Jack King A New King of Thrillers


Targeted Directory of literary agents and editors of commercial fiction

LITERARY AGENCIES:

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Welcome to my personal list of literary agents and publishers / editors acquiring commercial fiction. The list helped me find a literary agent who robbed me, and an editor who published me. All information came from open sources: Google, blogs, testimonials, industry publications, etc.

The list is not maintained, and I am keeping it for historical records only. These lists are no longer necessary. It is now exceedingly easy to find any number of publishing contacts in no time. They are at your fingertips. Use the data provided here as a starting point. Most of the people listed on these pages are in business. Some started their own companies, others merged, moved, or changed genres of interest, etc. Follow them, and they will lead you to a wealth of new contacts. Figuring out the contact information is the easiest part. Simply use company formula to decipher email addresses.

A few words of advice, if I may. Ask yourself: Why do you write? Do you simply want to see your name on a book cover, in a bookshop? In this case your best bet is to follow the flavor of the month. Search out the current MSWL, and toss off a novel in a few weeks. They'll snatch it and ask for more. I know it can be done. I wrote a novel in 35 days, and I have writing friends who release new novels monthly.

If you aspire to write something longer lasting: Do not be trigger-happy. Finish, and edit your manuscript. Pass it around to your beta readers, local book club / groups, etc. Edit again. Put it away for 6 months. Read it. If it still holds - query.

Target properly (no point querying a children's picture book agent / editor, with a gory horror story).

What to expect? Most agents / editors will not reply at all. It's a strange world, I know. I worked with some of the most despicable people in the world, truly malignant government slugs (are there any other kind?). Yet, if you wrote to them, they'd write back, if only a form letter. Meanwhile most agents don't have the decency to say a simple: "No, thanks." Editors are a somwhat different story. Most publishing houses forbid editors from considering submissions from writers. Yet, some will. It depends how high you aim. An editorial assistant might be too low on the company ladder, even if she acquires, whereas an executive might bend the rules. That's how I became a published author.

Query by email. Skip Query Forms, if you want to keep your sanity, as these are a nightmare to keep track of. Use a good email client, one that allows you to search by a variety of ways: To, From, Body, etc. You'll appreciate it after sending out hundreds of queries. Be careful before submitting your manuscript to personal, rather than company emails. Consider this: submitting a manuscript to a Gmail address means giving away the entire book to Alphabet. Be persistent, and do not give up.

 

HOW TO PUBLISH A BOOK

Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency,
216 E. 75th St., Suite 1E,
NEW YORK, NY 10021.
212-794-1082.
www.jvnla.com
Jean Naggar (Ms)
jnaggar@jvnla.com
jvnaggarlitag@usa.net
Alice Tasman
atasman@jvnla.com
Jessica Regel
jregel@jvnla.com
Elizabeth Evans, Mystery
Eevans@jvnla.com
Jennifer Weltz, Suspense
Jweltz@jvnla.com

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National Writers Literary Agency,
3140 S. Peoria #295,
Aurora CO 80014.
303-751-7844
aajwiii@aol.com
Shayne Sharpe

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Kristin Nelson Nelson Literary Agency, LLC
1732 Wazee Street, Suite 207
Denver, CO 80202
303.292.2805
query@nelsonagency.com
www.nelsonagency.com

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Craig Nelson
240 West 35th Street, Suite 500
New York, NY 10011
litagnt@aol.com
INACTIVE

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Neville Agency,
PO Box 388, NEW YORK, NY 10276,
www.nevilleagency.com
Barret Neville
barret@nevilleagency.com

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New Brand Agency Group, Div of Alter-Entertainment LLC
3801 W. Hillsboro Blvd, Suite B-102
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
954-725-6462 Fax: 954-725-6461
agentnb@aol.com
Mark Ryan
submissions@literaryagent.net
mark@literaryagent.net
Ingrid Elfver-Ryan
ingrid@literaryagent.net

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New Scribes Literary Agency,
1771 Post Road E., Suite 297
Westport, CT 06880
203-438-1621 Fax: 203-438-7275
newscribes@aol.com
No reply and SASE not returned

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Geraldine Nichol
7 Duncairn Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow,
Republic of Ireland
Geraldine Nichol
thebookbureau@oceanfree.net

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The Maggie Noach Literary Agency, UK,
8 Peacock Yard, Iliffe Street
London, SE17 3LH
Tel: 020 7708 3073
info@mnla.co.uk
Maggie Noach
m-noach@dircon.co.uk

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The Norma-Lewis Agency,
311 W. 43rd St., Suite 602,
NEW YORK, NY 10036.
212-664-0807.
Norma Liebert

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Norris Literary Agency, LLC
PO Box 31009, Seattle, WA 98103
(206)524.3083; Fax: (206)524.3403
Contact: Bret Norris
bret@norrisliterary.com

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Northern Lights Literary Services
11248 N. Boyer Rd., Suite A,
Sandpoint ID 83864
www.northernlightsls.com
Sammie Justesen
sammie@northernlightsls.com

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Northwest Literary Agency
Kirkland, WA 98033
Alice Volpe Northwestlit@aol.com

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NY Creative Management Drawer
1578 Stony Brook, NY 11790,
631-751-5776 631-751-5209
Jeff Schmidt
info@nycreative.com
www.nycreative.com
submit@nycreative.com
No reply and SASE not returned

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