While it’s not true that you need the services of a literary agent in order to get your book published, it helps. Enormously.

When trying to find an agent to consider your manuscript, you will stand out from the crowd by doing one simple thing: carefully follow the instructions on the agent’s website, or those offered in an email. Some agents want only a query letter (email) first, others a query letter and one chapter. Many operate by referral only.

Beware the agent who wants payment from you before your book is accepted by a publisher. Agents make their money off the sale of published books (approximately 15%, though this varies).

Of the approximately 30 agencies listed here only about a dozen accept literary fiction. Three accept only non-fiction and fourteen accept writing for television, film or other media.

Before submitting your manuscript, consider hiring the services of a reputable editor and manuscript evaluation service.

 

 

Fiction and Non-fiction

 

Arnold Gosewich Literary Agent and Consultant

Toronto, ON
Commercial Fiction; Young Adult; Non-fiction
Arnold Gosewich
jackee@sympatico.ca
www.arnoldgbooks.com

Beverley Slopen Literary Agency

Toronto, ON
Fiction; Serious Non-fiction; Commercial Fiction
Beverly Slopen
beverley@slopeagency.ca
www.slopenagency.com
BY REFERRAL ONLY

The Bukowski Agency

Toronto, ON
Literary Fiction; Non Fiction; General Adult Trade Books
Denise Bukowski
assistant@bukowskiagency.com
www.bukowskiagency.com

Carolyn Swayze Literary Agency Ltd.

Surrey, BC
Literary Fiction; Young Adult; Non-fiction; Some Commercial
Carolyn Swayze
reception@swayzeagency.com
www.swayzeagency.com

NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS

The Cooke Agency

Toronto, ON; Vancouver, BC
Literary Fiction; Narrative Non-fiction; Young Adult; Commercial Fiction
Elizabeth Griffin
egriffin@cookeagency.ca (or)
agents@cookeagency.ca
www.cookeagency.ca

Donaghy Literary Group

Aurora, ON
Commercial fiction
See website for agents accepting queries
www.donaghyliterary.com

Great Titles Inc.

Etobicoke, ON
Women’s Fiction; Commercial Fiction; Mysteries; Young Adult; Non-fiction
Tina Tsallas
atsallas@allstream.net
416-231-6686

Helen Heller Agency

Toronto, ON
Literary Fiction; Commercial Fiction; Crime; Mystery; Young Adult; Non-fiction
Helen Heller
info@helenhelleragency.com
www.helenhelleragency.com

Marilyn Biderman Literary Agency

Toronto, ON
Literary Fiction; Commercial Fiction; Memoir; Non-fiction
Marilyn Biderman
queries@mblm.ca
www.mblm.ca

Mint Literary Agency

Nelson, BC
Literary Fiction; Commercial Fiction; Mystery; Thrillers; Narrative Non-fiction; Lifestyle
info@mintliteraryagency.com
www.mintliteraryagency.com

Pamela Paul Agency Inc.

Toronto, ON
Literary Fiction; Children’s Fiction
(also Film; Theatre; Television; Radio)
James Gordon
agency@interlog.com
BY REFERRAL ONLY

P. Stathonikos Agency

Calgary, AB
Children's Picture Books Only
pastath@shaw.ca

P.S. Literary Agency

Oakville, ON
Literary Fiction; Non-fiction
(See website for complete list of genres)
Curtis Russell
query@psliterary.com
www.psliterary.com

Rick Broadhead & Associates: Literary and Media Agents

Toronto, ON
Non-fiction
Rick Broadhead
info@rbaliterary.com
www.rbaliterary.com

The Rights Factory

Toronto, ON
Books; Comics & Graphic Novels
(also Film; Television; Video Games)
Sam Hiyate
www.therightsfactory.com

Robert Lecker Agency, Inc.

Montreal, QC
Non-fiction
Robert Lecker
robert.lecker@gmail.com
www.leckeragency.com

Seventh Avenue Literary Agency

Surrey, BC
Non-fiction
Robert Mackwood
info@seventhavenuelit.com
www.seventhavenuelit.com

Sparks Literary Consultants Inc.

Calgary, AB
Literary Fiction; Children’s Fiction; Thriller/Suspense; Historical Fiction; Non-fiction
Anne Bougie-Johnson
info@sparklit.com
www.sparkslit.com

Transatlantic Literary Agency, Inc.

Toronto, ON; New York, NY; Portland, OR; Vancouver, BC; Petite Rivière, NS
Literary Fiction; Non-fiction; Young Adult; Children’s Literature
info@transatlanticagency.com
www.transatlanticagency.com

Westwood Creative Artists

Toronto, ON
Literary Fiction; Non-fiction; Young Adult; Children’s Literature
Wca_office@wcaltd.com
www.wcaltd.com

 

 

 

Film, Television, & Media

 

Ambition Talent Inc

Toronto, ON
Film; Television
info@ambitiontalent.com
www.ambitiontalent.com

Auroroa Artists

Toronto, ON
Film; Televsion
Janine Cheeseman
aurora.artists@sympatico.ca

The Characters Talent Agency

Toronto, ON
Film; Television
litsubmissions@thecharacters.com
www.thecharacters.com

The Core Group Talent Agency Inc.

Toronto, ON
Film; Theatre; Television
Charles Northcote
416-466-4929
coreliterary@gmail.com

Jennifer Hollyer Agency

Toronto, ON
Film; Television
assistant@jenniferhollyeragency.com
www.jenniferhollyeragency.com

Lucas Talent Inc.

Vancouver, BC
Film; Television
info@lucastalent.com
www.lucastalent.com

Mensour Agency Ltd.

Ottawa, ON
Film; Television; Theatre; Animation
Kate Mensour
kate@mensour.ca
www.mensour.ca

Meridian Artists

Toronto, ON
Film; Television
(416) 961-2777
info@meridianartists.com
www.meridianartists.com

Oscars, Abrams, Zimel & Associates Inc.

Toronto, ON
Film; Television
(416) 860-1790
literary@oazinc.com
www.oazinc.com

Pamela Paul Agency Inc.

Toronto, ON
Film; Television; Theatre; Radio
(also Literary Fiction; Children's Fiction)
James Gordon
agency@interlog.com

BY REFERRAL ONLY

The Rights Factory

Toronto, ON
Film; Television; Video Games
(also Books; Comics & Graphic Novels)
Sam Hiyate
www.therightsfactory.com

The Saint Agency

Toronto, ON
Film; Television
Linda Saint
linda@thesaintagency.com
www.thesaintagency.com

Vanguarde Artists Management

Toronto, ON
Film; Television
(416) 972-9542
info@vanguardeartists.com
www.vanguardeartists.com

Woolf & Lapin

Montreal, QC
Film; Television; Digital
Stephan Dubreuil
(514)726-2440
sdubreuil@woolflapin.com
www.woolflapin.com