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Lippincott Massie McQuilkin

27 West 20th Street
Suite 305
New York, NY 10011
United States

  • Will Lippincott is interested in narrative nonfiction and nonfiction in the areas of politics, history, biography, foreign affairs, and health.
  • Maria Massie seeks literary and upmarket commercial fiction (including select young adult and middle grade), memoir, and narrative nonfiction.
  • Rob McQuilkin focuses on literary fiction as well as narrative nonfiction and nonfiction in the areas of memoir, history, biography, art history, cultural criticism, and popular sociology and psychology.
  • Jason Anthony is interested in commercial fiction of all types, including young adult, and nonfiction in the areas of memoir, pop culture, true crime, and general psychology and sociology.
  • Kent Wolf focuses on literary and commercial fiction, including young adult and select middle grade, narrative nonfiction, memoir, essays, and pop culture.
  • Ethan Bassoff seeks literary fiction, crime fiction, and narrative nonfiction in the areas of history, sports writing, journalism, science writing, pop culture, humor, and food writing.
  • Laney Katz Becker gravitates toward "book club fiction," (i.e. novels with substance that you're eager to talk about); novels with a great voice; character-driven stories; and smart, psychological thrillers and novels of suspense
  • Shannon O'Neill seeks narrative nonfiction and nonfiction in the areas of popular science, current affairs, history, and memoir. She is also interested in literary and upmarket commercial fiction

In 2012, LMQ acquired the venerable literary agency Russell & Volkening, Inc. Founded in 1940 by publishing legends Diarmuid Russell and Henry Volkening, and later acquired by Timothy Seldes before its acquisition by LMQ, Russell & Volkening joins LMQ intact as a corporate entity.

For any submissions or general inquiries, please email

We are open to submissions and will happily review your query. We prefer electronic submissions and will respond to those more quickly than we will hard copy queries, but we do accept hard copy queries to the address below. Please do not call about your submission. If you have any query- or submission-related questions that are not answered on this page, please email and we will get back to you within a day or two. Note that we do not represent screenplays.

Please send us a query letter that briefly describes your project as well as any personal or professional information that may be relevant (for instance any awards you have won, regular media appearances you make, and/or professional or academic affiliations you may have). Do not query more than one agent at the agency at one time, though if one agent passes on your work, you are welcome to query another. Include the word "Query" as well as the agent you are querying in the subject line of your email (ie. "Query for Maria Massie"). If your project is fiction, please also include the first 5-10 pages pasted into the body of your email. We look forward to reviewing your work.


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