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.
Michelle Tessler is a literary agent with the Tessler Literary Agency. Before forming the agency, Michelle Tessler worked at William Morris and the prestigious literary agency Carlisle & Company (now Inkwell Management). She also spent seven years working in content and business development in the Internet industry, beginning in 1994 when she was hired by best-selling author James Gleick to help launch The Pipeline. In light of the digital opportunities that are transforming publishing, Michelle’s experience in the Internet world is of great benefit to her authors, both as they navigate ebook and “audio original” opportunities, and as they look for creative and effective ways to market their books to niche communities that can be targeted online.
Michelle is a member of AALA (Association of American Literary Agents), and Women’s Media Group. She has attended numerous writing conferences including The Muse & the Marketplace (GrubStreet), Aspen Words, the Kauai Writers Conference, and the Faulkner Festival. She holds a Master’s degree in English Literature.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Commercial * General Fiction * Literary * Women’s Fiction *
NONFICTION: Biography * Business * Cooking/Cookbook * Food/Drinks * General Nonfiction * Health/Wellness * History * Journalism * Lifestyle * Memoir * Mind/Body/Spirit * Money/Finance * Narrative * Psychology * Science * Sports * Technology * Travel *
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