Are you an author based in the South Central region of the United States of America?
Have you just completed your book manuscript?
Are you now searching for a publisher who is currently accepting submissions?
Certain publishers such as these book publishing houses in Texas will accept your submission directly as a long as you follow their submission guidelines carefully.
However, larger publishing companies that can be found in New York will require a literary agent to submit on your behalf.
Although not many, there are a selection of literary agents in the state of Texas.
Below we’ve featured 3 top Literary Agents in Austin, TX. Continue reading to learn about who they are, the literary agencies they run and the types of books and authors they represent.
1. Mark Falkin
Mark Falkin runs Falkin Literary, a literary agent in based in Austin. Also an entertainment and intellectual property lawyer for nearly 20 years, during which time he has represented artists, businesses, and entrepreneurs that number into their hundreds, as a literary agent, Mark represents both fiction and nonfiction. Mark is also a published author and his most recent book entitled The Late Bloomer is due to be released in October of this year.
Examples of works and authors Mark has represented as a literary agent include The Ghosts of Bergen County by Dana Cann and White American Youth: My Descent into America’s Most Violent Hate Movement–and How I Got Out by Christian Picciolini, among others.
Currently, Mark is looking for fictional novels that have a literary undertone in genres including thriller, suspense, dystopian, humor, horror, young adult, fiction for women, literary fiction and nonfiction. Do take a look at this page to find out exactly what types of works and styles are of interest to Mark. If you would like to make submission, you need to send a query via email and include in the body of the email, two chapters from your book. The email address to send your query to is email@example.com. Do note that Mark is happy to receive queries from first time authors.
Esther Fedorkevich is founder of The Fedd Agency and is also a literary agent at this organization, which she started up in 2003. Esther began her career in sales, working for a large book publishing house where she was responsible for the selling of products worth $1M. She subsequently worked for a New York Times bestselling author; namely Dave Ramsey for whom she sold and marketed his books.
With a natural flair for selling books with an entrepreneurial mindset, at The Fedd Agency, not only does Esther negotiate publishing contracts for her clients, she also negotiates contracts for television and film, among other products. If you would like to make a submission to Esther and The Fedd Agency, queries are accepted mainly from established authors who write in various genres, however, queries from first-time authors are also acceptable. Do note though that this agency doesn’t accept unsolicited manuscripts. Therefore, your manuscript needs to be referred from an existing author client of The Fedd Agency, or a close contact of the organization. If you have been referred by a client of Fedd Agency or through a close associate, you can complete the form at this page.
Jim Hornfischer is president of of Hornfischer Literary Management, L.P., a literary agency that represents a wide variety of nonfiction, both serious and commercial. A literary agent, a former trade book editor in New York and a licensed attorney, Jim is also a published author with titles such as Ship of Ghosts and Neptune’s Inferno under his belt.
As a literary agent, over the past 16 years, Jim has represented award-winning and New York Times bestselling nonfiction authors, historians, journalists, writers of memoirs, professionals, among other individuals. His agency has strong links with major book publishers across New York.
If you would like to make query, you can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you receive a response, it is a sign that Hornfischer Literary Management, L.P. is interested in taking your project forward. However, due to the small size of this agency, it does not respond to queries which it is not interested in.
Do you know of any other literary agents in in Austin, TX? If so, please tell us about them in the comments box below.
Hiten Vyas is the Founder and Managing Editor of Writing Tips Oasis.