Below is an incomplete list of US Literary Agents I have found over the course of my querying. If you have any additional information you'd like to add, please feel free to leave it in the comments, or to e-mail me with any additions. (As always, negative comments - directed toward a particular agent or not - will neither be tolerated nor posted. If you have a legimate verifiable problem with one of the agents below, e-mail me and I will consider removing their name from the list.) I've tried to verify that these agents are legimate and are either members of AAR or at least adhere to the AAR Canon of Ethics. As with anything, please do your own research to determine whether the information is helpful for your own situation and needs.
Partially Updated: 8/13/09 (Firebrand and Upstart Crow only)
The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency
The Ahearn Agency
Alička Pistek Literary Agency
Anderson Literary Management, LLC (No longer accepting e-queries.)
Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency
Artists and Artisans, Inc. (Jamie Brenner's blog)
Artists Literary Group (Link now leads to The Veltre Company - "a dynamic literary management, production and consultant group in New York")
Avenue A Literary LLC
The Barbara Bova Literary Agency
Barbara Braun Associates, Inc.
Barer Literary LLC
BJ Robbins Literary Agency (Publishers Marketplace page. No known site of their own.)
Bliss Literary Agency International, Inc.
BookEnds, LLC (blog)
Bradford Literary Agency
Brick House Literary Agents (Publishers Marketplace page.)
Caren Johnson Literary Agency
Collins Literary Agency
The Cooke Agency
The Creative Culture, Inc.
The Croce Agency
Curtis Brown, LTD (Agent Nathan Bransford's blog)
DeFiore and Company
Denise Marcil Literary Agency, Inc.
Denise Shannon Literary Agency
Donald Maass Literary Agency
Dunow, Carson & Lerner Literary Agency
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (blog)
The Elaine P. English Literary Agency
Ellen Pepus Literary Agency (See Signature Literary Agency)
Emma Sweeney Agency, LLC.
Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency
Faye Bender Literary
FinePrint Literary Management (Janet Reid's blog) (Colleen Lindsay's personal blog - as of 3/19/09, Colleen is temporarily closed to submissions)
Firebrand Literary - KIA - (Agency blog - Nadia Cornier's blog now defunct) - Announced they're closing their doors.
Folio Literary Management (Agency blog) (Agent Rachel Vater's blog)
Foundry Literary + Media
Fox Literary Agency (It's just a splash page as far as I can tell. For real info, see Diana Fox's blog.)
Frances Goldin Literary Agency
The Gernert Company
The Grosvenor Literary Agency (Deborah Grosvenor closed her agency and moved in with Kneerim & Williams at Fish & Richardson)
Harold Ober Associates, Inc.
Harvey Klinger, Inc.
International Creative Management (Per website: DOES NOT accept unsolicited queries. Another source says some of the agents are accepting, so use your best judgement. Agent Tina Wexler's blog)
Irene Goodman Literary Agency
JABberwocky Literary Agency (Joshua Bilmes' blog)
Jane Chelius Literary Agency, Inc.
Janklow & Nesbit
Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency
Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency
Joelle Delbourgo Associates, Inc.
John Hawkins & Associates, Inc.
Judith Ehrlich Literary Management
Kirsten Manges Literary (website is just a splash page with contact info, but here's an interview with Kirsten Manges)
Kneerim & Williams at Fish & Richardson
The Knight Agency, Inc. (blog)
Kraas Literary Agency
KT Literary, LLC (Agency blog: Ask Daphne)
KT Public Relations (blog) (Not affiliated in any way with KT Literary.)
L. Perkins Agency (Lori Perkins' blog. )
Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents
Laura Dail Literary Agency
Levine Greenberg Literary Agency, Inc.
Linda Chester and Associates
Lindstrom Literary Management, LLC
Literary Works, LLC
Liza Dawson Associates
LJK Literary Management
Loretta Barrett Books, Inc.
Lowenstein-Yost Associates, Inc.
Lukeman Literary (Updated 04/01/09- still not accepting queries, not taking on new clients)
Lyons Literary LLC (blog)
Manus & Associates Literary Agency
Marly Rusoff & Associates
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
McCormick & Williams
Nelson Literary Agency (Kristin Nelson's - Pub Rants)
The Nicholas Ellison Agency
Objective Entertainment (Elizabeth Jote's blog)
The Park Literary Group, LLC
Paul S. Levine Literary Agent
Pavilion Literary Management (as of 04/01/09 - still accepts submissions only from published authors or by referral)
The Plains Agency (Publishers Marketplace page.)
PMA Literary & Film Management, Inc.
The Rappaport Agency (blog).
Reece Halsey North Literary Agency
Richard Henshaw Group
Robert Astle & Associates Literary Management, Inc.
Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc.
Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency, Inc. (formerly Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency, Inc.)
Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc.
Signature Literary Agency
Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.
The Stringer Literary Agency, LLC
Susan Ann Protter Literary Agent
Susan Schulman Literary Agency (link is to Publishers Marketplace listing - as of 04/01/09, the agency's personal site is still down)
The Talbot Fortune Agency
Talcott Notch Literary Services
Tessler Literary Agency, LLC
TriadaUS Literary Agency
Trident Media Group
Upstart Crow Literary
The Veltre Company (Formerly Artists Literary Group.)
Veritas Literary Agency
Vicky Bijur Literary Agency
Victoria Sanders & Associates
Wales Literary Agency
The Waxman Agency
Wendy Sherman Associates, Inc.
Wendy Weil Agency, Inc.
William Morris Agency
Wolfson Literary Agency
Writers House: A Literary Agency
Wylie-Merrick Literary Agency (blog)
Zachary Shuster Harmsworth (04/01/09 per website: no longer accepting unsolicited submissions of any kind)
The Zack Company (blog)
Mind you, I haven't queried all of these agencies. Some of them don't represent my genres, and others I just haven't clicked with enough mentally to make the query step. If you have any questions about any of the above agencies, you can always e-mail me and I'll help where I can, but please remember my rule: If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything. Which means if I got a rejection from any of the above, I won't be sharing the gorey details.
If you'd like to research agents on your own, try some of the following:
- AAR - Simple Search
- Publishers Marketplace - Search
- Preditors and Editors - Agents
- LitMatch.net (blog)
I hope this helps my fellow pre-published authors.
Shaking Things Up A Bit
7 hours ago