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Friday, May 6, 2011

200+ YA/Adult Agency List w/ Links

This is a list of literary agencies and their links that represent YA fiction. Most of them are opened to Adult fiction and different genre. I went through AQ, QT, AW, AA, AAR, and other websites in order to get this list completed. Hopefully, it'll save you some time in your search for a perfect agent. For some of the agencies, I didn't add any name or last name because there was only one agent. Please excuse the typos! And please remember to double check their submission status & guidelines. For query letter writing tips, check out my post Basic Dos and Don'ts in Query Letter Writing. And for my editing services, click here.
Good luck~ 

AGENCY                                             AGENT

A+B Works                                           Amy
Adams Agency                                    Maura Teitelbaum 
Abrams Artist Agency                          Adams
AKA Literary Agency LLC                    Terrie Wolf (Small Boutique Press)
Alexander Field                                   Alex
Alicka Pistek Literary                           Alicka
Amster Literary                                    Mary Cummings
Anderson Agency                                Kathleen
Andrea Brown Lit                                 Caryn Wiseman
Andrea Hurst Literary                          Vickie Motter
Anne Edelstein                                    A.E. (Small Boutique Press)
Anne McDermid & Asso Monica Pacheo
Artist & Artisans Jamie Brenner
Avenue A Lit. Agency                          Jennifer Cayea
Ayesha Pande Lit                                Ayesha
Barbara Braun Barbara (Small Boutique Press)
Barbara Zitwer Lit Barbara (Small Boutique Press)
Barer Literary Julie Barer
Belcastro agency                                 Sharon
Black Hawk Literary Agency               Jan Kardys (Small Boutique Press)
Bond Agency Sandra
Bookends LLC Jessica Faust (Small Boutique Press)
Books and Such                                 Rachel  (Small Boutique Press)
Book Stop Literary  Jinju Chang
Bradford Literary Laura Bradford (Small Boutique Press)
Brown Literary                                     Roberta Brown
Browne & Miller                                   Joanna
Caren Johnson Lit.        Elana
Carol Mann Agency                             Eliza
Carolyn Jenks Agency Briana Conklin
CGS Literary Steven Harris
Curtis Brown Ltd Multiple agents
D.C. Jacobson & Asso. Lauren Yoho
Darhansoff & Verrill                   Michele Mortimer
Denise Shannon Lit                             Denise (Small Boutique Press)
Dong Congdon Lit Katie Grimm
Doug Grad Lit. Doug Grad
Donadio Olson, Inc                              Carrie Howland
Donald Maass Multiple agents
Dunham Literary Blair Hewes
Dystel Goderich Multiple agents
East West Literary Deborah Warren
Eden Street LLC Liza P-Voges
Elizabeth Kaplan Melissa Sarver
Epstein Lit   Kate Epstein
Emma Sweeney Emma (Small Boutique Press)
Ethan Ellenberg              Multiple agents
Faye Bender                              Faye
Fineprint Literary Mgmt Multiple agents
Fletcher & Co Melissa Chinchillo
Folio Lit. A          Multiple agents
Foundry Media Multiple agents
Fox Agency Diana Fox
Frances Goldin Lit  Ellen Geigor
Full Circle Literary                                Dominguez
Gelfman Schneider Lit   Victoria Marini
Gina Maccoby Literary                          Gina
Giliian MacKenzie                                 G. M.
Global Lit                                               L. Sion
Handprint Books Anne Tobias
Harvey Klinger Multiple agents
Hill Nadell Lit. Agency                       Bonnie Nadell
Howard Morhaim Lit Kate McKeen
Inkwell Mgmt. Multiple agents
JABberwocky Eddie schneider
Jane Rotrosen                                      J. R.
Janklow & Nesbit Julie Just
Jean V Naggar Lit                                 Multiple agents
Jennifer De Chiara Jen (Small Boutique Press)
Jennifer Lyons                                      Jen
Jet Literary Associates                         Liz
Jill Grinberg Lit.                                   Jill
Judith Erhlich L. Mgmt. Emmanuelle M.
K.T Lit                                                  Kate Schafer (Small Boutique Press)
Kimberly Cameron & Asso    Amy        
L. Perkins Agency Multiple agents
L.J.K. Lit. Mgmt. Susanna Einstein
Langtons Intl. Agency                          Linda
Larson Pomoda Lit.                             A. Laurie
Laura Dale Lit Laura Dale  (Small Boutique Press)
Laura Langlie                     Laura Langlie
Lescher & Lescher Susan Lescher
Levine and Greenberg Elizabeth Fisher
Linda Chester Agency Alex Machinist
Linda Roghaar agency L.R.(Small Boutique Press)
Literary Counsel                                  Frances Black
Living Word Literary                    Kimberly
Liza Dawson Associates       Multiple agents
Loretta Books Loretta
Lowenstein Ass Inc Kathleen Ortinz
Lynn C. Franklin Asso.                      Lynn
Lynn Prenntis Lit Amy Hayden
Marcia Amsterdam   Marcia
Maria Carvainis Chelsea Gilmore
Marianne Strong                                M. S.
MarkSon Thoma Julia Kenney
Marsal Lyon Lit.                        Kevan
Martin Lit A Kate Folkers
Mckintosh & Otis Christa Heschke
Miriam Altshuler Lit                          Miriam
Movable Type Lit. Group Multiple agents
Muse Lit D. Carter
Nancy Coffey Multiple agents
Nancy Gallt                                      Nancy
Nancy Yost Zoe Shacham
Nelson Agency Multiple agents
Objective Entertainment         Elizabeth
Paradigm Jason Yarn
Pen & Ink Lit Anne Bohner
Pippin Properties Joan Slattery
PMA                                                Adrienne
Prospect Agency                            Becaa Stumpf
Publication Riot Group Donna Bagdasarian
Rebecca Strong Lit. R. Strong
Red Sofa  Dawn Frederick (Small Boutique Press)
Reese Agency Nicole LaBomard
Regal Literary Michelle Andelman
Renee Zuckerbrot A.                     R.Z.
RLR Scott
Robert Astle & Ass L.M.                Robert
Russell &Volkening Josh Getzler
Sanford J Greenburger Brenda Bowen
Sarah Jane Freymann L Jessica Sinsheimer
Savvy Lit L. Gomez (Small Boutique Press)
Schiavone Lit. A               Kevin McAdams
Scott Treimel NY                          Scott
Serendipity                                   Multiple agents
Sheldon Fogelman A       Linda Pratt
Signature Literary          Amy Tipton (Small Boutique Press)
Soper Agency                              Stan Soper
Spectrum Agency                        Multiple agents
Spencerhill Asso J. Schobar
Steinberg Agency Steinberg
Sterling Lord Listeristic Meredith Kaffel
Stuart Krischenvsky                    Shana Cohen
Talcott Notch Lit Rachel Dowen
The Aaron Priest Nicole James 
The Ahearn Agency       Pam
The Angela Rinaldi A        A.R.
The Cooke Agency Sally Harding(Canadian)
The Creative Culture, Inc Matthew Elblonk
The Doe Coover A               Amanda Lewis
The Fielding Agency      Whitney
The Gernert Co Logan Garrison (Female)
The Greenhouse A                  Sarah Davies
The Joy Harris Agency Sarah Twombly
The Karen Grencik lit                     Karen
The Karpfinger Agency                Karpfinger
The knight agency Multiple agents
The McCarthy Agency             Nahvae Frost
The McVeigh Agency         McVeigh
The Rights Factory Ali McDonald (Canadian)
The Spieler Agency Eric Myers
The Waterside Production Kathleen Russell
The Zoe Pagnamenta                    Zoe
Three sea Lit Michelle
Transatlantic Lit Agency Patricia Ocampo
Trident Media Group LLC Multiple agents
Tristram Coburn                 Coburn
Upstart Crow Danielle Chiotti
Verista Michael carr
Victoria Sanders Bernadette
Wm Clark                            William Clark (Small Boutique Press)
Waxman Literary Multiple agents
Weed Literary   Elisabeth
William Morris Endeavor      Dorian Karchmar
Wolflit Adriann
Writer House   Multiple agents
Zeno Agency John Berlyn
Zimmerman Literary            Helen Zimmerman


  1. Great list! Loved looking through it, but definitely be careful to do your research before querying any of these agencies. Some are Big Name, yes, but a few of these don't represent YA at all (like Ahearn Agency) and some are disreputable agencies that charge reading fees (like Charlotte Gusay).

  2. Done! I don't know how that got away from me. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. About Ahearn... I'm trying to put agencies for adult fictions as well. If you troll some blog and interviews, you will find that some of these agencies won't right out say it, but do accept YA. I've received a full request from one of these agencies, so I know:)

  3. Thanks for sharing this list. I'm just now catching up on some web reading. So much to read and so little time...

  4. This is amazing! Thanks so much for posting this! :)

  5. Great list! I'm posting a link to this on my blog. Thanks for doing the hard work of assembling!