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Literary Agents Database

The Literary Agents list includes agents and literary agencies that represent poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, plus details about the kind of books they're interested in representing, their clients, and the best way to contact them.

Name Literary Agency Interested in Representing
Miriam Altshuler Miriam Altshuler Literary Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Betsy Amster Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises Commercial Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Lisa Bankoff ICM Partners Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Julie Barer The Book Group Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction
Faye Bender The Book Group Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction
Amy Berkower Writers House Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction
Laura Biagi Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental
Vicky Bijur Vicky Bijur Literary Agency Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction
Brettne Bloom The Book Group Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting
Jennifer Carlson Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency Commercial Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Lucy Carson Friedrich Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Elyse Cheney Elyse Cheney Literary Associates Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Political
Laura Dail The Laura Dail Literary Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Nonfiction
Liz Darhansoff Darhansoff Verrill Feldman Literary Agents Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Liza Dawson Liza Dawson Associates Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Brian DeFiore DeFiore and Company Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Sandy Dijkstra Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
David Doerrer Abrams Artists Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Mark Falkin Falkin Literary Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction
Katherine Fausset Curtis Brown, Ltd. Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Seth Fishman The Gernert Company Commercial Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction
Melissa Flashman Trident Media Group Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Healing/Health, Pop Culture
Molly Friedrich The Friedrich Agency LLC Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Kate Garrick DeFiore and Company Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Rebecca Gradinger Fletcher & Company Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture
Charlotte Gusay The Charlotte Gusay Literary Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction
Markus Hoffman Regal Literary Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Pop Culture
Dorian Karchmar William Morris Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Kirby Kim William Morris Endeavor Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Dan Kirschen ICM Partners Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture
Stuart Krichevsky Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Daniel Lazar Writers House LLC Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Jay Mandel William Morris Endeavor Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction
Carol Mann Carol Mann Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction
David McCormick McCormick & Williams Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Matt McGowan Frances Goldin Literary Agency, Inc. Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture
Zoë Pagnamenta Zoë Pagnamenta Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Feminist, Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Nonfiction, Pop Culture
Ayesha Pande Ayesha Pande Literary Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Jessica Papin Dystel & Goderich Literary Management Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Emma Patterson Brandt & Hochman Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Susan Ramer Don Congdon Associates, Inc. Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Lorin Rees Rees Literary Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction
Amy Rennert Amy Rennert Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Andy Ross Andy Ross Agency Commercial Fiction, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Religious/Spiritual
Curtis Russell P.S. Literary Agency Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Rayhané Sanders WSK Management LLC Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Peter Sawyer Fifi Oscard Agency, Inc. Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Healing/Health, Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture
Adam Schear DeFiore and Company Commercial Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture
Deborah Schneider Gelfman Schneider Literary Agency Inc. Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction
Samantha Shea Georges Borchardt, Inc. Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Peter Steinberg Foundry Literary + Media Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Humor, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture
Andrew Stuart The Stuart Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Alice Tasman Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency Commercial Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Michelle Tessler Tessler Literary Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Joseph Veltre The Gersh Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Mitchell Waters Curtis Brown, Ltd. Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Carly Watters P.S. Literary Agency Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Elisabeth Weed The Book Group Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction
Kimberly Witherspoon Inkwell Management Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Renee Zuckerbrot Renee Zuckerbrot Literary Agency Commercial Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture

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