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Targeted Directory of literary agents and editors of commercial fiction

LITERARY AGENCIES:

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PUBLISHERS / EDITORS:

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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

The John Talbot Agency
540 West Boston Post Road PMB 266
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
(914) 381-9463
www.talbotfortuneagency.com
johntalbot@talbotfortuneagency.com
queries@talbotfortuneagency.com

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Robert E. Tabian,
415 E. 52nd St., Suite 17-BC
New York, NY 10022
212-754-4593 Fax: 212-723-7334

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Mary M Tahan Literary Agency
PO Box 1060 Gracie Station
New York, NY 10028
mary@tahanliterary.com
query@tahanliterary.com
querymarytahan@earthlink.net
www.tahanliterary.com

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Talcott Notch Literary Services
276 Forest Road
Milford, CT 06460
Rachel Dowen
rdowen@talcottnotch.net
Gina Panattieri
gpanettieri@talcottnotch.net
www.talcottnotch.net

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Roslyn Targ Literary Agency,
105 W. 13th St., Suite 15E
New York, NY 10011
212-206-9390
Roslyn@RoslynTargAgency.com
roslyntarg@aol.com
No reply and SASE not returned

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Patricia Teal Literary Agency
2036 Vista del Rosa
Fullerton, CA 92831

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Tessler Literary Agency
27 West 20th Street, Suite 1003
New York, NY 10011
www.tessleragency.com
Michelle Tessler, AAR.
michelle@tessleragency.com

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Thomas Brown Literary
Charles Thomas
rights@thomasbrownagency.com
www.thomasbrownagency.com

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Tigert Literary Agency, LLC
518 East Howell Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
www.tigertliteraryagency.com
Juliann Tigert
juliann.tigert@tigertliteraryagency.com

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The Tomasino Agency, Inc.
70 Chestnut Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Christine Tomasino
BookNView@aol.com

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Transatlantic Literary Agency
72 Glengowan Road
Toronto, ON M4N 1G4, Canada
416-488-9214
www.tla1.com
Samantha Haywood
samantha(AT)tla1.com
sam(AT)tla1.com
Don Sedgwick
don(AT)tla1.com
David Bennett
david(AT)tla1.com
Lynn Bennett
lynn(AT)tla1.com
Samantha Haywood
sam@tla1.com
Kathryn Mulders
kathryn@tla1.com
No reply and SASE not returned

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3 Seas Literary Agency
P.O. Box 8571
Madison WI 53708
Michelle Grajkowski
threeseaslit@aol.com
queries@threeseaslit.com
Only email queries please

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TriadaUS Literary Agency
PO Box 561
Sewickley, PA 15143
Uwe Stender
uwe@triadaus.com
www.triadaus.com

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Toad Hall Inc.
RR2, Box 2090
Laceyville, PA 18623
(570) 869-2942 Fax: (570) 869-1031
toadhallco@aol.com
www.laceyville.com/Toad-Hall
Sharon Jarvis,
Anne Pinzow
No reply and SASE not returned

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Mattie Tolley
108 E. Bird Avenue,
Davis, OK 73030
580 819 2808 (mobile)
www.ufwla.com
Mattie Tolley
mattie@ufwla.com

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Scott Treimel,
434 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-8353 Fax: (212) 505-0664
st.ny@verizon.net
Scott Treimel

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Trident Media Group,
www.tridentmediagroup.com
41 Madison Avenue, 36th Floor
New York, NY 10010
212-333-1502
Daniel Strone, CEO
strone.assistant@tridentmediagroup.com
Scott Miller
smiller@tridentmediagroup.com
Melissa Flashman
mflashman@tridentmediagroup.com
Alex Glass
aglass@tridentmediagroup.com
Ellen Levine
levineasst@tridentmediagroup.com
Alyssa Henkin
ahenkin@tridentmediagroup.com
Matthew Carnicelli
mcarnicelli@tridentmediagroup.com

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