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The L. Perkins Agency specializes in many different genres with six agents representing approximately 100 authors to the publishing industry. The agency also has agents in many foreign territories and works with an established film/television agency to maximize exposure for our clients. In 2010, the agency broke new ground by being the first agency to hire a literary agent who worked exclusively in the digital marketplace. To this day, the L. Perkins Agency works hard to identify new publishing venues and makes it a priority to help our authors stay ahead of the curve. ?The L. Perkins Agency’s five acquiring agents have a diverse range of tastes and are currently looking for material in a wide spectrum of genres and subjects.




Please read each of our bios carefully and choose one agent to query. We work together closely and will pass your work on if we feel it's better suited to a colleague. The Nancy Yost Literary Agency is based in New York City. 

Nancy Yost - She looks for complex, engrossing, character- and voice-driven reads, and has a fondness for a good ghost story, southern fiction, historical fiction, atmosphere, intelligence, humor, and adorable (and not so adorable) animals. Her nonfiction tastes lean to social history and natural science. 

Natanya Wheeler - She is particularly interested in literary fiction that touches on current events and multicultural issues; dark psychological thrillers, cozy mysteries, book club fiction and domestic suspense. Above all, characterization and voice are what grab her attention. She loves to find new writers and does not shy away from debut talent. 

Sarah Younger - She is specifically interested in representing all varieties of Romance, some Women's Fiction, and select Non-Fiction. 

Amy Rosenbaum - Amy is looking for YA, middle grade, and picture books that take readers off the beaten path. 




Brittany Booker Carter - In YA and new adult she is looking for well-written contemporary romances, fantasy romances and sci-fi romances. As for adult works, she's looking for contemporary romances and romantic thrillers. Brittany is now considering middle grade and erotica. She is NO longer searching for time-travel novels. 

Jordy Albert - She is interested in fun, witty Middle Grade. Contemporary or action/adventure (think awesome 80s movies). Also picture books.

Jen Hunt - While Jen doesn’t want to limit herself, she is actively seeking: Historicals: Historical romance, historical time travels, historical fantasy, historical inspirational, historical paranormal, historical mysteries


Farris Literary Agency

I also recommend the Farris Agency altho they may be winding down to concentrate more on their own writing. Susan and Mike Farris picked up some great clients (including Sheldon Russell) from Oklahoma  when they came to the Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc Conference. http://farrisliterary.com

“We represent authors of fiction and non-fiction.  We know the bumps and potholes along the road to getting published. Whether you’re new to the business or have one or more credits to your name, we’ll make sure that you’re free to write while we do the selling – ethically and professionally.”


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Literary agency looking for: fiction and narrative non-fiction. Good stories. Specifically, thrillers; mysteries; crime fiction; commercial fiction; literary fiction; biography; history; science. Particularly interested in: Pacific Northwest; death penalty issues; justice issues; contemporary (not pop) music; contemporary (not modern) art. 

Not looking for: science fiction; fantasy; speculative fiction; horror; westerns; romance; self-help; personal growth; parenting; health; YA or middle-grade books even though they've sold them. 

Will not consider: screenplays, poetry.




We're thrilled to be actively seeking new clients with great writing, unique stories, and complex characters, for middle grade, young adult, and adult. Please note: At this time we still do not represent picture books.




Most interested in representing: Thrillers and suspense of all types, and cozy mystery series, women's fiction and particularly romantic comedy, both by male and female authors. 

Nonfiction: sports narratives and biographies, history (particularly military) and current events. 

Also: narrative nonfiction, commercial women's fiction, historical fiction, mysteries and romance novels. 

Narrative nonfiction can cover almost any subject, but history, food, and science are particular interests. Newspaper and magazine experience is helpful; many books are generated from concepts first tried out in articles. 






Traci Ison Schafer: I use Ana Grigoriu, https://www.books-design.com/. She's expensive but very good. I also use https://www.fiverr.com/germancreative on Fiverr. She's good, too, and much less expensive.


Darlene Shortridge: Feel free to contact Jonna M Feavel. Our daughter does all our covers as well as many other authors’.


Meg Welch Dendler: I use Pen-L Publishing's designer. It sometimes takes her a while because her schedule is full, but she's very good and technically/artistically talented. ;) She doesn't advertise, but message me if you want her contact info. 


Maxine Douglas: Josephine Blake of JB Graphics;  Erin Dameron-Hill is awesome as well.