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.
Whitney Gossett is a literary agent with and the President of Capital Literary. She graduated from Vanderbilt University as an Engage Scholar with a BA in Religious Studies and African American Diaspora Studies. Her career began as a song plugger, assisting Nashville songwriters, before handling industry relations and event coordination for the Country Music Association. She then spent three years working for a successful entertainer, Rascal Flatts, learning the behind the scenes business of a major music brand.
Whitney joined the Fedd Agency, a literary and entertainment agency, in 2013 after 6 years in Nashville working in Country Music, and passionately translated her knowledge of entertainment intothe world of publishing. She has represented over 200 authors, and over 25 New York Times Best-Sellers, including Tim Tebow, Governor Greg Abbott, Judah Smith, Eva Shockey, Emily Maynard, and Eric Metaxas. With a management and marketing mindset, she believes in taking a holistic approach to publishing, and strategically using a book to strengthen the larger message of a brand.
In addition to literary representation, Whitney has served her clients by executive produced non-scripted television projects for networks such as TLC, BRAVO, HGTV, and Facebook; is a partner with T3 Agency a white label travel company, and consults with top churches around the country.
In 2020 Whitney became president of Content Capital, a full service firm, holistically serving talent through multiple verticals.
Whitney serves as a founding board member for the non-profit, Children Inspiring Hope, is an advisory member for the Initiative Network, is a volunteer Young Life leader at The University of Texas, and has a love for great food and wine. She lives in Austin, TX with her husband Jordan, two young children, and black lab.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Children’s Fiction *
NONFICTION: Biography * Business * Cooking/Cookbook * Ethnic * General Nonfiction * Health/Wellness * History * Juvenile * Lifestyle * Mind/Body/Spirit * Money/Finance * Multicultural * Religion * Sports * Travel *
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