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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

Tamar Karet,
UK,
Tamar Karet
tamar@btinternet.com

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Karpfinger Agency
357 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011,
Barney Karpfinger
www.karpfinger.com
info@karpfinger.com

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Keating Literary, LLC
80 Fifth Avenue - Suite 1101
New York NY 10011
Tel: 212-255-2112 Fax: 212-675-1381
info@keatingliterary.com
trena@keatingliterary.com
Trena Keating

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Natasha Kern Literary Agency
P. O. Box 1069
White Salmon, WA 98672
www.natashakern.com
Natasha Kern
nkla@teleport.com
nkern@natashakern.com
natasha@natashakern.com

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Lawrence Kingman,
19744 Beach Blvd. #364
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
lawrencekingman@yahoo.com
www.lawrencekingman.com
lawrencekingman@lawrencekingman.com

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Jeffrey M. Kleinman, ESQ., of Graybill & English LLC
1920 North Street Northwest #620
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 861-0106 Fax: (202) 457-0662
jmkagent@aol.com
www.graybillandenglish.com/jmk
Contact: Jim Kleinman

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Harvey Klinger, Inc.,
300 West 55th Street, Suite 11V
New York, NY 10019
www.harveyklinger.com
212-581-7068.
Harvey Klinger
harvey@harveyklinger.com
klingerinc@aol.com
David Dunton
david@harveyklinger.com
djdklinger@aol.com
Andrea Somberg
andrea@harveyklinger.com
Sara Crowe
sara@harveyklinger.com
Online query form

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Knapp Talent & Literary, LLC
85 Pitt Street, Suite 20
New York, NY 10002
Richard Knapp
richard@theagencyny.com

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Kneerim & Williams at Fish & Richardson (law firm)
225 Franklin Street Boston, MA 02110 ;
153 E. 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
1627 K Street, Ste 1200,
Washington, DC, 20006
(212) 765-5070
www.fr.com/practice/agents.cfm
Deborah Grosvenor
DCG@fr.com
deb@gliterary.com
Jill Kneerim
kneerim@fr.com

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The Knight Agency, Inc.
570 East Avenue
Madison, GA 30650
www.knightagency.net
knightagency@msn.com
Deidre Knight
deidre.knight@knightagency.net
Lucienne Diver
lucienne.diver@knightagency.net
Lisa Payne
knightagent@aol.com

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Paul Kohner, Inc.
9300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 555
Beverly Hills CA 90212
www.paulkohner.com
Pearl Wexler
pearl@paulkohner.com
Stephen Moore
stephen@paulkohner.com
Deborah Obad
deborah@paulkohner.com
No reply and SASE not returned

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Elaine Koster Literary Agency, LLC,
PASSED AWAY in August 2010
55 Central Park West, Suite 6,
NEW YORK, NY 10023.
212-362-9488.
Elaine Koster
ElaineKost@aol.com
No reply and SASE not returned

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Barbara S. Kouts
P.O. Box 560,
Bellport NY 11713.
631-286-1278
Barbara Kouts
bkouts@aol.com

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Irene Kraas Agency,
13514 Winter Creek Court
Houston, TX 77077
www.kraasliteraryagency.com
irene@kraasliteraryagency.com

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Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency
Sharing office space with the Joy Harris Literary
381 Park Ave. S, Suite 819
New York, NY 10016
212-725-5288 Fax: 212-725-5275
query@skagency.com
Stuart: sk@skagency.com
Elizabeth Kellermeyer
ek@skagency.com

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KT Public Relations & Literary,
Kae Tienstra (Ms)
kae@ktpublicrelations.com
www.ktpublicrelations.com
In Lit business since 2005,
located in Fogelsville PA

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