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US Agents

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Alison J. Picard Literary Agent Handles mainstream and literary fiction, contemporary and historical romance, children's and young adult, mysteries and thrillers; plus non-fiction. No short stories or poetry. Rarely any science fiction and fantasy. Particularly interested in expanding non-fiction titles. Approach with written query. No reading fee. Commission 15%. PO Box 2000, Cotuit MA 02635 Tel: 001 508 477 7192 Fax: 001 508 477 7192 (notify before faxing) Email: Contact Alison Picard.

Pinder Lane & Garon-Brooke Associates Ltd FOUNDED 1951. Fiction and non-fiction. No category romance, westerns or mysteries. No unsolicited mss. First approach by query letter. No reading fee. 159 West 53rd Street, Suite 14-E, New York NY 10019 Tel: 001 212 489 0880 Fax: 001 212 489 7104 Owner Agents Dick Duane, Robert Thixton.

PMA Literary & Film Management, Inc. Commercial fiction, non-fiction and screenplays. Specialises in books with motion picture and television potential, and in true crime. No poetry, pornography, noncommercial or academic. No unsolicited mss. Approach by letter with one-page synopsis. PO Box 1817, Old Chelsea Sta., New York NY 10011 Tel: 001 212 929 1222 Fax: 001 212 206 0238 Email: Website: President Peter Miller. Vice President Delin Cormeny.

Susan Ann Protter Literary Agent Handles general fiction, mysteries, thrillers, science fiction and fantasy; non-fiction: history, general reference, biography, true crime, science, health and parenting. No romance, poetry, westerns, religious, children's or sport manuals. No scripts. First approach with letter, including IRCs. No reading fee. 110 West 40th Street, Suite 1408, New York NY 10018 Tel: 001 212 840 0480 Contact Susan Ann Protter.

Quicksilver Books, Literary Agents Handles literary fiction and mainstream commercial fiction: blockbuster, suspense, thriller, contemporary, mystery and historical; and general non-fiction, including self-help, psychology, holistic healing, ecology, environmental, biography, fact crime, New Age, health, nutrition, enlightened wisdom and spirituality. No scripts, science fiction and fantasy, pornographic, children's or romance. UK material being submitted must have universal appeal for the US market. Unsolicited material welcome but must be accompanied by IRCs for response, together with biographical details, covering letter, etc. No reading fee. 50 Wilson Street, Hartsdale NY 10530 Tel: 001 914 946 8748. President: Bob Silverstein.

Helen Rees Literary Agency Specialises in books on health and business; also handles biography, autobiography and history; quality fiction. No scholarly, academic or technical books. No scripts, science fiction, children's, poetry, photography, short stories, cooking. No unsolicited mss. Send query letter with IRCs. No reading fee. 123 N. Washington Street, 5th Floor, Boston MA 02114 Tel: 001 617 723 5232 ext 233 Fax: 001 6177235211 Email: or or Contact: Joan Mazmanian

Rights Unlimited, Inc. Handles adult fiction, non-fiction. No scripts, poetry, short stories, educational or literary works. Unsolicited mss welcome; query letter with synopsis preferred in the first instance. No reading fee. 101 West 55th Street, Suite 2D, New York NY 10019 Tel: 001 212 246 0900 Fax: 001 212 246 2114 Email: Contact: Bernard Kurman

Rosenstone/Wender Fiction, non-fiction, children's, and scripts for film, TV and theatre. No material for radio. No unsolicited mss. Send letter outlining the project, credits, etc. No reading fee. 3 East 48th Street, 4th Floor, New York NY 10017 Tel: 001 212 832 8330 Fax: 001 212 759 4524 Contacts: Phyllis Wender, Susan Perlman Cohen, Sonia E. Pabley

Jane Rotrosen Agency LLC Commercial fiction: romance, horror, mysteries, thrillers and fantasy and popular non-fiction. No scripts, educational, professional or belles lettres. No unsolicited mss; send query letter in the first instance. No reading fee. 318 East 51st Street, New York NY 10022 Tel: 001 212 593 4330 Fax: 001 212 935 6985 Contacts Meg Ruley, Andrea Cirillo, Ruth Kagle, Stephanie Tade, Atmelise Robey

Scribblers House LLC Literary Agency
PO Box 1007 Cooper Station
New York, NY 10276-1007


Contact: Stedman Mays, Garrett Gambino. (Stedman Mays was also a co-founder of Clausen, Mays & Tahan Literary Agency, Estab. 1976; his new agency is SCRIBBLERS HOUSE LLC Literary Agency, Estab. 2003.) 25% of clients are new/unpublished writers. Currently handles: mostly nonfiction and an occasional novel.

Member Agents: Stedman Mays, Garrett Gambino.

Represents: Mostly nonfiction and an occasional novel.

Considers these nonfiction areas: health, medical, diet, nutrition, the brain, psychology, self-help, how-to, business, personal finance, memoirs, biography, history, politics, writing books, language, relationships, sex, pop culture, spirituality, gender issues, and parenting.

Considers these fiction areas: suspense, crime, historical, thrillers, literary fiction, women’s fiction.

How to contact: Query by email and put “nonfiction query” or “fiction query” in the subject line followed by the title of your project (send to Considers simultaneous submissions. Usually responds in 1 week to 1 month to email queries. We prefer email queries, but if you must send by snail mail, we will return material or respond only with United States Postal Service-accepted SASE (no international coupons or outdated mail strips, please).

The Shepard Agency Non-fiction: business, food, self-help and travel; some fiction: adult, children's and young adult and the occasional script. Specialises in business. Send query letter, table of contents, sample chapters and IRCs for response. No reading fee. Premier National Bank Building, Suite 3, 1525 Rt. 22, Brewster NY 10509 Tel: 001 914 2792900/3236 Fax: 001 914 279 3239 Email: Website: Contacts Jean Shepard, Lance Shepard

Mary M Tahan Literary Agency, LLC
PO BOX 1060 Gracie Station
New York, NY 10028-1060

Contact: Mary Tahan. (Mary Tahan was also a co-founder of Clausen, Mays & Tahan Literary Agency, Estab. 1976; her new agency is MARY M TAHAN Literary Agency, LLC, Estab. 2003.) 25% of clients are new/unpublished writers. Currently handles: nonfiction and fiction.

Considers these nonfiction areas: history/bio and autobiography/heroic true stories; entrepreneurial business books(prospective authors must have expertise in their field.)

Considers these fiction areas: mainstream commercial, thrillers, suspense, romance, mysteries, sci-fi.

How to contact: Query by regular mail or email, phone queries will not be accepted. For nonfiction: please query with a full proposal and sample chapters. For fiction: please please query with synopsis and first three chapters. Must include SASE for return of materials.

2M Communications Ltd Non-fiction only: everything from pop psychology and health to cookery books, biographies and pop culture. No scripts. No fiction, children's, computers or science. No unsolicited mss; send letter with sample pages and IRCs. No reading fee. 121 West 27th Street, Suite 601, New York NY 10001 Tel: 001 212 741 1509 Fax: 001 212 691 4460 Contact: Madeleine Morel.

Ann Wright Representatives Handles screenplays and novels, drama and fiction. No academic, scientific or scholarly. Approach by letter; no reply without IRCs. Include outline and credits only. Has reputation for encouraging new writers. No reading fee. Signatory to the Writers Guild of America Agreement. 165 West 46th Street, Suite 1105, New York NY 10036-2501 Tel: 001 212 764 6770 Fax: 001 212 764 5125 Contact: Dan Wright Specialises in material with strong film potential.

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