Literary Agents

While you don’t need a literary agent to get published, there are a ton of benefits to having one. The role of a literary agent in your author career is to help get published by a traditional publishing house. They can even get your book to a film producer! Please see below for further information. If you’d like to see the marketing options that we offer for a small fee, please visit our marketing page.


How do you get one? Reedsy explains that there are certain steps to take:

  1. Locate a pool of literary agents who work in your niche
  2. Thoroughly research and evaluate each agent
  3. Send a personalized query letter
  4. Always follow up if you don’t hear anything
  5. Don’t just say yes to the first agent

Additionally, following literary agents on social media is a good idea as well. Click the links below to find and follow these literary agents on Twitter. NOTE, the agents listed here are in no particular order.

  1. Noah Ballard of Curtis Brown, Ltd.
  2. Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary Services.
  3. Eric Smith of PS Literary.
  4. Julie Barer of The Book Group.
  5. Adam Eaglin of The Cheney Agency.
  6. Caroline Eisenmann of Goldin Agency.
  7. Alice Tasman of Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.
  8. Christy Fletcher of Fletcher & Company.
  9. Katie Grimm of Don Congdon Associates.
  10. Gina Panettieri of Talcott Notch Literary Services.
  11. Rayhane Sanders of Massie & McQuilkin.
  12. Meredith Kaffel Simonoff of DeFiore & Company.
  13. Peter Steinberg of Foundry Literary + Media.
  14. Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown, Ltd.
  15. Carly Watters of PS Literary.
  16. Jessica Papin of Dystel Goderich & Bourret.
  17. Lucy Carson of The Friedrich Agency.
  18. Melissa Flashman of Janklow & Nesbit.
  19. Zoe Pagnamenta of The Zoe Pagnamenta Agency.
  20. Katherine Fausset of Curtis Brown, Ltd.
  21. Seth Fishman of The Gernert Company.
  22. Rachel Sussman of Chalberg & Sussman.
  23. Sarah Bowlin of Aevitas Creative.
  24. Laurie Abkemeier of DeFiore and Company.
  25. Rena Rossner of Deborah Harris Literary Agency.
  26. Beth Phelan of Gallt & Zacker.
  27. Serendipity Literary Agency.
  28. Thao Le of Dijkstra Agency.
  29. Dongwon Son of Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.
  30. Kiki Nguyen of Donald Maass Literary Agency.
  31. Saba Sulaiman of Talcott Notch.
  32. Queressa Robinson of Nelson Literary Agency.
  33. Kim-Mei Kirtland of Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.
  34. Jennifer Azantian of Azantian Literary Agency.
  35. Amy Elizabeth Bishop of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.
  36. Kate McKean of Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.
  37. Kat Enright of The Seymour Agency.
  38. Kurestin Armada of PS Literary.
  39. Patrice Caldwell of Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.
  40. Penny Moore of Aevitas Creative.
  41. Kathleen Ortiz of New Leaf Literary.
  42. Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.
  43. Mandy Hubbard of Emerald City Literary Agency.
  44. Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates.
  45. Ayesha Pande Literary.

Most important of all when searching for an agent, be polite! You’d be surprised at how far a simple “thank you” can get you. Pick up a copy of the latest Writer’s Market for more information on literary agents, publishers, and freelance writing opportunities.

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