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.
Mel Parker is a literary agent with and the founder of Mel Parker Books, LLC. He says: “After nearly forty years as an editor and publisher, I’ve worked in virtually every area of book publishing, from hardcover and paperback publishing to direct marketing, book clubs, book packaging and literary representation.
As a literary agent, I represent nonfiction authors in categories such as narrative nonfiction, memoir/biography, business, health, science, technology, history and politics. I look to represent authors who are thought leaders in business, journalism, government, and academia, and who have a unique and newsworthy book idea.
Having also helped launch the careers of many bestselling fiction authors, I represent voice-driven upmarket and commercial fiction, especially literary fiction, psychological suspense, and crime fiction of all kinds.
I take on very few projects, and have a small, select client list. So I’m able to devote a lot of time and attention to each one of my authors. I think of myself as a fierce advocate for my clients, and believe there are few literary agents who are as personally invested as I am in helping to advance an author’s career.”
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Commercial * General Fiction * Literary * Suspense * Thriller * Upmarket Fiction *
NONFICTION: Biography * Business * Crime/Detective/Police * Current Events/Affairs * Education * Espionage/Military * General Nonfiction * Government * Health/Wellness * History * Inspiration * Journalism * Lifestyle * Memoir * Mind/Body/Spirit * Money/Finance * Mystery * Narrative * Politics * Pop Culture * Psychology * Reference * Science * Technology * Travel *
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