3 More Literary Agents: Market Spotlight

A few weeks ago, I launched this Market Spotlight feature on the WritersMarket.com blog. Every Monday, I plan on spotlighting 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 (September 19-22), I’m focusing on three more recently updated literary agents this week.

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3 More Literary Agents

Many writers know literary agents are the gatekeepers of book publishing, especially when it comes to getting a deal with the more recognized presses. However, few writers realize reputable agents don’t get paid until their clients get paid. And that’s why hooking an agent can be so difficult: They have to buy in to your book concept 110%. After all, they’re taking a leap of faith on your success.

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

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Kimberly Cameron & Associates represents fiction and nonfiction. For fiction, they’re looking for commercial, fantasy, historical, literary, mystery, romance, science fiction, thriller, women’s, and young adult. In nonfiction, it’s animals, environment, health, memoirs, science, spirituality, travel, true crime, and narrative nonfiction. The agency says, “We are looking for a unique and heartfelt voice that conveys a universal truth.” Potential authors should query via online submission form.

Harvey Klinger, Inc. also represents fiction and nonfiction. For fiction, they’ll consider action, adventure, commercial, contemporary issues, crime, detective, erotica, family saga, fantasy, gay, glitz, historical, horror, juvenile, lesbian, literary, mainstream, middle grade, mystery, new adult, police, romance, suspense, thriller, women’s, and young adult. In nonfiction, it’s autobiography, biography, business, child guidance, cooking, crafts, creative nonfiction, cultural interests, current affairs, diet/nutrition, foods, gay/lesbian, health, history, how-to, investigative, literature, medicine, memoirs, money, music, popular culture, psychology, science, self-help, sociology, spirituality, sports, technology, true crime, women’s issues, women’s studies, and young adult. The agency says, “We are looking for a unique and heartfelt voice that conveys a universal truth.” Potential authors should query only one agent via e-mail.

The Sagalyn Agency represents nonfiction exclusively. In fact, they specialize in biography, business, creative nonfiction, economics, popular culture, science, and technology. The agents say, “We receive 1,000-1,200 queries a year, which in turn lead to 2 or 3 new clients. See our website for sales information and recent projects.” Potential authors can query via e-mail.

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By the way, agents from Kimberly Cameron & Associates will be participating in the Agent One-on-One: How to Craft Query Letters and Other Submission Materials That Get Noticed boot camp on September 19-22.

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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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