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Listing new and notable literary agents and publishers for writers who want to get published.

12 Top Literary Agents Who Represent Mystery and Thriller Novels

Looking for literary agents who will represent your thriller, suspense, or mystery novel? Here are 12 leading literary agents who accept unsolicited manuscripts.

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How to Write a Great Query Letter: A Guide for First-Time Authors

If you’re a first-time author with a manuscript you’re excited to publish traditionally, you’re probably wondering how exactly that manuscript makes its way from your computer to print. The answer: through a literary agent. Since you’re an emerging author, the best way to find the right literary agent to represent you is through an amazing query letter.

Query letters are crucial in the publishing world. Frequently, an agent will request a query letter upon first contact with you. The main purpose of these letters? To convince an agent to read and pursue your work. The perfect query letter should tantalize an agent into requesting your full manuscript. Read More

10 Top NY Literary Agencies Accepting Submissions from First Time Authors

If you’re a first-time author hoping to get published, you’ll need to send your manuscript to literary agents. Most publishers do not accept unsolicited manuscripts, so the only way to get a publisher is through a literary agent. There are many literary agencies out there, some sell many books to publishers and some hardly sell any.
Since New York is the most important center for publishing in the United States, many authors prefer working with literary agents in NY.

Here is a list of the 10 top literary agencies in New York that accept unsolicited manuscripts from emerging, first-time authors.
Visit their website for more information about the agency and their agents, as well as submission guidelines and contact details.
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New Literary Agent: Amanda Jain of the Inklings Literary Agency

Amanda Jain is a new literary agent at the Inklings Literary Agency and actively building up her client list.
Inklings Literary Agency LLC is a full service, hands-on literary agency. The agency accepts unsolicited manuscript submissions from talented new writers, as well as from established authors. Inklings represent a broad range of commercial and literary fiction as well as memoirs and true crime.

Amanda earned her BA in English. She began her career working in the trade department at W.W. Norton.
After working at W.W Norton for seven years, Amanda left to Read More

New Literary Agent: Kelly Peterson of the Corvisiero New York Literary Agency

There’s a new literary agent in the field!
Kelly Peterson has recently joined Corvisiero Literary as a junior agent. Corvisiero is a New York City boutique literary agency.

Kelly is a graduate of West Chester University, with a B.S.Ed. in English. She worked for a while as a teacher, before deciding to pursue her true love of books instead. Kelly has a deep, life-long love for well-written stories.

Literary agent Kelly is currently building up her client list and welcomes unsolicited manuscript submissions.

Kelly is interested in representing the following Genres: Read More

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