in no way endorse any of the links here, but provide
these as is. Some will prove useful, some may not,
but inasmuch as I have no way to check these out,
buyer beware is appropriate here as always. If anyone
has positive or negative experiences from any of these
or discovers that they charge readers fees and have
other concerns please email
me so I can note them here or if the problems
are too great, remove them.
necessity of an agent prior to your first published
book is somewhat debatable depending on the genre,
while in other genres there is no choice except to
have an agent. In this you are well advised to peruse
the magazines geared to writing, the conventions in
your genre and other avenues to find out what the
state of the publishing industry is at the point at
which you are trying to sell your manuscript. Being
knowledgable about the business of writing is part
of what it is to be a professional writer. Good luck
Script Services anounces itself as being an intermediary
betweenthe screnwriter and producers. The charges for this
service range from $50 to $350 prepaid.
Richard Curtis Associates, Inc. is a literary agency
and their website is where you can find out what kind of
projects they are interested in.
Cypher Author's Represenative indicates that he
is not a fee charging agent. Check out his web page and
Ellenberg Literary Agency describe themselves
having 'been in business for over 17 years and are a member
of AAR. We accept unsolicited submissions and, of course,
do not charge a reading fee.' Check out their web site for
Jackson of the Donald Maas Literary Agency is interested
in submissions from writers. She indicates in her FAQ that
she does not charge readers fees and finds them questionable
by their very nature.
McHugh Literary Agency describes itself as 'I am
only looking for book length material, 50.000 words and
up. I handle 65% nonfiction, 35% fiction. Open to most nonfiction
subjects - I will look at proposals. Fiction books must
be completed. I'm primarily interested in old-fashioned
Mysteries and Historical and Mainstream novels, but will
consider other categories. Please, no SF/Fantasy/Horror,
Poetry or Children's books. Query first by Email: email@example.com
Associates specializes marketing children's and
Literary Agency is seeking writers. They do charge
a $200 marketing fee for phone calls, photocopying and so
on, and 15% when a contract is signed. The marketing fee
is refundable when the book sells.
B specializes in representing the computer book
author. Their main
Studio B site has a wealth of information about
this area and subscription information to a mailing list
for computer book authors as well.
Zack Company, Inc.has a new name and a new location.
They continue to be interested in new writers and have a
15% commission on US domestic sales and higher for other
markets. Check their web page for details.
Productions Inc. is a literary agency that specializes
in electronic rights and authors who specialize in computer
books. Founded in 1982, they report on their web site that
since that time 'Since that time, more than 5,000 contracts
have been negotiated with over one hundred publishers.'
Lists of Agents
Query describes iteself as offering writers a
literary touchstone. They voice an interest in wanting
'every writer posing as an accountant, office manager,
bus driver, police officer, housewife, flight attendant,
or juvenile delinquent to know that their story has a
chance to be something more than a shameful, indulgent
hidden in desk drawers that only see the light of day
in whimsical dreams of publication.' Check it out and see
if it works for you.
SFWA page for
Warnings and Cautions
for Writers is a must check point for all kinds
of issues with respect to agents, Electronic Issues, book
doctors and vanity press. Before making any decision in
any of these areas I strongly recommend a visit to this
has some excellent information on what to look out for and
what to discuss with a potential agent .
WritersNet Literary Agents
Page is an excellent resource providing search by a variety
of categories including name, location and more.