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.
Liza Fleissig is a literary agent with the Liza Foyce Agency. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a degree in Finance, and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a JD, Liza brought 20 years of litigation and negotiation experience to the publishing field when she and her partner, Ginger Harris-Dontzin, decided to open their own literary agency. With strong ties to this community, becoming an agent was inevitable, and as Liza says, she “couldn’t be happier.” A “Top 100 Dealmaker” by Publisher’s Marketplace, Liza represents established authors of fiction and nonfiction, along with writers in the earlier stages of their development.
Looking for: Liza loves a good thriller/suspense/mystery that keeps her guessing until the end. She also gravitates to commercial women’s fiction and loves a sarcastic comic voice. On the children’s side, she handles all categories, though is looking mostly for young adult and middle grade. Most of all, she loves being surprised. Nothing is more exciting that being over the moon for a book she’d never expected to like. So at the end of the day, just grab her attention, and she won’t care what the book is about!
Not looking for: Just make sure the writing is strong, and please watch out for unnatural dialogue and word repetition. When every character “cranes their neck,” “wheels around” or “steels themselves” she does tend to roll her eyes. Also, as much as she loves paranormal and dystopian, she is not taking any of those on at the moment.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Chapter Book * Children’s Fiction * Crime/Detective/Police * General Fiction * Juvenile Fiction * Middle Grade Fiction * Mystery * Picture Book * Romance * Suspense * Thriller * Women’s Fiction * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: General Nonfiction * Juvenile * Middle Grade * Young Adult *
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