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Marilyn Allen, Allen O’Shea Literary Agency
Interested in nonfiction books with solid marketing platforms in the areas of health, cooking, history, business, science, current affairs, crafts and narrative nonfiction.
Jessica Alvarez, BookEnds, LLC
Represents a wide range of full-length romance, women's fiction, and female-focused erotica. Her particular interests include historical romance, category romance, and romantic suspense. At this time she is not looking for fantasy (including urban fantasy), sci-fi, YA, or chick lit.

Jason Allen Ashlock, Movable Type Literary Group

Nonfiction in the areas of science, history, biography, politics, current affairs, business, religion, travel, lifestyle, fashion, music, humor, memoir, food and cultural studies. With fiction, he seeks literary fiction and literary thrillers.
Bernadette Baker-Baughman, Victoria Sanders & Associates
Commercial adult, YA, and middle grade fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. In fiction she gravitates towards books with a wide audience access point—specifically books with cultural or contemporary touchstones (re-imaginings, historical fiction, fiction based on legend or myth, fiction with fantastical elements that are part of the cultural collective imagination). Nonfiction looking for image rich books, pop culture, art, quirky gift books, light sociology, and narrative nonfiction. Graphic novels seeking beautifully illustrated works of nonfiction, memoir, young adult or children’s fiction, high fantasy, funny character driven stories, and graphic literature.
Stephen Barr, Writers House
Has a particular hankering for unexpected memoirs with itchy voices, narrative non-fiction that tackles hard-to-tackle issues, wry (but still sentimental) YA and middle grade, sweet and wacky (but still logical) picture books from innovative authors who illustrate their own work, and any fiction that rewards the reader line-by-line and gets to know at least one character really, really well (including literary page turners, mysteries that bend reality, ghost stories that blow reality to hell, and humor that's more than just an infinitely repeated gag in sheep's clothing).

Brandi Bowles, Foundry Literary + Media

Non-fiction in all categories, including pop culture, humor, business, sociology, philosophy, health, and relationships. Quirky, funny or contrarian proposals as well as big-idea books that change the way we think about the world. Literary fiction, women’s fiction, urban fantasy, and YA.

Hannah Bowman, Liza Dawson Associates
Seeking all kinds of commercial fiction, especially: science fiction and fantasy (and all subgenres), high-concept women’s fiction, contemporary and historical romances, cozy mysteries, and young adult books, including sci-fi and fantasy. She is also interested in select nonfiction in the areas of science and religion (for the general market).

Regina Brooks, Serendipity Literary Agency
Science, humor, politics, psychology and self-help, pop culture, health, women’s issues, parenting, cooking, alternative spirituality, business, technology, children’s middle grade and young adult literary and commercial fiction and any new topics, and always interested in new and emerging writers.

Debbie Carter, Muse Literary Management
Adult & children’s books by writers w/ formal training who are willing to revise. Literary novels, short story & poetry collections w/ popular appeal, mysteries/thrillers/suspense, multicultural & international fiction. Nonfiction music, the arts, fashion; NYC, U.S. or European history; narrative nonfiction about extraordinary people & experiences. Children’s books for all ages. For Teens: multicultural fiction, mysteries/thrillers, historical fiction, animal stories, fantasy grounded in reality, narrative nonfiction & serious nonfiction.

Ginger Clark, Curtis Brown, Ltd.

Adult science fiction, fantasy and horror. On the children’s side, she looks for young adult and middle grade.

 John M. Cusick, Scott Treimel NY
Seeking commercial and literary young adult and middle grade fiction. I'd loev to see whacky, over-the-top, and humorous stories for young readers, and sci-fi, urban fantasy, and plot-driven books for teens.
 Marisa Corvisiero, Corvisiero Literary Agency
 Looking for well drafted stories with a unique voice and well developed characters. The heat level of a romance, the action of a thriller, the explicitness of all may vary, but it has to fit an awesome plot. She loves unique stories especially in mixed genres. Will consider Romance, Thrillers, Adventure, Paranormal, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and the same for Young Adults and Middle Grade readers. In nonfiction, she enjoys out-of-box and high concept spiritual, self improvement, parenting, science, and pop-culture.
Rachael Dugas, Talcott Notch Literary
 Specializes in adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction. Her adult fiction interests include women's fiction, romance, historical, and paranormal. She is also interested in nonfiction, especially cookbooks, memoir, and material relating to the performing arts.
Claire Dunnington, Vicky Bijur Literary Agency
 YA fiction, and in particular looking for strong realistic YA fiction and literary middle-grade fiction. She is happy to consider dystopian and futuristic YA, but is much less interested in vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and the like.

April Eberhardt, April Eberhardt Literary

Adult commercial and literary fiction, particularly contemporary urban fiction, ironic family dramas and realistic midlife tales, often with a twist, preferably involving strong female characters.

Diana Finch, Diana Finch Literary

Seeks a variety of fiction and nonfiction. In fiction, she seeks general fiction, kids fiction, and literary. In nonfiction, she seeks reference, biography, computers/technology, business/investing/finance, history, religious, mind/body/spirit, health, travel, sports, science, narrative nonfiction and memoir.


Diana Fox, Fox Literary

 Seeks general fiction, romance, fantasy, science fiction, young adult (all genres), historical fiction, thrillers and graphic novels. For nonfiction, she seeks history, mind/body/spirit, biography, and popular culture.
Jita Fumich, Folio Literary Management
 Looking to represent urban fantasy or lighter traditional fantasy; single title romance of any genre other than inspirational, general commercial fiction with fast-paced plots and quirky characters, or select narrative nonfiction projects.
 Evan Gregory, Ethan Ellenberg Literary
 Seeks the following fiction categories: children's, historical fiction, literary, sci-fi, fantasy, thriller/suspense, women's fiction, young adult/juvenile. In nonfiction, he seeks art, architecture & photography, biography, business, science & technology, history, home & garden, parenting & family, politics & current affairs.

Katie Grimm, Don Congdon Associates

Vivid literary fiction, transportive historical fiction, upmarket women’s fiction, cohesive short story collections, lurid mysteries & thrillers with exotic or historical settings, high-concept young adult, and middle grade with heart and humor. For nonfiction: offbeat narrative nonfiction, history, multicultural, memoir with distinct voice and counter-culture.

 Dawn Michelle Hardy, Serendipity Literary
Actively seeking to represent a broad range of projects. Most recently, she joined the team at Serendipity Literary Agency as an agent looking to acquire nonfiction self-help, motivational and empowerment, women's fiction, relationship, pop culture, leadership and non-denominational spiritual titles. Feel free to contact her in reference to any nonfiction subject.
Erin Harris, Irene Skolnick Literary Agency
Seeking literary novels with compelling plots and international settings, thrillers, mysteries, and noirs, especially starring badass female protagonists, and YA and Middle Grade novels that transport her to magical places.
Susan Hawk, The Bent Agency
 Specializes in all categories of children’s books, from picture and chapter books to middle-grade and young adult fiction, and non-fiction, with a particular interest in literary projects, mystery, sci-fi, thriller and suspense, humor, alternative storytelling forms, historical fiction; very actively seeking an author/illustrator. She is not looking for adult projects.
Michelle Humphrey, Martha Kaplan Agency
 Represents picture books and middle grade and young adult fiction. She is particularly interested in historical middle grade / YA and multicultural stories, and would love a teen noir or an edgy murder mystery for teens.
Molly Jaffa, Folio Literary Management

Looking for middle grade adventures, fantasies, and poignant coming-of-age tales; Young Adult fiction with break-the-mold protagonists; and upmarket commercial adult fiction, with a particular interest in stories that are in the South, focus on mother/daughter relationships, or incorporate unexpected fantastical elements.

Teresa Kietlinski, Prospect Agency
 Specializes in picture books, and is especially looking for illustrators or authors who also illustrate.

Emily Sylvan Kim, Prospect Agency

 Seeks young adult fiction, commerical adult fiction and romance fiction.

Mary Kole, Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Young adult and middle grade novels and truly exceptional picture books. Realistic/contemporary, urban fantasy and fantasy/adventure, historical, paranormal and mystery manuscripts. One of her favorite genres is magical realism: a story set firmly in our world, only with a twist—magic, danger or something that turns “reality” on its ear.

Jud Laghi, The Jud Laghi Agency

Narrative nonfiction, popular culture, memoir, humor, sports, pop science and business books, as well as literary fiction and thrillers.

Sarah LaPolla, Curtis Brown, Ltd.

Adult: literary fiction, urban fantasy, magical realism and short story.

YA: Literary fiction, science fiction, urban fantasy, magical realism, romantic comedy, and mystery. She also has a keen interest in character-driven stories with a strong voice.

Sean McCarthy, Sheldon Fogelman Literary
 Specializes in children’s books, and represent everything from picture books to middle grade to young adult (and everything in between).

Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties

 On the lookout for great children’s books. While Pippin focuses on works for kids, they also represent some adult work on occasion, such as graphic novels and baseball books, as Holly is a big Yankee fan.

Elena Mechlin, Pippin Properties
Seeks picture books that make her laugh and warm her heart, middle grade novels that are timeless and yet bring her right back to her middle school years – in a good way, and young adult that doesn’t feel like it was written for a teenager but that shares truths about being a teenager and becoming an adult.

Emmanuelle Morgen, Stonesong
Represents adult and children’s fiction, as well as narrative nonfiction in the areas of memoir, psychology, sociology, and popular science. In children’s books, she is looking for young adult and middle grade novels. In adult books, she is looking for women’s fiction, historical fiction, romance, and a certain type of thriller in which a team of people or a partnership battle impossible odds.
Gina Panettieri, Talcott Notch Literary Services
 Represents middle-grade, YA and adult fiction and nonfiction. In children's, she is particularly seeking humor, mystery, fantasy and romance. For adults, she's looking for mysteries, thriller, suspense, horror, historical, women's, fantasy, as well as travel, memoir, popular science, true crime, cookbooks, health and fitness, diet, psychology, relationships, business, investing, career, parenting and crafts.
Carrie Pestritto, Prospect Agency
 Currently seeking non-fiction, narrative non-fiction, general non-fiction, and some biography and memoir. She is looking for authors that have a strong platform, such as a popular blog, published articles, or related professional experience. She also seeks mainstream prescriptive non-fiction. In the fiction arena, she is looking for literary fiction, historical fiction, and mature YA. She is not currently interested in romance, science fiction/fantasy, or picture books.

Adriann Ranta, Wolf Literary Services
All genres for all age groups, specializing in children’s and young adult novels. Gritty, realistic, true-to-life stories with conflicts based in the real world. Edgy, dark, challenging voices, unique settings and everyman stories told with a new spin.

Alyssa Reuben, Paradigm

represents a range of both adult and children’s genres. For children’s, she gravitates toward contemporary Middle Grade and YA with a strong voice but a high concept, or an interesting paranormal twist has been known to catch her eye. For nonfiction, her categories include pop-culture, lifestyle, quirky histories, food, narrative and memoir. On the fiction side, her tastes are extremely wide ranging between literary and commercial. She’s a sucker for a coming-of-age story or a good romance arc.

Rita Rosenkranz, Rita Rosenkranz Literary
Wide array of nonfiction categories, including health, history, parenting, music, how-to, popular science, business, biography, popular reference, cooking, spirituality, and general interest titles. Projects that present familiar subjects freshly or lesser-known subjects presented commercially.
Eliza Rothstein, Susan Golomb Literary
Seeks literary fiction, commercial fiction, women’s fiction, historical fiction, and young adult. In nonfiction, she seeks food, lifestyle, politics, science, memoirs, cookbooks, adventure/true story, current affairs, business, women’s issues, pop culture, narrative nonfiction and journalism.

Katharine Sands, Sarah Jane Freymann Literary
Books that have a clear benefit for readers’ lives in categories with fresh looks at food, travel, lifestyle, home arts, beauty, wisdom, relationships and parenting. Compelling reads in fiction, memoir and femoir.
Melissa Sarver, Elizabeth Kaplan Literary
 Seeks literary and commercial fiction, upmarket women’s fiction, and speculative fiction. She is especially looking for family dramas, magical realism, and character driven stories with strong voice. In young adult fiction, she’s looking for contemporary/realistic, romance, some urban fantasy and science fiction, mystery. In nonfiction, she seeks food (cookbooks and food narrative), health, business, anthropological topics, memoir, and narrative.
Brooks Sherman, FinePrint Literary Management
 Seeks literary and upmarket fiction running the gamut from contemporary (with an eye toward multicultural or satirical) to speculative (particularly urban/contemporary fantasy, horror/dark fantasy, and slipstream) as well as historical and crime. For nonfiction, he seeks projects with a focus on current events, history, and pop science/sociology. On the children’s side, he looks for boy-focused middle grade (all subgenres, but particularly fantasy adventure and contemporary), and YA fiction of all types except paranormal romance.

Jessica Sinsheimer, Sarah Jane Freymann Literary
Most excited about finding literary fiction, women’s fiction, thrillers, speculative fiction and edgy young adult fiction. With nonfiction, she seeks psychology, parenting and works that speak to life in the 21st century.
J.L. Stermer, N.S. Bienstock
Currently seeking both fiction and no-fiction. On the fiction side she'd love to see both commercial and literary fiction as well as graphic novels. On the nonfiction side, she is looking for cookbooks and food-related narratives, prescriptive health, diet, and fitness, how-to, reference, narrative nonfiction, current events-related projects and all things pop-culture (science, business, technology, art, music, humor, crafts, DIY.)
Rebecca Strauss, McIntosh & Otis
Represents writers in a variety of genres, including: nonfiction, literary and commercial fiction, women's fiction, urban fantasy, romance, thriller and mystery.
Kari Stuart, ICM
 Represents authors in the adult and children's markets. Her focus in children’s is YA fiction, and she is particularly interested in thrillers, cautionary tales, dystopian fiction, and magical realism. In the adult marketplace, she is looking for narrative nonfiction – especially adventure and sport narrative nonfiction, lifestyle books, cookbooks and food memoirs, thrillers, commercial women’s fiction.
Stephanie Sun, Elizabeth Weed Literary
Enjoys reading commercial fiction (middle grade, young adult, debut, and upmarket fiction), commercial nonfiction (narrative nonfiction and memoir) and books dealing with sports or pop culture (blog, food, and music).

Monika Verma, Levine Greenberg Literary Agency
 Seeks pop culture, humor, narrative nonfiction, memoir, style and fashion books, food narratives and on the fiction side period/historical young adult.
Becky Vinter, FinePrint Literary
 Likes the whole spectrum of women’s fiction, from literary to “bookclub” to romance and mysteries. She is also in the market for YA fiction with strong female protagonists. In nonfiction, she likes well-crafted narrative nonfiction, including memoir, current events, pop science, wellness, yoga and food.

Joanna Volpe, Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation
All genres of juvenile literature from chapter books to middle grade and young adult fiction. Looking for high fantasy with a strong heroine or a dark contemporary read for teen boys. Adult categories are urban fantasy, paranormal romance, historical romance, speculative fiction, commercial thrillers and women’s fiction.
Marissa Walsh, FinePrint Literary Management
Actively looking for pop culture and humor books for adults and MG (realistic fiction) for kids.
Carlie Webber, Jane Rotrosen Literary
 Interested in fiction and high-interest nonfiction for young adults and adults. She is looking for all genres of young adult, middle grade, romance, horror, mystery, suspense, thrillers, literary fiction, contemporary fantasy and women's fiction. Her ongoing submissions wishlist includes but is not limited to high-concept YA, literary suspense, grunge era nostalgia and things that go bump in the night.

Roseanne Wells, Marianne Strong Literary Agency
Narrative nonfiction, science (popular or trade, not academic), health, history, true crime, religion, travel, food/cooking and similar subjects. Strong literary fiction, YA, sci-fi, fantasy, and detective mysteries (more Sherlock Holmes than cozies).

Tina Wexler, ICM
Seeks middle grade and young adult fiction, nonfiction for adults in the categories of memoir, religion, food & lifestyle, travel, art, current affairs, women's issues, pop culture, narrative, film & entertainment, cultural/social issues, humor, and journalism.

John Willig, Literary Services, Inc.
Primarily interested in prescriptive and narrative nonfiction: business and financial investing topics, health, sports, history, true crime, science, reference, careers and personal growth categories.

Jason Yarn, Paradigm Agency
 Has a diverse list and is currently seeking narrative non-fiction and commercial middle-grade, YA and adult fiction in the areas of thrillers/suspense, science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, military/espionage, and literary fiction.

Karen Gantz Zahler, Karen Gantz Zahler Literary
 Seeks projects in all areas of nonfiction, especially from authors with a platform.