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.
Jaclyn Gilbert Drift(less) Literary DO NOT QUERY – THIS AGENT IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONSQuery method(s): Email *
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This literary agent represents:
FICTION: General Fiction * Short Story Collection *
NONFICTION: General Nonfiction * Memoir *
Jaclyn Gilbert is a literary agent with and the founder of Drift(less) Literary. She began her career in sales and marketing at Workman Publishing before joining Janklow & Nesbit’s foreign rights team—where she helped secure translation rights to works by Jhumpa Lahiri, Tom Wolfe, Laura Hillenbrand, Sarah Manguso, Maggie Nelson, and many others. Jaclyn holds a B.A. from Yale and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. In 2018, her debut novel, Late Air, was published by Little A, and her stories, essays and reviews have appeared in Post Road Magazine, Tin House, Long Reads, The Paper Brigade, Lit Hub, and elsewhere. Formerly she worked as a literary agent at Cullen Stanley International, where she worked on selling works for translation by Kiese Laymon, Gina Apostol, Ariana Reines, and Kate Zambreno.
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