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.
Jonathan Clements is a literary agent with and the founder of Wheelhouse Literary Group. He has worked in the entertainment industry for more 20 years, calling Nashville home for the full term. While he has an extensive background in artist and brand management, career development and consulting, he found his calling in 2005, beginning working with authors as a literary agent.
Jonathan founded Wheelhouse Literary Group in 2010, after spending the previous five years working with authors and brands for another agency. His loves include coffee, music, and the ever-elusive well-crafted sentence. Therefore, you may just find him at the local coffee shop, multitasking on his laptop, conducting client meetings, reading manuscripts, and well … enjoying some java drink sure to have cinnamon sprinkles on top. Of course, the end goal is helping writers communicate their passion to the masses, to encourage creative types in spreading their message via book, film, television, or the latest medium available.
Wheelhouse represents commercial and literary fiction in the general areas of inspirational, historical, contemporary, military, as well as biography/memoir, sports, political, current events and pop culture non-fiction — all with a values-friendly approach. Wheelhouse clients reach audiences seeking stimulating storylines, poignant prose and motivating messages.
Jonathan and Wheelhouse have worked with dozens of influential writers and brands within the entertainment and publishing worlds over the years, many culminating in New York Times list best-selling books, feature films, documentaries, and television series under his guidance. Always open to a new project pitch, you won’t meet a more approachable agent. Just don’t forget the coffee.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Children’s Fiction * Christian Fiction * Commercial * Contemporary * Espionage/Military * General Fiction * Historical * Inspirational Fiction * Literary * Middle Grade Fiction * Picture Book * Religious * Romance * Women’s Fiction *
NONFICTION: Biography * Christian * Cooking/Cookbook * Current Events/Affairs * Dating/Relationship/Sex * General Nonfiction * History * Memoir * Politics * Pop Culture * Religion * Spirituality * Sports *
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