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.
Maeve (Em) MacLysaght is a literary agent with Copps Literary Services. In the summer of 2015, an intern showed up on the doorstep of a boutique literary agency and talked Elizabeth Copps into letting her stay. Several years later, having worked across the publishing industry and several coasts in foreign rights, sales, production, and most recently as an agent at Ladderbird Literary, Maeve MacLysaght has once again landed on the doorstep–this time at Elizabeth’s persuading.
Maeve is a queer ex-classicist based in Oakland, CA. As an agent at Ladderbird Literary and now at CLS, her list is dedicated to increasing the amount of queer and BIPOC joy in the world.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Action/Adventure * Children’s Fiction * Commercial * Fantasy * Gay/Lesbian Fiction * Graphic Novel * Historical * Horror * Magical Realism * Middle Grade Fiction * Multicultural Fiction * Mystery * New Adult * Romance * Science Fiction * Thriller * Young Adult Fiction *
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