This article has information about both “author platform” and literary agents seeking diversity. It’s a follow-up article to one I published a couple weeks ago called, Are Literary Agents and Publishers Prejudiced? After I posted the original article, a lot of authors posted comments, which made me realize I had more information you might find helpful.

A reader named Christopher posted a comment after my article that said, “It might be relevant Mark, to mention your social media following, FB or other. Several publishers refused my agent’s pitch because of the quasi-absence of a tribe or some such.” Good point, Christopher. Anyone interested in what agents think about social media should read Social Media for Authors – As It Relates to Literary Agents and Publishers. And, anyone interested in what agents think about an author’s promotional platform in general should read my 2-part article called Author Platform to Get the Best Literary Agents.

Another reader, Erin, posted a comment after my article that said, “The vast majority of agents I’ve researched are BEGGING for ethnically and religiously diverse authors. In other words, you get extra points if you’re black, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, LGBTQ, Muslim, etc. (especially if you’ve written from that perspective). If you grew up white and middle class, not so much. Google #ownvoices.” Thank you for that as well, Erin. Your comment is the reason I created this post.

Literary Agents Seeking Diversity

If you’re looking for agents seeking diversity, you can easily find them in our Directory of Literary Agents. There’s no charge to use the directory and it contains detailed biographical and contact information for all book agents in the United States. When you enter the directory, you’ll see a drop-down menu that allows you to search or “filter” the agents listed by various genres as they relate to diversity.

Sample Directory Listing – Literary Agents Seeking Diversity

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Literary Agents Looking for Diversity – By the Numbers

You also might be interested in “the numbers” when it comes to book agents and diversity, since there are a lot more literary agents seeking diversity than most authors realize:

  • 233 of the 600+ literary agencies in the United States (more than 1/3) accept submissions for multicultural or ethnic books (a combination of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books)
  • 354 of the 1,300+ individual literary agents in the United States (27%) working at the literary agencies referenced above accept submissions for multicultural or ethnic books
  • 269 of those book agents accept queries for fiction
  • 264 of those publishing agents accept queries for nonfiction books
  • 253 of those literary agents accept queries for children’s books
  • 225 of the publishing agents looking for diversity are located in New York
  • 122 of the 354 agents seeking diversity are members of the Association of Authors’ Representatives – AAR
  • The literary agencies with the most book agents seeking diversity are Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents; Carol Mann Agency; Donald Maass Literary Agency; Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency; Fletcher & Company; Folio Literary Management; Frances Goldin Literary Agency; Full Circle Literary; Fuse Literary; Marsal Lyon Literary Agency; Regal Hoffmann & Associates; Serendipity Literary Agency; Sterling Lord Literistic; and The Knight Agency
  • The literary agency with the most publishing agents looking for diversity is Folio Literary Management
  • 299 of the book agents seeking diversity accept email queries
  • 121 of the publishing agents looking for diversity accept postal mail queries
  • 49 of the literary agents seeking diversity accept queries via online forms on their websites
  • 190 of the 233 literary agencies with literary agents seeking diversity have websites
  • 254 of the literary agents looking for diversity are on LinkedIn
  • 237 of the book agents looking for diversity are on Twitter
  • 61 of the publishing agents seeking diversity are on Facebook

List of Literary Agents Seeking Diversity

  1. Richard Abate with 3 Arts Entertainment
  2. Stephanie Abou with Massie & McQuilkin
  3. Rebecca Agnus with Golden Wheat Literary
  4. Janell Agyeman with Marie Brown Associates
  5. Pamela Ahearn with The Ahearn Agency
  6. Miriam Altshuler with DeFiore and Company
  7. Betsy Amster with Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises
  8. Kathleen Anderson with Anderson Literary Management
  9. Claire Anderson-Wheeler with Regal Hoffmann & Associates
  10. Jin Auh with The Wylie Agency
  11. Donna Bagdasarian with Publication Riot Group
  12. Bernadette Baker-Baughman with Victoria Sanders & Associates
  13. Julie Barer with The Book Group
  14. Folade Bell with Serendipity Literary Agency
  15. Madison Smartt Bell with Ayesha Pande Literary
  16. Matthew Bialer with Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
  17. Agnes Birnbaum with Bleecker Street Associates
  18. Amy Elizabeth Bishop with Dystel, Goderich & Bourret, LLC
  19. Brettne Bloom with The Book Group
  20. Barbara Braun with Barbara Braun Associates
  21. Helen Breitwieser with Cornerstone Literary Agency
  22. Paul Bresnick with Bresnick Weil Literary Agency
  23. Regina Brooks with Serendipity Literary Agency
  24. Philippa Brophy with Sterling Lord Literistic
  25. Marie Brown with Marie Brown Associates

There are many more literary agents seeking diversity — this list is just a small sample.

Submit your Query to Literary Agents Looking for Diversity

Before you query literary agents you believe are looking for diversity, make sure you reference the most up-to-date information in our Directory of Literary Agents. There is no charge to use the directory. It’s easy to use. And it contains detailed biographical and contact information for all book agents in the United States seeking diversity. When you enter the Directory of Literary Agents™, you’ll also get free, instant access to our article and audio library with additional information to help you get a literary agent looking for diversity.

The Directory of Literary Agents™ has been called the most comprehensive and accurate list of literary agencies and literary agents available today, in print or online. Other book agent lists and directories are often incomplete, outdated, and filled with mistakes. The Directory of Literary Agents™ is completely up-to-date with full profiles and photographs for every book agent interested in diversity (fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books). There are more than 1,000 literary agent listings in the directory and you can search by location, book genres, AAR status, and more.

Profiles of Literary Agents Seeking Diversity

Get FREE INSTANT ACCESS to All Profiles for Literary Agents Seeking Diversity

If you want the most accurate information available for publishing agents looking for diversity, simply enter your first name and email address for free instant access to the Directory of Literary Agents™. As soon as you register, you’ll get instant access to the following:

* Agent bios for all publishing agents seeking diversity
* AAR membership status for all book agents looking for diversity
* Personal email addresses for all literary agents seeking diversity
* Mailing addresses for all publishing agents looking for diversity
* Agent photos for all book agents seeking diversity
* Preferred query letter methods (email, online form, postal mail)
* A link to all websites for publishing agents looking for diversity
* A map to the offices of all book agent seeking diversity
* Access to all profiles for literary agents seeking diversity in the Directory of Literary Agents

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