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.
Danielle Burby is a literary agent with and the founder of the Mad Woman Literary Agency. Her focus as an agent is on a strong sense of partnership and collaboration with her clients. She represents a diverse list of critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling authors with stellar voices, incredible storytelling skills, and fresh narratives to share. She primarily works on YA, middle grade, and graphic novels with a smattering of select adult fiction as well. Ultimately, she looks to connect deeply with the writing and themes of the books she works on.
Over her decade in publishing, Danielle has worked at several top tier literary agencies and has built a list of clients she is very proud to represent. In founding Mad Woman Literary Agency, Danielle has further deepened her commitment to being the change she wishes to see in publishing. She brings her own unique mix of business-minded and emotionally rooted support to her clients while also actively working to educate herself and to do her small part in the attempt to dismantle the white supremacist heteropatriarchy.
Danielle is a member of the American Association of Literary Agents where she has participated in the royalties committee and currently volunteers with the Mentors of Change program.
She has a degree in gender studies and creative writing, has a thriving herb garden, obsessively listens to podcasts and audiobooks, and can never get enough of the ocean. She lives a little outside of Manhattan with her soon-to-be wife and their often prickly, but always lovable cat. For her recent sales see Publishers Marketplace.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Children’s Fiction * Gay/Lesbian Fiction * Middle Grade Fiction * NoPB * Picture Book * Romance * Young Adult Fiction *
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