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 Willig is a literary agent with Literary Services. Celebrating 43 years working in publishing, John often says to friends that his career actually began as a Newsday paperboy growing up on Long Island, New York. He was fortunate to be raised in a family whose passions included books, basketball, and family gatherings at the beach.
After graduating from Brown University, his first job was as a sales representative in academic publishing. He soon began work as a marketing manager and then editor for HarperCollins. As his interests moved to trade publishing, he became an executive editor at Prentice Hall for business books. While at P-Hall, John enjoyed working with such authors as Henry Mintzberg, Philip Kotler and Jim Collins and acquired Mr.Collins’ first book Beyond Entrepreneurship. In 1991 he decided to become a literary agent to work more closely with writers. Throughout his career as an editor and agent, John has successfully negotiated over 750 publishing agreements. John is a member of The Author’s Guild and participates at industry events including Writer’s Digest conferences and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) conferences.
John Willig with his sonsJohn is the proud father of two sons, both of whom were All-Shore Academic All Stars and graduated with honors from their respective colleges. He enjoys a wide-range of hobbies from exploring new regions to discovering hidden treasures in the arts and antiquarian books.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Historical * Literary * Religious *
NONFICTION: Biography * Business * Computers * Cooking/Cookbook * Fitness * General Nonfiction * Gift/Novelty * Health/Wellness * History * Lifestyle * Mind/Body/Spirit * Money/Finance * Narrative * Politics * Pop Culture * Psychology * Reference * Religion * Science * Self-Help/Personal Development * Sports * Technology * Travel * True Crime * Upmarket *
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