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.
Meridith Viguet Writers House 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 * General Fiction * Juvenile Fiction * Literary * Multicultural Fiction * Suspense * Thriller * Upmarket Fiction * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: General Nonfiction * Humor * Juvenile * Memoir * Narrative *
Meridith Viguet is a literary agent with Writers House. She says: “I joined Writers House in 2019 after beginning my career at the renowned scouting agency, Maria B. Campbell Associates, where I worked under a talented senior team to scout books for the general adult trade and children’s markets for clients in 22 countries, in addition to working in the agency’s capacity as the exclusive inbound licensing literary representative for Netflix Films and Series. Once at Writers House, I spent two years working closely with longtime senior agent and company chair Amy Berkower. Under Amy’s guidance, I’ve had the great pleasure of working with some of the best-selling adult and children’s authors in the industry, including Nora Roberts, Barbara Delinsky, Erica Bauermeister, Dav Pilkey, Sharon Creech, Ann M. Martin, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jack Gantos, Jim Howe, Rachel Vail, and the late Andrew Clements.
I’m now honored and eager to begin building my own list. On the fiction side, I’ll be looking to represent adult “sweet spot” fiction that straddles the commercial and literary line and would fit beautifully on a book club list; speculative literary fiction in the vein of Catherine Lacey’s THE ANSWERS, Melissa Broder’s THE PISCES, or Otessa Moshfegh’s MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION; and fresh, funny YA of all stripes, particularly titles that feature male protagonists and appeal to male and female readers alike. Across the board, I would love to represent own-voice stories that feature historically marginalized cultures.
I’m also looking to represent popular nonfiction, especially titles that examine life in rural areas in the US and around the world, and current, too-wild-to-be-true memoirs, especially those from younger authors. (Fictionalized stories drawing on these experiences are also welcome; think CHERRY by Nico Walker). I love narrative nonfiction that explores the intersection of social media and story, and a book in the vein of A24’s forthcoming feature film, ZOLA, would be a perfect fit for me. Regardless of genre or audience, I’m drawn to works that dive into unique subcultures, an irresistible voice, and, above all, a sense of humor.
As a new agent, I am actively looking to develop long-term partnerships with debut authors, and intend to work closely with them on the editorial front, advocate for them, and advise them for many books and many years to come. If you feel that your manuscript might be a good fit for me, please see my submission guidelines below. I would be delighted to hear from you.”
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