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.
Iris Blasi Arc Literary Management Query method(s): Email *Work 2838 29th Street Long Island City NY 11102 USAwork Work Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET
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This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Children’s Fiction * General Fiction * Juvenile Fiction *
NONFICTION: Art * Biography * Business * Film/Entertainment * Health/Wellness * Humor * Juvenile * Lifestyle * Memoir * Mind/Body/Spirit * Money/Finance * Narrative * Photography * Pop Culture * Reference * Science *
Iris Blasi is a literary agent with Arc Literary Management. She joined the Carol Mann Agency after fifteen years in editorial, marketing, publicity, and consulting roles in the publishing industry.
Prior to joining the agency, she was Marketing Director and Senior Editor at Pegasus Books. She has held editorial, marketing, publicity, and consulting roles at Random House, Pegasus Books, Union Square Press, Open Road Media, literary PR firm Hilsinger-Mendelson, and consulting firm Idea Logical, Inc. She has worked on best-selling and award-winning books by authors including Lawrence Block, Rachel Carson, Michael Dirda, Erica Jong, Ira Levin, Alexandra Silber, Jerry Stahl, Gloria Steinem, Charles Strouse, and Fay Weldon.
She graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in English and dual minor in American Studies and Gender Studies and she holds a master’s degree from New York University in Humanities and Social Thought, with a thesis on the life and legacy of the American writer Dawn Powell.
Her writing on books, arts, and culture has appeared in outlets including The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Dow Jones Newswires, Publishers Weekly, BUST Magazine, The Jewish Daily Forward, Bitch Magazine, and BookPage. She has spoken in the US and Canada on the topics of publishing, marketing, media theory, and digital and social media at NYU, SXSW, Sarah Lawrence, the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, the Women’s National Book Association, Digital Book World, Publishers Launch, MagNet: Canada’s Magazine Conference, and Humber College’s Book Summit.
She is currently seeking nonfiction in the categories of biography, memoir, history, science, business, “big idea” books, pop culture, cultural criticism, true crime, and narrative nonfiction, particularly with a strong hook or something stemming from a quirky journalistic/academic/personal obsession.
2838 29th Street Long Island City NY 11102 USA
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