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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
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
Chris Parris-Lamb The Gernert Company Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Emma Patterson Brandt & Hochman Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction

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