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.
Lucy Carson is a literary agent with The Friedrich Agency. She says: “As a self-professed pop culture junkie who majored in Film, I love that I’m able to handle our agency’s Film & TV rights as well as my own list of literary clients. I’m always hungry for high-concept fiction told in a sophisticated style, whether it targets an adult readership or teens, and it all comes down to tension and emotional involvement. On the non-fiction side, I’m drawn to hybrids that might not fall into a strict category but do combine strong voice with important research (such as the work of our own Lesley Blume and Florence Williams). If you’re on Twitter, you’ll often see me tweet about whatever I’m reading for pleasure. I do this not only to spread the word about great books, but also to send a kind of wish into the universe for my own submission desires. Five books that I loved but did NOT sell: THE SECRET HISTORY, SPECIAL TOPICS IN CALAMITY PHYSICS, I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER, ONE OF US IS LYING, and anything by Tana French.”
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Commercial * Crime/Detective/Police * General Fiction * Horror * Literary * Mystery * Suspense * Thriller * Upmarket Fiction * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Biography * General Nonfiction * History * Memoir * Narrative * Pop Culture * Science *
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