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The Cowles Agency (formerly the Cowles-Ryan Literary Agency) is located in San Francisco, CA. Established in 2018, The Cowles Agency accepts query letters from authors of nonfiction books.

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Bio – The Cowles Agency

Katherine Cowles is the founder of the agency. She brings her experience of working for Simon & Schuster and Double Day, plus her time with the Cowles-Ryan Literary Agency, to her new venture.

The Cowles Agency acts as a creative and strategic resource every step of the process. They amplify key book ideas and refine concepts with their authors. They work with their clients to expand their brands over the course of their careers, often selling rights directly, including: sponsorships, foreign, film, licensing, and commercial projects. They are dedicated to assisting their authors find a clear relevance, mission, and substantial audience for their books.This agency brings writers, photographers, artists, and collaborators together to support projects when necessary.

This agency only allows queries via email. They don’t allow authors to query via postal mail, phone, or social media.

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