The Directory of Literary Agents
7 Insider Secrets to Get a Top Agent, Publisher, and Book Deal (65 minutes)
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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.
Kevin O’Connor O’Connor Literary Agency Query method(s): Email *Work New York NY USAwork Work Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET
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This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Children’s Fiction * Ethnic Fiction * General Fiction * Juvenile Fiction * Literary * Middle Grade Fiction * Multicultural Fiction * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Biography * Business * Computers * Ethnic * General Nonfiction * History * Juvenile * Middle Grade * Money/Finance * Multicultural * Picture Book * Science * Technology *
Kevin O’Connor is a literary agent with the O’Connor Literary Agency. Since his first job out of college at Sesame Workshop, Kevin has always worked at the intersection of business and creative. He has hands-on experience in a variety of media: animation, live action TV, toys, live shows, music, educational apps, and “the sweetest plum”: t-shirts*. In addition to Sesame, he’s worked for Fisher-Price, VTech, Kidz Bop, Barnes & Noble, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He’s inked deals with Chrysler, Nestle, Pearson, and all the major publishers.
As an agent, Kevin takes on serious adult nonfiction (Brian McCullough’s How the Internet Happened, Claude Andrew Clegg’s The Black President). On the adult fiction side, he represents Afghan and Iraq War Vet Adam Kovac (The Surge), as well as upcoming boks food writer Kristin Griffin (Irish Goodbye), award-winning TV writer Fracaswell Hyman (A Maze of Stunted Trees) and the acclaimed Colin Winnette (So You Think You Can Dance?).
For middlegrade readers, he’s the agent behind the Russell Ginns’s Samantha Spinner series; Cas Hyman’s Mango Delight; and Steven B. Frank’s Armstrong and Charlie. He reps the picturebooks Papa, Daddy & Riley by Seamus Kirst; Honeysmoke by Monique Fields; and A Is for Audra by John Robert Allman, illustrated by Peter Emmerich.
He is a Columbia College grad and the founding director of The Center for Nonfiction, a Columbia University Community Scholars Project dedicated to helping journalists and scholars understand the formal needs of trade publishers.
New York NY USA
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