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 book agents by category.
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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.
African American Book Agents
Catholic Book Agents
Christian Book Agents
Conservative Book Agents
Cooking & Cookbook Publishing Agents
Gay/Lesbian Publishing Agents
Humor Book Agents
Jewish Publishing Agents
Memoir Book Agents
New Adult Book Agents
New Age Publishing Agents
Religious Publishing Agents
Spiritual Book Agents
Sports Publishing Agents
20- and 30-Somethings
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Find Nonfiction Literary Agents for Your Book
If you’re not sure what book genre your book fits into, click here to visit our Book Genres website. There you’ll find information on every nonfiction category that you can imagine. For example, you’ll find a definition for the genre, and any related genres or sub-genres. You’ll also see a list of book genre examples for every category.
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.