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.
Colleen Martell, PhD
Colleen Martell, PhD is a literary agent with The Stephanie Tade Agency. Her voice is often one of the first you will hear when talking to the agency about representation, offering her editorial insights with regard to positioning, shaping, and otherwise developing a book concept, proposal, or manuscript. She is passionate about working with authors on still-germinating first proposal drafts, as well as suggesting those final tweaks to make a proposal or a book sing. For her, each part of the book making journey is an opportunity to find the synergy between an author’s voice and their vision for a better world.
Colleen is a New York Times Bestselling collaborator, for books ranging from health and wellness to memoir and narrative non-fiction. Her first foray into publishing was in middle school, when she published a poem in a vegetarian kids’ magazine. Since then she has published peer reviewed articles, been a staff writer for a popular feminist film blog, written LGBTQIA training workshops, and edited research for a major international institute, among other things. She also has a decade of experience teaching writing to both graduate and undergraduate students. She holds a Ph.D. in English with a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from Lehigh University.
This literary agent represents:
NONFICTION: General Nonfiction * Health/Wellness * Memoir * Narrative *
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