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.
Jane von Mehren
Jane von Mehren is literary agent with Aecitas Creative Management. She represents leading thinkers including paleontologist Stephen Brusatte’s The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs, historian Susan Stryker’s Changing Gender, psychoanalyst Erica Komisar’s Being There, and fiction such as Janet Benton’s Lilli de Jong and Kevin Morris’s All Joe Knight.
She holds a BA with honors from Vassar College. Before becoming an agent, von Mehren was an editor and publishing executive at Houghton Mifflin, Penguin, and Random House, most recently as a Senior Vice President and Publisher at Random House.
Working out of Aevitas’s New York office, von Mehren is interested in narratives in the areas of business, history, memoir, popular culture and science, books that help us live our best lives, literary, book club, and historical fiction.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Crime/Detective/Police * Literary * Upmarket Fiction *
NONFICTION: Art * Business * Cultural/Social Issues * Food/Drinks * Health/Wellness * History * Journalism * Memoir * Music * Narrative * Psychology * Science * Upmarket *
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