Writing & Publishing Tips: How To Get a Top Literary Agent & Sign That Coveted 6 Figure Deal
Top literary agents get about 400-1000 unsolicited queries every month from hopeful book authors. Publishing houses sometimes juggle 5000. How can you stand out against so much competition?
Agent Query offers the largest, most current searchable database of literary agents on the web.
Author-Management is a recently formed Literary Agency prepared to look at the work of new authors. Our web site contains full details of our terms and also how to make a submission to us. We answer all letters and emails,and acknowledge arrival of manuscripts within hours.
BigScore Productions is a literary agency marketing book rights to general and religious publishers.
Bill's List of Literary Agents and Their Authors\
Published Books Listed by Literary Agent, Literary Agency, Author's Last Name, Author's Book Title, Fiction Book's Title, Non-Fiction Book's Title, Book Genre, and Book Category
Book Deals, Inc.
"Dedicated to representing authors with compelling ideas, proven experience, exceptional narrative personality and prominent national profiles."
Core Creations LLC
A commission only agency, looking for cutting edge manuscripts.
Donald Maass Literary Agency
The Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York City is a literary agency for professional novelists.
Doris S. Michaels Literary Agency
"We are currently most interested in representing literary fiction that has a commercial appeal and strong screen potential and womens fiction. In the nonfiction camp, we are looking for books about current affairs, biography and memoirs, self-help, business, history, health, classical music, sports, womens issues, computers, and pop culture."
Easley Literary Agency, LLC
Accepting submissions in fiction and nonfiction. Accept e-queries. Unpublished writers considered. Site includes types of works represented by agency, submission guidelines, contact informatoin, and sample contract.
Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency
An overview of the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency's website. It includes useful articles about the book publishing business, agency news, a listing of the agency's titles and authors and submission guidelines.
Fogelman Literary Agency
"The agencys foundation is the book deal and subsidiary rights exploitation. Preferring to work with published authors who favor zealous contractual representation coupled with complete career management, Evan Fogelman and Linda Kruger have developed the company into one that pursues every possibility for its clients."
Foster Literary Agency
Seeking mysteries, suspense, thrillers, romance, historicals, westerns, mainstream fiction, and nonfiction of general interest.
No reading fees or evaluation fees.
FrontMatter & Associates
FrontMatter Literary Agency can assist you in getting your fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays into the hands of publishers and producers.
Graybill & English, LLC
Represents adult literary properties, both fiction and nonfiction, before publishers nationwide and internationally.
Harvey Klinger, Inc.
Represents authors of adult fiction and non-fiction.
Intellectual Property Management Group (IPMG).
A Full Service Media Cooperative, Our mission is to discover promising writers whose voices will shape our millennium,(301) 933-8518, IPMG, PO Box 503, Kensington, Maryland 20895-0503 USA, SAN #: 253-4428
Larson-Pomada Literary Agency
Helping Writers Launch Careers Since 1972.
Northern California's Oldest Literary Agency
Leighton & Reps
We are currently accepting manuscripts for children's picture books ONLY. Prefer to review story synopsis via e-mail. Please visit website for submission guidelines.
The first in a new wave of literary agencies, Litopia was the first agency to have a website and the first to adopt an electronic submissions procedure.
Manus & Associates Literary Agency
A national firm representing independent authors for more than 15 years from offices in New York and the San Francisco Bay area.
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Find a complete list of the types of books they are actively looking for, and more about their authors on the site.
Literary agent specializing in business and motivational authors.
Martin Literary Management
Nonfiction Representation. This agency has strong ties to film/TV. Actively seeking nonfiction that is highly commercial and that can be adapted to film. Under no circumstances do we accept fiction, screenplays, childrenís books, or poetry. We are a GREEN agency (as of July 1, 2008) and do not accept any hard copy queries or submissions.
Sharlene Martin, President of Martin Literary Management.
Located in the Seattle area. Electronicóemails and MS Word only. No attachments on queries. Place letter in body of email. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Specializes in: nonfiction ONLY. No scripts, poetry, childrenís books, or fiction. Refer to our previous sales on our website to get a sense of what we like to represent.
Ginny Weissman, Head of the Mind, Body, Spirit Division of Martin Literary Management.
Located in California. Electronicóemails and MS Word only. No attachments on queries. Place letter in body of email. E-mail: email@example.com. Specializes in: Nonfiction ONLY in the Mind, Body, Spirit genre. No scripts, poetry, childrenís books, or fiction. Refer to our client offerings on our website to get a sense of what we like to represent.
How to Contact: Query with email letter (no attachments) NO hard copy queries or submissions. Will request supporting materials if interested. Do not telephone query us. Do not send materials unless requested. Please follow closely our Submission guidelines as defined on Web site. We do not accept simultaneous submissions. Responds within two to queries; 3-4 weeks to manuscripts. Asks for short-term exclusive reads on nonfiction mss.
Terms: Agent receives 15% commission on domestic sales; 20% commission on foreign sales. Offers written contract.
Martin-McLean Literary Associates
Martin-McLean Literary agents represent new writers. The site details the requirements of authors and the categories of books we handle. Basic tips on preparation are listed as well as a checklist for representation. The agency has successfully been selling books by new authors since 1986.
Midwest Literary and Entertainment Management Group
Agency owned and operated by Vivian Hall.
Mocknick Productions Literary Agency
Accepts new writers of novels, poetry, short stories, screenplays, stageplays and new age and children's stories. The link goes to an archive.org copy of his site, since the current site is infected with a trojan from a Russian IP address. DO NOT GO to mocknick dot com with a computer running windows!!
Natasha Kern Literary Agency
A full-service agency representing commercial adult fiction and nonfiction books.
New Brand Literary Agency
"A cutting edge management and publicity firm for authors of bestselling fiction and non-fiction"
Pelham Literary Agency
Our small agency offers distinct advantages to both established and new writers. We specialize in genre fiction, especially mysteries, westerns, romances, and Christian fiction. We will work extensively with writers who present a promising manuscript. For published clients and titles, see our website.
Peters, Fraser & Dunlop
Europe's largest literary and talent agency.
PlainSmart Publishing Agency
We specialize in books about Gaming, Romance, Mystery and Travel; however, we are open to any idea that is original and well presented.
Progetto inediti italian literary agency
Italian literary agency,evaluation of unpublished books,revision,proofreading,draft editing,preparing of prefaces and cover back writings,writings of film scripts.
Richard Curtis Associates
Representing over 100 top authors in every category of popular fiction and nonfiction.
Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
West coast agency that welcomes new authors. Check submission requirements and guidelines on their site.
Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc.
"Large enough to be a full service agency, including international rights, but small enough to manage and service clients personally, SJGA works closely with authors to edit and fine-tune proposals, refine concepts and ensure that the best work reaches editors."
Savvy Literary Services
Savvy Literary Services is a full-service literary agency that specializes in both English and Spanish-language publishing. Interested in representing Adult Nonfiction Prescriptive Self-Help, Cookbooks, Memoirs, Biographies, Health and Medicine, Diet, Narrative Nonfiction as well as Young Adult fiction and nonfiction.
Sheree Bykofsky Associates
"Sheree Bykofsky is a New York Literary Agent, representing some 100 book authors in all areas of adult non-fiction as well as literary and commercial fiction."
Author representation for the computer book industry.
Ted Weinstein Literary Management
Ted Weinstein Literary Management is a full-service literary agency and a member of the Association of Authors' Representatives (AAR). Our clients include a wide range of journalists, academics and other authors of intelligent, adult nonfiction. We are particularly interested in representing works of narrative non-fiction, current affairs, politics, biography, history, business, science, technology, environment, health and medicine.
The Steve Laube Agency
The Steve Laube Agency is a veteran literary agency marketing book rights to religious and general market publishers.
Three Seas Literary Agency
Specializes in romance, women's fiction, historicals, regencies, paranormal/metaphysical fiction and romantic suspense.
Waterside Productions, Inc.
A literary agency specializing in computer books.
William Morris Agency
The William Morris Agency's Book Department boasts a talented roster of best-selling and award-winning authors in all areas of fiction and non-fiction.
Zachary Shuster Harmsworth is a full-service literary agency with its main offices in New York City and a second office in Boston, Massachusetts. The agency represents literary and commercial fiction, memoirs, biography, history, science, narrative non-fiction and prescriptive books in the areas of business, health, relationships, parenting and general psychology.