Have you written a novel with a comic plot and are looking for publishers who you can send your manuscript to? If so, here are 19 top publishers of humor books.
If on the other hand you’re looking for literary agents for humor books, below you’ll find 19.
If you’re looking to collaborate with a literary agent who’ll represent your humor titles Daniel Greenberg is your best bet. Specializing in popular fiction, narrative non-fiction, biographies, memoirs, and humor- he is up and willing to take any project with a pertinent personal connection. Over the last couple of years, he has collaborated with leading critics, novelists, TV-show writers, performance on their humor titles, and almost all his collaborations have turned out to be staggeringly successful. Daniel is native to the city of New York, and he graduated with a degree in honours from the Wisconsin College. A year later, he also managed to bag a new degree in European History, before finally deciding to choose his career as a literary agent. Daniel has worked with Penguin Random House and Roberto Santachiara Literary Agency prior to his current gig at Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency. He established this agency with two other supremely talented agents, and right now, he’s looking to add new, talented authors to his growing portfolio. So if you specialize in humor titles with the right dose of pun and satire, feel free to reach out to him on this page.
If you’re looking to collaborate with a literary agent who entirely focuses on humor titles, Stacey Graham is an excellent option! Currently serving as an associate agent for the Red Sofa Literary Agency, she is also a freelance editor, and the writer of four books. As of now, she is looking for spooky and funny middle grade humor titles. So, in case you’ve written something on a similar note, contact her on this page right away.
3. Luke Janklow
Luke Janklow is yet another exceptionally talented literary agents who represents a wide range of authors in different genres. But despite representing several leading non-fiction authors, Janklow harbours a special interest for your humor and satire titles. He is personally fond of authors who have a natural flair of storytelling in a funny, yet bold way. Janklow holds a degree in Cinema Studies and Art History from the Wesleyan University, after which he decided to come up with a literary agency of his own. Currently, he represents humor, satire, and any other non-fiction title that’s bold and imaginative. So, if you write on a similar vein, contact him on this page.
4. Monika Verma
Monika Verma is a supremely talented literary agent who’s more than willing to represent your humor and satire titles. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the Wellesley College, and spent a significant chunk of her time studying at Oxford University. In both the places, she spent plenty of time devouring Victorian novels, which stands as one of her favourite genres. Monika started her career by serving as the administrative director for the Los Angeles Youth Newspaper, non-profit teen-published newspaper popular among middle-graders. In 2006, she joined the Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency and has been working there ever-since. Some of her clients include humorists Nick Offerman and Allie Brosh, and blogger duo Tom & Lorenzo. Monika is always willing to work with new authors, so if you have some humor titles to share, reach out to her on this page.
With more than 25 years’ experience in publishing, Jane Graham Maw is one of the most talented veteran agents to be featured on our list. She initially worked in the contracts and marketing department as an editor, before finally switching paths to be the publishing director of Harper Collins. After a short stint in the publishing house, she then decided to come up with a literary agency of her own. So, she collaborated with Jennifer Christie to come up with Jane Graham maw literary agency. At this agency, Jane actively represents humor and satire titles that aren’t just rib-tickling but are also equally intelligent. So, if you think your works follow the same vein, reach out to her on this page.
Currently working as a junior agent at the Writer’s House, Lindsay Davis Auld is your go to option for fantasy and humor titles. Lindsay holds a degree in literature, and she decided to pursue her career as a literary agent right after graduation. Over the last couple of years, she has represented some quality works from both leading and amateur authors, and luckily enough, she’s always looking for more. So, if you think your humor titles can spark her interest, contact her on this page.
With an experience in advertising for more than one decade, Jennifer is your go-to option for humor and satire titles. She started her career as a PR agent at The Rowland Company before moving to advertising with Ogilvy and Mather. After a couple of years, she joined Jane Graham Maw in coming up with the Graham Maw Christie Literary Agency. Here she represents all non-fiction titles including humor and satire. Luckily enough, her agency is currently accepting unsolicited submissions. So, if you’re looking to collaborate with them, contact them on this page right away.
Based in San Francisco, Jordan Hamessley comes with nearly a decade of experience in the publishing and editorial industry. She started her career at Penguin Young Readers at Egmont, USA, and there has been absolutely no looking back in her career ever since. After her short stint at Penguin, Jordan decided to switch paths as a literary agent and that is exactly how she came to work for New Leaf Literary Agency. She currently a senior literary agent here, and over the last couple of years, she has represented some excellent children’s fiction and humor titles. Although she primarily specializes in fiction, Jordan is always fond of tales that come with the right dose of humor. So, if you think your works match her requirements, contact her on this page right away.
9. Rupert Heath
With a background in history and liberal art, Rupert Heath is one of the most prominent literary agents to be featured on our list. Heath studied the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and he comes with an extensive experience in the art and fashion industry. But despite his expertise in fashion, Heath decided to tread a different path, and that is exactly how the Rupert Heath Literary Agency came to be. Established in 2001, Heath specializes in commercial fiction, sci-fi, literary fiction, popular science, and most importantly, Humor. Within the last one and a half decades he has represented several leading humor authors, and you can always count on him for consistent representation. Heath is currently accepting new manuscripts and you can reach out to him on this page.
10. Deborah Hofmann
If you’re looking to be represented by a veteran literary agent, Deborah Hofmann is an excellent option. Hofmann started her career at the New York Times, where she eventually ranked up as an editor and represented several NYT bestsellers. Eventually, she decided to join David Black Literary Agency in 2017, and where she serves as a senior literary agent. At David Black, Hofmann represents a wide range of non-fiction titles like fashion, lifestyle, and humor. For humor, she is always interested in quirky and intriguing content that has the right dose of satire. So, if you’re fond of penning humor titles that meet her requirements, contact her on this page.
11. Alyssa Taylor
Born and raised in California, Alyssa Taylor is one of our top picks for your upcoming humor title. She started her career at the New England Review, followed by a short stint at the United Talent Agency. Eventually, she landed a gig at the Fletcher and Company, and has been working here ever since. At this new agency, Taylor represents humor and satirical titles that have an underlying social message. So, if you love writing books on the same line, you can always reach out to her on this page.
12. Laura Schoeffel
An editorial associate currently working with literary agent Laura Rennert, Laura Schoeffel is a supremely talented literary agent who’s up and willing to represent your humor titles. Schoeffel is typically fond of unconventional titles with the right dose of humor, and over the last few years, she has already represented best-selling humor novels. Born and raised in Canada, Schoeffel holds a bachelor’s degree from the McGill University, Montreal. Prior to her to her stint at Rennert’s agency, she also worked as an agent at HarperCollins Canada. Like we already mentioned, Schoeffel is currently seeking submissions. So, if you’ve penned a non-fiction title with quirky and intelligent humor, get in touch with her on this page.
13. Rita Rosencrantz
A leading non-fiction literary agent, Rita Rosencrantz has been particularly fond of intelligent humor ever since she started her career. After working with some first-ranking publishing houses, Rita decided to come up with a literary agency of her own. Although she doesn’t exclusively work with humor titles, she has managed to represent some best-selling books like ‘The Wisdom Of Iggy’, ‘Totally Useless Office Skills’ and the likes of it. As of now, she is actively seeking quirky humor with the right dose of wit. So, in case you’re looking to collaborate with her, contact her on this page.
If you love penning down witty, intelligent, and quirky children’s titles, Elizabeth Bennett is your go-to option. Currently working with the Transatlantic Literary Agency, Bennet has already represented several best-selling humor titles that aren’t just rib-tickling but also approach contemporary issues in an unconventional way. As of now, she is seeking new authors to join her growing list. So, if you have a flair for children’s humor- contact her on this page right away.
15. Fiona Kenshole
Primarily representing children’s titles, Fiona is one of the best options for your character-driven humor titles. Like Elizabeth Bennett, Fiona too works at the Transatlantic Literary Agency where she represents witty and intelligent children’s fiction. Luckily enough, Fiona is currently open for new submissions till February 2019. So, if you’ve written something on a similar vein, reach out to her on this page.
16. Alyssa Jennette
Primarily representing adult fiction and children’s titles, Alyssa has worked with quite a few humor titles written by best-selling authors. She is fond of diverse content that aren’t just witty, but also come with an unconventional approach. Over the last couple of years, she has represented leading humorists on the sheer basis of their expert wordplay. As of now, she works at the Stone Song literary agency where she is actively seeking new titles. So, if you think you excel in this genre, reach her out on this page.
17. Laurie Fox
Currently working at the Linda Chester Literary Agency, Laurie Fox is one of the most experienced literary agents to be featured on our list. Having joined the agency in 1989, she has been primarily focused on non-fiction titles pertaining to satire and humor. Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre from the University of California and is also the authors of two best-selling novels. As of now, she is actively seeking satire and intelligent humor with a witty undertone. So, if you’re fond of writing similar titles, contact her on this page.
18. Adrienne Rosado
Adrienne Rosado is a leading agent who focuses on both adult and children’s fiction. Interestingly, she also represents some select genres in terms of non-fiction, and humor is one of the top genres among them. Like Alyssa, Rosado too works as a senior literary agent at the Stone Song Literary Agency. Here, she is currently seeking contemporary humor with the right dose of wit. So if you’ve written a title on a similar note, reach out to Rosado on this page.
19. Rachel Beck
Currently working at the Holloway Literary Agency, Rachel comes with a decade-long experience in the publishing industry. Over the last couple of years, she has represented best-selling authors during her stints at Penguin Random House and Harlequin. At Holloway, Rachel represents romance titles with a humorous overtone. Although her primary focus lies in romance, she’ll still represent your title if it’s witty, quirky and completely unconventional. As of now, Rachel is actively seeking submissions, and you can contact her on this page.
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