100’s of Links to Publishers and Agents

10 Oct



Other than in Canada or the UK, where writers contact publishers directly, American writers (mostly) need an agent – if they do not prefer to self-publish.

Most of the “Big Six” American publishers don’t accept submissions from authors, which means searching for a publisher means finding an agent first. Here are some links to agent lists. However, always check the reputation of these agents first before you contact them. And read very carefully their submission rules and check if they really work in your genre.
Beware also of POD’s Publishing-On-Demand.  Rather wait and polish your manuscript ones more than to pay inflated prices for publishing, something you can do yourself.

Literary Agents

  1. Agent Query Comfortably to search with dozens of genres to choose from. Hundreds of links available.
  2. Publishers Global 239 Literary Agency Services Companies in several countries. Think foreign right sales!
  3. Over a thousand links, sort in genres.
  4. Hundreds of listings, sorted by alphabet, not genre. Agents to avoid are flagged. Why do they list them in the first place?
  5. AAR Online Official membership organization for literary agents. However, not all agents are members of AAR. You can search by alphabet or type in the genre.
  6.  74 agents currently listed who are working with fiction and poetry.


  1. Global Publishers One can sort by country, language, media, genre… among thousands of publishers worldwide.
  2. Search for fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Their lists include several thousand publishers and lots of literary publications for book reviews!
  3. QueryTracker Currently 167 publishers listed.
  4. Preditors & Editors. Alphabetically lists hundreds of publishers, often small press; Some of these (bigger ones) are infamous…
  5. Lists websites with embedded links to publishers’ sites.
  6. Poets & Writers Hundreds of listings for smaller poetry (mostly) publishers.

Be aware that information for agents and publishers is constantly changing. Editors move on, imprints often open and close to submissions, and even their genres of choice will change regularly.  Check their websites and submission guide lines before sending out any query letters. And now: GOOD LUCK!


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