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.
Farley Chase is a literary agent with the Chase Literary Agency. He says: “I’ve worked in publishing since 1996. I became a literary agent in 2002 and founded Chase Literary Agency in 2012. I’ve worked at The New Yorker magazine, as an editor at Talk Miramax Books and was an agent at the Waxman Literary Agency before going out on my own. I’m on the Board of the AALA and Literary Agents of Change where I also serve as Treasurer. I’m keen to see submissions from writers of every background but especially BIPOC and otherwise marginalized points of view. I’m interested in literary and commercial fiction of all kinds, especially plot, voice, and character-driven stories. I agree with Lorrie Moore who wrote “We don’t often know what intimate life consists of until novels tell us.” I’m interested in narrative nonfiction of all kinds, especially stories that tell us something new about things we think we know. I’m keen to see memoir, natural history, science, current affairs, journalism, history, and biography. Original business and self-help books stemming from expertise are also of interest. And I’m especially interested in graphic and comics storytelling in fiction and nonfiction.”
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Commercial * Contemporary * Ethnic Fiction * Fantasy * Graphic Novel * Historical * Horror * Humor Fiction * General Fiction * Literary * Multicultural Fiction * Science Fiction * Suspense * Thriller * Upmarket Fiction *
NONFICTION: Art * Biography * Business * Cooking/Cookbook * Current Events/Affairs * Environment * Ethnic * Food/Drinks * General Nonfiction * Health/Wellness * History * How-To * Humor * Journalism * Lifestyle * Memoir * Military/War * Mind/Body/Spirit * Money/Finance * Multicultural * Narrative * Nature * Politics * Pop Culture * Reference * Science * Self-Help/Personal Development * Sports * Travel * True Crime * Photography *
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