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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
Laurie Abkemeier DeFiore and Company Autobiography/Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction
Miriam Altshuler Miriam Altshuler Literary Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Lisa Bankoff International Creative Management Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Ethan Bassoff Lippincott Massie McQuilkin Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture
Chris Calhoun Chris Calhoun Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Political, War
Lucy Carson Friedrich Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Terra Chalberg Chalberg & Sussman Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, 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
William Clark William Clark Associates Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Religious/Spiritual, War
Laura Dail The Laura Dail Literary Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, 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
Henry Dunow Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Katherine Fausset Curtis Brown, Ltd. Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Leigh Feldman Writers House Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction
Ryan Fischer-Harbage The Fischer-Harbage Agency Inc. Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Christy Fletcher Fletcher & Company Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Nonfiction
Molly Friedrich The Friedrich Agency LLC Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Rebecca Gradinger Fletcher & Company Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture
Dorian Karchmar William Morris Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Jeff Kleinman Folio Literary Management Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Daniel Lazar Writers House LLC Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Betsy Lerner Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Nonfiction
Ellen Levine Trident Media Group Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Historical
Jay Mandel William Morris Endeavor Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction
Carol Mann Carol Mann Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction
Maria Massie Lippincott Massie McQuilkin Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Matt McGowan Frances Goldin Literary Agency, Inc. Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture
Rob McQuilkin Lippincott Massie McQuilkin Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Historical
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
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
Rayhané Sanders WSK Management LLC Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Samantha Shea Georges Borchardt, Inc. Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Peter Steinberg The Steinberg Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Humor, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture
Rachel Vogel The Waxman Leavell Literary Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Kimberly Witherspoon Inkwell Management Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Joanne Wyckoff Carol Mann Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction

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