literary agents accepting submissions

Literary Agents Accepting Submissions – Part 2

How do you get a literary agent for your book?

Here’s a list of 100 literary agents accepting submissions, detailing the genres they represent (and those they don’t), submission guidelines, and other information taken from their websites, using direct quotes whenever possible. Please note that I am not recommending any of these literary agents or agencies; just listing information.

While this may be enough to get you started, be sure to read your chosen agency’s entire website very carefully. You may be with this agency for a long time, so you need to be sure the fit is right!

Note: This information is current as of October, 2016, but can change at any time. Check an agency’s website carefully before contacting them. For the complete list, see Part 1 and Part 3.

Donald Maass Literary Agencyhttp://maassagency.com/submissions

The agency represents a variety of genres, including fiction (alternate history, contemporary, literary, middle grade, mystery, near-future thrillers, sci-fi and fantasy, steampunk, suspense, urban fantasy, women’s, young adult), humor, LGBT, lifestyle, pop-culture, Westerns, and “works that challenge their genre.”

The agency does not represent picture books, poetry, or screenplays.

Submission instructions: Check each agent’s page on the website for specific submission requirements. In general, requirements include:

  • “a query letter (be sure it includes both genre and word count)”
  • “a short synopsis (1-2 pages)”
  • “the first five pages of your manuscript”

There are multiple agents at the agency, each with specific interests. You can learn about them by clicking on their names under the “Agents” tab.

Send submissions to the specific agent’s email address, which can be found on the agent’s page.

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Notes: Email queries only; no hardcopy submissions. No attachments. Only query one agent at this agency at a time.

Dunham Literaryhttps://www.dunhamlit.com/how-to-submit.html

The agency represents “fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books, including both authors and illustrators.” Agent Bridget Smith “is actively seeking books with underrepresented or minority characters.”

The agency does not represent chapbooks, individual short stories, novellas, or screenplays.

You are asked to submit a query letter. “If submitting to Bridget Smith, please also include the first five pages of the manuscript in the body of the email.”

There are two agents at the agency, each with specific interests. You can learn about them by clicking on their names on the left-hand menu.

Send submissions to: Electronic submissions should be sent to query at dunhamlit.com; hardcopy submissions to Dunham Literary, Inc., 110 William Street, Suite 2202, New York, NY 10038.

Typical reply time: Four weeks

Notes: No attachments.

Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agencyhttp://dclagency.com

The agency represents “literary and commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, pop culture and young adult fiction.”

Submission instructions: “Query letters preferred via email (mail@dclagency.com). Below your query letter, please paste the first ten pages of your manuscript.”

Send submissions to: Electronic submissions should be sent to mail@dclagency.com; hardcopy submissions to Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency, 27 W. 20th St., Suite 1107, New York, NY 10011.

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Notes: No attachments.

Dystel & Goderich Literary Managementhttps://www.dystel.com/submission-guidelines

The agency says: “We take our unsolicited queries very seriously. As a matter of fact, we have discovered many of our most talented authors in the ‘slush’ pile. We read everything that is sent to us, whether we decide to represent it or not.”

The agency represents a variety of genres, including fiction (adult contemporary, commercial, literary women’s, literary, mysteries, paranormal, romance) art, business, biography/memoir, cooking and food, current events, health and wellness, history, lifestyle, narrative nonfiction, parenting, picture books, pop culture, psychology, science, sci-fi/fantasy, young adult and middle grade.

Submission instructions: “We prefer email queries, as most do nowadays, so please make sure your cover letter is in the body of the email. Synopses, outlines or sample chapters (say, one chapter or the first 25 pages of your manuscript) should either be included below the cover letter or attached as a separate document. We won’t open attachments if they come with a blank email, by the way.”

There are multiple agents at the agency, each with specific interests. You can learn about them on the “Meet Our Agents” page.

Send submissions to: Submissions should be directed to a specific agent. For email submissions, addresses can be found on the “Meet Our Agents” page; hardcopy submissions should be sent to a specific agent at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, One Union Square West, Suite 904, New York, NY 10003.

Typical reply time: Six to eight weeks

Notes: Only query one agent at this agency at a time.

Einstein Literary Managementhttp://einsteinliterary.com/submissions.php

The agency represents: According to the Association of Author’s Representatives, the agency represents fiction (historical, literary, mystery, romance, thriller, women’s), biography, memoir, children’s, young adult, and middle grade.

The agency does not represent picture books, poetry, screenplays, or textbooks.

You are asked to submit “a query letter and the first ten double-spaced pages of your manuscript in the body of the email (no attachments) to submissions@einsteinliterary.com.”

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Notes: Email queries only; no hardcopy, phone, or social media submissions.

Elyse Cheney Literary Associates –
http://cheneyassoc.com

The agency represents literary fiction, biography, crime, current events, history, memoir, politics, popular science, and narrative reportage.

You are asked to submit “a query letter briefly describing your project and professional background, along with up to three chapters of sample material.”

There are multiple agents at the agency, each with specific interests. You can learn about them on the “Agents” page.

Send submissions to: Electronic queries should be sent to submissions [at] cheneyliterary.com; hardcopy submissions to Elyse Cheney Literary Associates, 78 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011.

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Notes: Only query one agent at this agency at a time.

Emma Sweeny Agencyhttp://www.emmasweeneyagency.com/Contact-us

The agency represents a variety of genres, including fiction (commercial, fantasy, historical, horror, literary, magic realism, mysteries, realistic, speculative, thrillers), cookbooks, lifestyle, and narrative nonfiction.

Submission instructions: “Please begin your query with a succinct (and hopefully catchy) description of your plot or proposal. Always include a brief cover letter telling us how you heard about ESA, your previous writing credits, and a few lines about yourself. We cannot open any attachments unless specifically requested, and ask that you paste the first ten (10) pages of your proposal or novel into the text of your e-mail.”

There are multiple agents at the agency, each with specific interests. You can learn about them on the “About Us” page.

Send submissions to queries@emmasweeneyagency.com, rather than directly to a specific agent.

Notes: Email queries only; no hardcopy submissions.

The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency http://ethanellenberg.com/submission-guidelines

The agency says: “We consider work from everyone, and every year we take new clients based on their unsolicited submissions, including clients with no prior credits, recommendations or other kudos.”

The agency represents a variety of genres, including fiction (children’s, ethnic, fantasy, literary thrillers, mysteries, romance, sci-fi, women’s), adventure, biography, cookbooks, current affairs, history, health, memoir, new age, science, pop culture, psychology, spirituality, and true crime.

The agency does not represent poetry, screenplays, or short stories.

You are asked to submit:

For fiction:

  • a brief query letter
  • a synopsis (one to two pages long)
  • the first fifty pages (approximately) of your manuscript

For nonfiction:

  • a brief query letter
  • a book proposal (outline of the material, sample chapters, author bio, etc.)

For picture books:

  • a brief query letter
  • complete manuscript (text only)
  • if applicable, color copies of sample illustrations (four to five examples), or, if submitting via email, four to five images of sample illustrations pasted into the body of the email

Illustrators, please send:

  • a brief query letter
  • representative portfolio of your work, or if submitting via email, four to five images of sample illustrations pasted into the body of the email
  • color copies only; no original artwork. If submitting via email, a link to online portfolio.

Send submissions to: Electronic submissions should be sent to agent@ethanellenberg.com to the attention of Ethan Ellenberg; hardcopy submissions to Ethan Ellenberg, 155 Suffolk St., #2R, New York, NY 10002.

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Notes: The agency asks that you “please do not submit the same project to us multiple times, and please do not submit more than one project at a time.”

Fairbank Literary Representation
http://fairbankliterary.com/submissions

The agency represents a variety of genres, including fiction (general, literary, mystery, thrillers), architecture and design, biography, cookbooks, food and wine, humor, lifestyle, narrative nonfiction, pop culture, reference, science, and works addressing race and class issues.

The agency does not represent “romance, poetry, screenplays, science fiction or fantasy, paranormal, young adult, or children’s books. We are also disinclined to accept historical novels set before 1900.”

You are asked to submit “a one page query letter introducing and briefly synopsizing your work. You may include a short sample chapter if querying by snail mail, or the first three pages pasted into the body of your email…”

Send submissions to: Electronic submissions should be sent to queries@fairbankliterary.com; hardcopy submissions to Fairbank Literary Representation, P.O. Box 6, Hudson, New York 12534. For sports and architecture books only, send submissions to matt@fairbankliterary.com.

Typical reply time: Four to six weeks

Notes: No attachments.

Felicia Eth Literary Representation
https://www.ethliterary.com/how-to-submit

The agency says: “Though Ms. Eth prefers a small and selective list, she continues to search for new clients and new properties, primarily in adult fiction and nonfiction.”

The agency represents: “Areas of definite interest include – literary accessible fiction, historical and suspense novels with a literary bent that transcend genre, novels with a magical realism and/or a multicultural element, narrative nonfiction including memoir, journalism, unusual travel books, popular science, psychological and social concerns, women’s issues, fresh parenting ideas, culinary writing.”

The agency does not represent “genre fiction, including romance novels, sci fi and fantasy, westerns, anime and graphic novels, mysteries. Afraid no poetry. We are not connected to specialized publishers for academic or technical books. Additionally we do not handle picture books or chapter books for the juvenile market (except where the author is also a writer of adult books which we are interested in). We are not looking for Christian books, humor or how-to books. And we only handle books, no original screenplays.”

You are asked to submit:

For fiction:

  • “Please write a query letter introducing yourself, your book, your writing background. Don’t forget to include degrees you may have, publishing credits, awards and endorsements. Please wait for a response before including sample pages. We only consider material where the manuscript for which you are querying is complete, unless you have previously published.”

For nonfiction:

  • “A query letter is best, introducing [your] idea and what you have written already (proposal, manuscript?). For writerly nonficiton (narratives, bio, memoir) please let us know if you have a finished manuscript. Also it’s important [that] you include information about yourself, your background and expertise, your platform and notoriety, if any.”

Send submissions to: Electronic submissions should be sent to feliciaeth.literary@gmail.com; hardcopy submissions to Felicia Eth Literary Representation, 555 Bryant St., Suite 350, Palo Alto, CA. 94301.

Typical reply time: Variable

Fifi Oscard Agencyhttp://www.fifioscard.com/sub_guide.htm

The agency represents African-American, biography, business, cookbooks, health, history, lifestyle, mind/body/spirit, mystery, religious, sci-fi, science, sports, and women’s studies.

Submission instructions: Fill out the submission form found at http://www.fifioscard.com/sub_guide_form.htm. You will be asked for a synopsis, biography, and other information.

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Fine Literaryhttp://www.fineliterary.com/how-to-submit

The agency represents: “I continue to be interested in all kinds of books but tend to be compelled by work that features characters that I cannot shake….I love the twists and turns of a great page-turner, can be seduced by a truly honest memoir and am delighted when transported by historical fiction….Regarding non-fiction: Cookbooks and lifestyle are a particular area of interest but I can be compelled to consider almost any subject that is honest and thoughtful.”

You are asked to submit:

For fiction:

  • “Send a query letter, brief synopsis and the first twenty pages pasted into the body of the email.”

For non-fiction:

  • “Send a query letter and brief synopsis. Tell us why you are writing this book and where it fits in the marketplace.”

Send submissions to: Electronic submissions should be sent to Query@FineLiterary.com; hardcopy submissions to 117 N. Mansfield Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Fine Print Literary Managementhttp://fineprintlit.com/submissions.html

The agency represents a variety of genres, including fiction (crime, fantasy, genre, historical, literary, literate thrillers, middle grade, military, romance, romantic suspense, sci-fi, and some boy-oriented young adult fiction), biography, business, entertainment, fitness, food and wine, health and wellness, history, lifestyle (including home renovating, decorating, food and drink, and sustainability), memoir, music, narrative nonfiction, nature, parenting, pop culture, popular science, reference, running, science, self-help, spirituality, style/beauty, and technology.

The agency does not represent screenplays, stage plays, or TV scripts.

You are asked to submit “a query letter with a synopsis of your book, your bio, and the first two chapters (no more than 30 pages) embedded in the body of your email.”

There are multiple agents at the agency, each with specific interests. You can learn about them by clicking on their names under the “Agents” tab.

Send submissions to a specific agent by “clicking on the email button on the agent’s profile page.”

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Notes: No attachments. Only query one agent at this agency at a time.

The Fischer-Harbage Agency
https://www.fischerharbage.com/submissions

The agency says: “The agency is extremely selective, representing a limited number of authors so that each receives exceptional service and attention.”

The agency represents “fiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction and current events.”

Submission instructions: “Please paste a short description of the project, your bio, and the first chapter of your book in the body of an email.”

Send submissions to submissions@fischerharbage.com.

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Notes: “Any queries with attachments will be deleted without being read.”

Fletcher & Company – http://www.fletcherandco.com/submissions

The agency represents various genres including fiction (commercial, literary), biography (narrative), business (soft), fashion, food, gift books (quirky), history, lifestyle/health, memoir, pop cultural trends, psychology, science, sci-fi, self-help, and spy stories.

You are asked to submit “a letter, brief synopsis and the first 5-10 pages of the manuscript/proposal pasted into the body of the email to info@fletcherandco.com.”

There are multiple agents at the agency, each with specific interests. You can learn about them on the “Staff” page.

Typical reply time: Four to six weeks

Notes: Email queries only; no hardcopy submissions. No attachments. Only query one agent at this agency at a time.

Folio Literary Managementhttp://foliolit.com/agency#f.About

The agency says:

  • “Fiction: We are aggressively seeking upmarket adult fiction that’s appropriate for book club discussion; literary fiction and commercial fiction that features fresh voices and/or memorable characters.”
  • “Nonfiction: Many of us love narrative nonfiction – great stories paired with great writing – including memoirs – but also authors, experts, scholars, and journalists with well-researched, compelling and new ideas. We love authors who are ready and able to promote their work and expertise in all forms of media.”

The agency represents a variety of genres, including fiction (commercial women’s), biography, business, celebrity, cookbooks, health, history, humor, lifestyle, memoir, military, pets, pop culture, religion, romance, and science.

The agency does not represent poetry, screenplays, or stage plays.

Submission instructions: The agency has detailed instructions for preparing submission materials on their “How to Submit” page.

There are multiple agents at the agency, each with specific interests. You can learn about them on the “The Team” page.

Send submissions to: Check each agent’s specific submission instructions.

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Notes: Only submit to one agent at this agency.

Foundry Literary + Mediahttp://foundrymedia.com/submissions

The agency represents a variety of genres, including fiction (character-driven, commercial, historical, literary, speculative, suspense, thriller), adventure/travel stories, Christian nonfiction, cultural issues, health, history, humor, lifestyle, memoir, narrative nonfiction, pop culture, popular science, psychology, religion, science, spirituality, and sports.

You are asked to submit:

For fiction:

  • query letter
  • synopsis
  • first three chapters of manuscript
  • author bio
  • self-addressed stamped envelope

For nonfiction:

  • query letter
  • sample chapters
  • table of contents
  • author bio
  • self-addressed stamped envelope

There are multiple agents at the agency, each with specific interests. You can learn about them on the “Foundry Team” page.

Send submissions to: Electronic submissions should be sent to the specific agent’s email, which can be found on the “Submissions” page; hardcopy submissions to the specific agent at Foundry Literary + Media, 33 West 17th St. PH, New York, New York 10011.

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Notes: Attachments are accepted. Only query one agent at the agency.

Frances Collin Literary Agenthttp://www.francescollin.com/queries.htm

The agency represents: According to the Association of Author’s Representatives, Francis Collin represents fiction (fantasy, historical, literary, sci-fi), biography, ecology, history, memoir, narrative nonfiction, nature, travel, and world cultures.

You are asked to submit: No information is provided on the agency’s website.

Send submissions to: Electronic submissions should be sent to queries@francescollin.com; hardcopy submissions to Frances Collin Literary Agent, P.O. Box 33, Wayne, PA 19087-0033.

Notes: No attachments.

Francis Goldin Literary Agencyhttp://goldinlit.com/contact

The agency represents a variety of genres, including fiction (progressive, sci-fi), biography, environmental sustainability, essays, food culture, history, history of science and technology, legal affairs, memoir, music, photography, progressive politics, religion, science and medicine, serious investigative journalism, and sports.

The agency does not represent “screenplays, romances or most other genre fiction, and hardly any poetry. We do not handle work that is racist, sexist, ageist, homophobic, or pornographic.”

You are asked to submit a cover letter, biography, writing sample, and “supporting materials”

There are multiple agents at the agency, each with specific interests. You can learn about them on the “Agents” page.

Send submissions to: Submit either via “Submittable,” a form you can access via the “Contact” page, or by emailing the specific agent, depending on the agent’s preference, which is indicted on the website.

Typical reply time: Four to six weeks

The Friedrich Agencyhttp://friedrichagency.com/submit-2

The agency represents primarily “fiction and non-fiction for the adult trade audience,” although they occasionally take on other genres.

The agency does not represent picture books or screenplays.

You are asked to submit: “A standard query letter, articulate and informative, is preferred.”

There are multiple agents at the agency, each with specific interests. You can learn about them on the “Submissions” page.

Send submissions to a specific agent’s email address, which can be found on the “Submissions” page.

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Notes: Email queries only; no hardcopy or in-person submissions.

GelfmanSchneider/ICM Partners – http://www.gelfmanschneider.com/submission-guidelines.html

The agency says: “We are very pleased that you would like to submit your work to us for consideration. Please read all the instructions thoroughly, as any queries that do not follow these guidelines are deleted unread. Please read the FAQ’s to get a better sense of the kind of material we accept and how to follow up.”

The agency represents a variety of genres, including fiction (commercial, historical, literary, women’s), memoir, narrative nonfiction, political & current affairs, popular science, and popular culture nonfiction.

You are asked to submit “a query letter and sample chapters (1-3) in the body of an email to penelope.gsliterary@gmail.com.”

There are multiple agents at the agency, but only Penelope Burns is currently accepting unsolicited queries.

Send submissions to “penelope.gsliterary@gmail.com. Please include ‘query’ in the subject line.”

Typical reply time: Penelope Burns generally responds within twelve weeks. “[I]f you followed all the submission instructions and have not heard back within twelve weeks, please write to her with the subject line ‘query follow-up.’”

Notes: Do not send additional material unless requested. Do not call the agency.

Georges Brochardthttp://gbagency.com/about.html

The agency represents a variety of genres, including fiction (historical, literary), memoir, narrative nonfiction, and young adult.

The agency does not represent screenplays.

You are asked to submit: No information is provided on the agency’s website.

Send submissions to: No specific address for submissions is given. The “contact information” address is 136 East 57th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

The Gernert Companyhttp://www.thegernertco.com/submissions

The agency says that “we represent equal parts fiction (commercial and literary writers, both well-known and soon-to-be, whether writing for adults or younger readers) and nonfiction (biographers, memoirists, journalists, essayists, bloggers, and writers of trade and scholarly nonfiction in subjects ranging from sports and history to current events and science).”

You are asked to submit “a query letter describing the work you’d like to submit, along with some information about yourself and a sample chapter if appropriate…. Please indicate in your letter which agent you are querying.”

There are multiple agents at the agency, each with specific interests. You can learn about them on the “Our Team” page.

Send submissions to: “Queries by e-mail should be directed to info@thegernertco.com.”

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Notes: Only query one agent at this agency at a time.

The Greenhouse Literary Agencyhttp://www.greenhouseliterary.com/submissions

The agency represents: “We specialize in writing for children: picture book author/illustrators with texts of less than 1000 words; high-concept/character-led chapter-book series; middle grade novels; young-adult novels. Very occasionally, a non-fiction proposal will be considered.”

The agency does not represent “picture book texts (i.e., by writers who aren’t also illustrators), short stories, educational or religious/inspirational work, poetry, pre-school/novelty material, screenplays or writing aimed at adults.”

Submission instructions: “Prepare a query email WITH THE AGENT’S NAME IN THE SUBJECT LINE. The opening letter should be no longer than one page in length (if it were on paper) and should contain: word count of the manuscript; age group, brief synopsis of story (no more than 3 paragraphs); brief bio with details of any writing background you have. Please also tell us what country you live in. This is very helpful!”

“If you’re writing a novel: Paste the first 5 pages of your story into the body of the email. If you’re writing/illustrating a picture book (no more than 1000 words): paste in the whole text and either paste in an illustration sample or attach ONE PDF with sample.”

There are two agents at the agency, Sarah Davies for the US/Canada and Polly Nolan for the UK/Commonwealth. You can learn about them and their interests by clicking on the “About Us” page.

Send submissions to submissions[at]greenhouseliterary.com.

Typical reply time: Six weeks

Notes: Email queries only; no hardcopy submissions. Only query one agent at this agency at a time.

Harvey Klinger
https://www.harveyklinger.com/submission-guidelines

The agency says: “We are always interested in considering new clients, both published and unpublished.”

The agency represents a variety of genres, including fiction (book club, commercial, fantasy, literary, middle grade, mystery, new adult, paranormal, romance, sci-fi, thrillers, young adult), business, cookbooks, crafts, diet, health and fitness, how-to, humor, interior design, lifestyle, memoir, narrative nonfiction, parenting, pop culture, popular science, self-help, sports, and travel.

You are asked to submit a query letter, short synopsis, author biography, and the first five pages of your manuscript pasted into the email.

There are multiple agents at the agency, each with specific interests. You can learn about them on the “Agents” page.

Send submissions to the agent you are querying. Email addresses can be found on the “Submissions” page.

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Notes: Only query one agent at this agency at a time.

HSG Agencyhttp://www.hsgagency.com/submissions.html

The agency represents a variety of genres, including fiction (fantasy, literary, middle grade, mystery, suspense, upmarket commercial, women’s), business, children’s books, cookbooks, current affairs, finance, fitness, food, health, history, lifestyle, narrative nonfiction, parenting, photography, political thought, psychology, and science.

The agency does not represent religious fiction, romance fiction, or screenplays.

You are asked to submit “a query letter and the first five pages of your manuscript (within the email–no attachments please!) to the appropriate agent for your book. If it is a picture book, please include the entire manuscript.”

There are multiple agents at the agency, each with specific interests. You can learn about them by clicking on their names on the “The Agents” page, which is found under the “About Us” tab.

Send submissions to the specific agent you are querying. Addresses are available on the “Submissions” page, which can be found under the “Contact” tab.

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Notes: Email queries only; no hardcopy submissions. No attachments.

Inkwell Managementhttp://inkwellmanagement.com/contact

The agency represents a variety of genres, including fiction (commercial, crime, historical, literary, short story, suspense/thriller, women’s, young adult), business, cultural criticism, current affairs, environment, health, humorous nonfiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction, philosophy, popular history, religion, social sciences, travel, and adventure.

The agency does not represent screenplays.

You are asked to submit: “In the body of your email, please include a query letter and a short writing sample (1-2 chapters). Emails with large attachments will be discarded.”

Send submissions to submissions@inkwellmanagement.com

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Janklow & Nesbit Associateshttp://www.janklowandnesbit.com/submissions

The agency represents a variety of genres, including fiction (commercial), business, cultural criticism, culture, current affairs, faith, food, narrative journalism, pop culture, romance, sci-fi, science, sports, and young adult.

You are asked to submit:

  • For fiction: “an informative cover letter, a brief synopsis and the first ten pages. If you are sending an email submission, please include the sample pages in the body of the email below your query.”
  • For nonfiction: “an informative cover letter and a full outline”

There are multiple agents at the agency, each with specific interests. You can learn about them on the “The People” page.

Send submissions to: Electronic submissions should be sent to submissions@janklow.com; hardcopy submissions to Janklow & Nesbit Associates, 445 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022. Address your submission to a specific agent.

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Jean V. Naggar Literary Agencyhttp://jvnla.com/submissions.php

The agency represents a variety of genres, including fiction (fabulist/absurdist, historical, literary, magical realism, thrillers, women’s, young adult), biography, illustrated gift books, literary memoirs, music, narrative nonfiction, pop culture, and science.

Submission instructions: Fill out the submission form on the website, a multi-step process which begins on the “How to Submit” page. You’ll be asked to select a specific agent, review her interests, then fill out the “Author’s Info” form, which includes a summary of your work and your biography.

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Notes: Submit queries via the submission form only, no hardcopy submissions. Only query one agent at this agency at a time.

Jeanne Fredericks Literary Agencyhttp://jeannefredericks.com/submission-guidelines

The agency says: “You are invited to submit your nonfiction book idea to the Jeanne Fredericks Literary Agency if:

  • “your proposed book offers fresh, authoritative information or advice needed by a sizable population;
  • “you are an established expert in one of the subjects listed below; and
  • “you have at least some media experience or a significant following in social media.”

The agency represents business/real estate, cookbooks, fine arts/crafts, gardening, health/medicine/integrative health/science, history/biography, home/decorative arts/antiques, nature/environment/animals/pets, popular reference/careers, psychology/self-help/parenting/inspirational, sports/recreation/fitness, and travel.

The agency does not represent “fiction, true crime, juvenile, textbooks, poetry, essays, screenplays, short stories, science fiction, pop culture, guides to computers and software, politics, horror, pornography, books on overly depressing or violent topics, romance, teacher’s manuals, or memoirs.”

You are asked to submit a query letter.

Send submissions to: Electronic submissions should be sent to jeanne.fredericks at gmail.com; hardcopy submissions to Jeanne Fredericks Literary Agency, 221 Benedict Hill Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840.

Typical reply time: The agency responds only if interested.

Notes: No attachments.