The Directory of Literary Agents
7 Insider Secrets to Get a Top Agent, Publisher, and Book Deal
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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.
Rob Kirkpatrick is a literary agent with Kirkpatrick Literary. Before founding his own agency in 2019, he was an agent with The Stuart Agency. He has placed projects at major publishers for such authors as All-Star pitcher and MLB mental performance coach Bob Tewksbury; national MLB columnist and analyst Scott Miller; MMA competitor/analyst and Celebrity Apprentice cast member Chael Sonnen; The Players’ Tribune senior editor Mark Beech; Pat Garofalo of U.S. News & World Report; Golden Globe-winning actor Olivia Hussey; and the hosts of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe; to name a few. His areas include big-platform memoir, biography, history, sports, music, pop culture, pop science, and currents events/culture wars.
Rob joined The Stuart Agency after working as a senior editor at both “Big Five” and indie publishing houses. Titles he published include Kent Hartman’s The Wrecking Crew; Bryan Bishop’s Shrinkage; Viv Albertine’s Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.; Charles Falco and Kerrie Droban’s Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws; Alex Storozynski’s The Peasant Prince; Leigh Steinberg and Michael Arkush’s The Agent; Dan Epstein’s Big Hair and Plastic Grass; Dennis Dunaway’s and Chris Hodenfield’s Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!; David Silverman’s Fighting God; Kennedy’s The Kennedy Chronicles; Art Garner’s Black Noon; David de Sola’s Alice in Chains: The Untold Story; Linda Cohn’s Cohn-Head; Shannon Miller and Danny Peary’s It’s Not About Perfect; and Jerry Rice and Randy Williams’ 50 Years, 50 Moments. Rob completed a PhD in English and also has written a few books.
This literary agent represents:
NONFICTION: Biography * Business * Cooking/Cookbook * Current Events/Affairs * General Nonfiction * Health/Wellness * History * Lifestyle * Memoir * Money/Finance * Music * Politics * Pop Culture * Science * Sports *
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