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.
John Talbot is a literary agent with the Talbot Fortune Agency. John has over twenty-five years of book publishing experience as an editor and literary agent. As an agent, he has placed books at all of the major publishers and their imprints. His clients include New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and ABA Indiebound bestsellers, as well as several winners of national literary awards. He is a member of the AAR.
Prior to becoming an agent John spent over a decade with Pocket Books and Putnam Berkley (now part of Penguin Random House). At Putnam Berkley he rose to the rank of Senior Editor and worked with such global bestsellers as Tom Clancy, W.E.B. Griffin, and Jack Higgins, as well as then-rising literary stars such as Tom Perrotta. He edited dozens of national bestsellers and had several New York Times Notable Books. He began his editorial career at Simon & Schuster.
John received his B.A. in English Composition from DePauw University and spent semesters at Washington University in St. Louis and Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan. After graduating from college he lived in Japan and traveled throughout the Far East before settling in New York to work in book publishing.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Crime/Detective/Police * General Fiction * Literary * Mystery * Suspense * Thriller * Upmarket Fiction *
NONFICTION: Business * Current Events/Affairs * General Nonfiction * Health/Wellness * History * Humor * Journalism * Money/Finance * Narrative * Pop Culture * Religion * Spirituality * Sports * True Crime *
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