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.
Eric Myers is literary agent with and the founder of Myers Literary Management in 2017, following two years with Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret LLC and thirteen with The Spieler Agency. A graduate of UCLA and the Sorbonne, Eric entered publishing as a journalist and author.
He is proud to be a member of both the Authors’ Guild and the Association of Authors’ Representatives. His own books include Screen Deco: A Celebration of High Style in Hollywood, Forties Screen Style: A Celebration of High Pastiche in Hollywood, and Uncle Mame: The Life of Patrick Dennis, all published by St. Martin’s Press.
His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine and Arts and Leisure sections, Time Out New York, Opera News, Art and Auction, Variety, and Quest.
As an agent, Eric has a strong affinity for Young Adult and Middle Grade Fiction, as well as adult non-fiction, especially in the areas of history, biography, psychology, health and wellness, and pop culture. He also represents thrillers and historical fiction, and is open to memoir from writers who already have a strong platform.
Among his authors are Chris Grabenstein (Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, The Island of Dr. Libris, the Welcome to Wonderland series), Lydia Kang (Control, Catalyst, and A Beautiful Poison), MAD MEN cast member Bryan Batt (She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother), David Neilsen (Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom, Beyond the Doors), Sam Staggs (All About “All About Eve”), Simon Gervais (The Thin Black Line), Tracey Goessel (The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks), financial advisor Erin Lowry (Broke Millennial), former Soviet spy Jack Barsky (Deep Undercover), auto mechanic and entrepreneur Patrice Banks (The Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide), and World War II Resistance fighter Justus Rosenberg, whose autobiography will be published by William Morrow in 2019.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Children’s Fiction * Historical * Juvenile Fiction * Middle Grade Fiction * Suspense * Thriller * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Art * Biography * Film/Entertainment * Health/Wellness * History * Juvenile * Lifestyle * Memoir * Mind/Body/Spirit * Pop Culture * Psychology * Science * Sports * True Crime *
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