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The Best Literary Agents Seeking Christian Submissions

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Danielle Egan-Miller

πŸ’Ό Agency: Browne & Miller Literary Associates

🌍 Location: Chicago, US

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Website: http://www.browneandmiller.com/

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: email

Genres: Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Crime Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Nonfiction, Christian, Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Self-Help

Previous clients: Elizabeth Blackwell, Kylie Brant, Jo Furniss, Iain Lawrence, Kimberly Brock

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Frank Weimann

πŸ’Ό Agency: Folio Literary Management

🌍 Location: New York City, US

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Website: https://www.foliolit.com/

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: email

Genres: Humor, Nonfiction, Business Book, Christian, Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Spirituality, Sports, African-American

Previous clients: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Laura Prepon, Bill Russell, Dan Abrams, Gregg Allman

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Deidre Knight

πŸ’Ό Agency: The Knight Agency

🌍 Location: Atlanta, US

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Website: http://www.knightagency.net/

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: email

Genres: Fiction, Chick Lit, Commercial Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Women's Fiction, Young Adult, Nonfiction, Business Book, Christian, Self-Help, Spirituality, Diverse Fiction, LGBTQ

Previous clients: TJ Klune, Rachel Reid, Gena Showalter, Don Piper, Cat Sebastian, Louisa Edwards

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Chris Ferebee

πŸ’Ό Agency: Christopher Ferebee

🌍 Location: Los Angeles, US

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Website: christopherferebee.com/

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: email

Genres: Nonfiction, Christian, Memoir, Spirituality

Previous clients: Cindy Beall, Christa Black Gifford, Rob Bell, Shauna Niequist, Jonathan Merritt

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Sarah Younger

πŸ’Ό Agency: Nancy Yost Literary Agency

🌍 Location: New York, US

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Website: http://www.nyliterary.com/

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: online submission form

Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Christian

Previous clients: Shannon Richard, Asa Maria Bradley, Gina Conkle, Alexis Daria

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Laura Blake Peterson

πŸ’Ό Agency: Curtis Brown, Ltd.

🌍 Location: New York, US

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Website: https://curtisbrown.com/

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: email

Genres: Fiction, Chick Lit, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Young Adult, Nonfiction, Christian, Memoir, Spirituality, Children's Book, Middle Grade

Previous clients: Kathleen Dean Moore, Wendy Corsi Staub, Thor Hanson

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Jennifer Jackson

πŸ’Ό Agency: Donald Maass Literary Agency

🌍 Location: New York City, US

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Website: http://maassagency.com/

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: email

Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Young Adult, African-American, BIPOC, Christian, Crime Fiction

Previous clients: Jim Butcher, Elizabeth Bear, Tamsyn Muir, Saladin Ahmed, Anne Bishop, Seth Dickinson

Interested in debut authors

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Karen Solem

πŸ’Ό Agency: Spencerhill Associates

🌍 Location: Tampa, US

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Website: https://www.spencerhillassociates.com/

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: online submission form

Genres: Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Christian

Previous clients: Eve Silver, Lara Adrian, Patti Berg, Barbara Freethy

Interested in debut authors

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Josh Shipp

πŸ’Ό Agency: Folio Literary Management

🌍 Location: New York, US

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Website: https://www.foliolit.com/

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: Email

Genres: Business Book, Christian, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Self-Help

Previous clients: Michelle Poler, John Beede, Jay Y Kim, Tyler Merritt, David Kim, Juan BendaΓ±a

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Steve Laube

πŸ’Ό Agency: Steve Laube Agency

🌍 Location: Phoenix, US

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Website: http://www.stevelaube.com/

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: email

Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Young Adult, Nonfiction, Christian, Memoir, Self-Help, Spirituality

Previous clients: Lisa Bergren, Lynette Eason, Kim Vogel Sawyer, A.W. Tozer, Susie Larson, Nancy Pearcey

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Christian Literary Agents in Other Countries 🌎

What do literary agents do?

A literary agent represents your book to acquiring editors who want to publish it. In other words, an agent gets your foot in the door of a publishing house β€” and onto the path of getting traditionally published. 

In addition to championing you and your writing and serving as your point of contact with others in publishing, literary agents understand editors’ tastes and the types of books that publishers are looking to add to their lists β€” a crucial component in getting any publishing house to invest in the works of new authors. Since most big publishers don’t accept unsolicited submissions, getting a literary agent who’s accepting submissions is the most realistic route to traditional publication, particularly for debut authors.

Aside from getting your foot in the door, what else do literary agents do?

  • They are expert negotiators, combining publishing acumen with a nose for the value of good, sellable writing;
  • They act as mediators between you and your publisher (when you don’t want to hurt your working relationship with an editor by talking brass tacks);
  • They manage the financial and marketing side of things while you concentrate on the writing; and
  • They often have strong editorial skills, helping refine your manuscript before you send it to a publisher.

As you might've guessed, literary agents are especially important for debut authors, who often don't have a starting point in the vast maze that is the publishing industry. That's what a literary agent will become for you: a guide to help you throughout the publishing process, and kickstart your publishing career. 

New authors might be intimidated by the wealth of information and cautionary signs in the industry. It's especially tricky to research literary agents when some are open to submissions from new authors, and some are not.

If you're one of those debut authors, don't fret! We've got you covered with the resources that you need to gain your bearings.

Resources for new authors landing a literary agent in 2024

You might think that a great book is all you need to catch a literary agent’s attention. But you’ll need to put in a good amount of work to land them β€” and that includes everything from the careful study of each agent's wishlist to personalizing your query letter for each candidate..

Whether you’re a new author learning how to research literary agents or an experienced writer refining your query letter, here are the resources that can give you a headstart.

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