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100 Literary Agents to Contact

Literary agents are your entrée into the world of standard publishing, to acquisitions editors at Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins and other standard publishing houses.

That’s because most standard publishers do not accept unsolicited submissions.

A handful of imprints belonging to the major publishers do, but for the most part, you need a literary agent to get your book proposal onto the desks of standard publishers. (For a list of publishers you can approach without agents, see “35 Publishers Who Welcome Unsolicited Submissions.”)

Here’s a list of 100 literary agencies accepting submissions. I’m not recommending any of these agents, simply providing a list to help you get started on your agent search. (This list is current as of September, 2022, but please note that literary agencies or individual agents may, at any time, decide to stop taking submissions for a while.)

• 3 Seas Literary Agency – Home pageAgents pageSubmissions & Contact page

• Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency – Home pageThe Team pageSubmissions page

• Aevitas – Home pageAgents/Team pageContact & Submissions page

• Andy Ross Literary Agency – Home pageSubmissions page

• Angela Rinaldi Literary Agency – Home pageHow to Submit page

• Aragi, Inc. – Home pageContact Page (includes submission information)

• Ayesha Pande Literary (APL) – Home pageQueries page

• Barbara Braun Associates – Home pageContact & Submit page

• Barry Goldblatt Literary – Home pageContact pageQuery Submission page

• Bent Agency – Home pageWho We Are pageSubmissions Guidelines page

• Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises – Home pageSubmissions Guidelines page

• Book Group – Home pageSubmission Guidelines page

• BookEnds Literary – Home pageSubmissions page

• Bradford Literary Agency – Home pageSubmission Guidelines page

• Brandt & Hochman, Literary Agents – Home pageAgents pageContact page

• Bresnick Weil Literary Agency – Home pageContact page

• Browne & Miller Literary Associates – Home pageTeam pageQueries page

• Carol Mann Agency – Home pageSubmissions page

• Chalberg & Sussman – Home pageAgents pageSubmissions page

• Charlotte Gusay Literary Agency – Home pageAbout pageContact page

• Chase Literary Agency – Home pageAbout pageSubmissions page

• Cheney Agency – Home pageTeam pageContact page with submissions guidelines

• Chris Calhoun Agency – Home pageSubmissions page

• Cornerstone Literary Agency – Submissions Guidelines page

• Curtis Brown – About pageSubmissions page

• Cynthia Cannell Literary Agency – Home pageAbout Us pageContact page

• Dana Newman Literary – Home pageSubmissions page

• Darhansoff & Verrill Literary Agents – Home pageSubmissions page

• David Black Agency – Home pageOur Team pageSubmissions & FAQ page

• DeFiore & Company – Home pageHow to Submit page

• Denise Shannon Literary Agency – Home pageSubmission Guidelines page

• Don Congdon Associates – Home pageAgents pageSubmissions page

• Donald Maass Literary Agency – Home pageSubmissions page

• Dunham Literary – Home pageHow to Submit page

• Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency – Home page – scroll down on the Home page for the Agents and Submissions sections

• Dystel, Goderich & Bourret – Home pageMeet Our team pageSubmission Guidelines page

• Einstein Literary Management – Staff pageSubmissions page

• Ekus Group – Literary Agency pageSubmissions requirements page

• Emerald City Literary Agency – Home pageAbout pageSubmissions page

• Emma Sweeny Agency – Home pageAbout Us pageContact page with submission guidelines

• Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency – Home pageAgents pageSubmission Guidelines page

• Fairbank Literary Representation – Home pageAbout pageSubmissions page

• Felicia Eth Literary Representation – Home pageAreas of Representation pageHow to Submit page

• Fifi Oscard Agency – Literary pageSubmissions Guidelines page

• Fine Literary – Home pageAbout pageHow to Submit page

• Fine Print Literary Management – Home pageAgents pageSubmissions page

• Fischer-Harbage Agency – Home pageSubmissions page

• Fletcher & Company – Home pageWho We Are pageResources page with submission guidelines

• Folio Literary Management – Home pageTeam pageSubmit page

• Francis Goldin Literary Agency – Home pageOur Agents pageSubmissions page

• Friedrich Agency – Home pageAbout pageSubmit page

• Fuse Literary – Home pageTeam Fuse page with list of agents

• Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents – Home pageAbout Us pageSubmissions Guidelines page

• Georges Brochardt – Home pageSubmissions page

• Gernert Company – The Agency pageSubmissions page

• Greenhouse Literary Agency – Home pageSubmissions pageThe Team page

• Hartline Literary Agency – Home pageWho We Are pageSubmissions Overview page

• Harvey Klinger – Home pageAbout pageSubmission Guidelines page

• HG Agency – Home pageAbout Us pageSubmissions page

• Hill Nadell Literary Agency – Home pageAbout Us pageSubmissions page

• Inkwell Management – Home pageOur Team pageContact page with submission instructions

• Janklow & Nesbit Associates (J&NA) – Home pagePeople pageSubmissions page

• Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency – Home pageOur Team pageHow to Submit page

• Joelle Delbourgo Associates – Home pageAbout Us pageSubmissions Guidelines page

• John Hawkins and Associates – Home pageAbout pageSubmissions page

• Joy Harris Literary Agency – Home pageAbout pageContact page

• Karpfinger Agency – Home pageAbout the Agency pageSubmissions page

• Kimberley Cameron & Associates – Home pageWho We Are pageSubmissions Guidelines page

• Laura Dail Literary Agency – Home pageAbout pageSubmissions page

• Leigh Feldman Literary – Home page – the About Us and Submissions sections are on the Home page

• Levine/Greenberg/Rostan Literary Agency (LGR) – Home pageOur Team pageSubmissions page

• Liza Dawson Associates Literary Agency – Home pageSubmissions page

• Liza Royce Agency (LRA) – Home pageAbout pageContact page

• Lotus Lane Literary – Home pageAbout pageSubmissions page

• Maria Carvainis Agency – Home pageSubmissions page

• Martin Literary Management – Home page

• Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents – Home pageAbout pageContact page

• McCormick Literary – http://mccormicklit.com/guidelines

• McIntosh & Otis – Home pageAgents pageSubmissions page

• Nancy Yoast Literary Agency – Home pageAbout Us pageSubmissions page

• Nelson Literary Agency – Home pageSubmission Guidelines page

• Pinder Lane & Garon-Brooke (PLGB) – Home pageContact page

• Prospect Agency – Home pageAbout Us pageSubmissions page

• Rees Literary Agency – Home pageContact page

• Regal Hoffman & Associates – Home pageSubmissions page

• Root Literary Agency – Home pageAbout/Agents pageAbout/Submissions page

• Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency – Home pageAgents pageHow to Submit page

• Scovil, Galen, Ghosh Literary Agency – Home pageSubmissions page

• Serendipity Literary Agency – Home pageAgents pageSubmit page

• Seymour Agency – Home pageAbout Us pageSubmissions page

• Sterling Lord Literistic – Home pageOur Team pageSubmissions page

• Stonesong Literary Agency – Home pageOur Team pageSubmissions page

• Stuart Agency – Home pageSubmissions page

• Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency – Home pageSubmission Guidelines page

• Tessler Literary Agency – Home pageQuery Us page

• Transatlantic Agency – Home pageSubmissions page  

• Trident Media Group – Home pageLiterary Agents pageSubmissions page

• Veritas Literary Agency – Home pageSubmissions page

• Vicky Bijur Literary Agency – About pageSubmissions page

• Waxman Leavell Literary Agency – Home pageThe Agency pageSubmissions page

• William Clark Associates – Home pageQuery Form page

• Writers House – Home pageAgents + Submissions page

If you’re writing a memoir, biography, or autobiography, be sure to see “Agents Who Represent Memoirs and Biographies.”

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