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.
Charles Kim is a literary agent with the Serendipity Literary Agency. He focuses on moving forward the principles of diversity and inclusion, authentic representation, equity, and narrative change in publishing. His client list reflects his devoutly generalist nature, and includes many thought leaders and changemakers in the Asian American and Native communities; influential Gen Z voices in social media and digital communication; clinicians and therapists woking to heal BIPOC and intergenerational traumas; activists bringing about change in cannabis and drug law reform; contemporary art curators and critics; and collectives of Black and Brown creators and speakers. He also represents writers of adult fiction and YA/children’s literature.
Previously, Charles served as Associate Publisher at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, where he established a highly successful line of limited editions on artists such as Yoko Ono and Robert Rauschenberg; and a best-selling line of children’s books on iconic artists such as Henri Matisse, Edgar Degas, and René Magritte but also women artists and artists of color such as Yayoi Kusama, Sonia Delaunay, Shahzia Sikander, and Jacob Lawrence. Before MoMA, he served as Editor-in-Chief and Director of Publications at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, where he launched the museum’s first publishing imprint; and Senior Agent at the French Publisher’s Agency, an office of France’s Ministry of Culture representing France’s twenty-five best publishers. He earned a BA in French and Asian Studies at Vassar College and an MA in French Literature at New York University; and was a Fulbright Scholar in Lyon, France.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Chapter Book * Children’s Fiction * Ethnic Fiction * General Fiction * Graphic Novel * Juvenile Fiction * Middle Grade Fiction * Multicultural Fiction * Picture Book * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Art * General Nonfiction * Photography *
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