Literary Agents

Here is a list of literary agencies open to submissions. Most agencies request that you send a query to a particular literary agent. You can more informatoin about agents on our list of literary agents resources. To browse by category and other options return to the Submissions Guidelines homepage.

Andrea Brown Literary Agency
The Andrea Brown Literary Agency is a mid-size literary agency specializing in children's literature. They agency has sold thousands of titles. It was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Northern California with offices in Southern California, Chicago and New York.

Corvisiero Literary Agency
The Corvisiero Literary Agency is a New York City boutique literary agency founded by Marisa A. Corvisiero, Esq.

Curtis Brown, Ltd.
Curtis Brown, Ltd. is one of the world’s leading literary agencies, representing a wide variety of established and emerging authors of all genres since 1914. Curtis Brown has 16 agents in its New York and San Francisco offices.

Donald Maass Literary Agency
The Donald Maass Literary Agency is a literary agency for professional novelists. The agency sells over 100 novels every year to publishers.

Folio Literary Management
Folio Literary Management has over 20 agents and represents established and first-time authors in selling fiction and nonfiction to major publishers throughout the U.S. and around the world. They also have a children's authors and artists division called Folio Jr.

InkWell Management
InkWell is one of the world’s leading literary agencies. The full-service literary management agency represents literary prize winners as well as bestselling authors. It was formed in 2004 when Carlisle & Company, Arthur Pine Associates and Witherspoon Associates merged.

New Leaf Literary & Media
New Leaf Literary bills itself as a non-traditional, full service management and representation firm. New Leaf says it aims to challenge conformity and re-imagine the marketplace. They are open to new talent.

The Bent Agency
The Bent Agency started as a boutique agency founded by Jenny Bent in 2009. They agency has represented over 30 New York Times-bestselling titles to date. The Bent Agency says, "We pride ourselves on nurturing and discovering authors whom we can help propel to the top of their category."

Trident Media Group
Trident Media Group is a literary agency located in New York City. They have over a dozen agents including Robert Gottlieb, Dan Stone, Ellen Levine and Scott Miller.

William Morris Endeavor
William Morris Endeavor was founded in April 2009 with the merger of the William Morris Agency and the Endeavor Agency. WME then acquired IMG in 2014. WME is one of the world's top talent agencies and represents a variety of artists, including authors.

Writers House
Writers House is one of the largest literary agencies in the world representing a number of bestselling adult and children's authors. They have over two dozen agents.