The Directory of Literary Agents
7 Insider Secrets to Get a Top Agent, Publisher, and Book Deal
Press the play button below to listen.
Click here to view and/or download a free PDF transcript
of this audio program
* * *
Literary Agent Directory
Important: Visit each agent’s website (links in their listings below) to see if they’re open to submissions before querying.
Peter Beren is a literary agent with and the President of The Peter Beren Agency. He is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR) and a book publishing consultant to authors, self-publishers and independent publishers. Formerly Vice-President of Publishing at Insight Editions, Publisher of Sierra Club Books, Publisher of VIA Books, an Acquisitions Editor for Jeremy Tarcher and Executive Editor at And/Or Press, Inc., he has more than four decades of experience in the book publishing industry. At Sierra Club he received three Benjamin Franklin Awards from the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), at VIA Books, the book publishing division of the California State Automobile Association. Beren was awarded the Merit Award for Excellence in Communication by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
As a literary agent, publisher or editor, Beren has worked with such authors as photographers Art Wolfe, Frans Lanting, Galen Rowell, and Baron Wolman, as well as independent scholars like Colin Wilson, Ralph Metzner and Robert Anton Wilson. He has also published graphic artists, Jack Katz and Brian Froud, musician Jerry Garcia, and California State Senator and counter-culture icon, Tom Hayden.
He is the author or co-author of eight books, including The Writers Legal Companion, California the Beautiful, and The Golden Gate. California the Beautiful was a Foreword INDIES Award finalist in 2009. His articles have appeared in Mother Jones, Newsweek, Publisher’s Weekly, and Tufts Magazine and was a contributor to such anthologies as America’s Cup San Francisco (Insight Editions) and Moving Into Space (HarperCollins).
The founder of The Peter Beren Agency, he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Tufts University and makes his home in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: General Fiction * Graphic Novel * Suspense * Thriller *
NONFICTION: Art * Film/Entertainment * General Nonfiction * Health/Wellness * History * Lifestyle * Medical/Medicine * Mind/Body/Spirit * Parenting/Child Guidance * Photography * Pop Culture * Psychology * Reference * Science *
Submit a Question or Comment
If you have a question or comment, click on the red button below and you’ll be able to post it. You’ll also be able to see answers to the questions I’m asked most.