Nonfiction literary agents can be found below in our Directory of Agents, but first I want to make sure you’re describing your book accurately. That way you’ll have a better shot at finding a literary agency to represent you. So, scroll below to make sure you’re categorizing or classifying your nonfiction book properly, before accessing the directory.
Note: If you’re not looking for nonfiction literary agents but, instead, you’re looking for children’s book agents or fiction book agents, click here to see our main list of literary agents categories.
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Nonfiction Literary Agents: Description
Nonfiction literary agents are looking for books that are factual (unlike fiction literary agents). Some fiction books might include nonfictional elements. And some nonfiction books might include elements of unverified supposition, deduction, or imagination for the purpose of smoothing out a narrative (but the author should always make all attempts to make a nonfiction book truthful).
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Nonfiction Literary Agents – Genres and Subgenres
Nonfiction literary agents represent countless genres. I’ve listed some of the most popular ones below.
- Cultural/Social Issues
- Current Events/Affairs
- General Nonfiction
- Middle Grade
- New Age
- Parenting/Child Guidance
- Pop Culture
- Self-Help/Personal Development
- True Adventure
- True Crime
- 20- and 30-Somethings
- Women’s Issues
- Young Adult
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Find Nonfiction Literary Agents for Your Book
If your nonfiction book doesn’t fit into one of the genres listed above and/or you feel that there is a category missing, take a look at this page on Wikipedia: List of Literary Genres. There you’ll find information on virtually every nonfiction category that you can imagine. For example, you’ll find information about the history of the genre, any sub-genres in the category, and more.
Once you know which genre your book fits into, click here for free instant access to my Directory of Publishing Agents. This directory is the most comprehensive (and accurate) directory of book agents in the world. It’s also the easiest to use, and it has information and features that you won’t find anywhere else. Plus, you’ll find all of the book agents there sorted by the fiction categories listed above.