These days hiring an agent isn’t required, but having one certainly has its benefits. Here is a link to the Association of Author Representatives FAQ page that gives important advice about literary agents, including questions to ask an agent as you shop for one. Like publishers, agents handle certain types of books, so be sure to read their submission guidelines before submitting.
Agents with a Christian focus*:
- DC Jacobson and Associates, http://www.dcjacobson.com/ Fiction and nonfiction, including children’s books.
- Hartline Literary Agency,http://hartlineliterary.com/ Handles general interest books as well. Adult fiction and nonfiction, gift books. NO children’s books, poetry, fantasy or science fiction.
- Keith Carroll http://www.christianliteraryagent.com/ Adult and teen nonfiction, adult fiction, children’s books, ebooks, and crossovers
- The Steve Laube Agency, http://stevelaube.com/ Adult fiction and nonfiction, some young adult, NO children’s books.
- Adams Literary,http://adamsliterary.com/ Represents children’s and young adult’s authors and artists.
- DeFiore and Company, http://www.defioreandco.com/ Fiction and nonfiction.
- Greyhaus Literary Agency, http://www.greyhausagency.com/ Romance and women’s fiction. Will be open for submissions on May 20.
*Listing here does not constitute endorsement.
Debra L. Butterfield © 2013