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.
Lee O’Brien is a literary agent with the Irene Goodman Literary Agency. Originally from Long Island, Lee returned to New York to join IGLA after completing an MA in English literature from UC Davis. Since starting at IGLA in 2019, Lee has worked first as an intern, then as a junior agent and assistant. Across all age categories, they’re looking for books with clear stakes and an immersive world, as well as anything with lots of atmosphere, magic, monsters, intrigue, or a plot full of twists and turns. They’re actively seeking underrepresented voices, and they have a particular soft spot for queer romance (whether it’s an epic love story or a first crush), ace rep, and trans kids with swords.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Children’s Fiction * Horror * Gay/Lesbian Fiction * General Fiction * Magical Realism * Paranormal * Romance *
NONFICTION: Gay/Lesbian * General Nonfiction *
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