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100 Literary Agents to Contact

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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100 literary agents to contact

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