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.
Rachel Ekstrom Courage Folio Literary Management DO NOT QUERY – THIS AGENT IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONSQuery method(s): Email *
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This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Commercial * Fantasy * General Fiction * Historical * Literary * Middle Grade Fiction * Science Fiction * Suspense * Thriller * Upmarket Fiction * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Business * Health/Wellness * Mind/Body/Spirit * Money/Finance * Nature * Science * Self-Help/Personal Development *
Rachel Ekstrom Courage is a literary agent at Folio Literary Management. She says: “I’m an agent at Folio Literary Management representing psychological thrillers, book club fiction, historical fiction, speculative fiction, young adult, and middle grade.
Previously, I was an agent at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency. After graduating from Duke University, I spent over a decade as a NYC-based book publicist, first working on mysteries and thrillers for Minotaur, then holding managerial and directorial roles at Penguin’s Dutton and Gotham imprints and St. Martin’s Press, promoting debut and #1 bestselling authors in fiction and nonfiction.
Over the course of my career, I’ve worked with a range of bestselling and award-winning authors including “Grammar Girl” Mignon Fogarty, Russell Simmons, Timothy Keller, P.C. and Kristin Cast, Alyson Noël, T. Jefferson Parker, Randy Susan Meyers, Louise Penny, John Hart, Tyler Cowen, Hari Kunzru, Susan Shapiro Barash, and Michael Palmer.
My experience building relationships with local and national media, securing reviews, features, radio and television interviews, online placement, bookstore and “outside the box” author events, serves me well as an agent, and I actively encourage and guide my clients to promote their work effectively in this rapidly-changing bookselling landscape.
I’m eagerly looking for new voices and projects, particularly commercial and upmarket adult fiction with an immediate, commercially appealing voice, in the areas of psychological thrillers and suspense, bookclub and women’s fiction, historical, speculative, and exceptional Young Adult and Middle Grade.
Some of my well-known titles include FIVE FEET APART by Rachael Lippincott, A LILY IN THE LIGHT by Kristin Fields, THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE by Amy E. Reichert, GIRL LAST SEEN by Nina Laurin, SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN by Jeff Garvin, and LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sandra Block.”
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