Friday, November 11, 2005

BLACK LITERARY AGENTS

Denise L. Stinson
33290 West Fourteen Mile Road #482
West Bloomfield, MI 48301

John McGregor
JMG Books
199 Grand Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520
jmacdays@altavista.net

(NO children's books,genre fiction - westerns, romances- science
fiction, or cookbooks) Please include SASE and email addrss for
replies.

Marie Brown
Marie Brown & Associates
625 Broadway #902
New York, NY 10012


Marlene Conner
Conner Literary Agency
2911 West 71st Street
Richfield, MN 55423


Lawrence Jordan
Lawrence Jordan Literary Agency
250 West 57th ST. #1517
New York, NY 10107


Jacqueline Turner Banks
Banks Communications
7515 Bruno Way
Sacramento, CA 95828


Phifer Media Management (novelist division that focuses on new &
experienced writers)
Contact:
Micheal Phifer
PMM Literary Agency
2420 Hunter Ave STE 20
Bronx, NY 10475
718 862 1575
mike-p@chesmatv.com



Lisa Davis Literay Agency (represents fiction - literary &
commercial, plus many areas of nonfiction.Send query with SASE or
send SASE for guidelines)
Contact:
Lisa Davis
Lisa Davis Literary Agency
243 Montgomery Street
NO. 3
Jersey City, NJ 07302


Janell Walden Agyeman
990 NE 82 Terrace
Miami, FL 33138
(Interest:nonfiction, chapter books for children & young adult
novels, general fiction, & nonfiction for adults. No poetry. Query
w/SASE)


Elaine Davie
Elaine Davie Literary Agency
620 Park Avenue
Rochester , New York 14607
United States
Phone: 716-442-0830
Fax: 716-461-1641
Areas of Specialization:
Contemporary Fiction, Feminist Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror,
Literary Fiction, Mainstream Fiction, Mystery, New Age Fiction,
Romance, Science Fiction, Western, Young Adult Fiction, Other
Fiction, Biography, Feminism, General Nonfiction, History,
How-To, Language and Literature, Scholarly Nonfiction, Self-Help,
Social Sciences, Sociology, Technical Writing/Manual, Young
Adult Nonfiction and Other
Description:
We've been in business for over eight years now, and we specialize
in popular, commercial fiction. We have made a name for ourselves in
the area of women's fiction, particularly romance. Several of us
are very interested in finding strong, nonfiction projects and
mainstream novels. We have eclectic taste so we're looking for well-
written novels on a wide variety of topics. We have always been
known as an agency that is receptive to work from non-published
writers as well as established authors. Should you wish to submit to
us, we would be very happy to review your work, but we have an
important favor to ask in return. After you've submitted to us, we
beg your patience in awaiting a response from us. It's impossible to
return all of the calls we get each day from people who are not yet
established clients of ours. I know you have many questions, but we
ask you to try to make the best decisions on your own, send in the
work and await a response from us. We want to give you our personal
assurance that, should you become one of our many valued clients,
you will have direct access to your own agent throughout your career
with us. We apologize that we are unable to return your phone calls
at this stage of our relationship, but I hope you understand how
important it is that we spend our time reading and evaluating your
work. As agents, we charge a fifteen percent commission on only
those books, which we place. We do not charge any fee of any kind,
including a reading fee. Should you become one of our clients, we
will talk at length and welcome any further questions you might
have, as we understand what an important decision this is for you.


Joe DeRogatis
International Publisher Associates, Inc.
304 Guido Avenue
Lady Lake , Florida 32159
United States
Areas of Specialization:
Adventure, Confession, Contemporary Fiction, Ethnic Fiction,
Experimental Fiction, Fantasy, Feminist Fiction, Gay/Lesbian
Fiction, Gothic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Literary
Fiction, Mainstream Fiction, Military/War Fiction, Multicultural
Fiction, Mystery,
New Age Fiction, Occult Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Short
Story, Suspense, Western, Women's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction,
Other Fiction, Americana (nonfiction), Anthropology/Archaelogy,
Biography, Business, Counseling/Career Guidance,
Economics, Gay/Lesbian Nonfiction, General Nonfiction, History,
Horror (nonfiction), How-To, Language and Literature, Money/Finance,
Reference, Scholarly Nonfiction, Self-Help, Sociology, Technical
Writing/Manual, Women's Issues/Studies, Young Adult Nonfiction and
Script
Description: International Publisher Associates, Inc., is run by Joe
DeRogatis, Executive Vice-President. He currently represents 15
clients, charging a 15% commission on domestic sales and 20% on
foreign. Prior to opening his agency, Joe DeRogatis served 18 years
with New American Library. He considers "mostly" mainstream
fiction
and all areas of non-fiction. His most recent sale is The Pocket
Pediatrician, by Dr. David Ziggelman (Doubleday). Note: currently
charges for foreign postage and photocopying.


Syneca Featherstone
Osgood Literary Agency
P.O. Box 1237
Matthews , North Carolina 28106-1237
United States
Phone: 704-843-3193
Fax: 704-843-3694
Areas of Specialization:
Adventure, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mainstream
Fiction, Occult Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense and Other
Fiction


Description:
Osgood Literary Agency is interested in new and unpublished authors
who are seeking to establish themselves and interested in
becoming part of a new, progressive agency.


We charge no reading fees and are very flexible in our submission
policy. For more information please contact us.


Brenda Feigen


Brenda Feigen Literary Agency


10158 Hollow Glen Circle
Bel Air , California 90077
United States


Phone: 310- 271-0606
Fax: 310-274-0503
Email: 104063.3247@compuserve.com



Areas of Specialization:
Script, Other Nonfiction, Women's Issues/Studies, Scholarly
Nonfiction, Psychology, Literary Criticism, Law, Language and
Literature, Illustrated Book, Humorous Nonfiction, Humanities,
Health/Medicine, Government/Politics, General Nonfiction,
Gay/Lesbian Nonfiction, Film/Cinema/Stage, Feminism, Coffee Table
Book, Biography, Art/Architecture, Women's Fiction,
Suspense, Mainstream Fiction, Literary Fiction, Humorous Fiction,
Gay/Lesbian Fiction, Feminist Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
and Adventure


Description:
We represent both fiction and nonfiction. Sales of books to
publishers, as well as option/purchase transactions for film and TV
rights. We initiate deals, as well as negotiate and review
publishing contracts. Also negotiate rights and writing deals for
screen
and television. Query first with bio and synopses of completed
manuscripts/screenplays. For proposed books, proposals must be
included and should contain outlines and sample chapters. SASE for
return of submitted material.


Sandra Martin
Paraview, Inc.
1674 Broadway, Suite 4B
New York , New York 10019
United States
Phone: 212-489-5343
Fax: 212 489-5371
Areas of Specialization:
Other Fiction
Description:
Paraview reviews most genres of fiction and non-fiction. New authors
are welcome. E-mail or postal/fax query first. No reading
fees. Response time varies; usually within 1-4 weeks.






THE FOLLOWING HAS NO ADDRESSES, BUT INFO ON WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING
FOR AND STATS. THEY WILL BE UPDATED AS THE INFORMATION BECOMES
AVAILABLE.


ABS Literary Agency, a Div. of Associated Books
Ms. W. Gail Manchur, President
Christine George, Associate Editor
Established: August 1997
Handles: 80% Fiction, 20% Non Fiction
Interested in: Fiction--thrillers, mysteries, romance, literary,
mainstream. NonFiction -- reference, health, how-to, self-help
(limited)


The Alta Vista Corporation Ltd
Peter Cox
Established: 1995
Handles: 20% Fiction, 80% Non Fiction
Interested in: Most but no children's or poetry
Recent Sales: The Kensington Way, Stephen Twigg (Dutton); Without
Charity, Michelle Paver (Bantam); Lifepoints, Brusseau (Simon &
Schuster)


Marcia Amsterdam Agency
Marcia Amsterdam
Established: 1970
Handles: 70% Fiction, 30% Non Fiction
Interested in: Thrillers, mysteries, romance, mainstream
Query: Letter with SASE
Tips: We look for interesting voices with humorous sensibility.


Ronald E. Laitsch
Authentic Creations Literary Agency
Established: 1994
Percentage Of Fiction/Non-Fiction Represented: 70/30
Categories Of Interest: Fiction - mainstream, mysteries, adventure,
literary, thrillers, and suspense.
Queries: Yes, no attachments, otherwise any length is acceptable.
Commission Structure: Fifteen percent of royalties domestic and 20
percent on foreign sales.
Notes: No reading fee, no in-house editorial service, no upfront
expenses, not a subsidy publisher, provides notice of submission and
rejection.


Author Response Inc.
T. Layton
Established: Oct.4 1983
Percentage Of Fiction/Non-Fiction: 82 percent
Recent Sales: If you can't get a publisher, contact us. We have a
wide variety of publishing information to help you get your name on
the market.
Categories Of Interest: how to, romance, horror, children, fiction,
nonfiction, sci-fi, teen, information...
Do You Accept E-mail Queries? Yes
Do You Charge A Reading Fee? No
Do You Run An In-House Editorial Service? No
Do You Charge Upfront Expenses? No
Are You In Any Way A Subsidy Publisher? No
What Is Your Commission Structure? different for each field
Do You Tell Writers About Submissions/Rejections? Yes


Brenda Bailey
B. Bailey Literary Agency
Established: March 2000
Fiction/Non-Fiction Represented: 50/50
Recent Sales: Branded Heart/Brenda Bailey/Erica House
Categories Of Interest:
fiction/romance/mainstream/historical/inspirational/children's
fiction
E-mail Queries: Yes, query & short synopsis only
Do You Charge A Reading Fee? No
Do You Run An In-House Editorial Service? No
Do You Charge Upfront Expenses? No
Are You In Any Way A Subsidy Publisher? No
Commission Structure: Standard 15%
Do You Tell Writers About Submissions/Rejections? Yes


Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency
Meredith Bernstein, President
Elizabeth Cavanaugh, Agent
Represents 90 clients. Handles 50% fiction, 50% non-fiction
Special Interests: Fiction: Strong commercial and literary fiction.
Non-fiction: Psychology, health and fitness, parenting, self-help,
spiritual, general non-fiction.
Recent Sales: Saving The Kingdom by Dr. Martin Goldstein
Queries: Send query letter with self-addressed, stamped envelope
Tips: Know the market and your competition.




Pam Bernstein & Associates, Inc.
Pam Bernstein, Agent
Established: 1993
Handles: 40% Fiction, 60% Non Fiction
Represents: 50 clients
Interested in: Women's fiction, romance; Non Fiction, psychology,
health, medicine, consumer, women's issues.
Recent Sales: The Sabbathday River, by Jean Hanff Korelity (FSG);
The Misdiagnosed Child, by Demitri & Janice Papolos (Broadway)
Query: E-mail or letter
Book Deals, Inc.
Caroline Francis Carney
Date Established: November 17, 1996
Percentage Of Fiction/Non-Fiction Represented: 30f/70nf
Recent Sales: Yet a Stranger: Why Black Americans Still Don't Feel
at Home, Deborah Mathis (Warner Books) How to
Raise a Smarter Kid, Dr. Roger Schank (HarperCollins) A is for
Attitude: A New Alphabet for Living, Pat Russell-McCloud
(HarperCollins and HarperAudio)
Categories Of Interest: Ethnic fiction and nonfiction; Commercial
nonfiction by top experts and personalities within the area of mind,
body, soul and money; Well-crafted mainstream fiction with American
settings, a fresh voice and a compelling narrative drive.
Do You Accept E-mail Queries? Yes, Four sentences or less
Does not charge a reading fee; not an in-house editorial service; no
upfront expenses; not a subsidy publisher
Commission Structure: 15% Domestic 20% Foreign
Do You Tell Writers About Submissions/Rejections? Yes


William Clark Agency
William Clark, Agent
Established: 2000
Percentage Of Fiction/Non-Fiction Represented: Not available
Recent Sales: not available
Categories Of Interest: Literary fiction and non-fiction
E-mail Queries: Yes, for full guidelines see http://www.wmclark.com


DHS Literary, Inc.
David H. Smith, President
Seth Robertson, Associate Agent
Established: 1994
No. of Clients: 36
Handles: 30% Fiction, 70% Non Fiction
Recent Sales: FIRST SON by Bill Minutaglio / Random House-Times
Books; FOOD & MOOD by Elizabeth Somer / Holt;
GOD IS A BULLET by Boston Teran / Knopf
DHS Literary, Inc., Dallas-based independent literary agency,
provides both published and unpublished authors with full-service
representation and management for a broad range of fiction and
nonfiction literary properties. A diverse mix of projects includes
literary and commercial fiction, category fiction such as mystery,
historical, horror and romance, as well as quality commercial
nonfiction.
The agency negotiates book publishing agreements and licensing
publication rights on behalf of author and publisher clients to the
top trade publishing houses in the United States. Among these are
Viking Penguin, Simon & Schuster, Warner Books, St. Martin's Press,
HarperCollins, Tor/Forge Books, G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Berkley
Publishing Group, William Morrow & Co., and many others.
Query: Electronic queries ONLY -- no unsolicited paper mail will be
accepted. (1 page only NO ATTACHMENTS unless requested)
Tips: Response time on queries: 2-3 weeks; Response time on
submissions: 8-10 weeks. Multiple submissions okay. No partial
fiction will be considered unless author is previously published.




Fann Literary and Art Agent
Frankie Ann White
Established: 1999
Percentage Of Fiction/Non-Fiction Represented: 100%
Recent Sales: No sales yet. Getting established. Representing one
upcoming writer/artist.
Categories Of Interest: Fiction or Non-fiction
Accept E-mail queries, see instuctions on web page
Do You Charge A Reading Fee?: No
Do You Charge Upfront Expenses?: No
Are You In Any Way A Subsidy Publisher?: No
Commission Structure: 10% across the board. Simple and direct.
Do You Tell Writers About Submissions/Rejections?: Yes


First Look Talent and Literary Agency
Anthony West
Established: July 1, 1997
Handles: 90% Fiction, 10% Non Fiction
Interested in: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror, Romantic Comedy,
Comedy. Basically anything that can be turned into a movie.
Recent Sales: Betrayal, Robert Moss (Numenorean Films); Double
Blind, David Magregora (Numenorean Films); American
Dream, Jeff Johnson (Interlight Pictures); Status Quo, Cary Solomon
(Warner Bros.)


The Fogelman Literary Agency
Evan M. Fogelman, President
Linda M. Kruger, Vice President
Clients: 75
Handles: 50% Fiction; 50% Non Fiction
Recent Sales: Julie Beard, Anne Eames, Katherine Sutcliffe, and
others.
The agency is one of the most successful and active in the Romance
Mass Market. It also carries a vibrant non-fiction list and
has recently forayed profitably into daytime television.
Query: Letter with SASE


Marcella Hague, Literary Representation
Marcella Hague, Agent
Established: 1/1/1999
Handles: 75% Fiction, 25% Non Fiction
Categories Of Interest: Literary and commercial fiction and non
fiction
Queries: Query letter with SASE or one page e-mail


Reece Halsey North
Dorris Halsey
Kimberley Cameron, Agent
Established: 1957
Interested in: Ms. Cameron is interested in mainstream and literary
fiction, history, biography, science fiction, mystery and
suspense. Ms. Halsey works by referral only.
Recent Sales: In the last 12 months they have made publishing deals
with Ballantine, Harper Collins, St. Martin's Press, Walker &
Co. and others.
Query: Letter and first few pages with SASE via regular mail.
Tips: Kimberley Cameron represents Agatha winner Jeanne Dams and
Shamus nominee Tim Hemlin and is always looking for
new writers




Dale Harney Productions
Neil Scotten
Dale Harney Productions is the celebrity husband and wife team of
Dale and Lynda Harney, performers, writers and producers
for over 20 years. They are just starting their literary agency and
are interested in innovative, original screenplays. They will reply
to all queries. Open to anything well developed and original. No
reading fee.


Kirkland Literary Agency
Dee Pace, Acquisitions Editor
Jean Price
Established: 1993
Clients: 60 +
Handles: 99% Fiction; 1% Non Fiction
Interested in: Romance. Selective areas of mystery, thriller,
suspense.
Recent Sales: Avon, Bantam, Berkley, Harlequin, Silhouette,
Kensington/Zebra/Pinnacle, Jove, Barbour & Company, Tyndale,
Walker & Co., Leisure, Scarlet
Query: Letter with SASE.
Tips: We do not represent anything over 400 typewritten pages
(100,000 words). Review time, two weeks/query, four-six
weeks/proposal, twelve weeks/full manuscript


Louise Quayle
Ellen Levine Literary Agency
Established: 1981
Percentage Of Fiction/Non-Fiction Represented: 60/40
Recent Sales: AMERICAN SKIN/Don DeGrazia/Simon & Schuster;
TRUTH/Ellen Douglas/Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill ;
WHAT IS MARRIAGE FOR? The Strange Social History of Our Most
Intimate Institution/EJ Graff/Beacon Press
Categories Of Interest: literary fiction with commerical appeal,
history and women's history, narrative non-fiction and memoir,
golf, sports
Do You Charge A Reading Fee?: No
Do You Run An In-House Editorial Service?: No
Do You Charge Upfront Expenses?: No
Are You In Any Way A Subsidy Publisher?: No
What Is Your Commission Structure?: we don't publish this
information but it is within industry standards
Do You Tell Writers About Submissions/Rejections?: Yes


Paul S. Levine Literary Agency
Paul S. Levine, Owner/Attorney at Law
Established: 1992
Clients: 100 +
Handles: 40% Fiction, 60% Non Fiction
Interested: Everything except Science Fiction and Childrens
Recent Sales: Chocolate Star by Sheila Copeland, St. Martin's Press
Query: E-mail okay


Jennifer Dorsey
Literary Advocates Inc
Established: 1999
Percentage Of Fiction/Non-Fiction Represented: 50%-50%
Recent Sales: Our company was established in December 99, so no >
sales yet. We are, however, representing five authors at
this time.
Categories Of Interest: Women's fiction and issues, regional
fiction, how-to, self improvement
Do You Accept E-mail Queries?: Yes --please email proposal and
synopsis. Will request chapters via postal.
Do You Charge A Reading Fee?: No
Do You Run An In-House Editorial Service?: No
Do You Charge Upfront Expenses?: No
Are You In Any Way A Subsidy Publisher?: No
What Is Your Commission Structure?: 15% US, 20% foreign
Do You Tell Writers About Submissions/Rejections?: Yes


Literary & Creative Artists Agency, Inc.
Muriel G. Nellis, President
Established: 1983
Clients: 70
Handles: Fiction and Non Fiction book length work
Interested in: Commercial fiction and non fiction
Query: Letter with synopsis/proposal, SASE
Tips: The development of close and collaborative relationships and a
commitment to works of skill & merit are the hallmarks of
the agency's mission and its success. Literary & Creative Artists is
allied with all of the major Trade book publishers, and with a
full network of associates in all derivative formats, media and
venues. Original materials are given every opportunity for full
commercial expression.




Litopia Corporation
Peter Cox
Established: 1996
Percentage Of Fiction/Non-Fiction: 20/80
Recent Sales: "Without Charity" / Michelle Paver/ Bantam;
"Stop
Teaching Kids To Kill" / Gloria DeGaetano / Crown; "Your
Life
in Your Hands" Professor Jane Plant / Virgin
Categories Of Interest: Please read submission instructions, at
http://www.litopia.com/
Do You Charge A Reading Fee?: No
Do You Run An In-House Editorial Service?: No
Do You Charge Upfront Expenses?: No
Are You In Any Way A Subsidy Publisher?: No
What Is Your Commission Structure?: By arrangement.
Do You Tell Writers About Submissions/Rejections?: Yes


Lowenstein Associates, Inc.
Barbara Lowenstein, President;
Nancy Yost, Agent;
Eileen Cope, agent;
Handles: Literary and commercial fiction and a wide variety of non
fiction
Interested in: Barbara Lowenstein: Fiction: literary and commercial;
Non Fiction: business, relationships, narrative travel, adventure
travel, current affairs, health and science, biography and
autobiography.
Nancy Yost: Fiction: suspense/thriller, women's fiction, historical
novels. Non Fiction: pop-culture, biography, film, how-to, humor.
Eileen Cope: Fiction: literary, ethnic, poetry, short story
collections, gay and lesbian. Non Fiction: ethnic, pop-cultural,
science,
psychology, current affairs, women's studies, health, Buddhism,
Asian studies, history, contemporary social issues, sports,
anthropology, and the arts (particularly music, theater and art
history).
Recent Sales: The New York Times Bestseller, Invasion Of Privacy,
Perri O'Shaughnessy; Boston Globe Bestseller, Awakening The Buddha
Within, Lama Surya Das; Boston Globe Bestseller, Fight The Power,
Chuck D.; National Bestseller on brain development and music, The
Mozart Effect, Don Campbell; Bestselling SNAPS series by HBO writers
Stephan Dweck and Monteria Ivey; Blackboard and Essence national
bestseller, The Sistah's Rules; The New York Times Bestseller, The
Melatonin Miracle; International Bestseller, How To Choose The Sex
Of Your Baby.
Query: query letter and SASE for fiction; query letter, C.V. and
SASE for non-fiction. We do not accept fax or e-mail queries.
You may call first. Reports within 2 weeks on queries; and 1-2
months on manuscripts. Please do not send manuscripts.


William Morris Agency, Inc.
Established: The William Morris Agency is the oldest established
entertainment agency in the world.
Description: A prestigious family of experts dedicated to helping
clients pursue their goals in motion pictures, television,
contemporary music, theater, literature, commercials, and new media.
No. clients: The agency currently guides the careers of
approximately 3,000 clients worldwide.
Special Interests: Commercial fiction, mainstream literary fiction
and commercial non-fiction. Projects which particularly interest
individual agents at William Morris, including interactive, film and
television media.
Queries: Your query should include a short description of the work,
a synopsis, outline, biographical information, and publication
credits, if any.


NY Creative Management
Jeff Schmidt
Established: 4/99
Percentage Of Fiction/Non-Fiction Represented: Not available
Recent Sales: Not available
Interest: Fiction, non-fiction, children, young adult, magazine
articles
Do You Charge A Reading Fee?: No
Do You Run An In-House Editorial Service?: No
Do You Charge Upfront Expenses?: No
Are You In Any Way A Subsidy Publisher?: No
Commission Structure: 15% domestic, 20% overseas
Do You Tell Writers About Submissions/Rejections?: Yes




Pacific NW Literary Associates
Tom Barrymore
Date Company Established: March, 2000
Percentage Of Fiction/Non-Fiction Represented: 95%/5%
Recent Sales: Not available
Categories Of Interest: Mystery, Crime, Science Fiction, Horror,
Suspense, Romance, Blockbusters, Children's Books,
Mainstream, Non-Fiction, and just plain good books!
Do You Accept E-mail Queries?: Yes Synopsis & 1st chapter
Do You Charge A Reading Fee?: No
Do You Run An In-House Editorial Service?: No
Do You Charge Upfront Expenses?: Yes, $45 for postage and copying
Are You In Any Way A Subsidy Publisher?: No
What Is Your Commission Structure?: 15%
Do You Tell Writers About Submissions/Rejections?: Yes


The Peter Rubie Literary Agency
Peter Rubie
Established: March 1, 2000
Percentage Of Fiction/Non-Fiction Represented: 60% non-fiction, 40%
fiction
Recent Sales: "The Terrorist of Irrustan," Louise Marley,
ACE
Trade; "Mary Rogers," Randal Silvis, St Martin's Press/Tom
Dunne; "The Third Messiah," Christopher West, St Martin's
Press; "Shooting at Midnight," Greg Rucka, Bantam;
"The Law &
Order Companion," Green and Courrier, Renaissance; "From
Steel to
Cyberspace," B. Mark Smith, Farrar, Straus & Giroux; "Guy
Rules," Dan Hartshorn et al, Andrews McMeel;
Categories Of Interest: Previously known as Perkins, Rubie &
Associates, the Peter Rubie Literary Agency (a member of
AAR) is a full service boutique literary agency launched in March,
2000. It's aim is to represent a wide range of high quality fiction
and non-fiction in traditional and non-traditional arenas. We work
with major publishers such as Farrar, Straus & Giroux,
Random House, St. artin's Press, etc., as well as web and electronic
publishers. The majority of our clients are experts in their fields,
or professional writers, editors, and journalists -- people who are
equally at home writing fiction or non-fiction and for whom
words are tools. We are determined to represent the best interests
of writers of quality as 21st Century publishing rapidly evolves,
and we are focused on developing the concept of book authors as
content providers. The agency specializes in nonfiction books on
popular culture (TV, film, music, art, literature, etc.,) narrative
non-fiction, true crime, humor, Judaica, women's issues, New Age,
science, politics, history, biography, crime novels, thrillers,
science fiction and fantasy, literary novels and children's books.
We represent approximately 100 clients most of whom are professional
writers of both fiction and non-fiction. Clients have been published
by such companies as Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, Faber and Faber, St.
Martin's Press, Random House, Bantam, Dutton Signet, etc.
Do You Charge A Reading Fee?: No
Do You Run An In-House Editorial Service?: No
Do You Charge Upfront Expenses?: No
Are You In Any Way A Subsidy Publisher?: No
What Is Your Commission Structure?: We charge 14% for domestic
sales, and 20% for foreign.
Do You Tell Writers About Submissions/Rejections?: Yes


Pinder Lane & Garon-Brooke Associates
Jean Free, VP - Submissions Supervisor
Established: 1964
Handles: 75% Fiction, 25% Non Fiction
Interested in: Contemporary adult fiction, general non-fiction
including life-style, self help and new age.
Recent Sales: Gemini Man and Nobody's Safe, Richard Steinberg;
Protect & Defend and Invasion, Eric Harry; All I Desire,
Rosemary Rogers; The Kill Box, Chris Stewart
Query: Query letter only; include in query letter short explanation
of subject.




Mike Larsen/Elizabeth Pomada Literary Agents
Mike Larsen
Handles: Promotion driven work
Interested in: All Categories
Query: Letter with outline and writing samples. No Electronic
Queries or Submissions
Tips: Author must be willing to travel and promote.


Reece Halsey North
Kimberley Cameron, Agent
Established: 1957
Clients: 40
Handles: 80% Fiction, 20% Non Fiction
Interested in: Mainstream, literary fiction; Non Fiction - no
children's
Query: Letter and first three chapters. No Electronic Queries or
Submissions
Tips: Politeness counts! Likes writing that's written from the heart.


Victoria Ridout, Services for Writers
Victoria Ridout
Date Company Established: 1996
Represents: 50% fiction, 50% non-fiction
Recent Sales: Confidential
Categories Of Interest: Accepting most genres
Accepts E-mail Queries: Yes, two-page maximum
Commission Structure: 15% commission; 20% on foreign sales involving
sub-agent. Also provide contract advice and negotiation
services on a non-agent flat-fee basis.
Not a subsidy publisher, no upfront expenses, no in-house editorial
service. Informs Writers of Submissions and Rejections


Pesha Rubinstein Literary Agency
Pesha Rubinstein, President
Established: 1990
Clients: 35
Handles: 90% Fiction, 10% Non Fiction
Interested in: Commercial Fiction (all categories), Children's book
illustrators & writers.
Recent Sales: Subterranean by James Clemons (Avon); My Wicked
Fantasy by K. Ranney (Avon), Shakerag by A. Lithesi (Philomel)
Query: To the point query letter plus short synopsis plus first 10
pages of manuscript and SASE. E-mail okay for a two paragraph query
only.
Tips: Don't be coy. Tell me the ending of the story. Make the
submission look as professional as possible, double space, type on
one side of page, no dot-matrix.


Zachary Shuster Agency
Esmond Harmsworth
Handles: Fiction and Non Fiction
Interested in: Literary fiction, memoir, mystery, thrillers,
history, psychology, business, how-to, health.
Recent Sales: Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons From the Myths of
Boyhood, Dr. William Pollack (Random House); The
Science Behind the X-Files, Dr. Anne Simon (Simon & Schuster); World
Elsewhere (literary novel), Peter Brooks (Simon & Schuster)
Query: We do not accept e-mail submissions or queries. Query letters
by mail only. No calls.


Silver Screen Placements
William Levin
Established: 1989
Percentage Of Fiction/Non-Fiction Represented: 95% Fiction;5% non-
fiction
Recent Sales: Epiphany of Eagles (in negotiation Cast of Hawks
(Screenplay) Geier Independent Prod.; Shooting Stars
(Screenplay) Packer Numereno Films
Categories Of Interest: Primarily Screenplays, but will definitely
look at any fiction--except religious and pornographic materials.
Do You Charge A Reading Fee?: No
Do You Run An In-House Editorial Service?: No
Do You Charge Upfront Expenses?: No
Are You In Any Way A Subsidy Publisher?: No
What Is Your Commission Structure?: 10% for screenplays and 15% for
novels. If I have to engage a cooperating agent or attorney to make
a sale, the commission increases by 5%.
Do You Tell Writers About Submissions/Rejections?: Yes


Spectrum Literary Agency
Eleanor Wood, President/Agent
Lucienne Diver, Agent
Established: 1976
Clients Represented: 45
Percentage of fiction to non-fiction: 95% fiction, 5% non-fiction
Special Interests: Commercial fiction and non-fiction
Queries: Send query letter, synopsis, and SASE




Peter Spowart, Literary Agent
Established: 1999
Percentage Of Fiction/Non-Fiction Represented: 75% fiction; 25% non-
fiction
Categories Of Interest: Any category that is marketable.
Do You Accept E-mail Queries?: Yes, not more than 250KB at once.
Does not charge a reading fee; not an editorial service; no upfront
expenses; not a subsidy publisher.
Commission structure: 15%
Tips: Submit cover letter, synopsis, first three chapters, chapter
summary, author's short bio, qualifications/motivation in seeking to
publish in that market. Hard copy, double spaced, chancy spelling
and grammar is unprofessional. Presentation is important.


The John Talbot Agency
John Talbot
Handles: 90% Fiction, 10% Non Fiction
Interested in: Commercial Suspense, high concept. Filmic. Literary
Fiction
Query: Letter, first 30 pages & outline


Michelle Grajkowski
Three Seas Literary Agency
Established: March 2000
Fiction/Non-Fiction Represented: 95/5
Recent Sales: N/A
Categories Of Interest: Women's Fiction; Romance; Metaphysical;
Historicals
E-mail Queries: Yes, Query Letter, Synopsis and First Three Chapters
Do You Charge A Reading Fee?: No
Do You Run An In-House Editorial Service?: No
Do You Charge Upfront Expenses?: Yes
Are You In Any Way A Subsidy Publisher?: No
Commission Structure: 15% of project
Do You Tell Writers About Submissions/Rejections?: Yes


Williams' Literary Agency
Sheri Homan, Agent
Established: 1995
Handles: 70% Fiction, 30% Non Fiction
Clients: 25
Interested in: Fiction and Non fiction of all genres. Children's
books, religious, women's issues encouraged. No pornography or
explicit sex.
Recent Sales: Dennis Hudson (Royal Blue), newscaster of WCBI out of
Columbus, MS (pending); Carol LaForet and Cindy
Marie Julia with poetry anthologies (limit 3 poetry clients); David
Copeland (God On Trial)
Query: Via e-mail or postal service, limit to 2-4 paragraphs. We
receive many queries per day. Please be brief and get to the point
in what your manuscript is about. *TIP: faster response comes from
postal; email gets backed up frequently.


Andy Ridgway BA Esq.
Xanadu Enterprise Literary Agency (U.K.)
Established: Sept 1999
Percentage Of Fiction/Non-Fiction Represented: 99
Recent Sales: Presently awaiting the first sale. Have just recently
founded the Agency.
Categories Of Interest: All Fiction & Non-fiction. No Poetry.
Screenplays.
Do You Charge A Reading Fee?: No
Do You Run An In-House Editorial Service?: No
Do You Charge Upfront Expenses?: No
Are You In Any Way A Subsidy Publisher?: No
What Is Your Commission Structure?: 15% of all U.K and International
book sales, advances etc.
Do You Tell Writers About Submissions/Rejections?: No




Susan Zeckendorf Associates, Inc.
Susan Zeckendorf, President
Established: 1979
Handles: 50% Fiction, 50% Non Fiction
Interested in: Literary fiction, mysteries, thrillers, women's
commercial fiction, biography, science, parenting, self-help,
medical.
Recent Sales: Biography of Bill Wilson, Founder of A.A. -
St.Martin's; The Four Hundred, Social Hisory - Rizzoli Publishers.
Query: Query letter, brief, and enclose SASE


Tracy Sherrod Literary Services
After 17 years in publishing, Tracy Sherrod has formed Tracy Sherrod
Literary Services. Sherrod pondered the idea for more than a year
before leaving her post as senior editor for Simon & Schuster's
Pocket Books imprint this past February. Along with partners Beverly
Williams, formerly of the Avon 3Day Breast Cancer Walk Foundation,
and Tony Clark, formerly in marketing at Holt, Sherrod offers
clients everything from marketing to author career counseling. A
unique feature of the agency is the on-call, temporary personal
assistant service. This division provides clients with typing,
editing, transcribing, delivery and inputting services. The on-call
service is available to any professional in need of assistance, not
just Sherrod's clients. Clark heads the on-call division, while
Sherrod and Williams handle the agency's editorial efforts. Sherrod
is sure to succeed, based on her track record with authors like
Ellis Cose (The Envy of the World), Zane (Addicted) and Bernie Mac
(I Ain't Scared of You). The young agency already boasts a client
list that includes bell hooks, Sister Souljah (children's book
representation only), Mr. Marcus, singer India Arie, Camille Mosley,
Roslyn McMillan and Darrell Dawsey. Submissions for all genres
except poetry are now being accepted. Contact the agency for further
information. from BIBR news


This agency does accept email queries


Tracy Sherrod Literary Services
511 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 109
New York, NY 10011 212-369-6785
www.tracysherrodliteraryservices.com
tracysherrod10027@yahoo.com

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