Writing a book requires different skills than writing a query letter. Oct 31, 2007 top 10 literary agents for literary fiction 1. Brown is looking for thrillers, narrative nonfiction, literary and commercial fiction, as well as lifestyle. Lkla is a boutique literary agency specializing in health, selfhelp, and other practical nonfiction books written by some of the countrys top experts in their fields, including academic and corporate clients. Better to state one genre your book falls into or dont state one at all and let the agent decide. I havent been working with any nonfiction literary agents in london, recently, but i do have a suggestion. While there are no rules about writing queries, here are the top. They are looking for a wide range of subjects, including art, theater, childrens nonfiction, calendars, memoirs, pop culture, politics, history in short, if it isnt fiction, they want it. Scroll below to learn more about black book agents such as faith hampton childs with faith childs literary agency, regina brooks with serendipity literary agency, sarah bolling with the gernert company, and susan ginsburg with writers house. Dec 26, 2016 non fiction literary agents in the us below are several literary agents who indicated on ms wishlist that they were seeking specific nonfiction projects. Best literary agencies with the most 6figure book deals 110 listed below are the first ten book agencies on our list of best publishing agencies based on sales. For nonfiction works except memoir, publishers do not need to see the entire manuscript. No large publisher takes work seriously unless it comes to them via a literary agent, so you do need that seal of approval.
Top literary agents for nonfiction general 25 top nonfiction book agents. Literary agents are important decision makers in the publishing process for authors who wish to be published by many of the big publishers. The below list of 19 new literary agents aims to facilitate a conversation between agents and potential clients. If a fiction query is an attempt to market a completed manuscript, a nonfiction query is usually an attempt to sell a well developed concept. The mystery and thriller genres are wildly competitive, so finding the right literary agent for you could make all the difference in the world in getting you a good book deal. We are one of the worlds leading international literary agencies. Please send a query letter using the form below to one literary agent. We welcome submissions from both new and previously published authors. She is also interested in nonfiction about cooking, design, and fashion.
Who are the best nonfiction literary agents in london. Mark malatesta is a former literary agent turned author coach. Black literary agents find all african american book agents appearing on our list of literary agents using the official directory of literary agents. Find nonfiction literary agents open to submissions in this post. Christian nonfiction literary agents book agent directory. They describe themselves as an innovative indie publisher, combining decades of traditional experience with new.
Marsal lyon literary agency represents fiction and nonfiction, as well as. The below list of 19 new literary agents aims to facilitate a conversation between agents and potential. May 16, 2012 agents want to see that an author knows the market. All are traditional publishers, and none require an agent.
Nonfiction literary agents in the us below are several literary agents who indicated on ms wishlist that they were seeking specific nonfiction projects. Marianne gunn oconnor literary agency morrisson chambers, suite 17 32 nassau street, dublin 2. In the event we reject your submission, we might not respond if no sase is provided for that purpose. Literary and commercial fiction and nonfiction, childrens, performance rights. These are 25 of the best literary agents for nonfiction books representing nonfiction. Christian nonfiction literary agents get free access now. This literary agency was founded in 1989 and will help you to manage the whole lifetime of your book from the first concept to publication and promotion. Jan 04, 2010 i love the qt lists i noticed that some of my top 10 are on the most queried list but none of mine are on the top 10 non responsive list. 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 theyre interested in representing, their clients, and the best. Weve compiled a list of 21 top literary agencies for you to take a look at. Agents of innocence by david ignatius 1987 beyond stealing secrets, reallife spy work is also about liaison with the enemy and the establishment of secret channels.
Commercial and literary fiction, nonfiction, biography, childrens fiction uk 15%, overseas 20%, filmtv 20%. Linda konner literary agency nyc nonfiction literary. Nonfiction literary agents free list of book agents. Literary and commercial fiction and non fiction, childrens, performance rights. If i feel i can sell it, ill represent it, says herman.
If so, youll love this curated list of 30 top literary agents that are currently accepting open submissions for mysteries and thrillers. Our agents work with literary and commercial fiction, womens fiction, science fiction fantasy, narrative non fiction, history, memoirs, biographies, psychology, science, parenting, cookbooks, howto, selfhelp, business, finance, young adult and juvenile fiction non fiction and picture books. Oct 31, 2007 top 10 literary agents for young adult novels 1. Please send a query, along with the first 1015 pages of your manuscript. Bucci is a part of the mcdermid agency, searching for manuscripts from a variety of genre authors.
A doctors stories of life, death and in between little, brown by daniela lamas it casts a steady, unblinking eye on the triumphs, failures, and blind spots of modern medicine. Our london office was founded in 2000, and our uk agents represent a broad range of authors writing across many genres, from literary, commercial, ya and childrens fiction to the very best. 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 theyre interested in representing, their clients, and the best way to contact them. Scott miller is executive vice president and a literary agent at trident media group in new york city.
Agents may close their lists or switch agencies, and submission requirements can change. Jeff herman agency literary agent specializing in non. Top literary agencies 100 best agencies with the biggest. Jul 02, 2018 barbara berson is interested in literary fiction, nonfiction and ya. Sep 05, 2019 she is looking for excellent short fiction, unconventional literary novels, and narrative non fiction. Marks authors have gotten sixfigure book deals, been on the nyt bestseller list, and published with houses such as random. The people who stand between you and admittance to the promised land of traditional publishing. You can search by literary fiction, womens fiction, crime thriller, romance, fantasy, science fiction, young adult, and pretty much every other genre you can think of including all major nonfiction genres. His areas of editorial expertise include popular business, spirituality, and most other areas of nonfiction.
Dec 31, 2017 the 100 best nonfiction books of all time. Commercial and literary fiction, nonfiction, biography, childrens fiction. We specialize in narrative nonfiction, memoirs, young adult, literary, mystery, fantasy, science fiction. At least i should get actual rejections instead of silence. Find top literary agencies the 100 best book agencies. Our agentmatch tool allows you to select agents by genre at the click of a button. Whether the writer writes literary fiction, young adult, mg, upmarket, genre fiction or some blend of each, whether the author is seeking an agent. We provide no guarantees about when we will respond. I self published my first book an autobiographical memoir but i would love to submit my latest offering to some well known literary agents. Best literary agents 20202021 all genres top book agents. If you use those book agent directories to find christian nonfiction literary agents, youre going to hurt your chances of getting a top literary agent to represent you. Joseph perry is a new agent at perry literary, inc.
Also handles adult literary and commercial fiction and nonfiction. Nonfiction literary agents now accepting submissions tck. Get a literary agent shares advice from more than 110 literary agents who share advice on querying, craft, the submission process, researching agents, and much more. This list will be updated regularly with new agents added to the top.
He is a graduate of the university of pennsylvania with a ba in english and a jd from the temple. How to find a literary agent for your book jane friedman. This book is for not only followers of keenan s bands tool, a perfect circle. Bookends literary agency new client alert cristina oxtra. Make sure you read the agency website before submitting.
Mark now helps authors of all genres fiction, nonfiction, and childrens books get top literary agents, publishers, and book deals through his company literary agent undercover and the bestselling author. Includes all literary agents currently active in the uk. Enter your contact info above for complete profiles, including contact information, at the top literary agencies. Writer jennifer mattson shares her top 10 mustgoto conferences for writers, taking conference size, geographical locations, topics and experience levels into account. If these agents dont suit your needs, you can find a comprehensive list of agents looking for writers at agents seeking clients. Folio literary management represents authors of both fiction and nonfiction. We specialize in narrative nonfiction, memoirs, young adult, literary. Black literary agents african american book agents list. Julia livshin independent agent is primarily interested in literary fiction and quality commercial. No large publisher takes work seriously unless it comes to them via a literary agent. Bookends literary agency the effectiveness of conference critiques bookends literary agency line of sight is a top 10 crime fiction debut on. Jeff herman is an exceptionally successful veteran literary agent, entrepreneur and author. The book proposal is your primary selling tool for.
Nonfiction literary agents open to submissions writers digest. Mullane literary associates is an independent literary agency founded in 2008 by deirdre mullane, a publishing executive with more than two decades in the industry as a publicist, editor, publisher, agent. Cecelia ahern, chris binchy, ken bruen, claudia carroll, julie dam, noelle harrison, patrick mccabe, mike mccormack, paddy mcmahon, morag prunty, niall. Other literary agent directories in print and online are inaccurate and incomplete. Stating that anyone from a 12yearold boy to an 80yearold woman will love your book just tells an agent you have no particular market in mind. Jeff herman opened his literary agency in the mid1980s while in his mid20s. Jul 12, 2016 than 110 literary agents who share advice on querying, craft, the submission process, researching agents, and. Diversion books was started by literary agent scott waxman in 2010. Miriam altshuler, literary agent miriam altshuler literary agency address. Stuart ablon reaching our full potential requires opening ourselves up to.
Aug 02, 2019 literary agents are gatekeepers of the publishing industry. Heres our free list of 41 nonfiction literary agents that are currently accepting. Our literary agency is actively seeking new andor established authors in a variety of genres and categories of both fiction and nonfiction. The jeff herman agency po box 1522 stockbridge, ma 01262. How the best teams deliver results ballantine books by geoff smart. Know that a no is in your best interests just as much as a yes. Whether the writer writes literary fiction, young adult, mg, upmarket, genre fiction or some blend of each, whether the author is seeking an agent for fiction or nonfiction, for novels or memoirs, short stories, essays, biographies. Leading from the front provides women with 10 relevant principles that will. Literary agency, put the word out in late november that he was seeking health, wellness, sports, humor, pop culture, pop psychology, and. Handles picture books, fiction for 58 and 912 yearolds, teenage fiction, series fiction, filmtv tieins and non fiction. The top 10 writing conferences in north america the writer. Also handles adult literary and commercial fiction and non fiction. H ere are three new agents actively seeking clients.
Commercial and literary fiction and nonfiction home 15%, overseas 15%, filmtv 15%. Founded in 1996, the linda konner literary agency lkla represents approximately 75 authors of adult nonfiction books. Send preliminary letter plus halfpage synopsis and first 50 pages. A ukbased literary agency representing internationally published authors of fiction commercial and literary, nonfiction, and childrens books. The knight agency offers a comprehensive range of services, including editorial refinement, branding consultation and strategy, inhouse subsidiary rights and publicity support. Top 10 genres querytracker find literary agents and. Literary agent alerts are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. Filled with all the advice youll ever need to find an agent, this resource makes a great partner book to the agent database, guide to literary agents. Best literary agencies with the most 6figure book deals 110. The mystery and thriller genres are wildly competitive, so finding the right literary agent. The 10 best literary agents for writers by industrial scripts. Linda konner literary agency nyc nonfiction literary agent. How collaborative problem solving changes lives at home, at school, and at work tarcherperigree by j.25 733 224 888 803 303 1448 1332 1472 92 937 1415 540 935 547 1171 703 55 402 65 1467 364 220 243 64 747 1223 370 763 849 26 1148 1304 680 275 1447 760 938 1488 1265 1266 1186 674 231 265 94 1031 852 1293