Meet The Agents
One of these agents will meet with you one-on-one for 10 minutes so that you may pitch your book or your book proposal.
Take advantage of this chance to choose an agent in your field and be able to tell about your book.
Epstein Literary Agency
Kate Epstein founded the Epstein Literary Agency in October, 2005, after four years’ acquisitions experience at Adams Media. She represents nonfiction for adults exclusively. She is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives. Her particular areas of interest include pets, memoir, business, health, and lifestyles.
TriadaUS Literary Agency
Our Founder, Dr. Uwe Stender, is a Full Member of the AAR (Association of Authors’ Representatives). Our best known clients are former CNN anchor Daryn Kagan, bestselling author and 2001 NAACP Image Award Recipient for Outstanding Literature in Fiction Omar Tyree, bestselling author Michael Konik, BET’s Jeff Johnson, bestselling author and relationship expert Dr. Joel Block, legendary NBA referee Bob Delaney, and author Dan Fante.
We are open to all submissions in nonfiction and fiction. In fiction, we are particularly looking for literary fiction, women’s fiction, YA and mysteries.
Jeanne Fredericks Literary Agency, Inc.
Jeanne Fredericks has run her own literary agency since 1997 specializing in quality adult nonfiction by experts in their fields. Previously she worked with Susan P. Urstadt, Inc. for seven years as an agent and acting director. In an earlier career she rose up the editorial side of trade book publishing to editorial director while earning an MBA in marketing at N.Y.U. Graduate School of Business Administration (now called Stern). She graduated magna from Mount Holyoke College and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and then earned a certificate from Radcliffe Publishing Procedures Course.
Jeanne has represented more than 75 authors to more than 50 publishing companies. Most of the books she represents are practical popular reference. Her favorite categories are health, lifestyle (especially “green”), psychology/relationships, science/nature/pets, and gardening. She is also interested in business, cooking, elite sports, parenting, and travel. She seeks creative, cooperative, media-savvy professionals who can offer fresh information and guidance that is needed by a sizable audience. See her website, www.jeannefredericks.com for further information.
Gina Panettieri Talcott Notch Literary Agency
Gina Panettieri is President and Executive Editor of Talcott Notch Literary. She has worked as a writer, freelance editor and literary agent for over 20 years. She represents both fiction, with an emphasis on mystery, suspense and thrillers, and nonfiction, with a specialization in prescriptive nonfiction, history, science, current events, business and finance. Some of her current titles include THE CONNECTED CHILD, the #1 adoption title in America, by Dr. Karyn Purvis, Dr. David Cross and Wendy Sunshine, THE DARKEST NIGHT, a St. Martin's true crime title by Ron Franscell, and Gina's own first full-length nonfiction, THE SINGLE MOTHER'S GUIDE TO RAISING REMARKABLE BOYS, through Adams Media. Lorin Rees The Helen Rees Literary Agency The Helen Rees Literary Agency in Boston was founded over twenty years ago and represents leading authors such as John Kerry, Jack Welch, Alan Dershowitz and many other bestselling writers. The Rees Agency acquires both fiction and non-fiction. Non-fiction interests include, business, current affairs, health, inspiration, psychology, history, biography, memoirs, and humor. We consider literary fiction, mystery, thrillers, and other types of genre literature. We do not consider science fiction, romance, fantasy, childrens books, and poetry. Lorin Rees is a native of Boston, went to Bard College, and earned an MBA from Boston University. Some of his books and authors nclude the New York Times best seller ‘Words That Work’ by Frank Luntz, ‘Travel Writing’ by Peter Ferry, ‘Leading From the Front’ by Captains Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch, ‘The Mortician Diaries’ by June Nadle, ‘BrandSimple’ by Allen Adamson,‘Girl Most Likely To’ by Poonam Sharma, ‘Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green’ byJohnny Rico and many more. Jon Sternfeld Irene Goodman Agency A New Jersey native who has logged time in all parts of the country, Jon Sternfeld joined the Irene Goodman Agency after a stint in both the creative and the development sides of the film world. He worked extensively in the trenches of a production company, culling through screenplays to find the rare nugget of gold, while honing his pitching and negotiation skills to get these projects ‘green lit’. Discovering young, hungry writers still remains his passion to this day. Jon is looking for literary fiction and narrative non-fiction that combines his love of literature with an adventurous spirit. (He once canoed all twenty three hundred miles of the Mississippi River to New Orleans!) He is open to all writers with an original voice and he has a particular interest in non-fiction that focuses on cultural, historical and social issues. He is proud to be the fastest promoted agent in the thirty years of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency, moving from assistant to agent in record time. Rita Rosenkranz Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency Rita Rosenkranz founded Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency in 1990. Her wide-ranging adult non-fiction list includes FORBIDDEN FRUIT: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad by Betty DeRamus (Atria Books, essence.com bestseller); OLIVE TREES AND HONEY: A Treasury of Vegetarian Recipes from Jewish Communities Around the World by Gil Marks (Wiley, 2005 James Beard Award winner); the forthcoming TWENTY STRENGTHS ADOPTIVE PARENTS MUST DISCOVER by Sherrie Eldridge (Bantam Dell) and NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM by Bert Sugar with photos by Bruce Curtis (Running Press). She represents health, history, parenting, music, how-to, popular science, business, biography, popular reference, cooking, spirituality, and general interest titles. Rita works with major publishing houses, as well as regional publishers that handle niche markets. She looks for projects that present familiar subjects freshly or lesser-known subjects presented commercially. Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency 440 West End Avenue, #15D New York, New York 10024-5358 (212) 873-6333 phone (212) 873-5225 fax Jennifer DeChiara Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency is a New York City-based full-service literary agency, recently named one of the top 25 literary agencies in the country by Writers Digest. The agency specializes in children's literature of all ages -- picture books, middle-grade, and young adult -- but also represents high-quality adult fiction and non-fiction in traditional and non-traditional arenas. The categories that we are most enthusiastic about agenting are: literary and commercial fiction; mysteries; thrillers; celebrity biographies; humor; psychology and self-help; parenting; health and fitness; women's issues; men's issues; pop culture; film and television; social issues and contemporary affairs. We work with major publishers such as HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Carroll & Graf, etc., as well as audio, web, and electronic publishers where appropriate. The agency has affiliations with subagents throughout the world, including individual countries in Europe, Eastern Europe,the Far East, and South and Central America. We also have strong working relationships with several Hollywood agencies. Jessica Regel Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. Jessica Regel has worked at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. for six years. She agents her own list of children's and adult books while also working in the subsidiary rights department, selling film, audio, and UK rights. She received her BA degree in English Literature from Hunter College. Her list includes edgy adult fiction such as 6 Sick Hipsters by Rayo Casablaca, commercial young adult fiction such as Heartbreakers by Pamela Wells, and middle grade novels such as Hershey Herself by Cecilia Galante, Pamela Well's Heartbreakers (Scholastic), when a group of girlfriends all go through break ups on the same night, they come up with a break up code to get over their heartaches, and John Michael Cummings' The Night I Freed John Brown (Philomel), the vividly told story of a boy trying to find his place among a family of outcasts in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. She's always looking for strong commercial fiction, literary fiction, edgy/hip fiction, young adult, and middle grade novels, children's non-fiction, and narrative nonfiction. She doesn't handle practical nonfiction, inspirational/religion, genre science fiction or fantasy, or political thrillers. Linda L. Roghaar Linda Roghaar Literary Agency Linda Roghaar has been in the book business since 1974. She worked in retail bookstores, and for many years was a publishers' rep who sold independent and university presses to bookstores, chains and wholesalers. This experience prepared her well for her career as an agent, which began in 1996. Linda's years spent on both sides of the market provide her with a keen sense of what the market is looking for and how to position it. The Linda Roghaar Literary Agency represents authors with substantial messages and specializes in nonfiction. We sell to major, independent, and university presses. We are generalists, but we do not handle romance, horror, or science fiction. We charge 15% commission on domestic sales; we do not charge a reading fee.