Christian Agents

A list of Christian literary agents who represent Christian novels, Christian nonfiction, spiritual books, inspirational books, and more.

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New Literary Agent Alert: Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency

About Julie: Before joining The Seymour Agency, Julie Gwinn most recently served as Marketing Manager for the Christian Living line at Abingdon Press and before that served as Trade Book Marketing Manager and then Fiction Publisher for the Pure Enjoyment line at B&H Publishing Group, a Division of LifeWay Christian Resources. Last year she...

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The 2014 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market Is Out — And Here Are 8 Darn Good Reasons to Buy It (and Naturally I’m Giving Away Books!)

The new 2014 edition of the Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is updated and packed with info. Now in its 26th year, the newest edition still provides great market and submission/contact information for book publishers, art reps, international publishers, literary agents, contests, magazines, conferences and more. Read on to hear from several best-selling authors...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Tricia Goyer

3. Relationships with other writers are the most valuable resource in a writer's toolbox. I attended my first writers conference in 1994. I was 22-years-old and pregnant with my third baby. I was the most unlikely person there to become a published author, and while the knowledge I learned about writing has benefited me...

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How I Got My Agent: Rachel Coker

“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring RACHEL COKER, author of the novel INTERRUPTED. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are...

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How I Got My Agent: Joanne Bischoff

Well I suppose it's worth a shot. As a new author with a series in hand, I knew I was going to need an agent. I queried about 15 agencies for my Appalachian romance and one of those agencies was MacGregor Literary. They were definitely at the top of my wish list, but they...

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The NE-SCBWI Conference: Talking With Agents Stephen Fraser, Jennifer Laughran and Vickie Motter

The NE-SCBWI Conference, organized by the New England chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, took place in April 2012 and offered an agent-author panel featuring the following literary agents: 1. Stephen Fraser (Jennifer De Chiara Literary), joined by his client Christine Brodien-Jones 2. Jennifer Laughran (Andrea Brown Literary), joined by her client...

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Literary Agent Interview: Nicole Resciniti of the Seymour Agency

“Agent Advice” is a series of quick interviews with literary and script agents who talk with Guide to Literary Agents about their thoughts on writing, publishing, and just about anything else. This installment features Nicole Resciniti of the Seymour Agency. Nicole is a member of AAR, ACFW, RWA, and Mensa. She holds degrees in...

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New Literary Agent Alert: Barbara Scott of Wordserve Literary

Reminder: Newer agents are golden opportunities for new writers because they’re likely building their client list; however, always make sure your work is as perfect as it can be before submitting, and only query agencies that are a great fit for your work. Otherwise, you’re just wasting time and postage. She is seeking: Adult Fiction:...

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Agent Advice: Kimberly Shumate of Living Word Literary (Part II)

This installment features Kimberly Shumate of Living Word Literary. (This is part II of her interview. See Part I here.) She is seeking: Adult fiction, YA fiction, Christian living, dating/marriage, parenting, self-help, apologetics, health, inspirational, environmental, social issues, pop-culture, women’s issues, and men’s issues.

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Literary Agent Interview: Kimberly Shumate of Living Word Literary (Part I)

This installment features Kimberly Shumate of Living Word Literary. She is seeking: Adult fiction, YA fiction, Christian living, dating/marriage, parenting, self-help, apologetics, health, inspirational, environmental, social issues, pop-culture, women’s issues, and men’s issues. No cookbooks, children’s books, science fiction or fantasy, memoirs, or poetry. No simultaneous submissions, please.

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New Agent Alert: Sarah Sper McLellan of Folio Literary

Reminder: Newer agents are golden opportunities for new writers because they’re likely building their client list; however, always make sure your work is as perfect as it can be before submitting, and only query agencies that are a great fit for your work. Otherwise, you’re just wasting time and postage. She is seeking: "Commercial fiction...

4 Steps to Turning a Writing Dream Into Reality

Editor’s note: Daniel is excited to give away a free book to one random commenter. Comment within one week; winners must live in Canada/US48 to receive the print book by mail. You can win a blog contest even if you’ve won before. (Update: Loretta won.)         Guest column by Daniel Darling, senior pastor of...

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Agent Chip MacGregor On: Changes in Christian Publishing

Today much has changed in the Christian book market. In the 80s, the majority of publishers who took up the Christian fiction torch did so with a missionary zeal. Perceiving the new genre as another opportunity to spread the Gospel, some publishers required novelists to declare the tenets of faith in their work. Though...

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Agent Advice: Chris Park of Foundry Literary + Media

This installment features Chris Park of Foundry Literary + Media. Prior to joining Foundry, Chris worked as an editor for several New York publishing houses (Hachette Book Group, Random House) and helped launch an independent publishing company. She has a degree in English from Harvard University and lives in a Chicago suburb with her...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Marybeth Whalen

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Marybeth Whalen. Marybeth Whalen's first novel, The Mailbox, came out...

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Agent Advice: Kelly Mortimer of Mortimer Literary Agency

This installment features Kelly Mortimer of Mortimer Literary Agency. The founder and president of the Christian Media Association, she has received the 2008 American Christian Fiction Writers “Agent of the Year” award as well as a spot in 2008’s Top Five on the Publisher’s Marketplace list of “Top 100 Dealmakers” in the romance category. She...

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How I Got My Agent: Richard L. Mabry

"How I Got My Agent" is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at...

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Writing Tips From Max Lucado, Best-Selling Author

New York Times best-selling Christian author Max Lucado spoke of the tools writers have, at the Writing for the Soul conference in Denver in February 2010. Below, find his best tips on subject, discipline and clarity for writers. Guest column by Audra Krell, published freelance writer. Audra is also a vocalist, and she and...

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Agent Advice: Etta Wilson of Books & Such Literary Agency

This installment features Etta Wilson of Books & Such Literary Agency. In addition to being a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a founding member of the Tennessee Writers Alliance, and having served as the president of the Nashville chapter’s Women’s National Book Association, the school librarian-turned-agent has written 12...

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Agent Advice: Steve Laube of The Steve Laube Agency

This installment features Steve Laube, founder of The Steve Laube Agency. Steve has been a bookseller for Berean Christian Stores, and an editor for Bethany House Publishers. He is looking for: quality Christian fiction in all genres. For nonfiction, he is seeking fresh, new Christian ideas in all areas of material for adults.