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The Best Literary Agents Seeking Spirituality Submissions

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Johanna Castillo

πŸ’Ό Agency: Writers House

🌍 Location: New York, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: email

Genres: Fiction, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult, Nonfiction, Spirituality, Children's Book, Middle Grade, Diverse Fiction, #ownvoices, BIPOC, Commercial Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction

Previous clients: Isabel Allende, Justin Baldoni, Emily Baldoni, Victoria Alonso, Leila Meacham, Reyna Grande

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Suzanne Gluck

πŸ’Ό Agency: William Morris Endeavor

🌍 Location: Los Angeles, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: email

Genres: Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Politics, Business Book, Spirituality, Short Story, Young Adult

Previous clients: Judy Blume, Jill Abramson, Elizabeth Berg, Meg Wolitzer

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Wendy Sherman

πŸ’Ό Agency: Wendy Sherman Associates

🌍 Location: New York, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: email

Genres: Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Self-Help, Spirituality, Sports

Previous clients: Anthony Youn, Nani Power, Gabrielle Korn, Wendy Walker, Marjan Kamali

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Rachel Ekstrom Courage

πŸ’Ό Agency: Courage Literary

🌍 Location: New York City, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: email

Genres: Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Crime Fiction, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Business Book, Spirituality

Previous clients: Rachael Lippincott, Kristin Fields, Nina Laurin, Jeff Garvin, Sandra Block

Open to queries

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Lauren Spieller

πŸ’Ό Agency: Folio Literary Management

🌍 Location: Pittsburgh, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: email

Genres: Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult, Cookbook, Children's Book, Middle Grade, Diverse Fiction, BIPOC, Feminism, LGBTQ, Graphic Novel, Horror, Humor, Romance, Spirituality

Previous clients: Laura Weymouth, Jen Wilde, Wendy Heard, Marilou Reeder, Erica Waters

Open to queries

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Michael Carr

πŸ’Ό Agency: Veritas Literary

🌍 Location: San Francisco, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: email

Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Women's Fiction, Nonfiction, Business Book, Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Self-Help, Spirituality, Sports

Previous clients: Daniel Arenson, K.E. Blaski, David Dalglish, Mila Koumpilova

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Gail Ross

πŸ’Ό Agency: Ross Yoon Literary Agency

🌍 Location: Washington DC, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: email

Genres: Nonfiction, Memoir, Politics, Business Book, Commercial Fiction, Spirituality

Previous clients: Joshua Green, Van Jones, James Clapper, Michael Isikoff, David Corn

Open to queries

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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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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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Mel Parker

πŸ’Ό Agency: Mel Parker Books, LLC

🌍 Location: New York, US

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

πŸ“£ Preferred contact method: email

Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Nonfiction, Business Book, Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Spirituality

Previous clients: Jon Birger, Mick Cornett, Dickson Despommier, Emily Parker, Robert McCaw

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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 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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