The Directory of Literary Agents
7 Insider Secrets to Get a Top Agent, Publisher, and Book Deal
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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.
Alexandra Machinist is a partner and literary agent with CAA/ICM. She represents award-winning and bestselling authors across a wide range of genres. She specializes in discovering contemporary storytellers and facilitates bringing their work to various media formats, including books, movies, television series, and podcasts. Before CAA and ICM (CAA acquired ICM), Alexandra was an agent at Janklow & Nesbit Associates, which she joined after a stint at the Linda Chester Literary Agency. Before publishing, she practiced law at Akin Gump. Alexandra is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia School of Law.
With one of the most prestigious literary departments in the world, CAA represents a wide range of writers, including authors of bestselling fiction and non-fiction books, prominent newspaper and magazine journalists, and recipients of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and many other literary honors. The books CAA represents frequently appear on The New York Times Best Sellers list. In addition to selling publication rights, CAA’s New York literary agents work closely with CAA agents in Los Angeles to seek out opportunities for film and television adaptations. For foreign rights, CAA has an office in London that sells UK and translation rights to CAA books.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Action/Adventure * Commercial * Contemporary * Fantasy * General Fiction * Historical * Literary * Suspense * Thriller * Upmarket Fiction *
NONFICTION: General Nonfiction * Narrative * True Adventure *
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