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Literary Agency

Since 2000, we have been offering personalized, detailed-oriented literary services to veteran authors and newcomers alike. Our agency represents more than 150 authors — many of whom have published multiple books — and numerous leading publishers, both national and international.

We specialize in cookbooks and food-related titles, but have represented a number of health and women’s non-fiction topics as well. All foreign rights and inquiries are handled by Jennifer Weltz of the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency in New York City.

We are a full member of the Association of Author Representatives.

What does a literary agent do?

Here are a few of the key responsibilities we assume as an agent:

  • Provide constructive advice when analyzing prospective works, proposals, and manuscripts
  • Match clients with editors who are looking for specific projects
  • Analyze industry trends, in order to approach the most appropriate publishers
  • Consult on the “readiness” of each proposal, providing suggestions for revision based on feedback we receive from editors
  • Create a plan and timeline for proposal submission
  • Negotiate publishing contracts to reflect the best possible terms and conditions, with respect to rights, royalties, options, copyrights, style, format, promotion, publicity, and advertising
  • Sell sub-rights as applicable
  • Respond promptly and reliably through the entire publishing process
  • Believe in each and every client

Looking to get published? Please review our Frequently Asked Questions and Proposal Guidelines.