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.
Marlene Connor Lynch
Marlene Connor Lynch is a literary agent with and the founder of the Conner Literary Agency. She is a respected author and accomplished literary agent and former editor for The Literary Guild of America, Simon and Schuster and, in her first position, Random House. She is a native of New York City and founded CLA in 1985 before moving to the Twin Cities in 1995.
She has been agent and consultant for the Simplicity Pattern Company, the largest pattern company in the world, and Essence Magazine, the premier magazine for African American women. She has represented Dr. Ronn Elmore, author of the best seller HOW TO LOVE A BLACK MAN (Grand Central Publishing), Thelma Balfour, author of the bestseller, BLACK SUNS SIGNS (Simon and Schuster/Fireside), Lisa Akbari’s THE BLACK WOMAN’S GUIDE TO BEAUTIFUL HAIR and BEAUTIFUL HAIR AT ANY AGE (Sourcebooks), TWELVE MONTHS OF KNITTING by Joanne Yordanou (Potter Crafts), and many others.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Commercial * General Fiction * Historical * Literary * Mystery * Picture Book * Short Story Collection * Suspense * Thriller *
NONFICTION: Art * Beauty/Fashion/Style * Cooking/Cookbook * Crafts * Dating/Relationship/Sex * General Nonfiction * Gift/Novelty * Health/Wellness * History * Humor * Juvenile * Photography * Politics * Self-Help/Personal Development * Sports *
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