3 More Recently Updated Literary Agents: Market Spotlight

Once every week or so, I spotlight a certain segment of the market that we list in the Writer’s Market books and on WritersMarket.com. Since we have an agent one-on-one boot camp just around the corner (February 15-18), I’m focusing on three more recently updated literary agents this week.


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3 More Recently Updated Literary Agents

Whether you write fiction or nonfiction for adults or children, literary agents are the gatekeepers of the book publishing industry that can help propel writing careers. A good agent can identify which projects are right for which editors, and they work to get the best terms for their writers. After all, agents work off commission; so the more their clients make the more they earn.

Here are three literary agents that have been recently updated on WritersMarket.com.

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Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Inc. specializes in all kinds of children’s books in fiction and nonfiction. The agency says, “Writers should review the large agent bios on the agency website to determine which agent to contact. Please choose only one agent to query. The agents share queries, so a no from one agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency is a no from all.” For picture books, submit a query letter and complete ms in the body of the e-mail. For fiction, submit a query letter and the first 10 pages in the body of the e-mail. For nonfiction, submit proposal, first 10 pages in the body of the e-mail.

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc. represents fiction and nonfiction for both children and adults. For fiction, they’ll consider commercial, crime, family saga, fantasy, feminist, historical, literary, middle grade, multicultural, mystery, picture books, romance, science fiction, thriller, women’s, and young adult. In nonfiction, it’s art, biography, business, creative nonfiction, current affairs, ethnic, history, humor, memoirs, music, popular culture, politics, and sports. The agency says, “Please look at each agent’s profile page for current information about what each agent is looking for and for the correct e-mail address to use for queries to that agent. Please be sure to use the correct query e-mail address for each agent.”

Denise Marcil Literary Agency, LLC represents adult nonfiction exclusively. The agents say, “In nonfiction we are looking for self-help, personal growth, popular psychology, how-to, business, and popular reference, we want to represent books that help people’s lives.” Potential authors can query via e-mail.


Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which includes editing Writer’s Market and Poet’s Market, blogging at Poetic Asides and the Writer’s Market blog, judging contests, scheduling online writing conferences, and so much more.

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