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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
Claudia Ballard William Morris Endeavor Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Humor, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture
Lisa Bankoff ICM Partners Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative 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
Soumeya Bendimerad Roberts Writers House Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Healing/Health, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction
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
Brettne Bloom The Book Group Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting
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
Frances Coady Aragi Inc. Autobiography/Memoir, Feminist, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political
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
David Doerrer Abrams Artists Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, 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 Leigh Feldman Literary Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
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
Charlotte Gusay The Charlotte Gusay Literary Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction
Meredith Kaffel DeFiore & Company Autobiography/Memoir, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction
Dorian Karchmar William Morris Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Dan Kirschen ICM Partners Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture
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
Sarah Levitt Zachary Shuster Harmsworth / Kuhn Projects Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental
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
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
Rayhané Sanders WSK Management LLC Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Denise Shannon Denise Shannon Literary Agency, Inc. Autobiography/Memoir, Healing/Health, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political
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
Danielle Svetcov Levine Greenberg Rostan Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting
Michelle Tessler Tessler Literary Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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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