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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 Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Pop Culture
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
Nicole Aragi Aragi Inc. Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, 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
Julie Barer The Book Group Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction
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
Faye Bender The Book Group Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction
Soumeya Bendimerad Roberts Writers House Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Healing/Health, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction
Tina Bennett William Morris Endeavor Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Amy Berkower Writers House Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction
Vicky Bijur Vicky Bijur Literary Agency Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction
Brettne Bloom The Book Group Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting
Georges Borchardt Georges Borchardt Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Paul Bresnick Bresnick Weil Literary Agency Fiction, Nonfiction
Sarah Burnes The Gernert Company Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Chris Calhoun Chris Calhoun Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Political, War
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
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
Bill Clegg William Morris Endeavor Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry
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
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
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
Jenni Ferrari-Adler Brick House Literary Agents Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Ryan Fischer-Harbage The Fischer-Harbage Agency Inc. Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, 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
Christy Fletcher Fletcher & Company Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Nonfiction
Emily Forland Brandt & Hotchman Literary Agents, Inc. Fiction, Literary Fiction
Warren Frazier John Hawkins & Associates, Inc. Literary Fiction
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
Susan Ginsburg Writers House Literary Fiction, Nonfiction
Rebecca Gradinger Fletcher & Company Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture
Katie Grimm Don Congdon Associates, Inc. Historical, Literary Fiction
Charlotte Gusay The Charlotte Gusay Literary Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction
Alia Hanna Habib McCormick Literary Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Joy Harris The Joy Harris Literary Agency Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
David Haviland Andrew Lownie Literary Agency Fiction
Judy Heiblum Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Gail Hochman Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc. Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction
Markus Hoffman Regal Literary Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Pop Culture
Carrie Howland Donadio & Olson, Inc. Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Jennifer Joel ICM Partners Fiction, Narrative 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
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
Jeff Kleinman Folio Literary Management Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
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
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
Andrew Lownie Andrew Lownie Literary Agency 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
PJ Mark Janklow & Nesbit Associates Autobiography/Memoir, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture
Maria Massie Lippincott Massie McQuilkin Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Narrative 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
Rob McQuilkin Lippincott Massie McQuilkin Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Historical
Gary Morris David Black Literary Agency Nonfiction
Duvall Osteen Aragi Inc. Fiction, Humor, Narrative Nonfiction
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
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
Rena Rossner The Deborah Harris Agency Fiction, Historical, Nonfiction, Political
Elizabeth Winick Rubenstein McIntosh & Otis Feminist, Fiction, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Love
Marly Rusoff Marly Rusoff Literary Agency Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Curtis Russell P.S. Literary Agency Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Jim Rutman Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction
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
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
Eric Simonoff William Morris Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Anna Stein Aitken Alexander Associates, LLC Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Peter Steinberg Foundry Literary + Media Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Humor, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture
Douglas Stewart Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
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
Emma Sweeney Emma Sweeney Agency LLC Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction
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
Rachel Vogel The Waxman Leavell Literary Agency Autobiography/Memoir, 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
Joanne Wyckoff Carol Mann Agency Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Renee Zuckerbrot Renee Zuckerbrot Literary Agency Commercial Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture

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