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.
Jody Rein is a literary agent with Jody Rein Books.Jody began her publishing career as an editorial assistant for Contemporary Books in Chicago. She was promoted through the ranks there, and was transferred to Contemporary’s New York office as senior editor. Jody moved to Dell/Delacorte (soon Bantam/Doubleday/Dell) Publishing Company (now part of Random/Penguin) as editor, and was quickly promoted to senior editor, and then executive editor. She remained with BDD for several years, then joined Morrow/Avon (now part of HarperCollins) as executive editor. Jody stayed with Avon as editor-at-large and consultant after she moved to Colorado, but eventually left the company to start up her literary agency.
Jody is a skilled writer herself; her ghostwritten book published by Viking Penguin received a starred review in Library Journal and an enthusiastic recommendation from the late Ann Landers.
Jody was awarded an Editorial Fellowship to the Jerusalem Book Fair. She has been a popular speaker at writers’ and speakers’ conferences nationwide, a guest lecturer at the University of Denver for seven years, and the agent/expert at the University of Denver’s Publishing Institute three times. She is a former member of Women in Publishing and a current member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives and The Authors Guild. She is listed and recommended in several prominent books on literary agents, and her work has been featured in many local and national publications.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Commercial * Historical * Literary * Mainstream * Mystery * Thriller *
NONFICTION: Business * Cultural/Social Issues * Dating/Relationship/Sex * Health/Wellness * History * Inspiration * Memoir * Narrative * Parenting/Child Guidance * Psychology * Science * True Adventure *
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