizabeth Copps @escopps

 

CK Webber Associates Literary Management

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Picture Books, Easy Readers, Poetry, Curriculum Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Address to sole agent:

Carlie Webber: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Science-Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Suspense | Romance | Fantasy | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoir | carlie@ckwebber.com

Put 'Query' in the subject heading. Any queries without this will be deleted.

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 30 pages. Within the body of an e-mail. Or as a Word or PDF attachment.

Twitter: @carliebeth

 

The Doe Coover Agency

Genres: Fiction | Children's Books | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: The Doe Coover Agency, P.O. Box 668, Winchester, MA 01890

E-mail submissions: info@doecooveragency.com

Address to one agent:

Doe Coover: Non-Fiction | Cookbooks | Business Books | Health | Social Issues | Medicine | Science | History | Popular Reference | Family Psychology

Colleen Mohyde: Literary Fiction | Non-Fiction | Biography | Business | Health | Sports | Psychology | Music | History | Politics

All agents:

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, bio, and the first 50 pages.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, a proposal, a bio, a table of contents, and the marketing potential.

Picture Books: Query letter, synopsis, and the full manuscript.

Attachments are fine. Send an SASE if mailing.

 

Jill Corcoran Literary Agency

The agency is based in Rolling Hills Estate, California.

Genres: Picture Books | Chapter Books | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

The agency only takes on clients based on referrals, or those that attend the 'A Path to Publishing' video chat platform.

Twitter: Literary agents Jill Corcoran @JillCorcoran

 

Cornerstone Literary Agency, Inc

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Cornerstone Literary Inc., 4525 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 208, Los Angeles, CA 90010

E-mail submissions: info@cornerstoneliterary.com

Put 'Query' in the subject heading.

Address to only agent currently accepting:

Helen Breitwieser: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Horror | Romance | Mysteries & Thrillers | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Cookery | Entertainment | Health & Fitness | Travel | Women's Issues | Multi-Cultural

Query letter, and the first 10 pages. Both within the body of an e-mail. Send an SASE if mailing.

Twitter: Literary agent Helen Breitwieser @HelenBreit

 

Corvisiero Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | Picture Books | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: query@corvisieroagency.com

Put 'Query for' and the 'Name of Preferred Agent' in the subject heading.

Marisa A. Corvisiero: Romance | Thrillers | Paranormal | Fantasy | Science-Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Spiritual | Self-Improvement | Parenting | Science | Cookery | Business

Saritza Hernandez: Romance | Steampunk | Paranormal | Fantasy | Science-Fiction | Historical | Erotica | YA

Marisa and Saritza: Query letter, synopsis, and the first 5 pages as a Word document attachment.

Brittany Howard: Currently closed to all submissions

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 5 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Twitter: @CorvisieroLit

 

Curtis Brown Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Children's Books | Illustrators | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Postal submissions: Curtis Brown Ltd, Attn: Query Department, Ten Astor Place, New York, NY 10003

Address to one agent only:

Noah Ballard: Literary | Thrillers | Non-Fiction | Narrative | nb@cbltd.com

Query letter and the first 10 pages.

Ginger Clark: Sci-Fi | Fantasy | Paranormal Romance | Literary Horror | Middle Grade | YA | gc@cbltd.com

Query letter only.

Kerry D’Agostino: Literary | Commercial | Non-Fiction | Narrative | Memoir | kd@cbltd.com

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters.

Katherine Fausset: Literary | Commercial | Non-Fiction | Journalism | Popular Science | Narrative | Memoir | kf@cbltd.com

Query letter and the full manuscript as a Word or PDF attachment. If sending Non-Fiction send the entire proposal as an attachment.

Steve Kasdin: Historical | Mysteries | Thrillers | Romantic Suspense | YA | Non-Fiction | Narrative | History | Current Affairs | Biography | skasdin@cbltd.com

Query letter, synopsis, bio, and the first 50 pages as a Word or PDF attachment.

Mitchell Waters: Literary | Commercial | Mysteries | YA | Non-Fiction | History | Biography | Self-Help | Cookery | Popular Culture | Memoir | mswaters@cbltd.com

Query letter, synopsis, bio, and the first 50 pages as a Word or PDF attachment. If sending Non-Fiction send the entire proposal as an attachment.

Twitter: @CurtisBrownLtd

 

D4EO Literary Agency

The agency is based in Weston, Connecticut.

Genres: Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Science-Fiction | Romance | Crime Fiction | Graphic Novels | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Only 3 agents currently accepting:

Bob Diforio: Fiction | Non-Fiction | bob@d4eo.com

Query letter, and sample chapters or a proposal. All within the body of an e-mail.

Prefers to only see queries from writers with published works, or based on a referral from an existing client.

Mandy Hubbard: Middle Grade | YA | Mandy.Hubbard.queries@gmail.com

Put 'Query: Book Title' in the subject heading.

Query letter, and the first 5 pages. Both within the body of an e-mail.

Bree Ogden: Historical Fiction | Science-Fiction | Horror | Crime Fiction | Romance | Graphic Novels | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Humor | Art | bree@d4eo.com

Query letter, and the first 5 pages. Both within the body of an e-mail.

Pam van Hylckama Vlieg: Romance | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Popular Science | Popular Culture | querypamvhv@gmail.com

Query letter, synopsis, and the first chapter, or proposal if sending non-fiction. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Twitter: Literary agents Bob Diforio @d4eo  Mandy Hubbard @MandyHubbard  Kristen Miller @AgentKristin  Bree Ogden @breeogden  Pam van Hylckama Vlieg @BookaliciousPam

 

Daniel Literary Group (DLG)

The agency is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Genres: Non-Fiction | Business | Popular Culture | Biography | Social Issues | Religion & Spirituality | Memoir

E-mail submissions only: submissions@danielliterarygroup.com

Address to sole agent:

Greg Daniel

Query letter, a proposal, comparable books, and a bio. All within the body of an e-mail.

Twitter: Literary agent Greg Daniel @DanielLiterary

 

Darhansoff & Verrill Literary Agents

Genres: Fiction | Children's Books | Middle Grade | YA | Graphic Novels | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Darhansoff and Verrill, 236 West 26th Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10001

E-mail submissions: submissions@dvagency.com

Address to one agent:

Liz Darhansoff: Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction

Chuck Verrill: Suspense | Non-Fiction

Michele Mortimer: Literary Fiction | Women's Fiction | Crime | Mysteries & Thrillers | YA | Children's Books | Middle Grade | Non-Fiction | Sports | Lifestyle | Food | Cookery | Women's Issues | Popular Culture | Technology | Music | Graphic Novels

Query letter only. If interested agency will request more materials.

 

Liza Dawson Associates Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | Illustrators | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Liza Dawson Associates, 350 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2003, New York, NY 10001

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Liza Dawson: Literary Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Historical Fiction | Non-Fiction | History | Psychology | Politics | Parenting | Memoir | queryliza@LizaDawsonAssociates.com

Query letter only.

Caitlin Blasdell: Commercial Fiction | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Mysteries & Thrillers | Women's Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | queryCaitlin@LizaDawsonAssociates.com

Query letter only.

Anna Olswanger: Children's Books | Middle Grade | Illustrators | YA | Non-Fiction | Judaica | queryanna@LizaDawsonAssociates.com

Query letter, and the first 5 pages. Both within the body of an e-mail.

Havis Dawson: Thrillers | Fantasy | Southern Fiction | Non-Fiction | Military | Business | Spiritual | Self-Help | queryhavis@LizaDawsonAssociates.com

Query letter, and the first 5-10 pages as a Word or PDF document.

Hannah Bowman: Commercial Fiction | Science-Fiction | Romance | Fantasy | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | YA | Non-Fiction | Mathmatics | Science | Spirtuality | queryHannah@LizaDawsonAssociates.com

Query letter only.

Judith Engracia: Fantasy | Steampunk | Paranormal | Middle Grade | YA | queryJudith@LizaDawsonAssociates.com

Query letter only.

Twitter: @LizaDawsonAssoc

 

The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency 

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Jennifer De Chiara: Literary | Commercial | Women's | Mysteries | Thrillers | Children's Books | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Health | Memoir | Celebrity | Popular Culture | Screenplays | jenndec@aol.com

Stephen Fraser: Fiction | Picture Books | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Art History | Travel | Film | stephenafraser@verizon.net

Marie Lamba: Commercial | Women's | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoir | marie.jdlit@gmail.com

Linda Epstein: Literary | Commercial | Steampunk | Fantasy | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Parenting | Spirituality | Cookery | linda.p.epstein@gmail.com

Jennifer, Stephen, Marie and Linda:

Fiction: Query letter and the first 20 pages. All within the body of the e-mail.

Non-Fiction: Query letter and the entire proposal attached as a Word document.

Screenplays: Query letter, logline, and a 150 word pitch

Roseanne Wells: Literary | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Smart Detective Books | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Narrative | Science | Memoir | Self-Improvement | History | Travel | Humor | Cookery | Religion | queryroseanne@gmail.com

Query letter and the first 10 pages. All within the body of the e-mail.

Twitter: Literary agents Jennifer De Chiara @4writers

 

Defiore and Company

Genres: Fiction | Children's Books | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Defiore and Company, 47 East 19th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10003

E-mail submissions: Agent specfied.

Put 'Query' and in the subject heading.

Brian DeFiore: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Popular Culture | Science | Sports | Self-Help | Cookery | Lifestyle | Humor | Querybrian@defioreandco.com

Query letter only (within the body of an e-mail).

Laurie Abkemeier: Narrative Non-Fiction | History | Science | Medicine | Nature | Sociology | LMA@defioreandco.com

Query letter only (within the body of an e-mail).

Kate Garrick: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Narrative Non-Fiction | kate@defioreandco.com

Query letter, bio, and the first 5 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

Adam Schear: Literary Fiction | Historical Fiction | Thrillers | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoirs | Politics | Science | Popular Culture | Current Events | AJS@defioreandco.com

Query letter, bio, and the first 5 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

Debra Goldstein: Non-Fiction | Health | Mind, Body and Spirit | submissions@defioreandco.com

Query letter only (within the body of an e-mail).

Matthew Elblonk: Literary Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Music | Humor | Science | matthew@defioreandco.com

Query letter, bio, and the first 5 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

Caryn Karmatz Rudy: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Non-Fiction | Lifestyle | Parenting | Women's Issues | Memoir | ckr@defioreandco.com

Query letter, bio, and the first 5 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

Meredith Kaffel: Literary Fiction | Women's Fiction | Thrillers | Children's Books | Middle Grade | YA | Picture Books | Illustrators | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Humor | History | Relationships | Psychology | Sociology | Technology | Science | meredith@defioreandco.com

Query letter, bio, and the first 5 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. Illustrators send a link to online portfolio.

Twitter: Literary agents Brian DeFiore @DeFiore  Laurie Abkemeier @LaurieAbkemeier  Kate Garrick @kategarrick  Adam Schear @adamschear  Debra Goldstein @TheIndieMom  Matthew Elblonk @Nerktwin  Caryn Karmatz Rudy @ckragent  Meredith Kaffel @mere215    

 

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

The agency is based in Del Mar, California.

Genres: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Sandra Dijkstra: Referrals only

Elise Capron: Referrals only

Jill Marr: Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Historical Fiction | Non-Fiction | Self-Help | Inspirational | Cookery | Memoir | History | Sports | Current Events | Health & Nutrition | Popular Culture | Humor | Music | jmsubmissions@dijkstraagency.com

Thao Le: Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Horror | YA | thao@dijkstraagency.com

Roz Foster:  Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Science-Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Sociology | Politics | History | Science | Design | Current Affairs | Business | Cultural Studies | roz@dijkstraagency.com

Jessica Watterson: Romance | New Adult | jessica@dijkstraagency.com

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, the first 10-15 pages, and a brief bio. All within the body of an e-mail.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, outline of chapters (not a complete proposal), the first 10-15 pages, and a brief bio. All within the body of an e-mail.

Twitter: Literary agents Elise Capron @EliseCapron  Jill Marr @jilliganjonze  Thao Le @ThaoLe8  Jessica Watterson @JessWatterson  Roz Foster @RozFoster  

 

Donadio & Olson, Inc

Genres: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: mail@donadio.com

Address to one agent:

Neil Olson: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | History | Biography | Science & Nature

Edward Hibbert: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Biography | Performing Arts

Carrie Howland: Literary Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters (or first 25 pages).

Twitter: @DonadioandOlson

 

Dunham Literary, Inc

Genres: Fiction | Children's Books | Middle Grade | YA | Illustrators | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Dunham Literary, Inc., 110 William Street, Suite 2202, New York, NY 10038

E-mail submissions: query@dunhamlit.com

Put the 'Name of Preferred Agent' in the subject heading.

Jennie Dunham: Fiction | Children's Books | Illustrators | Non-Fiction

Query letter only.

Bridget Smith: Literary Fiction | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Fantasy | Science-Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | History | Science

Query letter, and the first 5 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

Twitter: Literary agent Bridget Smith @bredalot

 

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

Genres: Fiction | Graphic Novels | Middle Grade | Picture Books | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Miriam Goderich: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Psychology | History | Biography | Science | Art | Business | Memoir | miriam@dystel.com

Michael Bourret: Commercial Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Food & Cocktails | Politics | History | Religion | Science | Current Events | Tennis | mbourret@dystel.com

Stacey Kendall Glick: Commercial Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Cookery | Parenting | Popular Culture | Lifestyle | Health & Fitness | Memoir | Psychology | Self-Help | sglick@dystel.com

Jim McCarthy: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Romance | Paranormal | Non-Fiction | Memoir | jmccarthy@dystel.com

Lauren E. Abramo: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Paranormal | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Politics | Current Affairs | Science | Media | History | labramo@dystel.com

Jessica Papin: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | History | Medicine | Science | Religion | Health | Psychology | Women's Issues | jpapin@dystel.com

John Rudolph: Commercial Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Picture Books | Illustrators | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Music | Sports | Performing Arts | Health | Science | Business | Memoir | Military History | Humor | jrudolph@dystel.com

Brenna Barr: Graphic Novels | Steampunk | Alternative | Non-Fiction | True Crime | Adventure | Occult | Humor | Popular Culture | Social Issues | bbarr@dystel.com

Rachel Stout: Literary Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | rstout@dystel.com

Abby Reilly: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Women's Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Humor | Science | Gender Issues | Cultural Studies | areilly@dystel.com

Query letter (within the body of an e-mail), synopsis, and a sample chapter.

The agency has offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Twitter: @DGLM

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Elaine P. English

The agency is based in Washington, D.C.

Genres: Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Mysteries | Romance

E-mail submissions only: queries@elaineenglish.com

Address to sole agent:

Elaine P. English

Query letter only (within the body of an e-mail). If interested the agency will request sample chapters.

Elaine is also an attornery and offers legal services to all writers.

 

The Epstein Literary Agency

Genres: YA | Non-Fiction | Crafts

Postal submissions: The Epstein Literary Agency P.O. Box 484 Kensington, MD 20891

E-mail submissions: Kate@Epsteinliterary.com

Put 'Query: Book Title' in the subject heading.

Address to sole agent:

Kate Epstein

Query letter, and the first 1-3 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. Send SASE if mailing.

Twitter: @EpsteinLiterary  

 

FinePrint Literary Management

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Peter Rubie: Literary Fiction | Narrative Non-Fiction | Popular Science | Spirituality | History | Biography | Popular Culture | Business | Technology | Parenting | Health | Self Help | Music | Food | peter@fineprintlit.com

Stephany Evans: Literary Fiction | Romance | Women's Fiction | Mystery | Paranormal | Historical Fiction | Non-Fiction | Health & Wellness | Spirituality | Lifestyle | Fitness | Memoir | stephany@fineprintlit.com

Rachel Coyne: Historical Fiction | Fantasy | Urban Fantasy | Science-Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | rachel@fineprintlit.com

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3-5 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

Laura Wood: Non-Fiction | Science | Nature | Business | History | Religion | laura@fineprintlit.com

Query letter only, in the body of an e-mail.

*Agents currently closed to submissions*

Janet Reid

June Clark

Unless specified above, the following submission guidelines apply:

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and the first 2 chapters. All within the body of an e-mail.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, a proposal, and 2 sample chapters. All within the body of an e-mail.

Twitter: @FinePrintLit  Literary agents Peter Rubie @PeterRubie  Stephany Evans @firerooster  Janet Reid @Janet_Reid  June Clark @JRifClark  

 

Fletcher & Company LLC 

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Children's Books | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Fletcher & Company, 78 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011

E-mail submissions: info@fletcherandco.com

Address to one agent only:

Christy Fletcher: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Mysteries | Non-Fiction | Biography | Business | Religion | History | Cookery | Journalism | Science | Lifestyle | Sports | Current Affairs | Popular Culture | Memoir

Melissa Chinchillo: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Multi-Cultural | Children's Books | YA

Gráinne Fox: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Non-Fiction | Current Affairs | Travel | Food | Multi-Cultural | Journalism | Lifestyle | Popular Culture

Rebecca Gradinger: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Current Affairs | Health & Fitness | Cultural Issues | Self-Help | Women's Issues | Parenting | Medical | Humor | Popular Culture | Memoir

Lisa Grubka: Literary Fiction | Historical Fiction | Women's Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Science | Parenting | Cookery | Journalism | Humor | Women's Issues | Travel | Lifestyle | Psychology | Cultural Issues | Popular Culture | Memoir

Donald Lamm: Literary Fiction | Non-Fiction | History | Business | Science

Query letter, synopsis, and an SASE. If sending electronically all materials within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Twitter: @fletcherco 

 

Folio Literary Management

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Erin Niumata: Women's | Romance | erin@foliolit.com

Query only. If interested Erin will request materials later.

*Erin reopened to queries on Feb 14th 2014*

Scott Hoffman: Fiction | YA | Middle Grade | Non-Fiction | using online form

Jeff Kleinman: Fiction | Non-Fiction | Art | History | Military | Business | Memoir | Animals | Nature | Biography | Humor | Crime | Health | Psychology | Popular-Culture | Self-Help | Celebrity | jkleinman@foliolit.com

Query letter, and the first 2-3 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. For Non-Fiction a summary of the book proposal, and 1-2 pages of a sample chapter.

Paige Wheeler: Commercial Fiction | Women’s Fiction | Mystery | Thriller | Romance | Non-Fiction | pwheeler@foliolit.com

Claudia Cross: Romance | Women’s Fiction | Non-Fiction | Religious | Cookery | claudia@foliolitmanagement.com

Query letter, and the first 10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. Put 'Query - Title of Your Book' in the subject heading.

Jita Fumich: Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | Non-Fiction | jita@foliolit.com

Query letter, and the first 5 pages. For Non-Fiction, the first 5 pages of proposal. All within the body of an e-mail. Put 'QUERY - TITLE OF BOOK' in subject heading.

Michael Harriot: Non-Fiction | Graphic Novels | michael@foliolit.com

Query letter, and a sample chapter as a Word document.

Erin Harris: Literary Fiction | Women's Fiction | Book Club Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | eharris@foliolitmanagement.com

Query letter, bio, and the first 10 pages of fiction or non-fiction proposal as a Word document attachment.

Molly Jaffa: YA | Middle Grade | molly@foliolit.com

Query letter, and the first 10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. Put 'Query' in the subject heading.

Steve Troha: Literary Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | steve@foliolitmanagement.com

Query letter, and the first 10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. Put 'Query' in the subject heading.

Emily van Beek: YA | Middle Grade | Picture Books | using online form

Melissa Sarver: Literary Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | using online form

Michelle Brower: Literary Fiction | Women's | Thrillers | Horror | Non-Fiction | using online form

Katherine Latshaw: Literary Fiction | Middle Grade | Non-Fiction | Fashion | Cookery | Parenting | Popular Culture | Memoir | Crafts | Blog-to-Books | klatshaw@foliolitmanagement.com

Twitter: @FolioLiterary

 

Foundry Literary + Media

Genres: Fiction | YA | Picture Books | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Foundry Literary + Media, Submissions, 33 West 17th Street, PH, New York, New York 10011

Address letter to one agent:

Peter H. McGuigan: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Niche History | Biography | Music | Science

Yfat Reiss Gendell: Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Science-Fiction | Thrillers | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Adventure & Travel

Stéphanie Abou: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Health | Science | Parenting | Women's Issues

Hannah Brown Gordon: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoir | History | Current Events | Science | Psychology | Popular Culture

Stephen Barbara: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | YA | Picture Books | Non-Fiction

David R. Patterson: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction

Brandi Bowles: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, bio, the first 3 chapters, and an SASE.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, bio, table of contents, 2 sample chapters, and an SASE.

E-mail submissions: Only two agents accept electronic queries.

Chris Park: Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Sports | Christian | Humor | Current Events | cpsubmissions@foundrymedia.com

Mollie Glick: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Science | Psychology | Cultural History | Memoir | Current Events | mglick@foundrymedia.com

All material within the body of an e-mail.

Twitter: @foundrymedia

 

The Friedrich Agency

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir

Postal submissions: The Friedrich Agency, 19 West 21st Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 10010

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Molly Friedrich: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Thrillers | Historical Fiction | Multi-Cultural | Short Stories | Humor & Satire | Family Saga | Non-Fiction | Memoir | mfriedrich@friedrichagency.com

Lucy Carson: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir | lcarson@friedrichagency.com

Twitter: Literary agents Lucy Carson @LucyACarson

 

Fredrica S. Friedman & Co, Inc

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Children's Books, or Poetry.

E-mail submissions only: submissions@fredricafriedman.com

Address to sole agent:

Fredrica S. Friedman

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and the first 10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, proposal, and a bio. All within the body of an e-mail.

 

Full Circle Literary

The agency is based in San Diego, California

Genres: Fiction | Children's Books | Middle Grade | YA | Picture Books | Illustrators | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: submissions@fullcircleliterary.com

Put 'Query' and the 'Name of the Preferred Agent' in the subject heading.

Adriana Dominguez: Literary Fiction | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Middle Grade | Picture Books | YA | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | How-To

Taylor Martindale: YA | Paranormal | Urban Fantasy | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction

Stefanie von Borstel: Children's Books | Middle Grade | Picture Books | Illustrators | Non-Fiction | Parenting | How-To | Design & Lifestyle

Fiction: Query letter, and the first 10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, a proposal, and a sample chapter. All within the body of an e-mail.

Twitter: Literary agents Adriana Dominguez @VocesBlog  Taylor Martindale @TayMartindale

 

Fuse Literary 

The agency is based in San Francisco, California.

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Graphic Novels | Illustrators | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Laurie McLean: Romance | Fantasy | Science-Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Suspense | Horror | Middle Grade | YA | querylaurie@fuseliterary.com

*Laurie is currently closed to unsolicited queries. Only open to referrals*

Gordon Warnock: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Graphic Novels | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Cookery | Politics | Popular Science | Popular Culture | Self-Help | Humor | Pets | Business | querygordon@fuseliterary.com

Query letter, and the first chapter for fiction and memoir. All other non-fiction query letter only. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Jen Karsbaek: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Historical | Romance | Mysteries & Thrillers | Fantasy | queryjen@fuseliterary.com

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Emily Keyes: Commercial Fiction | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Women's | New Adult | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Humor | queryemily@fuseliterary.com

Query letter and the first 10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Michelle Richter: Literary Fiction | Book Club | Commercial Women's| Thrillers | Mysteries | Non-Fiction | Fashion | Film & Television | Sociology | Science | Medicine | Economics | querymichelle@fuseliterary.com

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 20 pages as a Word document.

Sara Sciuto: Middle Grade | YA | Picture Books | Non-Fiction | Craft & Design | How-To | Lifestyle | Popular Culture

Twitter: @FuseLiterary

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Gelfman Schneider Literary Agency, Inc.

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Women's Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Humor | Memoir | Politics | Science | Current Affairs |

Postal submissions: Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents, Inc., 850 Seventh Avenue, Suite 903, New York, NY, 10019

Address to one agent:

Deborah Schneider: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Crime Fiction | Non-Fiction | Politics | Health & Fitness | Women's Issues | History | Biography | Psychology

Jane Gelfman: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers

Heather Mitchell: Commercial Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Historical Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir

Query letter, synopsis, 1 sample chapter, and an SASE.

Only one agent accepts electronic queries:

Victoria Marini: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Suspense | YA | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | victoria.gsliterary@gmail.com

Query letter, synopsis or proposal, and the first 3 chapters (no more than 40 pages). All within the body of an e-mail.

Twitter: Literary agents Deborah Schneider @deborschneider  Jane Gelfman @JaneGelfman  Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini

 

The Gernert Company

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoirs | Biography | Sports | History | Science

Postal submissions: The Gernert Company, 136 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022

E-mail submissions: info@thegernertco.com

Put 'Query' and 'Name of Preferred Agent' in the subject heading.

David Gernert: Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Sports | Popular Culture | Drama & Music | Celebrity

Sarah Burnes: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Stephanie Cabot: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction

Seth Fishman: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | YA | Graphic Novels

Logan Garrison: YA

Chris Parris-Lamb: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture Sports | Celebrity

Andy Kifer: Literary Fiction | Science-Fiction | Non-Fiction

Will Roberts: Literary Fiction | Non-Fiction | Politics | History

Erika Storella: Literary Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir | History | Art | Sociology

Anna Worrall: Historical Fiction | Women’s Fiction | Non-Fiction

Query letter, and a sample chapter. Send SASE if mailing.

Twitter: @TheGernertCo

 

The Gersh Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

The agency has offices in New York, and Los Angeles.

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

Twitter: Literary agent Joseph Veltre (Head of New York Book Department) @veltre

 

Irene Goodman Literary Agency 

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Historical Fiction | Romance | YA | Urban Fantasy | Non-Fiction | Memoirs | Popular Culture | Social Issues | Animals | Parenting | Food | Lifestyle

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Irene Goodman: Historical Fiction | Female-Driven Thrillers High Concept Women's Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Social Issues | Animals | Parenting | Food | Judaica | Anglophilia | Francophilia | lifestyle | irene.queries@irenegoodman.com

Miriam Kriss: Commercial Fiction | Romance | Urban Fantasy | YA | miriam.queries@irenegoodman.com

Barbara Poelle: Literary Fiction | Thrillers | Mysteries | Historical Romance | YA | barbara.queries@irenegoodman.com

Rachel Ekstrom: Thrillers | Mysteries | Women's Fiction | Romance | YA | Non-Fiction | rachel.queries@irenegoodman.com

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

Twitter: Literary agents Irene Goodman @igagency  Miriam Kriss @MiriamKriss  Barbara Poelle @Bpoelle  Rachel Ekstrom @EkstromRachel

 

The Greenhouse Literary Agency

Genres: Children's Books | Middle Grade | YA

E-mail submissions only: submissions@greenhouseliterary.com

Address to one agent only:

Sarah Davies: Middle Grade | YA

John Cusick: Middle Grade | YA

Query letter (synopsis included), and the first chapter (or first 5 pages). All within the body of an e-mail. Any e-mails with attachments will be deleted.

The agency also has a London office.

Twitter: Literary agents Sarah Davies @SarahGreenhouse  John Cusick @johnmcusick

 

Greyhaus Literary Agency

The agency is based in Puyallup, Washington.

Genres:  Women's Fiction | Romance

Does not accept: Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Erotica, Middle Grade, YA, or Non-Fiction.

E-mail submissions only: scott@greyhausagency.com or using Single Title Romance Form or Harlequin Romance Form

Address to sole agent:

Scott C. Eagan

Query letter only. If using online form then a 250 word book premise.

All queries must adhere to the agency guidelines before submission.

Twitter: @greyhausagency

 

Laura Gross Literary Agency

The agency is based in Newton, Massachusetts.

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Using online form.

Query letter only (within the body of the form).

 

The Charlotte Gusay Literary Agency

The agency is based in Los Angeles, California.

Genres: Fiction | Children's Books | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: gusay1@ca.rr.com

Query letter only (in the body of an e-mail). If interested the agency will request the first 50 pages for Fiction, or the first 3 chapters for Non-Fiction.

Twitter: @CharGusay

 

John Hawkins and Associates

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Put 'Query' and 'Name of Preferred Agent' in the subject heading.

William Reiss: Fiction | Historical Fiction | YA | Middle Grade | Suspense | Non-Fiction | Biography | Nature Writing | reiss@jhalit.com

Moses Cardona: Commercial Fiction | Suspense | Business | Science| Multi-Cultural Fiction | moses@jhalit.com

Warren Frazier: Literary Fiction | Business | Science | Technology | frazier@jhalit.com

Anne Hawkins: Literary Fiction | Thrillers | Women's Fiction | Non-Fiction | Science | History | Medicine | Public Policy | Women's Issues | ahawkins@jhalit.com

Fiction: Query letter, brief bio, and the first 3 chapters. All as a single Word document.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, brief bio, and a proposal. All as a single Word document.

The agency was established in 1893, and is the oldest literary agency in the US.

 

Hill Nadell Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Hill Nadell Literary Agency, 6442 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 201, Los Angeles California 90038

E-mail submissions: queries@hillnadell.com

Bonnie Nadell: Literary | Thrillers | Upmarket Women’s | Non-Fiction | Food | Current Affairs | Narrative | Memoir

Dara Hyde: Literary | Genre Fiction | YA | Graphic Novels | Non-Fiction | Narrative | Memoir

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 5-10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Twitter: Literary agents Dara Hyde @dzhyde

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ICM Partners

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: ICM Partners, 730 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Only two agents currently accepting:

Lisa Bankoff: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Religion | Biography | History | Food & Lifestyle | Science | Adventure| Current Affairs | Psychology | Nature & Excology | Women's Issues

Query letter, and an SASE.

Tina Wexler: Middle Grade | YA | Picture Books | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Cookery | Beauty | Narrative | Parenting | Humor

The agency has offices in New York, and Los Angeles.

Twitter: Literary agent Tina Wexler @Tina_Wexler

 

Inklings Literary Agency, LLC

The agency is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Genres: Fiction | New Adult | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Michelle L. Johnson: Commercial Fiction | Suspense | Mysteries & Thrillers | Horror | Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance | YA | query@inklingsliterary.com

*Michelle is currently closed to all submissions.*

Dr. Jamie Bodnar Drowley: Commercial Fiction | Paranormal | Fantasy | Horror | Science-Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Romance | Historical | Middle Grade | YA | query@inklingsliterary.com

Margaret Bail: Romance (Except Christian or Inspirational) | Science-Fiction | Mysteries | Thrillers | Historical | Westerns | Fantasy | Non-Fiction | True Crime | Cookery | Memoir | query@inklingsliterary.com

Whitley Abell: Upmarket Women's Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | query@inklingsliterary.com

Naomi Davis: Romance | New Adult | YA | Non-Fiction | query@inklingsliterary.com

Alex Barba: YA

*Alex is currently closed to submissions.*

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 5 pages. All within the body of an email. No attachments will be opened.

Twitter: Literary agents Michelle L. Johnson @MJsRetweet  Dr. Jamie Bodnar Drowley @jbdrowley  Margaret Bail @MKDB  Whitley Abell @whitleyabell  Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix

 

Inkwell Management

Genres: Fiction | Graphic Novels | Short Stories | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: submissions@inkwellmanagement.com

Address to one agent only:

Kimberly Witherspoon: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction

Lizz Blaise: Literary Fiction | Women's | Suspense | Thrillers | YA

Allison Hunter: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Cultural Studies | Cookery | Memoir

Alexis Hurley: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir

Nathaniel Jacks: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's | Historical | Short Stories | YA | Non-Fiction | Biography | Travel | Religion | Food & Drink | Entertainment | History | Humor | Current Affairs | Business | Memoir

Jacqueline Murphy: Non-Fiction

David Forrer: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Crime Fiction | Suspense | Thrillers | Historical | Non-Fiction | Humor | Popular History

Charlie Olsen: Graphic Novels | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Eliza Rothstein: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Food | Popular Science | Memoir

Monika Woods: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Science | Popular Culture | Memoir | Current Affairs

David Hale Smith (Dallas): Commercial Fiction | Crime Fiction | Thrillers | Non-Fiction

Catherine Drayton (Australia): Women's Fiction | Children's Books | YA

All agents: Query letter and the first 1-2 chapters. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Must agree to their policy before sending any work.

The agency has agents based in Australia, Boston, and Dallas.

Twitter: @Inkwellmgmt  Literary agents Kimberly Witherspoon @kwspoon  Lizz Blaise @evblaise  Allison Hunter @AllisonSHunter  David Forrer @DForrerLitAgent  Charlie Olsen @ComicsisPeople  Eliza Rothstein @elizaloren  Monika Woods @booksijustread  David Hale Smith @davidhalesmith  Catherine Drayton @cjdrayton

 

JABberwocky Literary Agency

Generes: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: JABberwocky Literary Agency, 24-16 Queens Plaza South, Ste. 505, Long Island City, NY 11101-4620

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Address to only agent currently accepting:

Eddie Schneider: Literary fiction | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Graphic Novels | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Science | History | Social Issues | queryeddie@awfulagent.com

Query letter, and synopsis. Both within the body of an e-mail. Or with an SASE if mailing. No sample chapters.

Twitter: @awfulagent

 

Janklow & Nesbit

Genres: Fiction | Graphic Novels | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Janklow & Nesbit Associates, 445 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022

E-mail submissions: submissions@janklow.com

Address to one agent only:

Alexandra Machinist: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Romance | Suspense | YA | Non-Fiction

Julie Just: Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Richard Morris: Literary Fiction | Non-Fiction | Business | Food | Science | Faith | Cultural History

PJ Mark: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Journalism | Memoir | Popular Culture | Essays | Cultural Criticism

Paul Lucas: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Thrillers | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Graphic Novels | Non-Fiction | History | Biography | Popular Science

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and the first 10 pages.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, and the full proposal.

If sending electronically, all materials must be within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Twitter: Literary agent Alexandra Machinist @amachinist  Paul Lucas @canonizer

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The Karpfinger Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Poetry, Romance, Horror, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Picture Books.

Postal submissions only: The Karpfinger Agency, 357 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011

Fiction: Query letter, the first 10 pages, and an SAE.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, 10 page proposal, 3 samples of your published articles related to the book, and an SAE.

 

Natasha Kern Literary Agency

The agency is based in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Genres: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified

Natasha Kern: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Romance | Suspense | Mysteries & Thrillers | Historical Fiction | Comedy | YA | Non-Fiction | Self-Help | Spirituality | Health | queries@natashakern.com

Athena Kern: Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Romance | Thrillers | Christian Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoir | queries@natashakern.com

Put 'Query - Title of Your Book' in the subject heading.

Fiction: Query letter, bio, synopsis including how the book ends, and the first 5-10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Non-Fiction: Query letter (3-5 pages) including: 1 page concept, the market for the book, competing books, marketing plan, projected word count, whether or not a full proposal is available, and a sample chapter. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

The agency only accept submissions from residents of the US and Canada.

Twitter: Literary agents Athena Kern @athenavkern

 

Harvey Klinger, Inc.

Genres: Fiction | Children's Fiction | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Harvey Klinger, Inc. 300 West 55th Street, Suite 11V, New York, NY 10019

One agent only accepts postal queries:

Harvey Klinger: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

David Dunton: Literary Fiction | YA | Middle Grade | Non-Fiction | Music | Popular Culture | Memoir | Food | david@harveyklinger.com

Sara Crowe: Fiction | Children's Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | sara@harveyklinger.com

Andrea Somberg: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | YA | Middle Grade | Womens Fiction | Romance | Thrillers & Mystery | Paranormal | Fantasy | Science-Fiction | Non-Fiction | Popular Science | Popular Culture | Humor | Parenting | Self-Help | Lifestyle | Travel | Interior Design | Crafts | Cookery | Health & Fitness | Business | Sports | andrea@harveyklinger.com

Twitter: Literary agents Harvey Klinger @harveyklinger  Sara Crowe @saraagent  Andrea Somberg @andreasomberg

 

Kneerim, Williams & Bloom Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Put 'Query' in the subject heading.

Jill Kneerim: Literary Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir | History | Religion | Psychology | Anthropology | Women's Issues | Biography | jill@kwblit.com

Brettne Bloom: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Women's Issues | Memoir | History | Current Events | Biography | Travel | Parenting | Science | Parenting | Popular Culture | Cookery | Personal Growth | bloom@kwblit.com

Kathryn Beaumount: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Personal Growth | Women's Issues | History | Travel | Current Events | beaumont@kwblit.com

Katherine Flynn: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Crime Fiction | Non-Fiction | History | Biography | Current Affairs | Adventure | Nature | Popular Culture | Science | Psychology | flynn@kwblit.com 

Query letter (within the body of an e-mail). If interested the agent will request sample chapters.

The agency has offices in Boston and New York.

Twitter: @KWLit

 

The Knight Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Children's Books, Poetry, Picture Books, Biography, History.

E-mail submissions only: Submissions@KnightAgency.net

Address to the Submissions Coordinator:

Melissa Jeglinski.

Query letter only. If interested they will request sample chapters.

Twitter: @KnightAgency

 

KT Literary

The agency is based in Denver, Colorado.

Genres: Fiction | Midle Grade | YA

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Kate Testerman: Middle Grade | YA | katequery@ktliterary.com

Sara Megibow: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Romance | Women's Fiction | Fantasy | Science-Fiction | YA | saraquery@ktliterary.com

Renee Nyen: Middle Grade | YA | reneequery@ktliterary.com

Query letter and the first 3 chapters. All within the body of an e-mail. Attachments will not be opened.

Twitter: Literary agents Kate Testerman @DaphneUn  Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow  Renee Nyen @Renee_Nyen

 

Larson Pomada Literary Agents

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents, 1029 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Michael Larsen: Non-Fiction | How-To | Self-Help | Business | Personal Finance | Popular Culture | Biography | History | Current Affairs | Health | Spirituality | Inspirational | larsenpoma@aol.com

Query letter only, and an SASE if mailing.

Elizabeth Pomada: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Romance | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Narrative Non-Fiction | larsenpoma@aol.com

Query letter, a 2 page synopsis, and the first 10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail, and must be a 14-point font. If interested she will want to read the manuscript on an exclusive basis.

Established in 1972, they are the oldest literary agency in Northern California.

Twitter: Literary agents Mike Larson @mikelarsen2  

 

Levine Greenberg Literary Agency, Inc.

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Women's Fiction | Romance Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Business & Economics | Cookery | Politics | Science & Nature | Pets | Craft & Hobbies | Sports | Health | Psychology | History | Technology | Humor | Parenting | Self-Help | Popular Culture | Travel

E-mail submissions only: submit@levinegreenberg.com or the preferred online form which includes further details.

Address to 'Submissions' do not query agents directly,

Query letter (within body of e-mail), and no more than 50 pages as a Word or PDF attachment.

Twitter: Literary agents Kerry Sparks @Kerry_Sparks  Monika Verma @MonikaVermaLG  Danielle Svetcov @dsvetcov  Arielle Eckstut @TheBookDoctors  

 

Literary Counsel 

Genres: Literary Fiction | Mystery | Crime | Romance | Historical | New Adult | YA

E-mail submissions only: literarycounsel@gmail.com 

Address to one agent only:

Frances Black: Literary Fiction | Contemporary & Historical Romance | Mysteries | New Adult

Jennifer Mishler: New Adult | YA

Put 'Query' and 'Genre' in the subject heading.

Query letter, synopsis and the first 3 chapters as a Word document. Do not paste into the e-mail. Synopsis and chapters must be a Word document attachment.

*They only accept queries on the 1st and 2nd of each month*

Twitter: @literarycounsel  

 

Lowenstein Associates, Inc 

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Lowenstein Associates, 121 West 27th Street, Suite 501, New York, NY 10001

E-mail submissions: assistant@bookhaven.com

Put 'QUERY' and the 'Name of the Preferred Agent' in the subject heading.

Barbara Lowenstein: Fiction | Non-Fiction | Fitness | Business | Women's Issues | Psychology | Health | Science | Social Issues

Emily Gref: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Fantasy | Science-Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Linguistics | Anthropology | History | Memoirs | Biography

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and the first 10 pages.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, a table of contents, and the full proposal.

All within the body of an e-mail. Send an SASE if mailing.

Twitter: Literary agents Emily Gref @skycornerless

 

The Steve Laube Agency

Genres: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: The Steve Laube Agency 5025 N. Central Ave., #635 Phoenix, AZ 85012-1502

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Steve Laube: Christian Fiction | Women’s | Romance | Thrillers | Suspense | Literary | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Supernatural | YA | Non-Fiction | Christian | Military | Historical | krichards@stevelaube.com

Tamela Hancock Murray: Christian Fiction | Christian Non-Fiction | ewilson@stevelaube.com

Karen Ball: Christian Fiction | Christian Non-Fiction | pwhitson@stevelaube.com

Dan Balow: Christian Fiction | Christian Non-Fiction | vseem@stevelaube.com

Christian Fiction: Query letter and a synopsis.

Christian Non-Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and a chapter by chapter outline.

If sending my mail, include an SASE.

The agency predominately represents authors writing and exploring Christian themes across Fiction and Non-Fiction.

Twitter: Literary agents Steve Laube @stevelaubeagent  Tamela Hancock Murrary @Tamela_Murray  Karen Ball @KarenBall1  Dan Balow @danbalow 

 

Lyons Literary, LLC

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Using online form

Twitter: @LyonsLiterary

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Donald Maass Literary Agency

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Mystery | Suspense | Horror | Romance | Historical Fiction

Postal submissions: Donald Maass Literary Agency, Suite 801, 121 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Donald Maass: Fiction | info@maassagency.com

Jennifer Jackson: Women's Fiction | Romance | Mystery & Suspence | YA | query.jjackson@maassagency.com

Cameron McClure: Literary Fiction | Mystery & Suspense | Urban Fantasy | Multi-Cultural | Non-Fiction | cmcclure@maassagency.com

Katie Shea: Literary Fiction | Women's Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Food | Popular Culture | Health & Lifestyle | YA | kshea@maassagency.com

Amy Boggs: Fantasy | Science-Fiction | Paranormal Romance | Steampunk | YA | Children's Books | Historical | Westerns | aboggs@maassagency.com

Jennifer Udden: Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Mysteries | judden@maassagency.com

All agents: Query letter, synopsis, and the first 5 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

Twitter: Literary agents Donald Maass @DonMaass  Jennifer Jackson @arcaedia  Cameron McClure @BookCannibal  Katie Shea @AgentShea  Amy Boggs @notjustanyboggs  Stacia Decker @StaciaDecker  Jennifer Udden @suddenlyjen 

 

Carol Mann Agency 

Genres: Fiction | YA | New Adult | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: submissions@carolmannagency.com

Address to one agent only:

Gareth Esersky: Non-Fiction | Health & Nutrition | Parenting | Spirituality | Judaica | Psychology | Memoir

Myrsini Stephanides: Women's | YA | New Adult | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Music | Humor | Popular Science | Cookery | Memoir

Joanne Wyckoff: Literary | Non-Fiction | Women's Issues | History | Education | Science | Health & Wellness | Sports | Humor | Food | Popular Culture | Natural History | Animals | Religion | African American Issues | joanne@carolmannagency.com

Lydia Blyfield: YA | Non-Fiction

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, bio, and the first 25 pages.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and bio.

All material should be pasted into the e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Twitter: @carolmannagency

 

Manus & Associates Literary Agency, Inc 

Genres: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Children's Book, or Poetry.

Postal submissions: Manus & Associates Literary Agency, Inc., 425 Sherman Avenue, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, the first 30 pages, and an SASE.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, a full proposal, and an SASE.

E-mail submissions: Agent specified

Janet Wilkens Manus: Mysteries & Thrillers | Suspense | Non-Fiction | True Crime | Health | Cookery | Popular Psychology | Religion | Memoirs | manuslitny@aol.com

Stephanie Lee: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Multi-Cultural | YA | Non-Fiction | Self-Help | Generation X and Y | Popular Science | slee@manuslit.com

Penny Nelson: Non-Fiction | Lifestyle | Social Issues | Current Events | Journalistic | Academic | Sports | Memoirs | Natural Sciences | Politics | penny@manuslit.com

Dena Fischer: Literary Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir | dena@manuslit.com

Query letter only (within the body of an e-mail). No samples or attachments if an electronic query. Only accept materials by post.

 

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

Genres: Commercial Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Women's Fiction | Romance | Paranormal | Science-Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Sports | Biography | Memoir | Finance | Relationships | Investigative Journalism | Lifestyle | Parenting | Pets | Popular Culture | Women's Issues | Science & Nature | Current Events | Music | Psychology | Self-Help

Postal submissions: Marsal Lyon Literary Agency LLC, PMB 121, 665 San Rodolfo Dr. 124, Solana Beach, CA 92075

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Jill Marsal: Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Paranormal | Romance | Family Saga | Non-Fiction | Current Events | Business | Health | Relationships | Parenting | Psychology | Self-Help | History | Jill@MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com

Kevan Lyon: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Romance | YA | Non-Fiction | Current Events | Memoir | Environment | Parenting | Pets | Women's Issues | Kevan@MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com

Kathleen Rushall: Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Science-Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Parenting | Cookery | Crafts | Business | Alternative Medicine | Humor | Popular Culture | Women's Issues | Kathleen@MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com

Deborah Ritchken: Non-Fiction | Lifestyle | Food | Design | Women's Issues | Biography | Current Events | Popular Culture | French Setting | query@MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and the first 10 pages.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, and full proposal.

If sending by mail include an SASE.

Twitter: Literary agents Jill Marsal @jillmarsal  Kevan Lyon @kevanlyon  Kathleen Rushall @katrushall

 

McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

Genres: Fiction | YA | Middle Grade | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions only: McIntosh & Otis, Inc., Attn: (*Adult Fiction | Adult Non-Fiction | or Children's*), 353 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, a bio, the first 2 chapters, and an SAE.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, a proposal, a bio, the first 2 chapters, and an SASE.

YA | Middle Grade: Query letter, the first 3 pages, and an SASE.

Twitter: Literary agents Edward Necarsulmer @edwardnecarsulm  Rebecca Strauss @RebeccaLiterary 

 

Howard Morhaim Literary Agency, Inc.

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Kate McKean: Literary Fiction | Women's Fiction | Paranormal | Romance | Urban Fantasy | YA | Middle Grade | Narrative Non-Fiction | Sports | Food | Popular Culture | Crafts | kmckean@morhaimliterary.com

*Kate is now closed to unsolicited queries. She is due to reopen later in 2014*

Paul Lamb: Literary Fiction | Crime | Mysteries | Non-Fiction | Political Science | Memoir | Sociology | Travel Writing | Sports | Popular Culture | Music | Sports | Business | paul@morhaimliterary.com

Maria Ribas: Non-Fiction | Cookery | Self-Help | Health | Diet | Home | Parenting | Humor | Narrative | Memoir | maria@morhaimliterary.com

Fiction: Query letter (in the body of an e-mail), synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. Both as Word or PDF documents.

Non-Fiction: Query letter (in the body of an e-mail), and the full proposal. Attachments are fine.

Twitter: Literary agents Kate McKean @kate_mckean  Maria Ribas @maria_ribas  Paul Lamb @paulnybooks

 

Movable Type Management (MTM)

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Illustrators | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Jason Allen Ashlock: Fiction | Non-Fiction | History | Biography | Memoir | Current Affairs | Politics | Popular Culture | JAshlock@MovableTM.com

Michele Matrisciani: Non-Fiction | Memoir | MMatrisciani@MovableTM.com

Mary Kole: Middle Grade | Picture Books | Illustrators | YA | MKole@MovableTM.com

Adam Chromy: Fiction | Non-Fiction | AChromy@MovableTM.com

Put 'Query' in the subject heading.

Fiction: Query letter, and the first 10 pages. Both within the body of an e-mail.

Non-Fiction: Query letter,  and bio. Both within the body of an e-mail

Picture Books | Illustrators: Query letter, and full manuscript. Both within the body of an e-mail. Illustrators should also send a link to online portfolio.

Twitter: Literary agents Jason Allen Ashlock @jasonashlock  Michele Matrisciani @NYBookchic  Mary Kole @Kid_Lit  Adam Chromy @TheAdamChromy  

 

Dee Mura Literary

Genres: Fiction | New Adult | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Dee Mura Literary, P.O. Box 131, Massapequa Park, NY 11762

E-mail submissions: query@deemuraliterary.com

Address to one agent only:

Dee Mura: Mysteries | Thrillers | Espionage | Action & Adventure | Non-Fiction | Military | Finance | Politics | History | Humor | Animals

Kimiko Nakamura: Literary | Contemporary | Women's | Romance | Mysteries | Urban Fantasy | New Adult | YA | Non-Fiction | Satire | Mind & Body | Spirituality | Cookery | Health | Narrative | Memoir

Kaylee Davis: Sci-Fi | Fantasy | Speculative | Steampunk | Urban Fantasy | New Adult | YA

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, bio, and the first 25 pages.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, bio, and an excerpt of the proposal.

Twitter: Literary agents Kimiko Nakamura @Kimiko_Nakamura  Kaylee Davis @Kaylee_Davis_

 

Erin Murphy Literary Agency

The agency is based in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Genres: Children's Books | Middle Grade | Picture Books | YA | Non-Fiction

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

Twitter: Literary agents Erin Murphy @agenterinmurphy Tricia Lawrence @authorblogger

 

Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. (JVNLA)

Genres: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Using online form

Form allows for the selection to query only one agent:

Jennifer Weltz: Historical Fiction | Thrillers | Magical Realism | Children's Books

Alice Tasman: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Biography | Music | Popular Culture

Elizabeth Evans: Historical Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Current Affairs | Science | Journalism | Health & Wellness | Psychology | History | Humor | Popular Culture

Jessica Regel: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Children's Books | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Humor | Popular Culture | Memoir

Twitter: Literary agents Jennifer Weltz @JVNLA  Alice Tasman @AliceTasman  Elizabeth Evans @EMEvans11  Jessica Regel @jessregel  Jean Naggar @twjnaggar

 

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

The agency is based in Denver, Colorado.

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Romance | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | YA | Middle Grade | Memoir

E-mail submissions only: query@nelsonagency.com

Put 'QUERY: Name of Book Title' in the subject heading.

Address to one agent only:

Kristin Nelson: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Fantasy | Science-Fiction | Women's Fiction | Romance | Middle Grade | YA

Query letter (in the body of an e-mail). If interested the agency will request more materials.

Twitter: Literary agent Kristin Nelson @agentkristinNLA 

 

New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Horror | Romance | Paranormal | Steampunk | Urban Fantasy |  Children's Books | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Women's Issues

E-mail submissions only: query@newleafliterary.com

Put in the subject heading 'Query' and the 'Name of Preferred Agent.'

Kathleen Ortiz: Urban Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal | YA | Middle Grade | Tech-Oriented Thrillers | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Women's Issues

Suzie Townsend: Romance | Historical Fiction | Paranormal | Urban Fantasy | Science-Fiction | Steampunk | Middle Grade | YA

Joanna Volpe: Currently closed to submissions.

Peter Knapp: Middle Grade | YA

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 5 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Twitter: @NewLeafLiterary

 

Dana Newman Literary Agency

The agency is based in Los Angeles, California

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Address to sole agent:

Dana Newman: Literary | Upmarket Women's | Non-Fiction | dananewmanliterary@gmail.com

Query letter only

Put 'Query' in the subject heading of the e-mail.

Twitter: @DanaNewman

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Harold Ober Associates, Inc.

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | Picture Books | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Harold Ober Associates, Inc., 425 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10017

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Address to one agent:

Phyllis Westberg: Fiction | Children's Books | Non-Fiction

Craig Tenney: Fiction | Children's Books

Pamela Malpas: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Jake Elwell: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Kathleen Zakhar: Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Historical | Horror | Middle Grade | Picture Books | YA | kathleen@haroldober.com

Put 'Query: 'Name of Book' and 'Author' in the subject heading

Query letter, synopsis and the first 5-10 pages (within the body of an e-mail). No attachments will be opened. If mailing will accept 10-20 page sample. But must include an SASE.

All other agents:

Fiction: Query letter, the first 5 pages, and an SASE.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, a proposal, and an SASE.

The agency was established in 1929.

Twitter: @Harold_Ober  Literary agents Kathleen Zakhar @kzakhar  Pamela Malpas @1MorePage  Jake Elwell @jelwell8

 

The Zoë Pagnamenta Agency, LLC

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Genre Fiction, Poetry, or Self-Help.

Postal submissions only: The Zoë Pagnamenta Agency LLC, 20 West 22nd Street, Suite 1603, New York, NY 10010

Address to sole agent:

Zoë Pagnamenta

Query letter, the first 25 pages, and an SASE.

Twitter: @zoepagnamenta

 

Ayesha Pande Literary

Genres: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Romance, Poetry, or Middle Grade

Postal submissions: Ayesha Pande Literary, 128 West 132 St, New York, NY 10027

E-mail submissions: queries@pandeliterary.com

Address to sole agent:

Ayesha Pande

Query letter, and the first 5 pages. Both within the body of an e-mail. Send SASE if mailing.

Twitter: Literary agent Ayesha Pande @agent_ayesha

 

The Park Literary Group, Inc.

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: The Park Literary Group, 270 Lafayette Street, Suite 1504, New York, New York 10012

E-mail submissions: queries@parkliterary.com

Put in the subject heading the 'Name of Preferred Agent.'

Theresa Park: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Abigail Koons: Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Non-Fiction | Popular Science | History | Politics | Current Affairs | Art

Blair Wilson: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. If sending by mail include an SASE.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, a proposal, and a sample chapter. If sending by mail include an SASE.

No attachments will be accepted by e-mail.

Twitter: @ParkLiterary

 

Pen & Ink Literary

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified

Address to the sole agent:

Anne Bohner: Commercial Women's Fiction | Romance | YA | Popular Non-Fiction | ab@penandinklit.com

Query letter only.

Twitter: @PENandINKlit

 

L. Perkins Agency

Genres: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Put 'Query: Book Title' in the subject heading.

Only three agents currently accepting:

Sandy Lu: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Espionage | Psychological Horror | Paranormal | Urban Fantasy | Historical Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | History | Biography | Science | Psychology | Popular Culture | Food | Humor | sandy@lperkinsagency.com

Julia Bannon: Historical Fiction | Romance | Women's Fiction | YA | julia@lperkinsagency.com

Query letter, synopsis, a bio, and the first 5 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Twitter: Literary agents Lori Perkins @LoriPerkinsRAB  Sandy Lu @sandylunyc   Julia Bannon @JuliaBatLPA

 

Ruben Pfeffer Content

The agency is based in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA

E-mail submissions only: info@rpcontent.com

*The agency only accepts queries by referrals*

Twitter: Literary agents Melissa Nasson @melissabnasson 

 

Pippin Properties, Inc

Genres: Middle Grade | YA | Picture Books | Illustrators

E-mail submissions only: info@pippinproperties.com

Address to one agent:

Elena Giovinazzo: Middle Grade | YA | Picture Books | Illustrators

Middle Grade | YA: Query letter, and synopsis. Both within the body of an e-mail.

Picture Books: Query letter, synopsis, and full manuscript. All within the body of an e-mail.

Illustrators: Query letter, and a link to online portfolio.

Twitter: Literary agents Elena Giovinazzo @elenagiovinazzz

 

Prospect Agency

Genres: Literary Fiction | Women's Fiction | Romance | Science-Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Urban Fantasy | Picture Books | YA | Illustrators | Non-Fiction | Memoir

E-mail submissions only: Using online form.

Address to one agent by using drop downs.

Emily Sylvan Kim: General Fiction | Mystery | Romance | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | YA

Rachel Orr: Middle Grade | YA | Picture Books | Illustrators

Becca Stumpf: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Science-Fiction | Paranormal | Fantasy | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Journalistic | Film | Travel | Humor

Teresa Kietlinski: Picture Books | Illustrators

Carrie Pestritto: Literary Fiction | Historical Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Relationships | Cookery | Biography

Kirsten Carleton: Literary Fiction | Speculative Fiction | YA

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. All as one single Word or PDF document for upload.

Twitter: @prospect_agency

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The Susan Rabiner Literary Agency, Inc

Genres: Graphic Novels | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Susan Rabiner: Non-Fiction | susan@rabiner.net

Sydelle Kramer: Non-Fiction | sydellek@rabiner.net

Holly Bemiss: Graphic Novels | Non-Fiction | hollyb@rabiner.net

Twitter: Literary agents Susan Rabiner @susanrabiner  Holly Bemiss @BeMissH  

 

Red Sofa Literary

Genres: Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Paranormal | Middle Grade | YA | Graphic Novels | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Biography | Humor | History | Social Issues | Current Affairs | Sports | Women's Narratives

Does not accept: Memoir, Spiritual, or Religious.

Postal submissions: Red Sofa Literary, 2163 Grand Avenue #2; St. Paul, MN 55105

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Dawn Frederick: Non-Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Graphic Novels | Popular Culture | Sports | Humor | History | Women's Narratives | Biography | dawn@redsofaliterary.com

Dawn does not accept Fiction in any genre.

Jennie Goloboy: Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Paranormal | Middle Grade | YA | History | Biography | jennie@redsofaliterary.com

Query letter only (in the body of an e-mail). If interested the agency will request sample materials. Send an SASE if mail query.

Twitter: @RedSofaLiterary

 

Red Tree Literary

Genres: Children's Books | Picture Books | Middle Grade | YA

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Address to sole agent:

Elana Roth: Children's Books | Picture Books | Middle Grade | YA | elana@redtreeliterary.com

Query letter, bio, previous publishing history if applicable, and the first 5-10 pages pasted into the e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Put 'Query: Your Book Title' in the subject heading.

Twitter: @ElanaRoth

 

Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency, Inc 

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Non-Fiction | Journalism | Sports | Biography | Memoir | Women's Issues | Adventure

Postal submissions: Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency, Inc., 15 Maiden Lane, Suite 206, New York, NY 10038

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SASE

E-mail submissions: info@rittlit.com

Put 'Query' and 'Name of Preferred Agent' in subject heading.

Ann Ritenberg: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Non-Fiction | Journalism | Sports | Biography | Memoir | Women's Issues | Adventure

Penn Whaling: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir | History | Women's Issues | Journalism | Biography

Peri Halprin: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Non-Fiction | Journalism | Sports | Biography | Memoir | Women's Issues

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. All within the body of an e-mail.

Twitter: @rittlit

 

Andy Ross Literary Agency

The agency is based in Oakland, California.

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Children's Books | YA | Non-Fiction | Science | Journalism | History | Current Affairs | Religion | Popular Culture

E-mail submissions only: andyrossagency@hotmail.com

Put 'Query' and 'Genre' in the subject heading.

Address to sole agent:

Andy Ross

Fiction: Query letter only.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, full proposal, and sample chapters.

 

Jane Rotrosen Agency

Genres: Commercial Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Suspense | Women's Fiction | Romance | Historical Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Jane Rotrosen Agency, Attn: Submissions, 318 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Andrea Cirillo: Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Suspense | acirillo@janerotrosen.com

Meg Ruley: Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Suspense | mruley@janerotrosen.com

Annelise Robey: Literary Fiction | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Suspense | Non-Fiction | arobey@janerotrosen.com

Christina Hogrebe: Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Suspense | chogrebe@janerotrosen.com

All agents:

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SASE if mailing.

Twitter: Literary agents Christina Hogrebe @AgentXT  

 

Marly Rusoff & Associates, Inc

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Marly Rusoff & Associates, Inc., PO Box 524, Bronxville, NY 10708

E-mail submissions: mra_queries3@russoffagency.com

Put 'Query' in the subject heading. Any e-mails without will be deleted.

Address to 'Submissions' and the manuscript will be passed to a suitable agent.

Query letter only. Within the body of an e-mail. Or include an SASE if mailing.

 

The Sagalyn Literary Agency 

The agency is based in Washington, D.C.

Genres: Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Science-Fiction, Romance, Westerns, or Poetry

E-mail submissions only: query@sagalyn.com

Put 'Title of Book' in the subject heading, and address to the agent who handles queries:

Lauren Clark

Query letter only. In the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Twitter: @SagalynLit

 

Salkind Literary Agency

The agency is based in Lawrence, Kansas.

Genres: Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Neil J. Salkind: Non-Fiction | Textbooks | neil@studiob.com

Lynn Haller: Non-Fiction | How-To | Business | Travel | Self-Help | Health | Photography | Design | Cookery | Art | Politics | Essays | Culture | History | Textbooks | lynn@studiob.com

Greg Aunapu: Non-Fiction | Biography | History | Memoir | True-Crime | Adventure | Business & Finance | Current Affairs | Technology | Popular Culture | Psychology | Self-Help | Science | Travel | Pets & Animals | Relationships | Parenting | greg@studiob.com

Query letter, and outline of chapters. Both within the body of an e-mail.

 

Victoria Sanders & Associates, LLC

Genres: Fiction | Graphic Novels | Middle Grade | YA | Illustrators | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: queriesvsa@gmail.com

Address to one agent:

Victoria Sanders: Commercial Fiction | Crime Fiction | Women's Fiction

Tanya McKinnon: Multi-Cultural Fiction | Children's Books | Graphic Novels | Non-Fiction

Chris Kepner: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Narrative Non-Fiction

Bernadette Baker-Baughman: Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Steampunk | Graphic Novels | Middle Grade | YA | Illustrators | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Art | Quirky Gifts | Sociology

Query letter, and the first 3 chapters (or first 25 pages). Both within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Twitter: Literary agents Chris Kepner @chriskepner  

 

Denise Shannon Literary Agency

Genres: Literary Fiction | Narrative Non-Fiction | Biography | Politics | Journalism | Social History | Health | Business

Postal submissions: Denise Shannon Literary Agency, Inc., 20 West 22nd Street, Suite 1603, New York, NY 10010

E-mail submissions: submissions@deniseshannonagency.com

Address to sole agent:

Denise Shannon

Query letter only (within the body of an e-mail). Send an SAE if mailing.

 

The Robert E. Shepard Agency

The agency is based in Los Angeles, California.

Genres: Non-Fiction | History | Business | Judaica | Sexuality | Science | Psychology | Parenting | Sports | Popular Culture

Does not accept: Fiction, Children's Books, YA, Biography, or Poetry.

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

 

Wendy Sherman Associates, Inc 

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions: submissions@wsherman.com

Put 'Your Surname' 'Book Title' and 'Name of Preferred Agent' in the subject heading.

Wendy Sherman: Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Suspense | Non-Fiction  | Memoir | Self-Help | Psychology | Parenting | Relationships | Lifestyle | Popular Culture | Food

Kimberly Perel: Literary Fiction | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Non-Fiction | Humor | Memoir | Journalistic

Fiction: Query letter, and the first 10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, and bio. Both with the body of an e-mail.

Twitter: Literary agent Wendy Sherman @WendySherman

 

Signature Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Gary Heidt: Literary Fiction | Techno Thrillers | Crime Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | History | Science | Current Events | Biography | Military | Popular Culture | Politics | Memoir | gary@signaturelit.com

Amy Tipton: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Women's Studies | Fashion & Beauty | Popular Culture | amy@signaturelit.com

Fiction: Query letter, and the first 5 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, a proposal, bio, and the first 5 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

The agency has offices in New York and Washington.

 

Sligo Literary Agency

The agency is based in San Luis Obispo, California.

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Science-Fiction, Horror, New Age, Cookery, Children's Books, YA, or Poetry

E-mail submissions only: editorial@mckennapubgrp.com

Address to one agent:

Eric G. Bollinger: Non-Fiction

Melinda Royer: Women's Fiction | General Fiction

Query letter only (within the body of an e-mail).

Offers an six month contract for all new clients with an example online.

 

Spectrum Literary Agency 

Genres: Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Mystery | Suspense | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Spectrum Literary Agency, 320 Central Park West Suite 1-D, New York, NY 10025

Address to one agent:

Eleanor Wood: Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | Mystery | Suspense | Non-Fiction

Justin Bell: Science-Fiction | Mystery | Non-Fiction

Query letter, synopsis, the first 10 pages, and an SASE.

The are the agency for The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).

 

Sobel Weber Associates, Inc

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Does not represent: Picture Books, Westerns, or Romance.

Postal submissions only: Sobel Weber Associates, Inc, 146 East 19 Street, New York, New York 10003

Address to one agent only:

Nat Sobel: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Judith Weber: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, the first 50 pages, and an SASE.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, bio, proposal, sample chapters, and an SASE

The agency only accepts submissions exclusively. So do not submit to another agency until they have responded (4-6 weeks)

Twitter: @SobelWeber  

 

Solow Literary Enterprises, Inc 

Genres: Non-Fiction | Health | Business | Science | Education | Finance | Personal Development | Psychology | History | Cultural Studies | Relationships | Memoir

Postal submissions only: Solow Literary Enterprises, Inc., 769 Center Boulevard, #148, Fairfax, CA 94930

Address to the assistant who handles submissions:

Sarah Vollmer

Query letter, and an SASE. If interested the agency will request sample chapters.

Twitter: @SolowLiterary

 

Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.

Genres: Fiction | Children's Books | Middle Grade | YA Non-Fiction

Postal submissions only: Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc., 65 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012

Address to one agent only:

Philippa Brophy: Literary | Commercial | Mysteries & Thrillers | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Non-Fiction | Current Events | Memoir | Science | Politics | Biography | Women's Issues

Robert Guinsler: Literary | Commercial | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Science | Current Events | Memoir | Biography

Mary Krienke: Literary | YA | Non-Fiction

Caitlin McDonald: Fantasy | Sci-Fi | YA | Non-Fiction | Food | Fashion | Popular Culture | Science | Travel | Journalism | Anthropology | Psychology | Feminist Theory | Women's Issues | Internet culture

Celestine Fine: Commercial | Historical Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Celebrity | How-To | Memoir | Humor | Popular Culture | Health & Fitness

Neeti Madan: Literary | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Humor | History | Women's Issues | Multi-Cultural | Popular Culture

Jenny Stephen: Literary | Non-Fiction | Travel | Food | Lifestyle

Madeleine Clark: Literary | Commercial | Thrillers | YA | Non-Fiction | Popular Science | Blog to Book | Humor | Memoir

Judy Heiblum: Literary | Non-Fiction | Narrative | Popular Science | History

Jim Rutman: Literary | Non-Fiction | Celebrity | Military | History | Current Affairs | Politics

Erica Rand Silverman: Children's Books | Picture Books | YA | Non-Fiction | Parenting | Education

Douglas Stewart: Literary Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

Query letter, synopsis or proposal, the first 3 chapters, and an SASE.

Twitter: @SterlingLordLit

 

Stonesong Literary Agency 

Genres: FictionMiddle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: submissions@stonesong.com

Address to one agent:

Alison Fargis: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Children's Books | Non-Fiction | Lifestyle | Popular Culture | Fashion | Health | Parenting

Judy Linden: Fiction | Non-Fiction | Cookery | Diet | Design | Fashion | Exercise & Health | Parenting | Relationships | Popular Culture | Psychology | Business | Spirituality

Emmanuelle Morgen: Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Romance | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Thrillers | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoir

Sarah Passick: Non-Fiction | Popular Culture

Query letter, and the first 10 pages. Both within the body of an e-mail

Twitter: @StonesongNYC

 

Strachan Literary Agency

The agency is based in Annapolis, Maryland.

Genres: Literary Fiction | Narrative Non-Fiction

*Currently closed to submissions*

Twitter: @StrachanLit

 

The Stringer Literary Agency, LLC

The agency is based in Naples, Florida.

Genres: Mysteries & Thrillers | Romance | Historical Fiction | Science-Fiction | Women's Fiction | Urban Fantasy | YA | Non-Fiction | Parenting | History | Music | Science | Sports

E-mail submissions only: using online form

Address to sole agent:

Marlene Stringer 

Twitter: Literary agent Marlene Stringer @MarleneStringer

 

The Strothman Agency, LLC

The agency is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | History | Science | Nature & Environment | Current Affairs | Arts & Culture | Travel | Business | Memoir

Does not accept: Romance, Science-Fiction, Picture Books, or Poetry.

E-mail submissions only: strothmanagency@gmail.com

Put in the subject heading 'Query' and the 'Name of Preferred Agent.'

Wendy Strothman: Literary Fiction | Narrative Non-Fiction | History | Science | Nature | Current Affairs

Lauren MacLeod: YA | Middle Grade

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and the first 2-10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, a proposal, and a sample chapter. All within the body of an e-mail.

Twitter: @strothmanagency

 

The Emma Sweeney Agency, LLC

Genres: General Fiction | Historical Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir | History | Science | Religion

E-mail submissions only: queries@emmasweeneyagency.com

Address to one agent:

Emma Sweeney: Historical Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir | History | Science | Religion

Query letter, and the first 10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Twitter: @EmmaSweeneyESA

 

Talbot Fortune Agency

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Narrative Non-Fiction | History | Current Events | Sports | Popular Culture | Business

Does not accept: Children's Books, Fantasy, Science-Fiction, or Poetry

E-mail submissions only: queries@talbotfortuneagency.com

Put in the subject heading 'Query' and the 'Name of Preferred Agent.'

Gail Fortune: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Romance | Mystery | Narrative Non-Fiction

John Talbot: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | History | Current Events | Sports | Popular Culture | Business

Query letter, synopsis or proposal, and the first 5 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

 

Talcott Notch Literary Services, LLC

The agency is based in Milford, Connecticut.

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified

Gina Panettieri: Women's Fiction | Paranormal | Urban Fantasy | Horror | Science-Fiction | Historical | Mysteries & Thrillers | Suspense | Non-Fiction | History | Business | Memoir | Self-Help | Science | Gardening | Cookery | Crafts | Parenting | True Crime | Travel | gpanettieri@talcottnotch.net

Paula Munier: Crime Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | YA | Non-Fiction | Humor | Popular Culture | Health & Wellness | Cookery | Self-Help | Popular Psychology  | New Age | Technology | Science | pmunier@talcottnotch.net

Rachel Dugas: Women's Fiction | Romance | Fairytale & Magical Fiction | Historical | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoir | rdugas@talcottnotch.net

Sara D'Emic: Commercial Fiction | Fantasy | Science-Fiction | Horror | Mystery | YA | Non-Fiction | Science | Technology | Sdemic@talcottnotch.net

Jessica Negrón: Commercial Fiction | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | Thrillers | YA | jnegron@talcottnotch.net

Fiction (all agents): Query letter including genre and word count, and the first 10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Non-Fiction (all agents): Query letter including: subject area, projected word count, how long to write the book, bio, and a sample chapter. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Twitter: Literary agents Gina Panettieri @ginapanettieri  Paula Munier @PaulaSMunier  Rachel Dugas @RachaelDugas  Sara D'Emic @SaraDEmic  Jessica Negrón @loladeee

 

Tessler Literary Agency, LLC

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Non-Fiction | Popular Science | Memoir | History | Psychology | Business | Biography | Food | Travel

E-mail submissions only: Using online form.

Query letter, synopsis, and bio. All within the body of the form.

Twitter: @tessleragency

 

3 Seas Literary Agency 

The agency is based in Madison, Wisconsin.

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: queries@threeseaslit.com

Address to one agent only:

Michelle Grajkowski: Romance | Women's | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Cori Deyoe: Romance | Women's | Thrillers | Mysteries | Middle Grade | Picture Books | YA | Non-Fiction

Linda Scalissi: Romance | Women's | Thrillers | Mysteries | YA

Fiction: Query letter, a synopsis and the first chapter.

Picture Books: Query letter and the full manuscript.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, full proposal and the first chapter.

Twitter: @threeseaslit

 

S©ott Treimel NY Agency (STNY)

Genres: Children's Books | Middle Grade | Illustrators | YA

E-mail submissions only: Using online form.

Fiction: Query, synopsis, and the first 10 pages as a Word document.

Illustrators: Query letter, synopsis, and sample artwork as PDF, JPEG, or GIF attachments.

Twitter: @ScottTreimelNY

 

TriadaUS Literary Agency, Inc

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: TriadaUS Literary Agency, Inc., P.O.Box 561, Sewickley, PA 15143

E-mail submissions: Agent Specified

Uwe Stender: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Romance | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Self-Help | Education | Current Affairs | Health | Travel | Cookery | Adventure | Psychology | Popular Culture | Sports | True Crime | Biography | Memoir | uwe@triadaus.com

Laura Crockett: Historical (WW1 and WW2) | Gothic Horror | Neo-Victorian Mystery | Fantasy | YA | laura@triadaus.com

Brent Taylor: Women's Fiction | Mysteries | Psychological Suspense | Crime | New Adult | Middle Grade | YA | brent@triadaus.com

Query letter only (within the body of an e-mail). If interested the agency will request sample chapters. Send SASE if mailing.

Twitter: Literary agents Uwe Stender @UweStender  Laura Crockett @LECrockett  Brent Taylor @naughtybrent

 

Trident Media Group, LLC

Genres: Fiction | Graphic Novels | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: using online form

Select one agent from the drop down options:

Robert Gottlieb: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Genre Fiction | Non-Fiction

Ellen Levine: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Thrillers | Children's Books | YA | Non-Fiction | History | Biography | Popular Culture | World Affairs | Politics

Don Fehr: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Biography | Travel | Science | Health

Melissa Flashman: Select Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Popular Science | Politics | Business & Economics | Technology | Popular Culture

Alex Glass: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Crime Fiction | Thrillers | Middle Grade | YA | Non Fiction | Sports | Popular Culture | Humor | Health & Wellness | Lifestyle

Alyssa Eisner Henkin: Women's Fiction | Middle Grade | YA

Adrienne Lombardo: Commercial Fiction | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Paranormal | Horror | Historical Fiction | Graphic Novels | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoir

Scott Miller: Literary Fiction | Commercial fiction | Crime Fiction | Thrillers | Horror | YA | Children's Books | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Current Events | Military | Popular Culture

John Silbersack: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Thrillers | YA

Erica Spellman-Silverman: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Thrillers | Non-Fiction

Kimberly Whalen: Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Suspense | Paranormal | YA | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture

Alexander Slater: Children’s Books | Middle grade | YA | Non-Fiction

All agents: Query letter only (within the body of online form). If interested the agent will request sample material.

The agency also have an e-book publishing arm for prospective clients.

Twitter: @Trident_Media

U-W

Upstart Crow Literary

Genres: Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Only two agents are currently open to queries:

Danielle Chiotti: Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Romance | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Relationships | Humor | Lifestyle | Current Events | Women’s Issues | Food & Wine | Cookery | danielle.submission@gmail.com

Alexandra Penfold: Picture Books | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Cookery | alexandra.submission@gmail.com

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 20 pages. All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

Twitter: @UpstartCrowLit

 

Vigliano Associates 

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

Twitter: @ViglianoAssoc

 

Waxman Leavell Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | New Adult | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Scott Waxman: Commercial Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | History | Adventure | Sports | Memoir | Business | Military | scottsubmit@waxmanleavell.com

Byrd Leavell: Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Humor | Sports | byrdsubmit@waxmanleavell.com

Cassie Hanjian: Commercial | Women's | Historical | Cozy Mysteries | Contemporary Romance | Psychological Suspense | New Adult | Non-Fiction | Parenting | Mind, Body & Spirit | Inspirational Memoir | Narrative Nonfiction (food-related topics only) | Cookbooks | cassiesubmit@waxmanleavell.com

Rachel Vogel: Literary Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Non-Fiction | Biography | Journalism | Memoir  | rachelsubmit@waxmanleavell.com

Holly Root: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Urban Fantasy | Romance | Middle Grade | YA | hollysubmit@waxmanleavell.com

Julie Stevenson: Literary Fiction | Thrillers | Suspense | juliesubmit@waxmanleavell.com

Query letter, synopsis or proposal, and the first 5-10 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

The agency also runs Diversion Books their own e-book publishing company.

Twitter: Literary agents Scott Waxman @scottwaxman  Byrd Leavell @ByrdLeavell3  Holly Root @hroot  Rachel Vogel @Vogelrachelm  Cassie Hanjian @cjhanjian  Julie Stevenson @StevensonPfarr

 

Weed Literary, LLC

Genres: Fiction

Does not accept: Picture Books, Romance, Middle Grade, YA, or Non-Fiction.

E-mail submissions only: info@weedliterary.com

Address to sole agent:

Elizabeth Weed: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction

Twitter: Literary agent Elizabeth Weed @ElisabethWeed

 

William Morris Endeavor (WME)

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: WME, 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Only one agent currently accepting:

Dorian Karchmar: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Psychology | Memoir | Biography | History | Science | Women's Issues | Food & Lifestyle | dkar@wmeentertainment.com

Query letter only. In the body of an e-mail, or with an SASE if mailing.

The agency has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, and Miami.

Twitter: Literary agent Dorian Karchmar @DorianKarchmar 

 

Wolfson Literary Agency, LLC

Genres: Commercial Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Suspense | Women's Fiction | Romance | YA | Non-Fiction | Relationships | Parenting | Health | Humor | Women's Issues | Popular Culture

E-mail submissions only: query@wolfsonliterary.com

Put 'Query' in the subject heading for Fiction, or 'Non-Fiction Query' for Non-Fiction.

Address to sole agent:

Michelle Wolfson

Query letter, and the first 5 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

Twitter: @WolfsonLiterary

 

Wordserve Literary Group, Inc 

The agency is based in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Genres: Commercial Fiction | Suspense | Romance | Women's Fiction | Christian Fiction | Non-Fiction | Business | Health | Biography | Memoir | Self-Help | Military

E-mail submissions only: admin@wordserveliterary.com

Put 'Query' and the 'Name of Preferred Agent' in the subject heading.

Greg Johnson: Christian Fiction | Non-Fiction | Military | Christian | Biography | Memoir

Barbara J. Scott: Christian Fiction | Non-Fiction | Christian | Current Affairs | Marriage & Family | Parenting | Popular Culture | Memoir | Psychology | Science | Women's Issues

Both agents currently closed to all genres of fiction except for Christian.

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and the first 5 pages. All within the body of an e-mail.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, a full proposal, and the first 3 chapters. All within the body of an e-mail.

Twitter: @WordServeLit

 

Writers House

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Picture Books | YA | Picture Books | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions only: Submissions, Writers House, 21 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010

Address to one agent:

Daniel Lazar: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Historical Fiction | Middle Grade | YA | Graphic Novels | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Humor | Memoir | Parenting | Social Issues

Albert Zuckerman: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Adventure | Women's Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Humor | Religion | Women's Issues | History | True Crime | Health & Fitness | Finance | Military | Parenting | Science | Celebrity

Rebecca Sherman: Children's Books | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Entertainment | Popular Culture | Celebrity

Leigh Feldman: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction

Simon Lipskar: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | YA | Non-Fiction | Science | Memoir | Biography | History | Sports

Susan Ginsburg: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Romance | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Cookery | Science

Jodi Reamer: Commercial Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Fantasy | Science-Fiction | Romance | Children's Books | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Biography | Lifetsyle

Robin Rue: Commercial Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Romance | Fantasy | Science-Fiction | YA

Merrilee Hiefetz: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Fantasy | Science-Fiction | Graphic Novels | YA | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Music | Drama

Daniel Conaway: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Crime Fiction | Non-Fiction | Journalism | History | Popular Culture

Steven Malk: Children's Books | Middle Grade | YA

Susan Cohen: Children's Books | Middle Grade | YA

Query letter, synopsis, and an SASE. If interested the agency will request sample chapters.

The agency has offices in New York, and San Diego.

Twitter: Literary agents Rebecca Sherman @RebeccAgent  Daniel Lazar @DanLazarAgent  Steven Malk @stevenmalk  Merrilee Heifetz @MerrileeHeifetz

 

The Wylie Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

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The Nancy Yost Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Graphic Novels | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: The Nancy Yost Literary Agency, 350 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2003, New York, NY 10001

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Nancy Yost: Commercial Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Crime Fiction | Romance | Historical Fiction | Fantasy | Erotica | Women's Fiction | Humor & Satire | Non-Fiction | Social History | Natural Science | QueryNancy@nyliterary.com

Natanya Wheeler: Literary Fiction | Crime Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Romance | Family Saga | Women's Fiction | Non-Fiction | Nature | Psychology | QueryNatanya@nyliterary.com

Sarah E. Younger: Women's Fiction | Romance | Historical Fiction | Urban Fantasy | Paranormal | Christian | Middle Grade | YA | querysarah@nyliterary.com

Query letter, synopsis, and the first chapter. Attachments are fine for all three of these agents.

Adrienne Rosado: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Romance | Urban Fantasy | Graphic Novels | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction | Business | Memoirs | Science | queryadrienne@nyliterary.com

Query letter, and the first 3 chapters. Both within the body of an e-mail. Adrienne does not accept postal queries.

Twitter: @nyliterary

 

Zachary Shuster Harmsworth, LLC

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir | History | Business | Health | Relationships | Religion & Spirituality | Food & Wine | Fitness | Parenting | Psychology

The agency has offices in New York and Boston.

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

Twitter: @ZSHLiterary  Literary agents Eve Bridburg @eve_grubstreet  Lana Popovic @LanaPopovicZSH

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