Literary agent

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A literary agent (sometimes publishing agent, or writer's representative) is an agent who represents writers and their written works to publishers, theatrical producers, film producers, and film studios, and assists in sale and deal negotiation.wikipedia
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Novelist

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Literary agents most often represent novelists, screenwriters, and non-fiction writers.
Often authors must find advocates in the publishing industry, usually literary agents, to successfully publish their debut novels.

Publishing

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A literary agent (sometimes publishing agent, or writer's representative) is an agent who represents writers and their written works to publishers, theatrical producers, film producers, and film studios, and assists in sale and deal negotiation.
For works written independently of the publisher, writers often first submit a query letter or proposal directly to a literary agent or to a publisher.

Gerald Drayson Adams

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Gerald Drayson Adams (June 25, 1900 – August 23, 1988) was a former business executive and literary agent when he began writing for films in the 1940s.

Carmen Balcells

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Carmen Balcells Segala (9 August 1930 – 20 September 2015) was a literary agent of Spanish-language authors from Spain and Latin America, including six Nobel Prize–winning authors.

Gillon Aitken

Gillon Reid Aitken (29 March 1938 – 28 October 2016) was an English literary agent and founder of the agency Aitken Alexander Associates.

Georges Borchardt

Georges Borchardt is a well-respected literary agent in America; he has represented figures ranging from General Charles de Gaulle to Jane Fonda.

George T. Bye

George Thurman Bye (né George Thurman Bindbeutel, October 21, 1887 - November 24, 1957) was the literary agent of Frank Buck and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Barthold Fles

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Barthold "Bart" Fles (February 7, 1902 – December 19, 1989) was a Dutch-American literary agent, author, translator, editor and publisher.

Giles Gordon

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Giles Alexander Esmé Gordon (23 May 1940 – 14 November 2003) was a Scottish literary agent and writer, based for most of his career in London.

Screenwriter

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Literary agents most often represent novelists, screenwriters, and non-fiction writers.
After a screenwriter finishes a project, he or she pairs with an industry-based representative, such as a producer, director, literary agent, entertainment lawyer, or entertainment executive.

Rod Hall

Roderick Thomas Berringer (Rod) Hall (27 April 1951 – 21 May 2004), literary agent who represented several successful British writers.

Writer's Market

Legitimate agents and agencies in the book world are not required to be members of the Association of Authors' Representatives (AAR), but according to Writer's Market listings, many agents in the United States are.

Morton L. Janklow

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Morton Lloyd Janklow (born May 30, 1930) is the primary partner in Janklow & Nesbit Associates, the largest literary agency in the world.

Kurt Hellmer

Kurt Hellmer, d 11 May 1975 was a literatus who, as a New York literary agent represented Max Frisch and Friedrich Dürrenmatt, amongst others.

Toni Mendez

Toni Mendez (November 2, 1908 – March 9, 2003) was an American agent for writers and cartoonists handling negotiations, licensing, and syndication/secondary rights agreements.

Esperanza López Mateos

She translated several of B. Traven's novels and was his literary agent in Latin America from 1941 to 1951.

Harold Ober

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Harold Ober (1881–1959) was an American literary agent.

Virginia Kidd

Virginia Kidd (June 2, 1921 – January 11, 2003) was an American literary agent, writer and editor, who worked in particular in science fiction and related fields.

Toni Strassman

Toni Strassman (1895–1984) was an authors' representative based in New York City.

Harold Norling Swanson

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Harold Norling Swanson (August 28, 1899 – May 31, 1991) was a literary agent who represented Frank Buck, F. Scott Fitzgerald and many other well-known American writers.

Amanda Urban

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Amanda "Binky" Urban is a literary agent and partner at ICM Partners.

Ed Victor

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Edward Victor (9 September 1939 – 7 June 2017) was an American literary agent, based in London for much of his career.

Stephen Slesinger

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In 1927, Slesinger set up shop in New York as a literary agent, and went on to represent, among others, Newbery Medal-winning writers Hendrik Willem van Loon (who won the first Newbery Medal in 1922), Western authors Zane Grey and Rex Beach, Will James and journalist Andy Rooney.

Larry Shaw (editor)

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Lawrence Taylor Shaw (9 November 1924–1 April 1985) was a Hugo Award-winning science fiction fan, author, editor and literary agent who usually published as Larry T. Shaw.

List of UK literary agencies

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This is a list of the major UK literary agencies, by order of the year of their establishment.