US Literary Agents Part One

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November 8, 2014

Ginny Good is an okay narrative nonfiction trade paperback book, mainly about San Francisco in the sixties. It'll make you laugh and cry, teach you things you didn't know, show you things you never saw, blah, blah,blah. The Multimedia Audio Book of Ginny Good is an exquisite work of literary art that will enrich your life and help change the way media is made. Click a link or two and see for yourself. Here are four short chapters, pick one and listen to it.

Chapter 7 (North Beach), New Year's Eve, 1962:

Chapter 23 (Golden Gate Park), Fall, 1967:

Chapter 27 (Sutro Heights), Summer, 1969:

Chapter 35 (I-5), Spring, 2004:

If you're up for something more substantial, try Chapter 19 (La Honda), May, 1965, aka "the acid chapter:"

You can read and/or listen to Ginny Good (ISBN: 0972635750) in its entirety on any device for free:

The link includes the index to The Multimedia Audio Book of Ginny Good, which is free, too—everything I do is free. Click the "Listen (Multimedia)" links to hear more chapters. If you want the whole fifteen-hour extravaganza on .mp3 CDs, give me a mailing address and I'll send you a copy. Thanks. G.

Gerard Jones

FinePrint Literary Management
240 West 35th St., Ste. 500
New York, NY 10001
(212) 279-1282

Peter Rubie, CEO

Dear Gerard, The quirks, twists and turns of fate are indeed wonderous to experience. In the course of promoting your novel, and your castigation of the entertainment industry in general, you have nevertheless come up with a webpage that is fast becoming a excellent resource to rival even LMP for anyone working in the industry to contact anyone else. What an enormous amount of time you have spent creating this, and the irony of a guide to an industry that you find contemptible, but have helped make run more smoothly with your wonderful effort can not be lost on you, surely? I can only say thank you for the effort, regardless of what may have motivated or driven you to create this in the first place. Regards, Peter Rubie

Oh, I'm pretty aware of all that twisty-turny stuff, yes, and as for my little directory I did it entirely for my own exquisite reasons which are still somewhat enigmatic even to me. It was something I felt like doing, something I felt like I did it, so I said it. A German guy named Niemoller didn't say what he felt like saying a long, long time ago, then ended up saying:

"When they came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist...etc., etc. When they came for the Jews, I did not speak out; I was not a Jew. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out."

Or maybe I just like getting ganged-up on. Here's a chapter about getting ganged-up on. Thanks. G.

Stephany Evans, President

June Clark (see more)

Diane Freed

Gary Heidt

Meredith Hays

Janet Reid (@) (see more)

Ward Calhoun

Jacqueline Murphy

Laura Wood

Suzie Townsend

Pouya Shahbazian

Rosalie Siegel International
1 Abey Drive
Pennington, NJ 08534

Rosalie Siegel

All fixed. Hey, you did BIRDY. That was a good book. I moved you up the page a ways, too. Here's the index and some sample chapters of another good book you can read and/or listen to. Thanks. G..

Barbara Braun Associates
151 West 19th St., 4th Flr.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 604-9023

Barbara Braun

Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency
15 Maiden Lane, Ste. 206
New York, NY 10038
(212) 684-6936

Ann Rittenberg

Penn Whaling

Veritas Literary Agency
601 Van Ness Avenue
Opera Plaza, Ste. E
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 647-6964

Katie Boyle (@)

Robert Prekill

Jutta Klein Associates
101 West 31st St., Ste. 2107
New York, NY 10001

Jutta Klein

Jane Chelius Literary Agency
548 Second Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Jane Chelius

Maxine Groffsky, Literary Agent
853 Broadway, Ste. 708
New York, NY 10003

Maxine Groffsky

Lescher & Lescher, Ltd.
346 East 84th Street
New York, NY 10028

Robert Lescher

Susan Lescher

Carolyn Larson

The Literary Group International
The Stanford Building
51 E. 25th St., Ste 401
New York, NY 10010
(212) 274-1616

Frank Weimann

Leazear Agency, Inc.
800 Washington Ave N, Ste. 660
Minneapolis MN 55401

Jonathon Lazear

The Spieler Agency
154 West 57th Street, Ste. 135
New York, NY 10019

Joe Spieler

John F. Thornton

Eric Myers

Victoria Shoemaker

Wallace Literary Agency, Inc.
301 East 79th St., Ste. 14-J
New York, NY 10075
(212) 570-9090

Lois Wallace

Raphael Sagalyn, Inc.
4922 Fairmont Ave., Ste. 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 718-6440

Raphael Sagalyn (Rafe)

Bridget Wagner

Susan Rabiner Literary Agency
315 West 39th St., Ste. 1501
New York, NY 10018
(914) 714-5730

Susan Rabiner

Sydelle Kramer

Helena Schwarz

Holly Bemiss

Wendy Weil Agency, Inc.
232 Madison Ave., Ste. 1300
New York, NY 10016
(212) 685-0030

Wendy Weil

Emma Patterson

Emily Forland

Harold Schmidt, Literary Agent
343 West 12th Street, Ste. 1B
New York, NY

Harold Schmidt

Harvey Klinger, Inc.
300 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 581-7068

Harvey Klinger

David Dunton

Sara Crowe

Andrea Somberg

Susan Schulman Literary Agency
454 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 100362
(212) 713-1633

Susan Schulman

Wendy Sherman Associates, Inc.
450 Seventh Ave., Suite Ste. 2307
New York, NY 10123
(212) 279-9027

Wendy Sherman

Michelle Brower

LJK Literary Management
708 Third Ave., 16th Flr.
New York, NY 1001
(212) 221-8797

Larry Kirshbaum

Susanna Einstein

Meg Thompson

Jenny Arch

Lisa Leshne

Sandy Hodgman

Liza Dawson Associates
350 Seventh Ave., Ste. 2003
New York, NY 10025
(212) 947-9460

Liza Dawson

Caitlin Blasdell

Anna Olswanger

Havis Dawson

Chandler Crawford, Rights

Victoria Horn

Susan Ann Protter, Literary Agent
110 West 40th St., Ste. 1408
New York, NY 10018

Susan Ann Protter

Ariane Fink Scouting
251 Water St., 4th Flr.
New York, NY 10038
(646) 536-2309

Ariane Fink

Dear Gerard, I wanted to ask whether you could remove my name from your website or at least not list me under agents, the reason simply being that I am not a literary agent but a literary scout, which means that I work for foreign publishers as sort of an editorial filter. A lot of authors have contacted me and it seems misguiding to be listed as someone who could possibly help them getting published in this country. Many Thanks, Ariane

Hey, Ariane, I'll be happy to include the distinction you've described but I prefer not to remove you altogether. As a scout, an "editorial filter," if you will, you may discover books worth recommending to the foreign publishers you work for, like my book, for example...truly the best book published anywhere in the world so far this century. Read it and see. And I'm sure there are other people with books whose publishers are looking to sell foreign rights, like I'm pretty sure my publisher is. Thanks. G.

Wilson Media
PO Box 613
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
(914) 478-5334

Robert Wilson

Linn Prentis Literary
155 E. 116th St., Ste. 2-F
New York, NY 10029
(212) 876-8557

Linn Prentis (@)

Jordana Frankel, Rights

Amy Hayden

Malaga Baldi Literary Agency
233 West 99th Street #19C
New York, NY 10025

Malaga Baldi

Steele-Perkins Literary Agency
26 Island Lane
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Pattie Steele-Perkins

Jennifer DeChiara Agency
31 East 32nd St., Ste. 300
New York, N.Y. 10016
(212) 481-8484 x362

Jennifer DeChiara (see more)

Stephen Fraser

Bret Adams Ltd.
448 West 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
(212) 765-5630

Bruce Ostler

Denise Marcil Literary Agency
156 Fifth Ave., Ste. 625
New York, NY 10010

Denise Marcil

Andrew Blauner Literary Agent
12 East 86th Street, Ste. 633
New York, NY 10028

Andrew Blauner

Raines & Raines
103 Kenyon Rd.
Medusa, NY 12120
(518) 239-8311

Theron Raines (@)

Sorry, I didn't like Giselle. Maybe someone else will. TR

Joan Raines

Keith Korman

Loretta Barrett Books
220 East 23rd Street, 11th Flr.
New York, NY 10010
(212) 242-3420

Loretta Barrett (see more)

Nick Mullendore

Dear Gerard, Please remove the email address Loretta uses that for her personal address, not for agency business. Also, please remove, as that is our agency business box and we do not want queries coming in to it. As you'll see from our website, we do not list either of those email addresses. For queries, we have, so I would appreciate it if you would list

Hey, Nick, I like to include as many "real" individual people as I can find for my little list...the only criterion I have is that his or her e-mail address "works." It's impossible to know what "method" might get an agent's attention, so I use as many as I can, but I've passed your concerns along. Thanks. G.

Gabriel Davis

Jennifer Didik

Jeanne Fredericks Literary Agency
221 Benedict Hill Rd.
New Canaan, CT 06840

Jeanne Fredericks

Linda Konner Literary Agency
10 West 15th Street Suite 1918
New York, NY 10011

Linda Konner

Sebastian Literary Agency
1043 Grand Ave., Ste. 557
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 298-0776

Laurie Harper

Red Sofa Literary Agency
2163 Grand Ave., Ste. 2
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 224-6670

Dawn Frederick

Kristin Nelson Literary Agent
1732 Wazee St., Ste. 207
Denver, CO 80202

Kristin Nelson

Avenue A Literary
419 Lafayette Street, 2rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) 624-5859

Jennifer Cayea

Crawford Literary Agency
94 Evans Road
Barnstead, NH 03218

Susan Crawford

The Garamond Agency
12 Horton Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Lisa Adams

David Miller

Sharon Friedman Literary Agency
P.O.Box 8426
Jerusalem, Israel 93108

Sharon Friedman (@)

Dear Gerard Jones, Your website is extraordinary. Aside from the wealth of information you provide, you demystify the process of publishing and give writers back the dignity which agents and publishers have stripped from them. I was an agent for many years in New York (first at Sanford Greenburger, then at John Hawkins and finally at Ralph Vicinanza). Some of my previous clients included H.H. the Dalai Lama, Joyce Carol Oates, Larry Watson, Henry Mayer, Pat Shipman, Eric Kimmel, Kathe Koja, Gary Amdahl, and Roger Lewin.

Five years ago, I moved to Jerusalem, left publishing and became a boxer, achieving the dubious title of Israeli lightweight champion (like being a big fish in a little toilet). Last year I started up an MA program in Creative Writing in English at Bar-Ilan University and became so excited about some of the students' writing that I decided to come out of retirement. I started my own agency here a few months ago representing books that have some connection to the Middle East. That could mean that the writer lives in this region, or that the subject of the writer's book is in some way connected to the Middle East.

When I first came here, I thought it was crazy to try and agent from outside of the New York publishing "community", but the writers here really needed someone and New York agents, for the most part, do not want to deal with foreign writers. So I hope to be a useful advocate, help get some good books published, and if I can support myself in the process, or at least keep from losing money, I will be happy. Best wishes, Sharon Friedman

Dear Sharon: Thanks! I'd be happy to include your agency in my little directory. I can't make a whole new page for Israel Literary Agents, since you're the only one I know about, but I'll stick you in a prominent place among US Agents. The whole publishing bureaucracy needs not only demystifying but also to be brought kicking and screaming out of the 19th Century and into the 21st. My little directory might play some minor role in the process. Or not. Who knows? Not me. All I know is that all the work I did on the book that's coming out in the spring and the other books I'm still trying to sell was done and is still being done almost exclusively by e-mail. It's opened up a whole brave new two-way street between agents, editors and publishers, and otherwise virtually undiscoverable writers. Thanks again. G.

Robin Straus Agency, Inc.
229 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10021

Robin Straus

Roslyn Targ Literary Agency, Inc.
105 West 13th Street, 15E
New York, NY 10011

Roslyn Targ

Paul Bresnick Literary Agency
115 W. 29th Street, 10th Flr.
New York, NY 10001

Paul Bresnick

Mary M. Tahan Literary Agency
PO Box 1015 Cooper Station
New York, NY 10276
(646) 375-2483

Mary Tahan

Wales Literary Agency, Inc.
PO Box 9426
Seattle, Washington 98109
(206) 284-7114

Elizabeth Wales

Richard Henshaw Group
22 West 23rd St., 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10010

Richard Henshaw

Susannah Taylor

Barbara Hogenson Agency
165 West End Ave., Suite 19-C
New York, NY 10023

Barbara Hogenson

Nicole Verity

B.J. Robbins Literary Agency
5130 Bellaire Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91607

B.J. Robbins

Ross Yoon Agency
1666 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 500
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 328-3282

Gail Ross

Howard Yoon

Anna Sproul

Jennifer Manguera

Nancy Green Madia Subsidiary Rights
3111 Broadway, Suite 3H
New York, NY 10027

Nancy Green Madia (@)

Lynne Rabinoff Associates
141 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Lynne Rabinoff

Judith Riven Literary Agent
250 W. 16th Street, 4F
New York, NY 10011
(212) 255-1009

Judith Riven

Vicky Bijur Literary Agency
333 West End Ave., Ste. 5-B
New York, NY 10023
(212) 580-4108

Vicky Bijur

The Connell Agency
Old Chelsea Station
PO Box 1574
New York, NY 10276-1574

Stella Connell

Ricia Mainhardt Agency
612 Argyle Rd #L5,
Brooklyn NY 11230

Ricia Mainhardt

Charla Mustard-Foote, West Coast

New England Publishing Associates
P.O. Box 5
Chester, CT 06412

Ed Knappman

Vicki Harlow

Elizabeth Frost-Knappman

Margret McBride Literary Agency
7744 Fay Ave., Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92037

Margaret McBride

Michael Daly

Kris Wallace

Martha Millard Literary Agency
420 Central Park West, Ste. 5-H
New York NY 10025
(212) 662-1030

Martha Millard

Howard Morhaim Literary Agency
30 Pierrepont St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 222-5056

Howard Morhaim

Kate McKean

Katie Menick

Brandi Bowles

Rights Unlimited, Literary Agency
6 West 37th St., 4th Flr.
New York, NY 10018
(212) 246-0900

Raymond Kurman, Chairman

John G. Sansevere, President

Diane Dreher, Director

Albert Longden, Literary Agent

Ryan Dreher, Rights

Ben Salmon, Agent

Desmond Sansevere

Jody Rein Books, Inc.
7741 S. Ash Court
Littleton, CO 80122

Jody Rein (@)

Dear Gerard, Well, I'd be lying if I said I remembered you (sorry--I remember books but not names!) but I love your subject line and your e-mail is compelling. Send me as much of the novel as you want. And a resume. Will I be reading alone or is the novel out with other agents? Thanks, Jody

Dear Jody: It's been awhile. Four years? I can't keep track. I've attached the first chapter as an .rtf file, if you don't hate it, I'll send you a bunch more in the regular mail tomorrow. You're the only one who's looking at it at this precise moment, yes. Thanks. G.

Dear Gerard, Thanks so much for sending me Ophra Wimsfree & The Maynnaise Man. Your writing is fresh and compelling, and I adore Giselle. But I found myself thrown out of the reading experience by the religious and inspirational messages that crept in and got increasingly heavy-handed, and oddly ignored by Giselle. Sadly, I think I'm not the right agent for the novel. But I wish you all the best of success--unless, that is, the spiritual message is actually a MacGuffin, in which case by all means send me the rest of the book. All best, Jody Rein

Hey, Jody, a MacGuffin and not a MacGuffin, yes. How's that for a MacGuffinesque answer? Here's a synopsis which I may or may not already have sent you. I toned down the "religious" stuff, but didn't eliminate it. I've sent the latest version at their request to a couple way heavy-duty editors. If it's not your cup of tea, that's cool. It's going to be a tough book to sell because of the Oprah factor, but, perhaps also because of the Oprah factor, a million people will want to read it. Let it settle awhile and if you decide you want to see the complete manuscript, I'd be happy to send it to you. Thanks again. G.

Hi Gerard, OK--do send me the rest. I searched for a synopsis after I finished the chunk of ms. you sent me, but found nothing, not even my original request to see the ms, although I do remember a couple of e-mails. Either I got hit on the head myself, or there wasn't much correspondence to be found. Can you also send me your bio and your original pitch letter or anything else I might need to see? You're a fine, fun writer. (I thought Abraham was going to help Giselle see the light of Jesus, go to church and forgive her mom, The End. Obviously not.) Best, Jody

Dear Gerard, Well, now I have read The Mayonnaise Man in its entirety (save those last 50 pages) and certainly it didn't end up being the fundamentalist propaganda I feared! I wish I could say that the reading experience changed my mind utterly, and that now I know I can sell your work to a major house who will lovingly and professionally publish it. Alas, I cannot. I remain firm in my belief that you are a marvelous storyteller. I just wish the story told had continued to captivated my reader's heart, and it didn't. I understand what you're doing, I think, from a literary point of view, but the extended dream tried my patience as a reader. Perhaps you're too good--Giselle is such a wonderful character that losing her to an incongruous and unbelievable dream where she turns so wholly into an ineffectual onlooker is just too frustrating. Maybe, now that I think about it, I don't understand after all, from a literary point of view, what you're doing. I think maybe this book is over my head, that if you are using metaphor and allegory to make points about the world, I'm missing those points. What an original romp, though. I hope you find an agent who understands this book better than I do, and can help you find an enthusiastic publisher. You're a terrific and imaginative writer. Maybe you ought to go straight to Farrar Strauss or Knopf or Susan Kamil at The Dial Press and let the dense agents of more linear and transparent literature be damned. With all good wishes, and many thanks for sharing the Mayo with me, Jody

Hey, Jody, thanks for taking a look. An incongruous and unbelievable dream it is, yes indeedy, as dreams are wont to be, but so were "The Taming of the Shrew" and "Alice in Wonderland," as I recall. You're very likely less dense than most editors. The publishing industry will either be up for an original romp or it will not. The more linear and transparent literature I've heard about being written these days seems way more preposterous than anything in this, but, hey, is there any accounting for taste? Leslie Gelbman & Sally Richardson are reading the sucker all on their own. I'm sure they'll diss it too. Would that I could bring myself to write the sort of thing editors think people want to read. I can't. Oh, well. You're a sweetie pie. Stay away from them forest fires, man. Thanks again. G.

Maria B. Campbell Associates
381 Park Avenue South, Ste. 1321
New York, NY 10016
(212) 679-4700

Maria B. Campbell

Lyndsey Blessing

Erik Platt

Marleen Reimer

Emily Williams

Laura Mamelok

Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency
440 West End Ave. #15D
New York, NY 10024

Rita Rosenkranz

Victoria Sanders & Assoc. LLC
241 Ave. of the Americas, Ste. 11-H
New York, NY 10014
(212) 633-0525

Victoria Sanders

Tanya McKinnon

Helen Rees Literary Agency
376 North Street
Boston MA 02113

Helen Rees

Ann Collette

Joan Mazmanian

Lorin Rees

The Knight Agency

Deidre Knight

Nephele Tempest

Elaine Spencer

Judson Knight

Pamela Harty

Lucienne Diver

Melissa Jeglinski

The Angela Rinaldi Literary Agency
P.O. Box 7877
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 842-7665

Angela Rinaldi

Stimola Literary Studio
306 Chase Court
Edgewater, NJ 07020
(201) 945-9353

(Mostly Kid Stuff)

Rosemary Stimola

Irene Skolnick Agency
22 West 23rd Street, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10010

Irene Skolnick

McCarthy Creative Services
625 Main Street, Suite 834
New York, NY 10044-0035

Paul D. McCarthy (@)

Dear Gerard: I've been visiting, recommending to all my clients, and tracking with admiration and respect your dedicated, passionate, and profoundly committed evolution of EVERYONE WHO'S ANYONE since you published the First Edition. Now that you've achieved the Fourth Edition, I can say with the expert, professional authority that comes from almost 40 years in publishing that the new edition is a monumental work of art, a reference directory for the book publishing and movie industries, that's parallel to the OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY. Unique, and at the top, in a class of its own. The service and value that you're providing to everyone, around the world, is noble and phenomenal. On behalf of all of us, thank you! I know that your public-service commitment is for life, that you're already planning and preparing the Fifth Edition, and again, I say, THANK YOU! With respect, appreciation, and all the very best, Paul, Professor Paul D. McCarthy, President and Editor-in-Chief, McCarthy Creative Services

Hey, Paul, I'm widely thought of as a total crank. It's kind of cranky to have no formal ambition, I guess. People don't get it. It's kind of like having no formal education, which I don't have either. Oh, well, those who have ears hear. Thanks. G.

Tracy Brown Literary Agency
P.O. Box 88
Scarsdale, New York 10583
(914) 400-4147

Tracy Brown

Franklin & Siegal Associates
1350 Broadway, Ste. 2015
New York, NY 10018
(212) 868-6311

Lynn Franklin

Todd Siegal

Claudia Nys

Lina Sion

Barbara J. Zitwer Agency
525 West End Avenue, Suite 11H
New York, NY 10024

Barbara Zitwer

Janis A. Donnaud & Associates
525 Broadway, Suite 201
New York, NY 10012

Janis Donnaud

Prospect Agency
285 Fifth Avenue, PMB 445
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Emily Kim

Rachel Orr

Becca Stumpf

Browne & Miller Literary Associates
410 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 460
Chicago, IL 60605

Danielle Egan-Miller

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