US literary agents list

A complete list of US literary agents

Finding a literary agent to take on, edit, sell and champion your work is a career-defining moment for any trad-oriented writer. But it’s career-defining partly because it’s hard to achieve.

So let’s try to keep this simple. Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Write a wonderful book.
That’s hard, admittedly, but you’re on this page because you’re pretty serious.

Step 2: Compile a longlist of qualified literary agents.
A qualified literary agent is one who is (A) in the right country, (B) open to your genre, and (C) reasonably open to taking on new work and new clients. Once you have that longlist – which could easily run to 100+ names – you can start to filter it.

Step 3: Narrow down to a shortlist of 10-12 names
Once you have your longlist, you need to work to find the ones who jump out at you – normally because you find a point of contact. You’re looking for something that seems to connect the kind of reader that agent is with the kind of writer you are.

OK, that’s a sensible enough plan, right? But it still leaves you with the problem.

Even assuming you’ve handled that not-so-easy Step 1 correctly, how do you manage steps 2 and 3 without going bananas?

Well, we’re here to help. We have a complete, no subscription needed list of ALL literary agents currently active in the US. We keep that list permanently up to date. We respond immediately to any errors that get notified to us.

Not just that, but each agent name links to their own profile summary on our system. So if you want to get a feel for each agent, you can check them out with a single click.

But why leave it there?

We offer a free trial of Agent Match proper. That gives you access to ALL the data, not just profile summaries. You can also get access to our search tools, which allow you to compile your agent longlist in about 20 seconds . . . and compile a really effective shortlist in the time it takes to drink a couple cups of coffee and maybe eat a croissant too.

Our “free trial” means just that.

We don’t ask you for any payment details. We don’t restrict your usage of the site. Any data you collect, you are welcome to retain and use for your own purposes. (We’re nice like that!)

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Meantime, just scroll on down, and you’ll find that complete list of every agent. Pretty neat, huh?

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US literary agents: the list

  • Dominick Abel
  • Lisa Abellera
  • Laurie Abkemeier
  • Lauren Abramo
  • Josh Adams
  • Tracey Adams
  • Nalini Akolekar
  • Rica Allannic
  • Jessica Alvarez
  • Betsy Amster
  • Claire Anderson-Wheeler
  • Natalia Aponte
  • Amelia Appel
  • Faye Atchison
  • Steven Axelrod
  • Margaret Bail
  • John F. Baker
  • Noah Ballard
  • Julie Barer
  • Denise Barone
  • Andrea Barzvi
  • Andrea Barzvi
  • Rachel Beck
  • Sarah Bedingfield
  • Faye Bender
  • Jenny Bent
  • Elizabeth Bewley
  • Matt Bialer
  • Lauren Bieker
  • Vicky Bijur
  • Amy Elizabeth Bishop
  • David Black
  • Laura Blake Peterson
  • Caitlin Blasdell
  • Brettne Bloom
  • Janna Bonikowski
  • Emma Borges-Scott
  • Michael Bourret
  • Brenda Bowen
  • Hannah Bowman
  • Jaidree Braddix
  • Laura Bradford
  • Barbara Braun
  • Regina Brooks
  • Rachel Brooks
  • Andrea Brown
  • Danielle Bukowski
  • Danielle Burby
  • Penelope Burns
  • Madelyn Burt
  • Sheree Bykofsky
  • Joquelle Caiby
  • Tess Callero
  • Kimberley Cameron
  • Beth Campbell
  • Cynthia Cannell
  • Carrie Cantor
  • Victoria Cappello
  • Victoria Cappello
  • Elise Capron
  • Loretta Caravette
  • Moses Cardona
  • Jennifer Carlson
  • Lucy Carson
  • Terra Chalberg
  • Jamie Chambliss
  • Sonali Chanchani
  • Jennifer Chen Tran
  • Melissa Chinchollo
  • William Clark
  • June Clark
  • Ginger Clark
  • Christina Clifford
  • Amy Cloughley
  • Frances Collin
  • Leila Compoli
  • Cristina Concepcion
  • Michael Congdon
  • Bill Contardi
  • Elizabeth Copps
  • Elizabeth Copps
  • Elizabeth Copps
  • Marisa Corvisiero
  • Laura Crockett
  • Claudia Cross
  • Mary Cummings
  • Michael Curry
  • Taylor Curtin
  • Richard Curtis
  • John Cusick
  • Kerry D'Agostino
  • Kerry D'Agostino
  • Laura Dail
  • Melissa Danaczko
  • Liz Darhansoff
  • Arielle Datz
  • Sarah Davies
  • Naomi Davis
  • Liza Dawson
  • Brian DeFiore
  • Stacia Decker
  • Joelle Delbourgo
  • Stephanie Delman
  • Stephanie Delman
  • Dado Derviskadic
  • Sandra Dijkstra
  • Rachel Dillon Fried
  • Rachel Dillon Fried
  • Lucienne Diver
  • John Do
  • John Do
  • Adriana Domínguez
  • Henry Dunow
  • David Dunton
  • Jane Dystel
  • Arielle Eckstut
  • Lindsay Edgecombe
  • Melissa Edwards
  • Danielle Egan-Miller
  • Susanna Einstein
  • Caroline Eisenmann
  • Leigh Eisenmann
  • Rachel Ekstrom
  • Sally Ekus
  • Lisa Ekus
  • Lisa Ekus
  • Lisa Ekus
  • Lisa Ekus
  • Lisa Ekus
  • Lisa Ekus
  • Matthew Elblonk
  • Ethan Ellenberg
  • Gareth Esersky
  • Felicia Eth
  • Mary Evans
  • Suzy Evans
  • Kemi Faderin
  • Sorche Fairbank
  • Alison Fargis
  • Katherine Fausset
  • Jessica Faust
  • Leigh Feldman
  • Hannah Fergesen
  • Hannah Fergesen
  • Hannah Fergesen
  • Hannah Fergesen
  • Moe Ferrara
  • Jenni Ferrari-Adler
  • Diana Finch
  • Celeste Fine
  • Cherise Fisher
  • Heather Flaherty
  • Jennifer Flannery
  • Christy Fletcher
  • Caitie Flum
  • Jacqueline Flynn
  • Emily Forland
  • Roz Foster
  • Gráinne Fox
  • Alexandra Franklin
  • Warren Frazier
  • Matthew Frederick
  • Jeanne Fredericks
  • Grace Freedson
  • Molly Friedrich
  • Louise Fury
  • Nadeen Gayle
  • Ellen Geiger
  • Jane Gelfman
  • Jeff Gerecke
  • Lilly Ghahremani
  • Anna Ghosh
  • Alex Glass
  • Cathy Gleason
  • Stacey Glick
  • Miriam Goderich
  • Barry Goldblatt
  • Frances Goldin
  • Connor Goldsmith
  • Veronica Goldstein
  • Jennifer Goloboy
  • Irene Goodman
  • Doug Grad
  • Rebecca Gradginger
  • Susan Graham
  • Ben Grange
  • Sylvie Greenberg
  • Daniel Greenberg
  • Evan Gregory
  • Katie Grimm
  • Lisa Grubka
  • Robert Guinsler
  • Katelyn Hales
  • Jordan Hamessley
  • Faith Hamlin
  • Carrie Hannigan
  • Elizabeth Harding
  • Sandy Harding
  • Dawn Hardy
  • Michael Harriot
  • Joy Harris
  • Adam Harris
  • Erin Harris
  • Ross Harris
  • Cate Hart
  • Pamela Harty
  • Hilary Harwell
  • Jennifer Haskin
  • Anne Hawkins
  • Anne Hawkins
  • Richard Henshaw
  • Saritza Hernandez
  • Jennifer Herrera
  • Ali Herring
  • Christa Heschke
  • Edward Hibbert
  • Gail Hochman
  • Scott Hoffman
  • Markus Hoffmann
  • Deborah Hofmann
  • Michael Hoogland
  • Rachel Horowitz
  • Erin Hosier
  • Carrie Howland
  • Amy Hughes
  • Kristy Hunter
  • Leon Husock
  • Annie Hwang
  • Jennifer Jackson
  • Eleanor Jackson
  • Amanda Jain
  • Nicole James
  • Allison Janice
  • Melissa Jeglinski
  • Alyssa Jennette
  • Kaitlyn Johnson
  • Kaitlyn Johnson
  • Rosie Jonker
  • Ria Julien
  • Jody Kahn
  • Elianna Kan
  • Cynthia Kane
  • Maggie Kane
  • Julia Kardon
  • Trena Keating
  • Shana Kelly
  • Julia Kenny
  • Kat Kerr
  • Emily Keyes
  • Jennifer Kim
  • Jeff Kleinman
  • Harvey Klinger
  • Deidre Knight
  • Ginger Knowlton
  • Linda Konner
  • Katie Kotchman
  • Elizabeth Kracht
  • Stuart Krichevsky
  • Mary Krienke
  • Miriam Kriss
  • Maura Kye-Casella
  • Sarah LaPolla
  • Natalie Lakosil
  • Sarah Landis
  • Heide Lange
  • Katherine Latshaw
  • Jennifer Laughran
  • Don Laventhall
  • Thao Le
  • Victoria Lea
  • Betsy Lerner
  • Lisa Leshne
  • Amanda Leuck
  • Jim Levine
  • Wendy Levinson
  • Bibi Lewis
  • Judy Lindon
  • Kim Lionetti
  • Laurie Liss
  • Barbara Lowenstein
  • Sandy Lu
  • Eric Lupfer
  • Jonathan Lyons
  • John Maas
  • Donald Maass
  • Alison MacKeen
  • Joanna MacKenzie
  • Gina Maccoby
  • Tom Mackay
  • Neeti Madan
  • Dorian Maffei
  • Dan Mandel
  • Carol Mann
  • Jillian Manus
  • Jennifer March Soloway
  • Tracy Marchini
  • Victoria Marini
  • Jill Marr
  • Evan Marshall
  • Taylor Martindale Kean
  • Peter Matson
  • Jennifer Mattson
  • Ed Maxwell
  • Margret McBride
  • Bridget McCarthy
  • Jim McCarthy
  • Cameron McClure
  • David McCormick
  • Caitlin McDonald
  • Erin McFadden
  • Matt McGowan
  • Laurie McLean
  • Sara Megibow
  • Daniel Menaker
  • Scott Mendel
  • Pooja Menon
  • Leslie Meredith
  • Marianne Merola
  • Josh Metzler
  • Josh Metzler
  • Martha Millard
  • Peter Miller
  • Tom Miller
  • Emily Mitchell
  • Heather Mitchell
  • Penny Moore
  • Mary C. Moore
  • Christine Morgan
  • Emmanuelle Morgen
  • Natascha Morris
  • Gary Morris
  • Adam Muhlig
  • Dana Murphy
  • Edward Necarsulmer IV
  • Penny Nelson
  • Kristin Nelson
  • Dana Newman
  • Kiana Nguyen
  • Erin Niumata
  • Renee Nyen
  • Lorin Oberweger
  • Monica Odom
  • Neil Olson
  • Edward Orloff
  • Rachel Orr
  • Kathleen Ortiz
  • Owen Owen
  • Jessica Papin
  • Veronica Park
  • Elana Roth Parker
  • Joseph Parsons
  • Rick Pascocello
  • Sarah Passick
  • Emma Paterson
  • David Patterson
  • Sharon Pelletier
  • Travis Pennington
  • Kim Perel
  • Sarah Perillo
  • Lori Perkins
  • Lara Perkins
  • Carrie Pestritto
  • Kelly Peterson
  • Ariana Philips
  • Aemilia Phillips
  • Barbara Poelle
  • Tina Pohlman
  • Ruth Pomerance
  • Lana Popovic
  • Marcy Posner
  • Linda Pratt
  • Kortney Price
  • Pilar Queen
  • Shaheen Qureshi
  • Cortney Radocaj
  • Susan Raihofer
  • Susan Ramer
  • Kiele Raymond
  • Joseph Regal
  • Janet Reid
  • William Reiss
  • Allison Remcheck
  • Laura Rennert
  • Maria Ribas
  • Michelle Richter
  • Rachel Ridout
  • Ann Rittenberg
  • BJ Robbins
  • Soumeya Bendimerad Roberts
  • Quressa Robinson
  • Jennifer Rofé
  • Adrienne Rosado
  • Ann Rose
  • Janet Rosen
  • Rita Rosenkranz
  • Andy Ross
  • Gail Ross
  • Gail Ross
  • Whitney Ross
  • Grace A Ross
  • Stephanie Rostan
  • Peter Rubie
  • John Rudolph
  • Caryn Karmatz Rudy
  • Kathleen Rushall
  • Jim Rutman
  • Regina Ryan
  • Peter Ryan
  • Tamar Rydzinski
  • Raphael Sagalyn
  • Jean Sagendorph
  • Jesseca Salky
  • Steven Salpeter
  • Stefanie Sanchez Von Borstel
  • Victoria Sanders
  • Todd Satterston
  • Adam Schear
  • Susan Schluman
  • Kathleen Schmidt
  • Deborah Schneider
  • Hannah Schwartz
  • Yishai Seidman
  • Katie Shea Boutillier
  • Wendy Sherman
  • Jeff Silberman
  • Erica Rand Silverman
  • Meredith Kaffel Simonoff
  • Tricia Skinner
  • Victoria Skurnick
  • Latoya C Smith
  • Sarah Smith
  • Karen Solem
  • Andrea Somberg
  • Kelly Sonnack
  • Kerry Sparks
  • Elaine Spencer
  • Lauren Spieller
  • Jessica Spivey
  • Anna Sproul-Latimer
  • Rebecca Stead
  • Stephanie Steiker
  • Uwe Stender
  • Myrsini Stephanides
  • Jenny Stephens
  • JL Stermer
  • Paul Stevens
  • Doug Stewart
  • Rosemary Stimola
  • Adriana Stimola
  • Sam Stoloff
  • Robin Straus
  • Marlene Stringer
  • Rachel Sussman
  • Rachel Sussman
  • Rachel Sussman
  • Kari Sutherland
  • Margaret Sutherland Brown
  • Danielle Svetcov
  • Emma Sweeney
  • Emily Sylvan Kim
  • Alice Tasman
  • Brent Taylor
  • Nephele Tempest
  • Craig Tenney
  • Nikki Terpilowski
  • Test Test
  • Kate Testerman
  • Henry Thayer
  • Meg Thompson
  • John Thorn
  • Suzie Townsend
  • Steve Troha
  • Elizabeth Trout
  • Joy Tutela
  • Ann Leslie Tuttle
  • Jennifer Udden
  • Cindy Uh
  • Jennifer Unter
  • Laura Usselman
  • Emily Van Beek
  • Monika Verma
  • Chuck Verrill
  • Rachel Vogel
  • Liza Voges
  • Joanna Volpe
  • Christopher Vyce
  • Elizabeth Wales
  • Maureen Walters
  • Gordon Warnock
  • Mitchell Waters
  • Kira Watson
  • Mackenzie Brady Watson
  • Jessica Watterson
  • Carlisle Webber
  • Elisabeth Weed
  • Frank Weimann
  • Jamie Weiss Chilton
  • Justin Wells
  • Victoria Wells Arms
  • Jennifer Weltz
  • Marcia Wernick
  • Phyllis Westberg
  • Paige Wheeler
  • Melissa White
  • Eugene Winick
  • Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein
  • Caryn Wiseman
  • Michelle Witte
  • Christine Witthohn
  • Sally Wofford-Girand
  • Tim Wojcik
  • Kent Wolf
  • Laura Wood
  • Monika Woods
  • Joanne Wyckoff
  • Maximilian Ximenez
  • Sarah Yake
  • Howard Yoon
  • Laura Yorke
  • Katie Zanecchia
  • Katie Zanecchia
  • Kieryn Ziegler