Thompson Literary Agency

Literary Agent (Children's and Young Adult)

Benefits: Profit-sharing; Flexible hours; Work remotely or from NYC offices


Thompson Literary Agency is seeking a literary agent who specializes in children's books, including middle grade, young adult, and picture books, and adult fiction of any genre. Thompson Literary Agency is rated #1 on Publishers Marketplace for Illustrated/Art Books. We have offices in New York, but agents can work remotely if necessary.

About Our Company: 

Thompson Literary represents a diverse list of authors. The agency is always on the lookout for both commercial and literary fiction, as well as young adult and children’s books. Nonfiction, however, is our specialty, and our interests include biography, memoir, music, popular science, politics, blog-to-book projects, cookbooks, sports, health and wellness, fashion, art, and popular culture.

Starting with the solid client base she brings from her tenure at LJK Literary and the Einstein Thompson Agency, Meg is dedicated to working with writers over the course of their careers. With that goal in mind, she and her colleagues are selectively seeking both new and established writers for whom they can be passionate advocates.

Thompson Literary Agency wants to ensure that their clients’ books reach the widest audience possible, and to that end they are attentive to opportunities in subsidiary rights, including film/tv, audio, serial, and translation rights, which are adeptly handled by Sandy Hodgman.

Meg Thompson is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, The Women’s Media Group, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions, and she was recently named an Innovator Fellow by the Tribeca Film Festival’s Disruptor Foundation.

Clients include #1 NY Times bestselling cookbook author Lisa Leake of 100 Days of Real Food, NY Times bestsellers Ken Denmead, Kelle Hampton, Tom Hart, and Jeremy Rifkin, NY Times and New Yorker essayist Tim Kreider, New York Times bestseller Kim Krans of The Wild Unknown, Daily Rituals author Mason Currey, adventure reporter and Ghost Wave author Chris Dixon, caterer to the stars Mary Giuliani, author of the Gypset series and NY Times Style reporter Julia Chaplin, James Beard Award-winner Alan Tardi, New Yorker cartoonist and essayist Emily Flake, designer Ayse Birsel, Octopus! author, NPR, and Scientific America journalist Katherine Harmon Courage, Missy LeHand biographer Kathryn Smith, memoirist and women’s rights activist Maria Toorpakai, and President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards, among others. She is interested in biography, memoir, music, popular science, politics, internet-to-book projects, cookbooks, sports, health and wellness, spirituality, fashion, art, popular culture,and anything that advances our cultural and social dialogue to a more elevated level.

Interested applicants please contact Meg Thompson via email at

Contact Information

Meg Thompson,
115 West 29th Street, Floor 3
New York
Contact Phone: 
(347) 281-7961
Contact e-mail: