The Directory of Literary Agents
7 Insider Secrets to Get a Top Agent, Publisher, and Book Deal
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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.
Lilly Ghahremani is a literary agent with the Full Circle Literary Agency. Once upon a time, more than a decade ago, Lilly Ghahremani co-founded Full Circle Literary with Stefanie. But here’s how it really began for her: after graduating from law school, she joined a small law firm that represented authors. While she loved finessing the perfect deal for an author, she realized that what she loved even more was working closely with them. She wanted to be part of the entire creative process, helping to grow and manage their careers. So, she decided to apply her powers of persuasion to advocating for writers at all stages of their careers.
Since striking her first book deal (a pop culture book she loves to this day, sold to Random House), Lilly has focused on publishing her clients with the right publishing partner for them, whether it was Random House, Penguin, Hachette, Chronicle Books, Simon & Schuster, Wiley, Ten Speed Press, New Harbinger, or other (many, many!) fabulous publishing houses, big and small, that an author has to choose from. She does this because she loves it, and so she handpicks the authors she works with. She prides herself on representing the author, not just a specific project. She will work with you on how to brand, protect and market yourself and your work throughout the world (she’s actually taught workshops on this stuff!)
Lilly is a proud graduate of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Go Blue!), UCLA School of Law (JD), and San Diego State University’s School of Business (MBA). She’s a recent transplant from San Diego to gorgeous Seattle (before you make fun of the weather, remember: it gives her more time to read your queries!) Whenever time allows, she’s off on a plane to explore somewhere new, most recently Tulúm, Mexico, Myanmar (formerly Burma), and the adorable towns along the Rhine River from Switzerland up to the Netherlands.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Children’s Fiction * Ethnic Fiction * Graphic Novel * Middle Grade Fiction * Multicultural Fiction * NoYA * Picture Book * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Art * Ethnic * Gift/Novelty * Juvenile * Lifestyle * Multicultural * Music * Photography * Pop Culture *
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