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.
Angela Miller is a literary agent with Folio Literary Management. She says: “I have spent a lifetime in thrall to books and good writing and I love every new discovery. As a young child I was taught by an older sibling to “read upstream” — books that challenge. So, I kept my schoolgirl nose in stories, mostly fiction and biographies of interesting women.
After the perfunctory BA lit major came an assistant editorship at Oxford University Press working for the editorial director of poetry, philosophy, and mathematics (go ask!) and had the honor of meeting and working with the likes of Conrad Aiken and Seamus Heaney. After editor-in-chief of the trade paperback division at Simon and Schuster for four years, I portaged over to my first agency stint as founder (with Mark McCormack) of IMG Literary, then my own Miller Agency, and later co-founder with Sharon Bowers of Miller Bowers Griffin in 2006. I have represented authors in general non-fiction, biography, narrative and memoir, along with a specialization in food writing, food politics and cookbooks by such bestselling clients as Mark Bittman, Christopher Kimball, Marcus Samuelsson, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Geneen Roth, Darra Goldstein, Matt Rodbard, Eugenia Bone, Rowan Jacobsen, Nathalie Dupree and many others. Lifestyle and food are a passion, in addition to nerdy experts on parenting, psychology, and some memoir – pretty eclectic in other words.
Twenty years ago I co-founded a now nationally known creamery and farm in Vermont called Consider Bardwell Farm whose mission dovetailed perfectly with my interest in food and sustainability. I wrote a book entitled HAY FEVER (HMH 2011) about a year in the life of a goat farmer/cheesemaker/literary agent.
In joining Folio as an affiliated agent, I will be able to contribute my own strengths and develop more broadly within the publishing and media arts world. Having spent several years editing, I love to work on proposals from concept to sale to the best possible publishers, and I’m always on the prowl for excellent writing. I am looking for new talent as well as established authors and writers with significant platforms.”
This literary agent represents:
NONFICTION: Biography * Cooking/Cookbook * Family * Food/Drinks * General Nonfiction * Lifestyle * Memoir * Money/Finance * Narrative * Parenting/Child Guidance * Politics * Psychology * Women’s Issues *
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