The Directory of Literary Agents
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Literary Agent Directory
Important: Visit each agent’s website (links in their listings below) to see if they’re open to submissions before querying.
Albert Lee is a literary agent with the United Talent Agency (UTA).
Albert Lee joined UTA in 2018 as a publishing agent from independent literary agency Aevitas Creative Management (formerly Kuhn Projects and Zachary Shuster Harmsworth).
Previously, he held executive-level titles at Wenner Media (parent company to Us Weekly, Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal), where he worked directly with such artists as Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber and forged exclusive partnerships with the US Olympic Committee, Lionsgate Studios, A&E and Warner Brothers during a two-decade career in entertainment and magazine publishing.
He began his career as a theater and dance journalist for The Village Voice; and graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in religion. He is a native of Harlan, Kentucky, and currently lives in New York City.
Selected projects include:
— The NYTimes bestseller WE’RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated and True by Gabrielle Union
— The NYTimes bestseller STRENGTH IN STILLNESS: The Power of Transcendental Meditation by Bob Roth (teacher to Oprah Winfrey, Ray Dalio, Rupert Murdoch, Gwyneth Paltrow et al)
— 2017 Financial Times Book of the Year RESET: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change by Silicon Valley diversity pioneer and former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao
— Major tentpole middle-grade series MAX EINSTEIN: The Genius Experiment by world’s bestselling author James Patterson
— GRACE WILL LEAD US HOME: The Hard, Inspiring Journey To Forgiveness after the Charleston Church Massacre, by Pulitzer winning journalist Jennifer Hawes.
Particular interests include diverse and outsider storytellers, bold and strong personalities on the page, and the curation and creation of original multiplatform intellectual property with franchise potential in all categories and formats (fiction and nonfiction, children’s and adult).
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Children’s Fiction * General Fiction * Juvenile Fiction * Middle Grade Fiction * Picture Book * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Biography * Business * Celebrity * Cultural/Social Issues * Current Events/Affairs * General Nonfiction * Health/Wellness * History * How-To * Humor * Journalism * Juvenile * Memoir * Middle Grade * Multicultural * Music * Narrative * Politics * Pop Culture * Reference * Technology * Women’s Issues * Young Adult *
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