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Agents Specialising in Psychology

55 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10003
United States


  • Carol Mann
  • Laura Yorke
  • Gareth Esersky

Founded 1977. Psychology, popular history, biography, pop culture, general non-fiction; fiction.

Works in conjunction with foreign agents. No reading fee.

See submission page on their website


PO Box 358

New Canaan, Conecticutt CT 06840
United States


  • Gene Brissie

Non-fiction, especially history, politics, popular culture, health, psychology, reference, biography (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Will suggest revision. No reading fee.

Foreign rights handled by JPA.

Founded 1971.

James Peter Associates Inc. website

216 East 75th Street
Suite 1e
New York, NY 10021
United States


  • Jean V. Naggar


  • Alice Tasman
  • Mollie Glick
  • Jennifer Weltz
  • Jessica Regel

Mainstream commercial and literary fiction (no formula fiction);

Non-fiction: psychology, science, biography, performance rights.

Send query letter (via email only - to the agent you feel is best fitted for your work.

Founded 1978.


578 Washington Blvd #745

Marina del Rey, California CA 90292
United States


  • Wendy Keller

Helps authors get publishing contracts and speaking engagements worldwide.

Only non-fiction by credible experts: business, sales, management, marketing and finance; metaphysics: esoteric/New Age/spirituality/inspiration; history; science; biography (celebrity only); health and wellness; psychology; parenting; gift books, self-help; how-to.

Submission guidelines can be found on our web site.

See this list for authors represented.

Founded 1989.


47 East 19th Street

New York, NY 10003
United States


  • Robert Lescher

No unsolicited MSS; query first with sase.

No reading fee. Founded 1966.

Fiction Genres

  • Commercial
  • Juvenile
  • Literary
  • Mystery/Suspense
  • Thriller

Nonfiction Genres

  • Autobiography/Biography
  • Cookbooks
  • Current Affairs
  • Food/Nutrition/Lifestyle
  • History
  • Memoirs
  • Politics
  • Popular Culture
  • Psychology

No unsolicited MSS; query first with sase, or email. No reading fee.

Lescher Lescher Ltd website

50 Talmage Farm Lane

East Hampton, NY 11937
United States


  • Philip G. Spitzer: spitzer516(at)
  • Lukas Ortiz: lukas.ortiz(at)
  • Lucas Hunt: luc.hunt(at)

Our client list is currently full. However, if you have a project that you feel is absolutely a fit for one of us, or questions concerning our clients and their rights, we can be reached at the addresses show.

Our agency represents a wide variety of award winning authors whose work encompasses many genres; literary fiction, mystery, thriller, suspense, narrative nonfiction, biography, sports, politics, the short story as well as film. Our writers have been translated into more than thirty languages and become bestsellers abroad as well as at home. It is our privilege to work with the most talented writers, editors, and publishers in the business.

14 Beacon Street
Suite 710
Boston, MA 02108
United States


  • Lorin Rees
  • Ann Collette
  • Nicole LaBombard
  • Rebecca Podos

The Rees Literary Agency was founded in 1983 by Helen Rees. The agency represents a wide variety of authors, including Jack Welch, Alan Dershowitz and Siobhan Fallon.

We represent the following genres: literary and commercial fiction, memoirs, history, biography, business, self-help, psychology, and science.

Our website is

PMB 515, 1155 Camino Del Mar

Del Mar, California CA 92104
United States


  • Sandra Dijkstra


  • Elise Capron,
  • Jill Marsal

Fiction and non-fiction: narrative, history, business, psychology, science, memoir/biography, contemporary, women's, suspense, children's literature and young adults.

See submissions guide


59 West 71st Street
Suite 9b
New York, NY 10023
United States


  • Sarah Jane Freymann

Special interest in serious non-fiction, mainstream commercial fiction, contemporary women's fiction, Latino American, Asian American, African American fiction and non-fiction.

Non-fiction: women's issues, biography, health/fitness, psychology, self-help, spiritual, natural science, cookbooks, pop culture.

Works in conjunction with Abner Stein in London.


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PO Box 1522

Stockbridge, Massachusetts MA 01262
United States


  • Jeff Herman

Business, reference, popular psychology, technology, health, spirituality, general non-fiction.

Founded 1986.

Submission guidelines

7th Floor, Waverley House
7-12 Noel Street
London, W1F 8GQ
United Kingdom


  • Angharad Kowal


Our agents work with literary and commercial fiction, women's fiction, science fiction/fantasy, narrative non-fiction, history, memoirs, biographies, psychology, science, parenting, cookbooks, how-to, self-help, business, finance, young adult and juvenile fiction/non-fiction and picture books. We are interested in and work with authors at all stages of their career. We don't accept poetry, screenplays or academia.

Submission guidelines:
Please e-mail us a query letter, which includes your credentials, an explanation of what makes your book unique, a synopsis and the first three chapters.

Overseas associates
All our US and Canadian deals are handled by Writers House US. They are also the port of call for all our foreign deals, excluding Australia and New Zealand, which we handle.

We represent:
Nora Roberts, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Franzen, John Green, Stephanie Meyer, Diane Chamberlain, Michael Lewis, Jonathan Tropper, Rachel Renee Russel, Jon Klassen, Karen Rose, Laurell K. Hamilton, Kami Garcia, Kevin Sands, Stephan Pastis, Ally Condie, Allison Brennan, Jennifer Donnelly, David Arnold, Elisa Albert, Andrea Chapin, Angus Watson, Dan Vyleta, Barbara Delinsky, Steve Berry, Michelle Moran, Nell Zink.

UK office set up in 2008