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.
Marisa Cleveland is a literary agent with The Seymour Agency. She joined the Agency in 2009 and oversees publishing innovations and initiatives by implementing the Agency’s communication strategies and developing the enterprise media strategy. She is responsible for spearheading the Agency’s efforts to identify, inform, and involve the literary community in outreach and advocacy programs.
Marisa has been featured at various book festivals and participated in panels and workshops on branding, communication, cultural agility, diversity, and the state of the industry.
Her efforts to support literacy include establishing the Agency’s literacy fundraiser, supporting authors in their writing endeavors with motivational events, and teaching writing workshops. With more than two decades of experience in the education and publishing industries, Marisa is adamant about supporting efforts toward the betterment of the human condition. Gulfshore Business and D’Latinos magazines honored Marisa with the Arts and Culture 2015 FACE Award, and in 2014, Gulfshore Business selected her as a “40 Under Forty” honoree.
As a New York Times bestselling author, she has 8 academic peer-reviewed publications, 1 academic book chapter, over 20 published book remarks in a regional newspaper, and 9 published novels. She earned her doctorate in organizational leadership from Northeastern University, earned her master’s in educational administration and a bachelor’s in speech communications from George Mason University, and is a 2015 Leadership Marco graduate.
If you are considering querying Marisa, please click here to read the four things she thinks everyone should know before querying her.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Contemporary * Middle Grade Fiction * Mystery * Picture Book * Science Fiction * Upmarket Fiction * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Business *
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