USA Literary Agencies and Book Agents | Literary Agents Near Me
Literary Agents Near Me – How many author representatives on our list of literary agents are located in your city or state? Are any of the best literary agents and top literary agencies near you? And, how important is location when doing book agents near me searches to send your query letter?
Location is important when it comes to finding the right literary agent, but not the way most authors think. Scroll below for answers to the questions listed above and find literary agencies near you. But don’t start querying author representatives using our Literary Agent Directory until you consider the following.
Literary Agents Near Me – U.S. Book Agents
Most authors never meet their agents face-to-face because they live in different parts of the country
However, if you get an agent, your agent sells your book, and, after that, you let your agent know you’re going to be in their area, they’ll likely suggest meeting at their office or at a restaurant. Some agents, if they’re representing an author but haven’t yet sold their book, will make a similar offer.
Unless you’re famous, you can’t just walk into a literary agency or call them to schedule an appointment to introduce yourself
Successful author agents get 10-15,000 pitches per year. That’s why they rely on query letters to help them evaluate (quickly) which projects are probably worth pursuing. They’re not going to meet in person. And many author agents, including some of the most successful or famous publishing agents work from home.
Even if you live down the street from an agent, it’s not an advantage
For the most part, agents won’t care if you live down the street, on the other side of the country, or in another country. It’s not an advantage or disadvantage, so don’t mention it in your query.
Most author agents (approximately 70%) live in New York
That’s because most major publishing companies are in New York. Since an agent’s main job is to become familiar with the interests of acquiring editors and executives at the major publishing houses, and sell them books, it makes sense for most agents to live in New York. See more about that here in my article about New York Literary Agents.
Approximately 15% of writer agents live in California
The next biggest group of writer representatives is on the west coast. That’s partly because Hollywood and Los Angeles are hubs for movie and TV activity, and because California has more people than any other state in the U.S. However, your agent doesn’t have to live in Los Angeles to sell your film rights. Most successful agents have “co-agent” or “sub-agent” relationships with literary agencies who handle or specialize in the distribution of subsidiary rights.
There are a lot of successful agents outside New York and California
Some of them used to live in New York or California, then moved to another state for one reason or another. To get away from the traffic, to care for their ailing mother, etc. It doesn’t mean they’re no good. An agent’s track record of success should always trump location.
Most agents for Christian authors aren’t in New York
They’re located in Tennessee, Colorado, and elsewhere. That’s where you’ll find most of the biggest Christian publishers. So, if you’re looking for Christian literary agents, don’t restrict your search to New York and California.
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Literary Agents Near You by City, State, and Region
Deep South USA – Literary Agencies Near Me
Literary agencies near you in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
- Alabama Book Agents, AL – 0
- Florida Literary Agents, FL – 17
- Georgia Literary Agents, GA – 13
- Louisiana Literary Agents, LA – 1
- Mississippi Publishing Agents, MS – 0
Mid-South USA – Publishing Agencies Near You
Author representatives near you in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
- Kentucky Author Agents, KY – 0
- North Carolina Literary Agents, NC – 6
- South Carolina Book Agents, SC – 0
- Tennessee Literary Agents, TN – 11
- Virginia Literary Agents, VA – 13
Pacific West USA – Book Agencies Near Me
Book agencies near you in Alaska, California, and Hawaii.
- Alaska Publishing Agents, AK – 0
- California Literary Agents, CA – 144
- Hawaii Author Agents, HI – 0
Great Lakes USA – Literary Agencies Near You
Writer representatives near you in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
- Illinois Literary Agents, IL – 11
- Indiana Literary Agents, IN – 1
- Michigan Literary Agents, MI – 2
- Ohio Literary Agents, OH – 4
- Wisconsin Literary Agents, WI – 7
New England USA – Publishing Agencies Near Me
Literary agencies near you in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
- Connecticut Literary Agents, CT – 18
- Maine Literary Agents, ME – 5
- Massachusetts Literary Agents, MA – 32
- New Hampshire Book Agents, NH – 0
- Rhode Island Publishing Agents, RI – 0
- Vermont Author Agents, VT – 0
South Central USA – Book Agencies Near You
Author representatives near you in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.
- Arkansas Book Agents, AR – 0
- Kansas Literary Agents, KS – 4
- Missouri Publishing Agents, MO – 0
- Oklahoma Author Agents, OK – 0
- Texas Literary Agents, TX – 19
Mid-Atlantic USA – Literary Agencies Near Me
Book agencies near you in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
- Delaware Book Agents, DE – 0
- Maryland Literary Agents, MD – 5
- New Jersey Literary Agents, NJ – 43
- New York Literary Agents, NY – 848
- Pennsylvania Literary Agents, PA – 23
- West Virginia Publishing Agents, WV – 1
Northwest USA – Publishing Agencies Near You
Writer representatives near you in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.
- Idaho Author Agents, ID – 0
- Montana Book Agents, MT – 1
- Oregon Literary Agents, OR – 18
- Washington Publishing Agents, WA – 0
- Wyoming Author Agents, WY – 0
Southwest USA – Book Agencies Near Me
Literary agencies near you in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.
- Arizona Literary Agents, AZ – 5
- Colorado Literary Agents, CO – 24
- Nevada Book Agents, NV – 0
- New Mexico Literary Agents, NM – 8
- Utah Publishing Agents, UT – 0
Upper Plains USA – Literary Agencies Near You
Author representatives near you in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
- Iowa Literary Agents, IA – 1
- Minnesota Author Agents, MN – 0
- Nebraska Book Agents, NE – 0
- North Dakota Publishing Agents, ND – 0
- South Dakota Author Agents, SD – 0
Washington DC USA – Publishing Agencies Near Me
Literary agencies near you Washington DC.
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