Literary Agents Who Represent Graphic Novels

The following is a list of literary agents who represent graphic novels and comics. Every agency on this list has mentioned an interest in graphic novels either on their website or their blog, or made a GN sale– no second-hand info unless it was well vouched for.

Literary Agents Who Represent Graphic Novels
current number of agencies listed: 81
last updated April 28, 2014

Andrea Brown Literary Agency: Laura Rennert, Kelly Sonnack, Jamie Weiss Chilton, Jennifer Laughran
Kelly represents James Burk. Jamie represents Kevin C. Pyle. Jennifer represents Matt Faulkner.

Aragi, Inc.: Nicole Aragi
Represents Daniel Clowes.

Atchity Entertainment International (AEI): Ken Atchity

Ayesha Pande Literary

The Bent Agency: Gemma Cooper, Louise Fury

Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises

BG Literary: Barry Goldblatt, Joe Monti
Represent Holly Black, Cecil Castelluci, Sara Ryan, Shannon Hale, Misako Rocks, others.

Bliss Literary: Jenoyne Adams

Bob Mecoy Literary Agency

Carol Mann Agency: Myrsini Stephanides

Cheng Caplan Company: Angela Cheng Caplan
Represents Brian Wood.

Clear Sailing Creatives: Beth Fleisher

Conville & Walsh Ltd.: Clare Conville
Sold Logicomix.

Cornerstone Literary Agency: Helen Breitwieser
Represents Brad Kayl

Curtis Brown, Ltd: Elizabeth Harding

Curtis Brown Literary and Talent Agency: Elizabeth Sheinkman
Represents Marisa Acocella Marchetto.

David Hale Smith Literary
Represents Jill Thompson, Greg Rucka, others.
**Does not accept unsolicited queries.

D4EO Literary Agency: Bree Ogden

DeFiore and Company: Brian DeFiore

Diana Finch

Doug Grad Literary Agency: George Bick

Eric Ruben
Represents Anne Elizabeth.

Folio Literary Management: Emily van Beek, Michelle Brower, Michael Harriot

Foundry Literary and Media: Mollie Glick, Brandi Bowles
Represent Kelly Roman

Fox Literary: Diana Fox

Full Circle Literary

Frances Goldin Literary Agency: Sam Stoloff
Agency represents Rutu Modan.

Gernert Company: Seth Fishman
Represents Kate Beaton, Molly Crabapple, Bill Willingham, Nate Powell

Grand Design Communications

Herman Agency: Jill Corcoran, Ronnie Ann Herman

Howard Morhaim Literary Agency: Katie Menick
Represent Eric Orchard.

Inkwell Management: Charlie Olsen
Represents Matt Kindt.

International Creative Management (ICM): Kate Lee
Represents Josh Neufeld.

Irene Goodman Literary Agency: Jon Sternfeld.
Represents Tyler Jones & Monica Roussel.

JABberwocky Literary Agency: Eddie Schneider

Janklow & Nesbit Associates: PJ Mark
Represents Craig Thompson, David Heatley, others.

Jill Grinberg Literary Management: Evan Goldfried
Represented Best American Comics 2006 contributors.

Jud Laghi
Represents Parsua Bashi.

Judith Hansen
Represents Gene Yang, Kazu Kibuishi, Scott McCloud, Robert Crumb, Hope Larson, others.
**Does not accept unsolicited queries.

Kitchen, Lind & Associates
**Does not accept unsolicited queries.

The Knight Agency

Laura Dail Literary Agency: Tamar Rydzinski

Lippincott Massie McQuilkin: Rob McQuilkin, Will Lippincott
Represents Magdy El Shafee.

The Literary Group: Jaimee Garbacik
**exclusives only

Markson Thoma Literary Agency: Eleanor Jackson [cache]

McIntosh & Otis, Inc: Edward Necarsulmer IV

McVeigh Agency
Represents Wilfred Santiago and Verge Entertainment.

Miriam Altshuler

Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation: Joanna Stampfel-Volpe

Nancy Gallt Literary Agency: Nancy Gallt, Marietta Zacker

Nancy Yost Literary Agency: Natanya Wheeler

Pamela D. Scoville Literary Agency: Pam Scoville

Paradigm Talent Agency: Lydia Wills, Jason Yarn
Represents Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon (authors of the 9/11 Report).
**Lydia may not accept unsolicited queries.

Pippin Properties: Holly McGee.
Represents David Small.

Red Sofa Literary: Dawn Michelle Frederick

Regal Literary: Michelle Andelman

Richard Henshaw Group

The Rights Factory: Sam Hiyate
Represents Jillian and Mariko Tamaki

RLR Associates: Scott Gould

Robert Astle & Associates Literary Management

Rodeen Literary Management

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates: Brenda Bowen, Jennifer Linnan
Jennifer represents Emily Carroll, Ryan Andrews.

Sheldon Fogelman Agency: Sean McCarthy

Signature Literary Agency: Gary Heidt

Stimola Literary Studio: Rosemary Stimola

The Strothman Agency: Lauren MacLeod

Susan Rabiner Literary Agency: Holly Bemiss, Sydelle Kramer
Represent Alison Bechdel, Lucy Knisley, Harvey Pekar, Ellen Forney, Christy C. Road.

Transatlantic Literary Agency: Samantha Haywood
Represents Drawn & Quarterly, others. See PDF of 2008 projects.

Trident Media Group: Scott Miller

Ute Körner, Literary Agent LLC
Represent The Good Neighbors, and adaptations of Benjamin Button, Tom Sawyer, and others.

Veritas Literary Agency: Katherine Boyle

Venture Literary: Frank R. Scatoni
Sales include The 9/11 Report and other non-fiction works.

Vicky Bijur Literary Agency: Vicky Bijur
Represents Larry Gonick.

Victoria Sanders: Tanya McKinnon, Bernadette Baker-Baughman (previously of Baker’s Mark)
Represents Jessica Abel, Sara Varon, Mark Siegel, others. Bernadette represents Farel Dalrymple, David Axe, Matt Bors, Faith Erin Hicks, Sonny Liew, Joelle Jones, others.

Waxman Literary Agency: Farley Chase

The Wendy Weil Agency, Inc: Emily Forland

William Morris Agency: Jay Mandel
Represents Ariel Schrag.

World Manga: Yukari Shiina
Represents non-Japanese artists to Japanese manga publishers only. Represents Ken Niimura, Felipe Smith, Philippe Cardona. Judge of the annual Kodansha International Comics Competition.

Writers House: Daniel Lazar, Merrilee Heifetz, Rebecca Sherman, Steven Malk
Agency represents Neil Gaiman.

The Zack Company, Inc

& I’m sure there are others! Let me know if you’ve got any names to add- I’d love for this to be as complete as I can make it.

Every agent listed has their own submission guidelines, so be sure to check out the sites I’ve linked to, and go a step further– if they’ve got a blog, read it, go through their “query” tags, see what they react well to, what they turn down, & how they want graphic novel queries formatted. Very few accept email attachments. Some want 5 pages linked to with the query, some want the first chapter (& later ask for a pitch/script for the rest), some want completed art for the full project. Some specialize in nonfiction (Alison Bechdel’s & Lucy Knisley’s are listed), others in YA.

There are dozens of sites out there to help with the querying process: this is just a list so you know who’s out there once you’ve got everything polished up. You might also check out Colleen Doran‘s list, where she discusses scam agents and provides a number of links to great resources.

Know what they’re looking for & follow their guidelines! It’s a short list compared to all of the literary agents out there, and you don’t want one of the few who represent graphic novels to delete your query before they even read it.

Hope it helps, and good luck! :)