Cookbook Literary Agents

These literary agents represent cookbook writers as well as books about food. Find query information, agency profiles, and more.

Literary Agent Interview: Shawna Morey of Folio Literary

This installment features Shawna Morey of Folio Literary. She spent the first part of her professional career working in the music industry in New York and Los Angeles and has a background in business and personal management, public relations, new media marketing and promotions. (Editor's note: Although Shawna is currently...

Literary Agent Interview: Howard Yoon of Ross Yoon Literary

This installment features Howard Yoon of Ross Yoon Literary. Starting in 1992 as Gail Ross’s literary assistant, Howard worked his way up to literary agent and principal of the Ross Yoon Agency as an editorial director, ghostwriter, foreign rights manager, book consultant and editor. He is also the co-author of, Begging...

Literary Agent Interview: Doug Grad of the Doug Grad Literary Agency

This installment features Doug Grad of the Doug Grad Literary Agency. After spending 22 years as a senior editor at four major New York publishing houses, Doug opened his own agency in May 2008. He is seeking: narrative nonfiction, military, sports, memoir, thrillers, mysteries, historical fiction, young adult fiction, romance, music, business,...

Literary Agent Interview: David Dunton of Harvey Klinger, Inc.

This installment features David Dunton of Harvey Klinger, Inc. Prior to being an agent, he was an editor in Simon & Schuster's trade paperback group. He is seeking: popular culture, narrative nonfiction, memoir, adventure/true story, food writing, nature, literary fiction, fiction stories with distinctly American voices, and young adult fiction.

Literary Agent Interview: Melissa Sarver of Folio Literary (formerly Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency)

This installment features Melissa Sarver of the Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency. A graduate of Boston University, she has worked with several literary agencies (Waxman Literary Agency, Brick House Literary Agents, and Imprint Agency—now FinePrint) before she joined the Elizabeth Kaplan team in 2006. She is seeking: In fiction, literary and commercial adult,...

Literary Agent Interview: Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger Inc.

This installment features Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger Inc. Previously an agent at Vigliano Associates and the Don Maass Agency, Andrea Somberg joined Harvey Klinger in the spring of 2005. She is seeking: both fiction and nonfiction, including literary, commercial, young adult, genre (romance, mystery, sf/fantasy) memoir, pop culture, how-to, self-help,...

Literary Agent Interview: Jason Yarn of Paradigm Agency

This installment features Jason Yarn of Paradigm Agency. He is seeking: Literary and commercial fiction in the areas of science fiction, chick lit, fantasy, humor/satire, historical fiction, young adult, thrillers/suspense, adventure, gay & lesbian, military/espionage, graphic novels, mystery, short story collections, and women’s fiction. For nonfiction, history, sports, celebrity, biography,...

Agent Advice: Regina Ryan of Regina Ryan Publishing Enterprises

This installment features Regina Ryan of Regina Ryan Publishing Enterprises. She is seeking: Regina primarily represents adult nonfiction. She is particularly interested in projects having to do with architecture, history, business, natural history (especially birds), science, the environment, women's issues, parenting, cooking, psychology, health, fitness, sports, travel, gardening and well-written narrative nonfiction....