Jack King A New King of Thrillers


Targeted Directory of literary agents and editors of commercial fiction

LITERARY AGENCIES:

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PUBLISHERS / EDITORS:

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spywriter See what it took to publish my first novel spywriter

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

Random House Trade Publishing Group,

! PENGUIN and RANDOM HOUSE are Merged !

www.randomhouse.com

How to Contact Penguin Random House editors:

firstintiallastname@penguinrandomhouse.com or @prh.com @penguinrandomhouse.co.uk @penguinrandomhouse.ca

FORMERLY:

Random House Inc.,
Includes numerous imprints:
Ballantine, Crown, Island, Shaye Areheart, Vintage, Three Rivers Press, Fawcett, Bantam Dell, Spectra, Doubleday…
1540 Broadway,
New York NY 10036
(212) 782-9000
www.randomhouse.com
Sean Desmond, Crown
Sdesmond@randomhouse.com
Songhee Kim, Shaye Areheart
SKim@randomhouse.com
Brett Valley, Three Rivers Press
bvalley@randomhouse.com
Melody Guy
mguy@randomhouse.com
Zachary Wagman, Crown
zwagman@randomhouse.com
Jenna Ciongoli, Crown
jciongolli@randomhouse.com
Christine Kopprasch, Crown
CKopprasch@randomhouse.com
Joe Blades, Fawcett imprint
jblades@randomhouse.com
Phyllis Grann
pgrann@randomhouse.com
John Glusman, Harmony, Shaye Areheart
jglusman@randomhouse.com
Kerri Buckley
kbuckley@randomhouse.com
Linda Marrow, Ballantine Bantam Dell
lmarrow@randomhouse.com
Susanna Porter, Ballantine
sporter@randomhouse.com
Tracy Devine
TDevine@randomhouse.com
Kate Miciak, Ballantine Bantam Dell
kmiciak@randomhouse.com
Anne Lesley Groell
agroell@randomhouse.com
Kaitlin Heller, Spectra / Del Rey
kheller@randomhouse.com
David Pomerico, Spectra / Del Rey
dpomerico@randomhouse.com
Kendra Harpster
kharpster@randomhouse.com
Juliet Ulman,
julman@randomhouse.com
Chris Schluep, Del Rey
CSchluep@randomhouse.com
Marty Asher, Doubleday
masher@randomhouse.com
Rakesh Satyal, Doubleday
rsatyal@randomhouse.com,
Jason Kaufman, Doubleday
jkaufman@randomhouse.com
William Thomas, Doubleday
Wthomas@randomhouse.com
Jillian Quint, Ballantine
jquint@randomhouse.com
Ryan Doherty, Ballantine, Villard
rdoherty@randomhouse.com
Wendy Lamb
wlamb@randomhouse.com
Nita Taublib
ntaublib@randomhouse.com
Randal Klein, Bantam Dell, thrillers
RaKlein@randomhouse.com
Kate Medina
KMedina@randomhouse.com
Jessica Sebor, Bantam Dell
jsebor@randomhouse.com
Junessa Viloria, Ballantine
jviloria@randomhouse.com
Angela Polidoro, Bantam
apolidoro@randomhouse.com
Mark Tavani, Ballantine
mtavani@randomhouse.com

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Random House Canada
1 Toronto Street, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M5C 2V6
Ph: (416) 364-4449
Fax: (416) 364-6863
Nita Pronovost
Npronovost@randomhouse.com
Ann Collins
Acollins@randomhouse.com
Michael Schellenberg, Knopf
Mschellenberg@randomhouse.com
Craig Pyette
Cpyette@randomhouse.com
Diane Martin, Knopf
Dmartin@randomhouse.com
Lynn Henry
Lhenry@randomhouse.com

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Random House UK
20 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London SW1V 2SA
Imprints: Cornerstone, Century, Arrow, Heinemann,
Kate Elton
kelton@randomhouse.co.uk
Christine Schwartz
cschwartz@randomhouse.co.uk
Carol Manderson
cmanderson@randomhouse.co.uk
Susan Sandon Publishing Director,
ssandon@randomhouse.co.uk
Andy McKillop
amckillop@randomhouse.co.uk
Jason Arthur
JArthur@randomhouse.co.uk
Ben Dunn
Bdunn@randomhouse.co.uk
Kate Burke
kburke@randomhouse.co.uk

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Reck House Press
LOCATION UNKNOWN
We are a small traditional press, looking to expand our mystery line. Our website www.reckhousepress.com includes a query form www.reckhousepress.com/rhpquery.php for ease of submission.
We welcome quality manuscripts, have no reading period, and pride ourselves on being an author-friendly small house.
Reck House is run by two publishing professionals: the editor-in-chief has more than thirty years of experience, and the designer nearly that.

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Redfield Publishers
P.O. Box 888870
Atlanta, GA 30356
(770) 698-0561 Fax: (770) 396-8175
Ellie Brown and Sam Johnson
redfieldpubs@bellsouth.net

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