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.
Allison Hegan is a literary agent with Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management. She is the founder of Purple Elephant Editing. As a Junior Agent, she will be working closely with CEO Italia Gandolfo on client submissions. Most recently, Allison assembled and edited an anthology, No More Endlings: Saving Species One Story at a Time. She has written several articles including, “Zoopharmacognosy: how self-healing animals could save humans” for a London-based pharmacist that was published on mongabay.com, one of the world’s most popular environmental science and conservation news sites. Allison has also been a featured writer for the Wildlife Waystation’s magazine and has written for the British Herpetological Society’s Herpetological Bulletin. Having been in a writer’s shoes, she will be able to relate to authors and offer advice during submissions and the editorial process.
Originally from Pasadena, California, Allison received her B.A. degree in Geography-Environment and People, and completed both the environmental studies and African studies certificate programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While studying abroad in Australia, she volunteered with Conservation Volunteers Australia and helped preserve a section of rainforest. Since then, Allison has worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York City, the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy in Virginia, and volunteered as a researcher and consultant for World Vision’s Natural Environment & Climate Issues department in California. She loves exploring new places and has lived in several cities around the country and abroad.
Drawn into novels with emotionally vibrant, compelling, and often flawed characters, Allison believes the best books are those that stay with the reader long after they have been read. Her current interests include young adult fiction, historical fiction, historical romance, mystery, fantasy, suspense, and environmental topics.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Fantasy * Historical * Mystery * Romance * Suspense * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Environment *
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