Agents Seeking Authors

  • Rob Kirkpatrick of the Stuart agency. His specialties include memoir, biography, sports, music, pop culture, current events, history. For nonfiction, send a query letter outlining your credentials along with proposal. For literary fiction, send a query letter with synopsis and full manuscript to : rob@
  • Rachel Burkot of Holloway Literary. She is interested in representing: women's fiction, upmarket/book club fiction, young adult fiction, and contemporary romance. Send a brief query and the first five pages of your manuscript pasted in the body of your email to In the email subject header, write “Query: [Title/Genre].” Rachel will only respond if she’s interested.
  • Leigh Eisenman of Hannigan Salky Geltzer (HSG) Agency. Leigh seeks submissions in the areas of literary and commercial fiction for adults, and is particularly drawn to: flawed protagonists she can't help but fall in love with (Holden Caulfield was her first crush); stories that take place in contemporary New York, but also any well-defined, vivid setting; and given her background, novels set in law firms or involving lawyers (but not legal thrillers). On the nonfiction side, Leigh is interested in foodie/cookbooks (especially baking and - maybe conversely - healthy cooking), health and fitness, lifestyle, and select narrative nonfiction.
  • Mitch Hoffman of Aaron Priest Literary Agency. Mitch is actively building a client list of authors writing across the spectrum of fiction and nonfiction, including thrillers, suspense, crime fiction, and literary fiction, as well as narrative nonfiction, politics, popular science, history, memoir, current events, and pop culture.
  • Alexa Stark of Trident Media Group. Alexa's interests are wide-ranging, but she is particularly drawn to literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, young adult, memoir, narrative nonfiction, popular science, cultural criticism and women's issues.
  • A resource you might be interested in: Guide to Literary Agents – 2016 edition by Chuck Sambuchino.

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