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.
Scott Hoffman is a literary agent with Folio Literary Management. A refugee from the world of politics, Scott is one of the founding partners of Folio Literary Management. He has served as Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of SEARAC (the only nationwide advocacy agency for Southeast Asian-Americans), a Board Member of Fill Their Shelves, Inc. (a charitable foundation that provides books to children in sub-Saharan Africa) and a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Young Associates Steering Committee.
Before entering the world of publishing, he was one of the founding partners of Janus-Merritt Strategies, a Washington, DC strategic consulting firm. He holds an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and a BA from the College of William and Mary.
What I’m looking for (and what I’m not looking for):
My tastes are extremely eclectic; about the only types of projects I won’t consider are series romance, cozy mysteries, or Westerns. My current list is about half fiction and half nonfiction. My fiction is about half literary, and half commercial (chick lit? Sure – if it’s smart and fresh, and has a strong voice.) My nonfiction is spread out among serious journalistic or academic nonfiction, narrative nonfiction, and quirkier pop-culture books.
If your project doesn’t fit one of the “established” categories, I’m probably your guy – I love projects that can’t be easily classified.
This literary agent represents:
NONFICTION: Business * Cultural/Social Issues * Current Events/Affairs * Education * Fitness * General Nonfiction * Health/Wellness * History * Narrative * Prescriptive * Psychology * Science * Upmarket *
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