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.
Tina Wainscott is a literary agent with The Seymour Agency. Tina Wainscott has published over 30 novels with houses such as St. Martin’s Press, Harper Collins, Hachette, and Random House, so she understands the business from the author’s perspective. She’s been an agent with The Seymour Agency since 2016 and also gets what it takes from this angle.
She’s looking to work with a select few authors who have ideas that fit into self-help/personal transformation/spiritual growth and health initiatives space with that special something to stand out in a crowded market. If you have a provocative idea, a great platform and/or credentials and/or other clear author hook, and a compelling title and hook, she’d love to see it. Diversity is welcome!
Platform is an essential part of a successful book sale and a book launch (which impacts the next book’s chances). If you have a small or unengaged one, please consider spending your query time building that up before sending your idea out into the world.
She will consider memoirs, but note that they’re particularly difficult to place unless you are “notable” or have a truly unique experience that aims to inspire. Many people go (and grow) through extraordinary experiences, but it takes something really special to grab an editor’s eye.
This literary agent represents:
NONFICTION: Animals/Pets * Cultural/Social Issues * Dating/Relationship/Sex * Environment * Fitness * Health/Wellness * How-To * Lifestyle * Memoir * Narrative * Nature * Parenting/Child Guidance * Pop Culture * Psychology * Self-Help/Personal Development * Spirituality * Women’s Issues *
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