45 Literary Agents to Follow on Twitter

Follow these 45 literary agents on Twitter to learn about their interests specifically and the business of writing in general.
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Follow these 45 literary agents on Twitter to learn about their interests specifically and the business of writing in general.

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Editorial note: I want to take a moment to apologize. This list of agents to follow on Twitter originally began as a list of 25 agents that was meant to grow over time, and I admit that I did not consider gender, race, or sexual orientation when assembling that original list. For this, I'm truly sorry. Last night, I was alerted to my list's lack of diversity and began adding another 20 literary agents based off specific recommendations made on Twitter, while keeping the original 25 in the same order for purposes of transparency (not rank or importance). While my intent was to improve the diversity by staying true to my original goal of growing the list over time, I understand my actions of adding to the list have been interpreted as trying to hide the original problem. This situation is my fault (and mine alone), and I feel horrible about offending anyone. It was definitely not my intent when I originally created the list or later added to the list. I have no excuses, but I am sorry. I believe in diversity and inclusion at work and in my personal life, and I promise to be more intentional, aware, and sensitive when compiling lists in the future. -Robert Lee Brewer (November 5, 2019)

One easy way to keep track of literary agents on a daily basis is to find and follow them on Twitter. Besides gaining a deeper understanding of the likes and dislikes of specific literary agents, following agents on Twitter often leads to a better understanding of the publishing business and trends in the industry in general.

(Click here to learn how to find a literary agent.)

Below, I've listed 45 literary agents (and agencies) who are currently active on Twitter. Each name, which is listed in no particular order, is a link you can click to arrive at their Twitter account. Even if you don't have an account yourself, you can visit their pages, since most agents and authors have their profiles set to public.

However, I advise you to create a Twitter account if you don't have one yet. Because you'll need one to follow each of these agents (and @WritersDigest). And who knows? Maybe you'll start to get a follow or three yourself.

(Click here for a few Twitter tips for new users.)

Quick tip: When you click the "Follow" button for an agent, it pops up three "Suggested" follows, which are usually more literary agents.

45 Literary Agents to Follow on Twitter

Click on the names, which are links, to find and follow these literary agents on Twitter.

  1. Noah Ballard of Curtis Brown, Ltd.
  2. Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary Services.
  3. Eric Smith of PS Literary.
  4. Julie Barer of The Book Group.
  5. Adam Eaglin of The Cheney Agency.
  6. Caroline Eisenmann of Goldin Agency.
  7. Alice Tasman of Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.
  8. Christy Fletcher of Fletcher & Company.
  9. Katie Grimm of Don Congdon Associates.
  10. Gina Panettieri of Talcott Notch Literary Services.
  11. Rayhane Sanders of Massie & McQuilkin.
  12. Meredith Kaffel Simonoff of DeFiore & Company.
  13. Peter Steinberg of Foundry Literary + Media.
  14. Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown, Ltd.
  15. Carly Watters of PS Literary.
  16. Jessica Papin of Dystel Goderich & Bourret.
  17. Lucy Carson of The Friedrich Agency.
  18. Melissa Flashman of Janklow & Nesbit.
  19. Zoe Pagnamenta of The Zoe Pagnamenta Agency.
  20. Katherine Fausset of Curtis Brown, Ltd.
  21. Seth Fishman of The Gernert Company.
  22. Rachel Sussman of Chalberg & Sussman.
  23. Sarah Bowlin of Aevitas Creative.
  24. Laurie Abkemeier of DeFiore and Company.
  25. Rena Rossner of Deborah Harris Literary Agency.
  26. Beth Phelan of Gallt & Zacker.
  27. Serendipity Literary Agency.
  28. Thao Le of Dijkstra Agency.
  29. Dongwon Son of Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.
  30. Kiki Nguyen of Donald Maass Literary Agency.
  31. Saba Sulaiman of Talcott Notch.
  32. Queressa Robinson of Nelson Literary Agency.
  33. Kim-Mei Kirtland of Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.
  34. Jennifer Azantian of Azantian Literary Agency.
  35. Amy Elizabeth Bishop of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.
  36. Kate McKean of Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.
  37. Kat Enright of The Seymour Agency.
  38. Kurestin Armada of PS Literary.
  39. Patrice Caldwell of Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.
  40. Penny Moore of Aevitas Creative.
  41. Kathleen Ortiz of New Leaf Literary.
  42. Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.
  43. Mandy Hubbard of Emerald City Literary Agency.
  44. Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates.
  45. Ayesha Pande Literary.

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