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The Best Literary Agents Seeking Spirituality Submissions

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Carol Mann

πŸ’Ό Agency: Carol Mann Agency

🌍 Location: New York, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: Email

Genres: Nonfiction, Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Self-Help, Spirituality, Historical Fiction, Politics

Previous clients: Jermaine Dupri, Samantha Marshall, Lauren Winner, Morris Dees, Roy Rowan

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Joanne Wyckoff

πŸ’Ό Agency: Carol Mann Agency

🌍 Location: New York, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: Email

Genres: Humor, Nonfiction, Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Spirituality, Sports, Diverse Fiction, African-American, Feminism

Previous clients: Lauretta Hannon, Tony Wagner, David Gessner, Patti Moreno

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Marc Gerald

πŸ’Ό Agency: Europa Content

🌍 Location: New York, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: Email

Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Nonfiction, Business Book, Cookbook, Spirituality, Sports, Children's Book

Previous clients: Eminem, Mel Robbins, Kevin Hart, 50 Cent, Isa Moskowitz, Quincy Jones

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Jessica Alvarez

πŸ’Ό Agency: BookEnds Literary Agency

🌍 Location: Newark, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: Online submission form

Genres: Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Crime Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Nonfiction, Cookbook, Memoir, Spirituality, Diverse Fiction, #ownvoices, BIPOC, LGBTQ, African-American, Business Book, Self-Help

Previous clients: Stacey Kennedy, Sharon Culle, Amy Rose Bennett, Laurel Blount

Interested in debut authors

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Russell Galen

πŸ’Ό Agency: Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency

🌍 Location: New York City, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: Email

Genres: Fiction, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Business Book, Children's Book, Commercial Fiction, Cookbook, Historical Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Memoir, Middle Grade, Mystery, Politics, Romance, Spirituality, Sports, Thriller, Young Adult, Diverse Fiction

Previous clients: Terry Goodkind, Diana Gabaldon, Norman Spinrad, Mercedes Lackey, Joan Schenkar, Nick Tosches

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Jill Marsal

πŸ’Ό Agency: Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

🌍 Location: San Diego, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: Online form

Genres: Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Nonfiction, Business Book, Narrative Nonfiction, Politics, Self-Help, Action & Adventure, Chick Lit, Cookbook, Crime Fiction, Historical Fiction, Humor, LGBTQ, Memoir, Spirituality

Previous clients: Melinda Leigh, Angela Pisel, Matthew Dixon, Lynn Cahoon, Marina Adair

Interested in debut authors

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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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Laurie Liss

πŸ’Ό Agency: Sterling Lord Literistic Inc.

🌍 Location: New York City, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: Email

Genres: Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Fiction, BIPOC, LGBTQ, Spirituality

Previous clients: Richard Paul Evans, Rachel Maddow, Matt Richtel, Hannah Gadsby, Shankar Vedantam

Interested in debut authors

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Elaine Spencer

πŸ’Ό Agency: The Knight Agency

🌍 Location: Atlanta, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: Online submission form

Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Romance, Women's Fiction, Nonfiction, Business Book, Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Self-Help, Diverse Fiction, Chick Lit, Crime Fiction, LGBTQ, New Adult, Politics, Spirituality, Thriller

Previous clients: Sara Ackerman, Joy Avery, Dakota Cassidy, Laure Greer, Carlos Evans

Interested in debut authors

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Jennifer DeChiara

πŸ’Ό Agency: Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

🌍 Location: New York, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: Email

Genres: Fiction, Chick Lit, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Young Adult, Nonfiction, Memoir, Self-Help, Spirituality, Children's Book, Middle Grade, Picture Book, Diverse Fiction, LGBTQ

Previous clients: Brent Hartinger, Richard Mintzer, Jeff Anderson, Franco Aureliani

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Spirituality 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 the foot of new authors 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 they 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 submit 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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