Closings

Sebastian Literary Agency to Close

I recently got a note from the Sebastian Literary Agency (based in Minnesota) saying that, after 28 years of agenting, they are soon to be closed. Needless to say, they are not taking on new clients. The agency is run by Laurie Harper. Laurie represented many nonfiction titles, including this one....

The Rappaport Agency Closes

Got an e-mail yesterday from agent Jenny Rappaport with the sad news that her agency is closing. I believe Jenny used to be part of L. Perkins Associates before moving out on her own a few years back. We never did get the opportunity to cross paths and meet. Take note...

When an Agent Leaves an Agency…

Q. As a rule, when an agent leaves an agency, does she take her client list with her? Or is the author a property of the agency?        – Lori A. The clients go with her.  You see this all the time.  An agent will begin at one place, and then...

Appleseeds Management Closes

Appleseeds Management, a California-based literary and talent agency, is no longer in business.  I got a letter from the founder, S. James Foiles, saying so. Take note if they were on your “To Query” list. You might also like:No Related Posts

Greystone Literary Closes (But Reopens Later)

Greystone Literary Agency, a relatively new agency based in DC and founded by Michael Mancilla, has officially closed as of early this year. The Web site was down this morning and a phone call to Michael confirmed the agency is no more. —– 2009 UPDATE: This agency is back in business...

Closure: Writers in the Sky Lit Agency

I just got an e-mail from someone working at Writers in the Sky Literary Agency, a (practically) brand new agency that was openly looking for clients. They have shut down for good, it seems. I had previously profiled their agency on the blog. By the way, I have tagged this post...

Harriet Wasserman Literary Agency Closes

The Harriet Wasserman Literary Agency has closed, as of Fall 2007. Harriet was a member of the AAR and was based in the New York area. Saul Bellow was a former client of hers, and her current clients are in the process of finding new agents. You might also like:No Related Posts

Altair Literary Agency Closes

Altair Literary Agency, based in Washington, DC, is now closed, according to a note on the agency’s Web page. The agency was a member of AAR. I did some peeking around to see if the agents went elsewhere to other agencies but found nothing. If you have some info on this,...

Helen McGrath's Agency Closes

Helen McGrath, who ran an agency in California (called “Helen McGrath,” simply), is no longer agenting as of this past summer. The agency will not be reviewing submissions of any kind. Take note if she was on your short list. Her agency did not use a Web site. You might also...

Leather Bound Words Agency Closes

Leather Bound Words, a newer agency based in St. Louis that focused on nonfiction books, has closed, according to its Web site. See the Web site to see the closure notice. You might also like:No Related Posts

New Agency Alert: Spiridon Literary Agency

Update: As of April 2009, it looks like this agency is closed. - Chuck Reminder: Newer agencies 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...

New Agent at Firebrand Literary

Editor's Note: Firebrand Literary closed in July 2009. Four agents from Firebrand Literary have broken off to form a new agency: Upstart Crow Literary. It will be headed up by Michael Stearns, who was formerly a prolific children's book editor. Also on board are agents Ted Malawer, Chris Richman and...