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When it comes to getting published, there are many spinning cogs. Here are some of the resources you’ll need to take your work from inside your brain to in front of the eyes of readers.

The following listings are a sampling of what the industry has to offer. For a complete guide, visit

INFORMATION in this section is provided to The Writer by the individual markets and events; for more information, contact those entities directly.

F = Fiction N = Nonfiction P = Poetry

C = Children’s Y = Young adult O = Other

$ = Offers payment


C Y ADAMS LITERARY Represents children’s and YA authors and artists with picture books, middle grade, and YA fiction. Submit via online submission form only. Contact: Adams Literary.

F N Y ANDY ROSS AGENCY Narrative nonfiction, current events, history, journalism, science, literary and commercial fiction, and YA fiction. Submit via email. Contact: Andy Ross Agency, 767 Santa Ray Ave., Oakland, CA 94610.

F N C Y BETSY AMSTER LITERARY ENTERPRISES Literary, children’s, upscale commercial and women’s fiction, voice-driven mysteries, narrative nonfiction, travelogues, memoirs, social issues and trends, psychology, self-help, pop culture, women’s issues, history, biography, lifestyle, careers, health, parenting, cooking, gardening, and gift books. Submit online only. Contact: Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises, 607 Foothill Blvd. #1061, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91012. Adult submissions: Children’s and YA:

F N B.J. ROBBINS LITERARY AGENCY Literary and commercial fiction and general nonfiction, with a particular interest in memoir, biography, history, pop culture, sports, travel, African-American, science, and health. Contact: B.J. Robbins Literary Agency.

Represents literary fiction, commercial fiction (thrillers, horror, and upmarket women’s fiction), research- and narrative-driven nonfiction, and middle grade and YA books. Email The Cooke Agency, 320 Front St. West, Suite 1105, Toronto, ON, M5V 3B6.

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