The Directory of Literary Agents
7 Insider Secrets to Get a Top Agent, Publisher, and Book Deal (65 minutes)
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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.
Gillian MacKenzie Gillian MacKenzie Agency DO NOT QUERY – THIS AGENT IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONSQuery method(s): Email *
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This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Children’s Fiction * Graphic Novel * Literary * Picture Book *
NONFICTION: Art * Biography * Current Events/Affairs * Education * General Nonfiction * History * Journalism * Juvenile * Memoir * Middle Grade * Narrative * Parenting/Child Guidance * Photography * Politics * Reference * Science *
Gillian MacKenzie is a literary agent with and the founder of the Gillian MacKenzie Agency. Gillian MacKenzie has spent her career creating—and helping others create—products and books for the marketplace. From 2005 until merging with Wolf Literary Services to form MacKenzie Wolf in 2018, she ran the Gillian MacKenzie Agency, offering management to writers and illustrators of nonfiction, fiction, and children’s books. Before starting her agency in 2005, she was Vice President of Jane Startz Productions, where she spent over eight years scouting, optioning, and developing books into feature films with major studios. She also co-founded the children’s retail store concept Ridemakerz, and served on its Board of Managers. Prior to that, she was a product developer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gillian began her career at the literary agency Curtis Brown, Ltd. Additionally, she was a five-year term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Committed to working on books that challenge, enlighten, and entertain, Gillian works with a broad array of experts, journalists, academics, and visionaries on nonfiction of a broad stripe, in the arenas of science, memoir, technology, business, sports, culture, and current affairs, among others. She is particularly drawn to cross-disciplinary explorations, narrative nonfiction, and big-idea books that offer us a new lens onto the world. Also passionate about illustrated books, Gillian represents a select group of award-winning illustrators and designers.
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