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 February 21, 2014

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

Aragi, Inc.: Nicole Aragi
http://www.aragi.net/
Represents Daniel Clowes.

Atchity Entertainment International (AEI): Ken Atchity
http://www.aeionline.com/
http://gumbowriters.com/index.php?view=article&id=118

Ayesha Pande Literary
http://pandeliterary.com/

The Bent Agency: Gemma Cooper, Louise Fury
http://www.thebentagency.com/
http://jennybent.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/updated-wishlist-post-by-gemma.html
http://www.thebentagency.com/agent_louise_fury.php

Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises
http://amsterlit.com/site/
http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/BetsyAmster/

BG Literary: Barry Goldblatt, Joe Monti
http://www.bgliterary.com/
http://bgliterary.livejournal.com/
http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/Agent+Advice+Joe+Monti+Of+Barry+Goldblatt+Literary+Part+I.aspx
Represent Holly Black, Cecil Castelluci, Sara Ryan, Shannon Hale, Misako Rocks, others.

Bliss Literary: Jenoyne Adams
http://blissliterary.com/

Bob Mecoy Literary Agency
http://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=624&tab=genres
http://www.mediabistro.com/mbtoolbox/how_to_pitch_agencies/pitching_an_agent_bob_mecoy_creative_book_services_39903.htm

Carol Mann Agency: Myrsini Stephanides
http://carolmannagency.wordpress.com/about/myrsini-stephanides/

Cheng Caplan Company: Angela Cheng Caplan
http://www.chengcaplanco.com/
Represents Brian Wood.

Clear Sailing Creatives: Beth Fleisher
http://clearsailingcreatives.com/

Conville & Walsh Ltd.: Clare Conville
http://www.convilleandwalsh.com/
Sold Logicomix.

Cornerstone Literary Agency: Helen Breitwieser
http://www.cornerstoneliterary.com/
http://www.winniegriggs.com/industry_vip_H.Breitwieser.html
Represents Brad Kayl

Curtis Brown, Ltd: Elizabeth Harding
http://www.webook.com/agent/eharding
http://www.curtisbrown.com/

Curtis Brown Literary and Talent Agency: Elizabeth Sheinkman
http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/
Represents Marisa Acocella Marchetto.

David Hale Smith Literary
http://www.dhsliterary.com/Comics-Graphic-Novels.aspx
Represents Jill Thompson, Greg Rucka, others.
**Does not accept unsolicited queries.

D4EO Literary Agency: Bree Ogden
http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/d4eo/
http://agentbree.wordpress.com/

DeFiore and Company: Brian DeFiore
http://www.defioreandco.com/
http://www.webook.com/agent/bdefiore

Diana Finch
http://www.webook.com/agent/dfinch
http://publishersmarketplace.com/members/dianafinch/

Doug Grad Literary Agency: George Bick
http://www.dgliterary.com/about.html

Eric Ruben
http://www.rubenlaw.org/
Represents Anne Elizabeth.

Folio Literary Management: Emily van Beek, Michelle Brower, Michael Harriot
http://foliolit.com/emily-van-beek/
http://foliolit.com/s-michelle.php
http://foliolit.com/michael-harriot/

Foundry Literary and Media: Mollie Glick, Brandi Bowles
http://www.foundrymedia.com/
http://motherwrite.blogspot.com/2010/04/interview-with-agent-brandi-bowles.html
Represent Kelly Roman

Fox Literary: Diana Fox
http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/fox/
http://dianafox.livejournal.com/

Full Circle Literary
http://www.fullcircleliterary.com/about.html
http://fullcirclelit.blogspot.com/

Frances Goldin Literary Agency: Sam Stoloff
http://www.goldinlit.com/submissions.html
http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/goldinlit/
Agency represents Rutu Modan.

Gernert Company: Seth Fishman
http://www.thegernertco.com/
http://motherwrite.blogspot.com/2010/07/interview-with-agent-seth-fishman.html
Represents Kate Beaton, Molly Crabapple, Bill Willingham, Nate Powell

Grand Design Communications
http://www.granddesignonline.net/

Herman Agency: Jill Corcoran, Ronnie Ann Herman
http://www.hermanagencyinc.com/
http://www.jillcorcoran.blogspot.com/

Howard Morhaim Literary Agency: Katie Menick
http://www.morhaimliterary.com/
Represent Eric Orchard.

Inkwell Management: Charlie Olsen
http://www.inkwellmanagement.com/
Represents Matt Kindt.

International Creative Management (ICM): Kate Lee
http://www.icmtalent.com/index.html
Represents Josh Neufeld.

Irene Goodman Literary Agency: Jon Sternfeld.
http://www.irenegoodman.com/
Represents Tyler Jones & Monica Roussel.

JABberwocky Literary Agency: Eddie Schneider
http://www.awfulagent.com/

Janklow & Nesbit Associates: PJ Mark
http://www.janklowandnesbit.com/
Represents Craig Thompson, David Heatley, others.

Jill Grinberg Literary Management: Evan Goldfried
http://agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=1061
Represented Best American Comics 2006 contributors.

Jud Laghi
http://laghiagency.com
Represents Parsua Bashi.

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

Kitchen, Lind & Associates
http://www.kitchenandlind.com/
**Does not accept unsolicited queries.

The Knight Agency
http://www.knightagency.net/index.html

Laura Dail Literary Agency: Tamar Rydzinski
http://www.ldlainc.com/dailbios.html

Lippincott Massie McQuilkin: Rob McQuilkin, Will Lippincott
http://www.lmqlit.com/contact.html
Represents Magdy El Shafee.

The Literary Group: Jaimee Garbacik
http://www.theliterarygroup.com/submissions/submissions.html
**exclusives only

Markson Thoma Literary Agency: Eleanor Jackson
http://www.webook.com/agent/ejackson [cache]
http://www.marksonthoma.com/

McIntosh & Otis, Inc: Edward Necarsulmer IV
http://www.mcintoshandotis.net/

McVeigh Agency
http://www.themcveighagency.com/
http://caseylmccormick.blogspot.com/2009/03/agent-news-mcveigh-agency.html
http://www.linkedin.com/in/markmcveigh
Represents Wilfred Santiago and Verge Entertainment.

Miriam Altshuler
http://www.webook.com/agent/maltshuler
http://www.miriamaltshulerliteraryagency.com/

Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation: Joanna Stampfel-Volpe
http://nancycoffeyliterary.com/agents.cfm?id=27

Nancy Gallt Literary Agency: Nancy Gallt, Marietta Zacker
http://www.NancyGalltLiteraryAgency.com
http://agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=875

Nancy Yost Literary Agency: Natanya Wheeler
http://nyliterary.com/

Pamela D. Scoville Literary Agency: Pam Scoville

Paradigm Talent Agency: Lydia Wills, Jason Yarn
http://www.paradigmagency.com/
http://agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=1095
Represents Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon (authors of the 9/11 Report).
**Lydia may not accept unsolicited queries.

Pippin Properties: Holly McGee.
http://www.pippinproperties.com/
Represents David Small.

Red Sofa Literary: Dawn Michelle Frederick
http://blog.redsofaliterary.com/
http://www.webook.com/agent/dfrederick

Regal Literary: Michelle Andelman
http://www.regal-literary.com/

Richard Henshaw Group
http://www.richh.addr.com/

The Rights Factory: Sam Hiyate
http://www.therightsfactory.com/
Represents Jillian and Mariko Tamaki

RLR Associates: Scott Gould
http://www.webook.com/agent/sgould
http://www.rlrliterary.net/

Robert Astle & Associates Literary Management
http://www.astleliterary.com/

Rodeen Literary Management
http://rodeenliterary.com/

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates: Brenda Bowen, Jennifer Linnan
http://www.greenburger.com/
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/people/article/14515-bowen-to-join-greenburger-agency.html
Jennifer represents Emily Carroll, Ryan Andrews.

Sheldon Fogelman Agency: Sean McCarthy
http://sheldonfogelmanagency.com/submissions.htm
http://www.verlakay.com/AgentWorkshopSean_12-16-08.html

Signature Literary Agency: Gary Heidt
http://www.signaturelit.com/

Stimola Literary Studio: Rosemary Stimola
http://www.stimolaliterarystudio.com/

The Strothman Agency: Lauren MacLeod
http://www.strothmanagency.com/

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

Transatlantic Literary Agency: Samantha Haywood
http://www.tla1.com/agents2.php?id=4#cnt_co
http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/samantha775/
Represents Drawn & Quarterly, others. See PDF of 2008 projects.

Trident Media Group: Scott Miller
http://www.tridentmediagroup.com/scott_miller.html

Ute Körner, Literary Agent LLC
http://www.uklitag.com/
Represent The Good Neighbors, and adaptations of Benjamin Button, Tom Sawyer, and others.

Veritas Literary Agency: Katherine Boyle
http://www.veritasliterary.com/submissions.shtml

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

Vicky Bijur Literary Agency: Vicky Bijur
http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/vbijur/
Represents Larry Gonick.

Victoria Sanders: Tanya McKinnon, Bernadette Baker-Baughman (previously of Baker’s Mark)
http://www.victoriasanders.com/
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
http://www.waxmanagency.com/

The Wendy Weil Agency, Inc: Emily Forland
http://www.wendyweil.com/
http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/Agent+Advice+Emily+Forland+Of+The+Wendy+Weil+Agency.aspx

William Morris Agency: Jay Mandel
http://wma.com/
Represents Ariel Schrag.

World Manga: Yukari Shiina
http://world-manga.com/
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
http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/DanielLazar/
http://www.writershouse.com/content/home.asp
Agency represents Neil Gaiman.

The Zack Company, Inc
http://zackcompany.blogspot.com/search?q=graphic
http://www.zackcompany.com/submissions/178.html

& 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! :)