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.
Ellen Geiger Frances Goldin Literary Agency DO NOT QUERY – THIS AGENT IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONSQuery method(s): Online Form *
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This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Commercial * Crime/Detective/Police * Ethnic Fiction * Gay/Lesbian Fiction * General Fiction * Historical * Literary * Middle Grade Fiction * Multicultural Fiction * Mystery * Thriller * Upmarket Fiction * Women’s Fiction * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Art * Autobiography * Biography * Celebrity * Cultural/Social Issues * Current Events/Affairs * Dating/Relationship/Sex * Environment * Ethnic * Film/Entertainment * Family * Fitness * Gay/Lesbian * General Nonfiction * Gift/Novelty * Health/Wellness * History * Humor * Inspiration * Investigative * Journalism * Medical/Medicine * Memoir * Middle Grade * Military/War * Mind/Body/Spirit * Multicultural * Music * Narrative * Nature * Parenting/Child Guidance * Photography * Politics * Pop Culture * Psychology * Reference * Religion * Science * Spirituality * Sports * Technology * Travel * True Adventure * True Crime * Women’s Issues Young Adult *
Ellen Geiger is a literary agent with the Frances Goldin Literary Agency. Ellen has over two decades in publishing, film and television, and represents a broad range of fiction and non-fiction. She is always looking for great stories and great writing—preferably in the same manuscript—and has a lifelong interest in multicultural and social issues embracing change. History, biography, progressive politics, photography, science and medicine, women, religion and serious investigative journalism are special interests.
In fiction, she loves a good literary thriller, and novels in general that provoke and challenge the status quo, as well as historical and multicultural works. She is drawn to big themes which make a larger point about the culture and times we live in. She is not the right agent for New Age, romance, how-to or right-wing politics. Her authors span most categories and have won many awards and prizes including the National Book Award, National Jewish Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anthony, Edgar, Grawemeyer, Lambda, and Malice Domestic. She also represents several important estates, including Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon, the poet Adrienne Rich and novelist Tillie Olsen.
Ellen served on the board of the Association of Author’s Representatives, is a member of the Author’s Guild and PEN, and is a past president of NY Women in Film and Television. In her previous incarnation in public television, she was nominated for an Emmy for “The Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist,” was Executive Producer of Katherine Patterson’s “Jacob Have I Loved” and the miniseries “Roots of Rhythm with Harry Belafonte,” and an Associate Producer of “The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter.”
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