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.
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This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Christian Fiction * Commercial * Contemporary * Crime/Detective/Police * Family Saga * General Fiction * Historical * Inspirational Fiction * Literary * Mainstream * Middle Grade Fiction * Mystery * New Adult * Paranormal * Religious * Romance * Suspense * Thriller * Women’s Fiction * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Autobiography * Biography * Business * Celebrity * Christian * Cooking/Cookbook * Current Events/Affairs * Dating/Relationship/Sex * Film/Entertainment * Family * Fitness * Gift/Novelty * Health/Wellness * History * How-To * Humor * Lifestyle * Medical/Medicine * Memoir * Middle Grade * Money/Finance * Music * Narrative * Parenting/Child Guidance * Politics * Pop Culture * Psychology * Religion * Science * Self-Help/Personal Development * Spirituality * Technology * Women’s Issues * Young Adult *
Rachelle Gardner is a literary agent with Books & Such Literary Agency. When Rachelle was asked in eighth grade what she wanted to be when she grew up, she said she wanted to be a psychologist. Many years later she did graduate studies in psychology, but had no idea she would end up using those skills not as a counselor but as an advocate and partner for authors in their publishing careers.
Rachelle’s been involved in publishing since 1995, joining Books & Such in 2012 after agenting with WordServe Literary Group since 2007. Before becoming an agent, she was senior editor at NavPress, where she developed and launched the NavPress fiction line that included three Christy Award finalists and an ECPA Award finalist in its first year. She acquired and edited numerous nonfiction books as well.
What Rachelle’s Clients Say…
Prior to entering the CBA, Rachelle worked in mainstream publishing at General Publishing Group in Santa Monica, California, where she was director of rights and marketing, which entailed managing departments of special sales, subsidiary rights, international rights, international sales and domestic marketing. Among other things, she built and managed a team of international sales agents and represented the company in Frankfurt, London, Tokyo, Chicago and New York.
In the early days of her career, Rachelle spent five years at Fox Broadcasting Company where she served as special programming coordinator, working on more than sixty network television specials including the Emmy Awards and Billboard Music Awards. Having ghostwritten eight published books and edited more than 100, Rachelle is familiar with the life of a writer and loves being involved in the creation and shaping of a book.
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