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.
Joe Spieler is a literary agent with The Spieler Agency. Joe has been a writer (The Village Voice, Penthouse, The SoHo Weekly News, Harper’s Monthly) and an editor (The New York Times, The SoHo Weekly News). He began the agency in 1982 and represents nonfiction and fiction and books for children and young adults.
Among writers he represents are the cultural historian Thomas Frank (What’s the Matter with Kansas?, One Market Under God), the historian Walter Laqueur (A History of Zionism, Weimar, The Holocaust Encyclopedia, After the Fall: The End of the European Dream and the Decline of a Continent), the late Akio Morita, the founder of Sony (Made in Japan), Paul Hawken (Growing a Business, Blessed Unrest, Natural Capitalism), the historians Richard Breitman and Allan Lichtman (FDR and the Jews), Peter Senge (The Fifth Discipline), Joe Kane (Running the Amazon), and Marc Reisner (Cadillac Desert).
His children’s list includes Amy Ehrlich (With a Mighty Hand), David Martin (the forthcoming Shhh! Bears Sleeping), and Rebecca Rupp (After Eli).
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Children’s Fiction * Crime/Detective/Police * Ethnic Fiction * General Fiction * Juvenile Fiction * Middle Grade Fiction * Multicultural Fiction * Mystery * Religious * Suspense * Thriller * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Biography * Business * Current Events/Affairs * Environment * Ethnic * General Nonfiction * Health/Wellness * History * Juvenile * Middle Grade * Mind/Body/Spirit * Money/Finance * Multicultural * Nature * Psychology * Reference * Religion * Science * Travel * Young Adult *
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