The Directory of Literary Agents
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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.
Wes Yoder is a literary agent with the Ambassador Agency. He has always had a passion for great stories and deep relationships. Throughout his career, he has leveraged both those passions to serve the world at large, and those around him locally.
From the Amish and Mennonite community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Wes Yoder moved to Nashville in 1973 to work in the music business. He was a pioneer in the formation of Contemporary Christian Music and launched the careers of many well-known artists. He also created the first Christian based speaker’s bureau to assist speakers and authors dedicated to a biblical world-view.
In 1997, he launched Ambassador Literary Agency as a division of his company, which led to national media representation of many high-profile clients involved in national and international news stories. He provided media representation of The Purpose Driven Life, and literary representation of the # 1 New York Times best-sellers, Mistaken Identity, The Shack, and Bonhoeffer. Wes has been interviewed on The TODAY Show, NBC Nightly News (a ten minute segment on his clients and the work of The Ambassador Agency), ABC’s Prime Time, Dateline NBC, CNN Headline News, and has been quoted by TIME Magazine, The New York Times, People Magazine, the Associated Press, Agence-France Presse and others.
Wes’s book, Bond of Brothers: Connecting with Other Men Beyond Work, Weather and Sports (Zondervan), seeks to move men from silent and broken lives to the company of men where conversation, spiritual friendship and a life filled with friends and brothers define and complete God’s purposes for them. Wes is the director of the Middle Tennessee New Canaan Society which hosts weekly men’s breakfast events in Franklin and Nashville.
Wes served as a founding member of Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, a thriving K-12 school with over 1,200 students where he served on the board for fifteen years. Wes and his wife, Linda, have two children and three grandchildren.
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NONFICTION: Christian * Current Events/Affairs * History * Memoir * Music * Politics * Religion * Spirituality *
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