A literary agent is someone who sells rights (usually book publication rights - but increasingly, other rights too - such as film rights, television rights, electronic rights) in work created by writers. Not all writers need a literary agent. However, many major publishers and virtually all film studios or production companies prefer that submissions (manuscripts or screenplays sent to them for consideration) should come via an agent. Having a good agent will increase - but not guarantee - your chances of getting published. A good agent will also negotiate a satisfactory contract on your behalf, ensure that you're paid on time, and do a hundred and one other things that writers need doing.

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A free searchable database of literary agents. Contains FAQ and mission statement.
Antony Harwood Ltd
International literary agency representing authors of fiction and non-fiction. Oxford, UK.
Azure Literary Agency
Azure represent writers in fiction, non-fiction, film and television. No reading fee.
Bengt Nordin Agency
Represent Swedish authors and their works worldwide.
Bert P. Krages, Attorney at Law
Literary agent and legal services for writers, photographers, and visual artists.
BookEnds, LLC
Agency and book packager representing a diversity of authors.
Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency
Represents illustrators and published and debut authors. Include company information, submission guidelines, and agent list. Located in London, England.
Christopher Little Literary Agency
Represents non-fiction and children's and adult fiction. Includes client list and agency and contact information. Located in London, England.
Provides general advice on the publishing process, reading and editorial assessment of manuscripts. London, UK. Literary consultancy.
Curtis Brown
Representing authors, playwrights, film and television writers and directors, theatre directors and designers, television and radio presenters and actors. UK based.
DeFiore and Company
Literary management company dedicated to the long-term career growth of authors and other copyright holders.
Elizabeth Puttick Literary Agency
London-based agency representing authors for nonfiction (including self-help, spirituality, health, science, history, business, women's issues)
Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency
Represents a range of commercial and literary fiction, children's books and serious non-fiction. List of books, news, articles and submission guidelines.
Graham Maw Christie Literary Agency
Specialises in general non-fiction, including business, humour, health, and popular culture. Located in London, England.
John Hawkins and Associates
The company work with a wide array of authors and represent domestic and foreign book publishing rights, audio, video, and film.
Jordans Text
Germany based literary agency, also provides editing and translations.
Knight Agency, Inc.
Representing many BET/Arabesque, Harlequin, Dell, Leisure, and Warner books.
Levine Greenburg Literary Agency Inc.
Formerly James Levine Communications. Represents a variety of genres, fiction and non-fiction, including YA. Has online submission form.
Manus & Associates Literary Agency
Commercial literary fiction, adventure fiction, multi-cultural fiction, Southern writing, suspense and thrillers, literary fiction, women's fiction, women in jeopardy, mainstream fiction, mysteries, and romance.
Margret McBride Literary Agency
20-year-old agency representing commercial fiction and nonfiction, business projects.
Mary Cunnane Literary Agency
Representing Australian authors, nationally and internationally. Adult fiction and non-fiction.
Mercedes Ros Literary Agency
The agency specializes in: Children's fiction and non-fiction, albums, board books, religion, games and crafts. For adults: crafts, hobbies, sports, parenting and self help. Located in Spain.
Nabu International Literary Agency
Founded by Silvia Brunelli, representing many internationally renowned publishers over the years.
A P Watt
Represents novelists, biographers, historians, and specialist writers. London, UK.
P.S. Literary Agency
Represent fiction and non-fiction works, including young adult, literary, history, and gambling. Located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Paraview Literary Agency
Representing scientists, authors and innovators worldwide.
Redhammer Management
Represents mostly fiction. Members of the Association of Author's Agents. Website includes client list and company information. Based in London, UK.
Regal Literary, Inc.
Represents literary fiction, thrillers, narrative non-fiction, and photography. Includes submission guidelines, company information, client list. Offices in New York, USA and London, England.
Robert E. Shepard Agency
Agency representing authors of serious non-fiction books.
Salomonsson Agency
Based in Stockholm, Sweden, focusing on literary fiction, crime fiction and children's fiction. Brief presentations of authors and some of their novels.
Sheila Ableman Literary Agency
Represents non-fiction works, including history, science, biography and autobiography, with a particular interest in ghost-writing and TV tie-ins. Located in London, England.
Soaring Spirits Literary Agency
Poetry, fiction, novels and other genres.
Strachan Literary Agency
Specialising in literary fiction.
Studio B
Represents computer book authors.
Ted Weinstein Literary Management
Literary agent representing authors of intelligent non-fiction, especially history, science, business, current affairs, environment and narrative non-fiction. No fees, follows AAR code of ethics.
The Wylie Agency
An international literary agency with offices in London and New York.
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