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.
Thomas Goff is a literary agent with Goff Literary. He served on the editorial staff at Fortune, New York Magazine and Esquire and has represented authors from the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. He negotiated and sold the film rights for the movie blockbuster Top Gun and sold the stage rights for the play The Quilters which was nominated for six Tony awards, including Best Musical. He first brought the author of How To Make A Man Fall in Love With You to market and her relationships books have now sold more than 1 million copies worldwide and have appeared in more than 10 languages. He is a literary agent, registered in the State of California. The writers and published authors that Goff has successfully represented include screenwriter and investigative reporter Charles Piller, historian and biographer Porter Williamson, education expert Dr. Richard Moore, mystery writer Brian Lysaght, writer Ehud Yonay, and oral historians Patricia Cooper and Norma Bradley Allen. Goff represented Cooper and Allen in selling their oral history, The Quilters, to the stage, a production that was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Musical and is a continuing favorite for production on local high school and national university stages across the United States. Goff edited, packaged and sold to Paramount Pictures the magazine article Top Guns, authored by Ehud Yonay, which appeared in May 1983 in California Magazine which became the top-earning motion picture for the year 1986 as Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise. Goff was earlier managing editor of the Merv Griffin Show where he was segment producer for award-winning interview 1983 interview series on the Reagan White House and on Disney Studios. As articles editor at Esquire Magazine, he assigned and produced the first major introduction and investigation of the Neoconservative movement and as a senior editor at New York Magazine, assigned and edited the magazine’s major investigative pieces including an 1977 in-depth review of the NYPD and their mistakes in tracking down the Son of Sam killer, David Berkowitz. He is also experienced in celebrity reputation management and has provided critical and confidential repositioning services to some of the nation’s highest ranking chief executives and business leaders.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Mystery * Religious *
NONFICTION: Biography * General Nonfiction * Health/Wellness * History * Mind/Body/Spirit * Reference * Religion * Science *
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