The Directory of Literary Agents
7 Insider Secrets to Get a Top Agent, Publisher, and Book Deal (65 minutes)
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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.
Melissa Gaines Victress Literary DO NOT QUERY – THIS AGENT IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONSQuery method(s): Email *
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This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Children’s Fiction * Commercial * Fantasy * Juvenile Fiction * Literary * Middle Grade Fiction * Mystery * Picture Book * Romance * Science Fiction * Thriller * Women’s Fiction * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Biography * General Nonfiction * How-To * Juvenile * Memoir * Middle Grade * Narrative * Parenting/Child Guidance * Psychology * Science * Self-Help/Personal Development * Upmarket * Young Adult *
Melissa Gaines is a literary agent with Victress Literary. She and Shannon Orso make up the dynamic duo of agents at Victress Literary. A genuine passion for the craft of storytelling, paired with a mindfulness toward an ever-evolving industry brought them together. Victress Literary was born from their collective desire to support authors in creative development and career growth. Their combined experience in literary sales, marketing, publishing, multimedia, and writing provides a comprehensive approach to fighting on behalf of every client. Together, they navigate industry contracts, intellectual property rights, and high-level professional contacts so clients can work on their craft while knowing they are considered and protected.
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