Preditors and Editors
A guide to publishers and publishing services for serious writers since 1997.
Agent Listings - S-Sh
Suggested Etiquette for Contacting Agents:
- Do not send attached files containing manuscripts to agents unless the agent's guidelines expressly state that those are acceptable within initial correspondence.
- Email messages should be kept to a length of one or two pages unless explicitly invited to send a manuscript or sample chapters.
- Authors should advise an agent where the agent was found listed. This helps them offer updates to any incorrect listings.
- Do not send synopses to screenplay
agents or movie production companies.
Some listings offer legal services only:
- Do not send queries or submissions to legal services unless the agency specifically states it handles both literary and legal representation.
For uniformity, P&E lists agents by first name just like businesses because businesses don't have last names.
$ - Indicates verified sales to legitimate royalty-paying publishers on record.
$ - Indicates verified negotiation by an agency when the sale was made by the author.
AAR, RWA - Indicates individual membership in organization or recognition. Lost membership or recognition is lined out.
Sa-Sh; More at Si-Sz
S. A. Martin: A literary agent with Wylie-Merrick Literary Agency.
S. Rickly "Rick" Christian: AAR An agent with Alive Communications.
S. Walker Literary Agency: A UK literary agency. Contact at:96 Church Lane
Bedford MK41 0AS
S.T. Literary Agency: Charges fee. Poor contract. Strongly not recommended. Also a Top Twenty worst according to Writer Beware. A literary agency formerly known as Sydra-Techniques representing literary works and screenplays and now known as Stylus Literary Agency
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Sabina Sciarrone: $ Believed to be a literary agent with Mohrbooks.
Sabine Hrechdakian: $ A literary agent at the Susan Golomb Agency.
Sabine Ibach: $ Believed to be a literary agent at Mohrbooks.
Saddler Literary Agency, The: A UK literary agency. Contact at:9 Curzon Road
London W5 1NE
Sagalyn Literary Agency, The: Recommended. $ A literary agency.
Sage Acre Marketing & Publishing Solutions: Represents prospective authors from colleges/universities and higher education associations. No reading fees. No up-front fees. No marketing fees. 9/18/03: Link reported broken.
Saint Agency: $ A literary agency focused on scripts, and books to film & tv. Contact at:18 Gloucester Lane, #200
Toronto, ON M4Y 1L5
Salisbury Literary Agency: $ A literary agency .
Salkind Agency: A literary agency.
Sally Catto: A literary agent with Westwood Creative Artists.
Sally Harding: $ A literary agent with The Harding Agency.
Sally Hill McMillan & Associates: AAR $ A literary agency.
Sally Holloway: $ A literary agent at Felicity Bryan Agency.
Sally Long-Innes: A literary agent with ICM.
Sally McMillan: $ A literary agent with the McMillan Agency.
Sally Riley : $ A literary agent at Gillon Aitken.
Sally Van Haitsma: A literary agent with the Castiglia Literary Agency.
Sally Wecksler: A literary agent with Wecksler-Incomco. Reported deceased.
Sally Willcox: $ An agent at CAA.
Sally Wofford-Girand: $ AAR A literary agent at Brick House.
Salomonsson Agency: $ A literary agency. "...one of the leading literary agencies in Scandinavia. We focus on fiction from the Nordic countries."
Sam Boyce: A literary agent with Sheil Land Associates, Ltd.
Sam Cohn: An agent (Dramatic) with International Creative Management.
Sam Fleishman: $ A literary agent with Literary Artists Representatives.
Sam Hiyate: $ A literary agent with The Rights Factory.
Sam Stoloff: $ AAR An agent (Literary, Adult) with Frances Goldin Literary Agency.
Samantha Dighton: A literary agent with D4EO Literary Agency.
Samantha Haywood: $ A literary agent at Transatlantic Literary Agency.
Samantha Kensington Books: Closed? Unverified. A literary agency. Represents fiction only.
Samantha Valentine Literary Agency: Charges fee. Not recommended though fees are common in the UK. A UK literary agency.
Sameer Kamat On Literary Agents, Publishers, Authors: An interesting site on literary agents and more.
SAMMIE L. JUSTESEN, Ms.: A literary agent with Northern Lights Literary Services.
Samuel Asinugo: Not recommended. A literary agent with American Literary Agents of Washington, Inc. aka ALA.
Samuel L.Pinkus: Believed to be a literary agent (Literary, Adult). Contact info unavailable.
Samuel Liff: An agent (Dramatic) with William Morris Agency, Inc.
Samuel S. Vargo: No longer agenting. A literary agent with Circle Literary Agency.
San Diego Lawyers for the Arts: Serves the San Diego area. Contact at:1205 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel: 619 454-9696
Sandra Bishop: A literary agent with MacGregor Literary.
Sandra Bond: $ Recommended. A literary agent at the Bond Literary Agency.
Sandra Bruna Agencia Literaria: $ Believed to be a literary agency. Further information unavailable.
Sandra Choron: $ A literary agent with March Tenth, Inc.
Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency: $ AAR. Recommended. A literary agency. (Sandra Dijkstra: Literary, Adult) Contact at:1155 Camino del Mar, Suite 515
Del Mar, CA 92014
Sandra E. Hardy: A literary agency. Address reported invalid. Contact at:Radio City Station, Box 1505
New York, NY 10101-1505
Sandra J. Taylor, Literary Agent: A literary agency. Address unknown.
Sandra Lu: A literary agent with L. Perkins.
Sandra Riva: A literary agent at International Transactions, Inc.
Sandra Watt and Associates: Charges fee. Not recommended. A literary agency. Contact at:1750 N. Sierra Bonita
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Sandrine Paccher: $ A literary agent at Agence Litteraire Lora Fountain & Associates.
Sandum & Associates: A literary agency. Contact at:144 East 84th St.
New York, NY 10028
Sandy Hodgman: A foreign rights agent with LJK Literary Management and The Jud Laghi Agency.
Sandy Telfer: A literary agent. Contact at:44 Pellan Crescent
Kanata, Ontario, K2K 1J5
Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc.: A literary agency. Contact at:55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Santana-Tatsuuma Intl.: Closed. A literary agency. "Among others, recent projects include the autobiography of Latin Icon Celia Cruz, to be published posthumously by HarperCollins' Rayo, and two books on education by bestselling author LouAnne Johnson - to John Wiley's Jossey-Bass. They also provide graphic design services." No unsolicited manuscripts. Contact at:39 John St. - Suite 1A
New City, NY 10956
Santo Manurung: A literary agent with Maxima Creative Agency.
Sara Crowe: $ A literary agent with Harvey Klinger.
Sara Fisher: $ A literary agent with A.M. Heath and Co. Ltd.
Sara Levine Literary Agency: A literary agency believed located in Boston. At least one source has stated the agent is now deceased but this remains unverified. Anyone know more about this one?
Sara Margoshes: An agent (Screenplays) with SMA Literary Agency.
Sara Megibow: Recommended. A literary agent with Nelson Literary Agency.
Sara Merlene: A literary agent with R & S Literary Agency.
Sara A. Fortenberry Literary Agency: A literary agency. Contact at:1001 Halcyon Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37204
Sarah Almodovar: An agent (Literary, Adult) with the William Morris Agency.
Sarah Bridgins: A literary agent with Frances Goldin Literary Agency, Inc.
Sarah Burnes: $ A literary agent with the Gernert Agency.
Sarah Cahusac: A literary agent with Christopher Little Literary Agency.
Sarah Camilli agency: $ A literary agency. Believed located in New York City.
Sarah Chalfant: $ A literary agent with the Wylie Agency.
Sarah Cooper: $ An agent (film rights?) with the Saint Agency.
Sarah Davies: $ A literary agent with The Greenhouse Literary Agency.
Sarah Douglas: AAR An agent (Dramatic, Adult) with Douglas & Kopelman Artists, Inc.
Sarah Heller: $ A literary agent with Helen Heller Literary Agency.
Sarah Hunt Cooke: $ Recommended. A literary rights agent with Penguin UK.
Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency: $ Recommended. A literary agency. Contact at:59 W. 71st St. Suite 9B
New York, NY 10023
Sarah Lazin Books: $ AAR A literary agency. (Sarah Lazin: Literary, Adult) Contact at:126 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10011.
Sarah Lutyens: $ A literary agent with Lutyens and Rubinstein.
Sarah Molloy: $ A literary agent with A.M. Heath and Co. Ltd.
Sarah Nundy: A literary agent with Andrew Nurnberg Associates, Ltd.
Sarah Self: $ An agent with the Gersh Agency.
Sarah Smith-Hardy: Not recommended. An agent last known associated with Amaranth Literary Agency.
Sarah Sockit: $ A literary agent with Sockit Projects.
Sarah Twombly: Believed to be a literary agent with the Joy Harris Literary Agency.
Sarah Van Diest: Believed to be a literary agent with Van Diest Literary Agency.
Sarah Wooldridge: A literary agent with IMG Literary UK.
Saritza Hernández: A literary agent representing ebooks with The Lori Perkins Agency.
Sasha Goodman: Believed to be an agent with Goodman-Andrew Agency Inc.
Saskatoon Literary Agency: Charges fee. Not recommended. A literary agency.
Saunders & Hemsoth Literary Services: Not recommended. A literary agency.
Savvy Literary Services: A literary agency. Prefers non-fiction and YA. Contact at:3 Griffin Hill Ct.
The Woodlands, Texas
Sayle Agency, The: AAA A UK literary agency. Contact at:11 Jubilee Place
London SW3 3TE
Scarlet Duperre: A literary agent with Sedgeband Literary Agency.
Schaffner Agency: A literary agency. Contact at:6625 N. Casas Adobes Rd.
Tuczon, AZ 85704
Scherf, Inc.: Charges fee. Not recommended. A literary agency in Las Vegas, NV. Appears to be involved in music, film, literary licensing, publishing, and more. A writer reports they want "no submissions, queries as they are in the 'process of being integrated into MegaGrace Books'."
Schiavone Literary Agency: A literary agency.
Schisgal Agency, LLC, The: $ A literary agency. Looks promising.
Schlueck Agency, The: $ A literary agency. Further info unknown.
Science Agency, The: A literary agency. Contact information unavailable.
Scott Andrew Mendel: AAR $ An agent (Literary, Adult, Dramatic) with Mendel Media Group LLC.
Scott C. Eagan: A literary agent with Greyhaus Literary Agency.
Scott Edelstein Literary Agency: $ A literary agency. Further info unknown.
Scott Gould: Believed to be a literary agent with RLR Associates.
Scott Hoffman: $ A literary agent with Folio Literary Management.
Scott L. Havsy, DO, JD: An agent with Alexis Starr Productions & Literary Agency.
Scott Meredith Literary Agency, The: Charges fee. Not recommended. A literary agency.
Scott Miller: $ A literary agent with Trident Media Group.
Scott Shukat: An agent (Literary, Adult, Dramatic) with The Shukat Company, Ltd.
S©ott Treimel NY: AAR $ Highly recommended. A literary agency. Scott Treimel: (Literary, Children) Contact at:434 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10003
Scott Wachs: $ An agent at William Morris Agency.
Scott Waxman: $ A literary agent with Waxman Literary Agency.
Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency (formerly Scovil Chichak Galen): $ Highly recommended. A literary agency. Contact at:381 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Screenland Literary Associates: $ A children's literary agency.
Screenplay Agency, The: Not recommended. Also a Top Twenty worst according to Writer Beware. A literary agency that handles screenplays. Belongs to the Literary Agency Group.
Screenwriters101 - How To Get An Agent for Screenplays, movies and TV: Appears to be selling a book. No real site substance.
SCRIBBLERS HOUSE LLC Literary Agency: A literary agency.
Represents: Mostly nonfiction and only considers novels by fiction writers who have previously published with a bona fide book publisher or have published short fiction with journals and magazines.
Considers these nonfiction areas: health, medical, diet, nutrition, the brain, psychology, self-help, how-to, business, personal finance, memoirs, biography, history, politics, writing books, language, relationships, sex, pop culture, spirituality, gender issues, and parenting.
Considers these fiction areas: suspense, crime, historical, thrillers, literary fiction, women’s fiction.
We prefer email queries at firstname.lastname@example.org, but if you must send by snail mail, we will return material or respond only with United States Postal Service-accepted SASE (no international coupons or outdated mail strips, please). Contact at:PO Box 1007 Cooper Station
New York, NY 10276-1007
SCRIBE AGENCY, LLC: A literary agency. Contact at:5508 Joylynne Dr.
Madison, WI 53716
SCRIBE Inc.: A literary agency. Address reported invalid. Contact at:P.O. Box 580393
Houston, TX 77258-0393
Scribes Literary Agency: $ A literary agency. Further information unavailable.
Scribes Unlimited, L.L.C.: A literary agency. "After a long hiatus to deal with painful setbacks and a book contract of their own, Scribes Unlimited is back in business again. They are currently accepting genres of all types, except pornography and deemed-offensive materials, and are offering potential authors an option to instead have their work published online for profit in their new e-book library." Has professional project experience. 3/18/05: The agency has stated it is no longer representing writers to publishers. They will be moving their operations to other publishing activities.
SDS Literary Agency: Conflicts of interest. Not recommended. Tries to act like a literary agency so we're treating them like one.
SE Literary Properties: A literary agency. "...authors can contact me via email through my website, or in the regular mail at PO Box 25, Portland, CT 06480. I don't charge any reading fees, nor am I afiliated with any of the nefarious 'book surgeons.'" Writers may want to check Absolute Write where they have a different address.
Seamus Mullarkey: An agent (Literary, Adult) with Helen F. Pratt Inc.
Sean Christopher & Assoc.: Not recommended. A literary agency.
Sean Fodera: $ A literary agent with Fodera Rights Agency. 3/10/08: Closed as of Dec 07.
Sean Yule: A rights agent with Knopf.
Sebastian Agency: $ A literary agency.
Search For Publishers: Not recommended. A site that funnels authors to vanity publishers.
Sebastian Gibson Agency: Charges fee. Not recommended. A literary agency. Believed in Palm Desert, California.
Sebastian Literary Agency: $ A literary agency. Contact at:2163 Grand #2
St. Paul, MN 55105
Sebastian Ritscher: $ A literary agent with Mohrbooks.
Second City Publishing Services: A literary agency. Contact info unavailable.
Secret Agent Man: Literary Agent: Literary and entertainment representation. Specialties are Mystery, Religious,
Suspense, Thrillers, & Detective.
Sedgeband Literary Associates: Charges fee. Highly not recommended. Literary agents for both published and non-published writers.
Seiichiro Shimono: A literary agent with Owl's Agency in Japan.
Selectric Artists: A literary agency. Contact info unavailable.
Selma Luttinger: AAR An agent (Dramatic) with Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, Inc.
Serafina Clarke: Merged to become Brie Burkeman & Serafina Clarke Ltd. A UK literary agency.
Serendipity Literary Agency LLC: A literary agency. Contact at:732 Fulton St. Ste. 3
Brooklyn, New York 11238
Attn: Regina Brooks
Sergie Cheredov: $ Believed to be a literary agent with Permissions & Rights.
Seth Fishman: A literary agent with The Gernert Company.
Seventh Avenue Literary Agency (formerly Contemporary Management): $ A Canadian literary agency. "We are a literary agency that has been in business for 30 years representing primarily non-fiction properties. We've expanded in fiction over the last five years. I am the principal agent. - Robert Mackwood" Contact at:2052 - 124th Street
South Surrey, BC V4A9K3
Seymour Agency, The: $ A literary agency. "I now handle prescriptive nonfiction, women's fiction and Christian books."
Sha-Shana Crichton: $ A literary agent with Crichton & Associates.
Shana Cohen: Recommended. $ AAR An agent (Literary, Adult) with Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency, Inc. Represents YA and middle grade writers, Fantasy & Science Fiction, a bit of
Commercial Fiction, and some Non-Fiction.
Shana Kelly: $ A literary agent with William Morris.
Shannon Edwards: An agent with Williams Literary Agency.
Shannon O'Keefe: Believed to be a literary agent with The Park Literary Group.
Shapiro-Lichtman: A literary agency. Contact at:8827 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Sharene Martin: $ A literary agent with the Wylie-Merrick Literary Agency.
Shari Smiley: $ An agent with CAA.
Shari Wenk: $ A literary agent with SLW Literary Agency.
Sharifi & Baron: Operating now only as a law firm. Formerly a literary agency and law firm.
Sharlene Martin: $ A literary agent with Martin Literary Management.
Sharon Bowers: $ A literary agent with The Miller Agency.
Sharon Friedman Literary Agency: Sharon Friedman, formerly of Ralph Vicinanza, Ltd, has moved to Jerusalem and
opened her own agency. Contact at:POB 8426
10 Smuts Street
Jerusalem Israel 93108
Sharon Hanby-Robie: An agent with BigScore Productions.
Sharon Jarvis & Co.: A literary agency. 7/15/02: a writer reports this agent is semi-retired. 1/12/08: a writer reports the principal agent is now deceased. P&E is unaware of whether the agency remains viable. Contact at:Rural Rte. #2, Box 16B
Laceyville, PA 18623
Sharon Shavers Gayle: A literary agent with Mary Jack Wald Associates.
Shaun Bradley: $ A literary agent at Transatlantic Literary Agency.
Shawn Coyne: $ A literary agent with Genre Management.
Shawn Mitchell: AAR A literary agent with Sarah Lazin Book.
Shawna McCarthy: AAR $ A literary agent (Literary, Adult) with The McCarthy Agency, LLC. New York, NY.
Sheba Media Group: A talent, literary, and PR agency. P&E is presently unaware of any conflict of interest within this agency. 4/1/08: We are hearing some disturbing reports.
Sheil Land Associates Ltd.: AAA A UK literary agency. No science fiction. Contact at:43 Doughty Street
London WC1N 2LF
Sheila Ableman Literary Agency: AAA A UK literary agency.
Sheila Crowley: $ Believed to be a literary agent with AP Watt.
Sheila Watson: A literary agent with Watson and Little Ltd.
Sheldon Fogelman Agency, Inc.: A literary agency specializing in representing children's books.
Shelf Life Literary: A literary agency specializing in pop culture, humor, narrative non-fiction, memoir, and children's books.
Shelley Power Literary Agency Ltd.: AAA A UK literary agency. Address unavailable.
Shelly Fagin: No longer a literary agent.
Shelly Last: An agent with Veritas Literary Agency West.
Shelly Lynn Agency: Believed closed. A literary agency located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Shelley Roth: An agent with The Roth Agency.
Shepard Agency, The: A literary agency. Contact at:73 Kingswood Dr.
Bethel, CT 06801
Sheree Bykofsky Associates: AAR A literary agency. (Sheree Bykofsky: Literary, Adult) No longer recommending writers to other agents.
Sheri Ables (formerly Williams): $ An agent with Red Writing Hood Ink.
Sherna Khambatta Literary Agency: A literary agency located in India.
Sherri Vanderveen: A literary agent with the Helen Heller Agency, specializing in literary fiction.
Sherry Fine: Not recommended. A literary agent with Writers' Literary Agency & Marketing Company.
Sherry Robb Literary Agency: Not recommended. A literary agency. Address reported invalid. Contact at:7819 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
SHERYL B. FULLERTON ASSOCIATES: A non-fiction literary agency. 8/7/08: Recent info indicates she no longer agents and has returned to publishing. Contact at:1010 Church Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Shimo: $ A literary agent with Owl's Agency.
Shirley & Banister: Charges fee. Not recommended. Believed to be a literary agency.
Shirley Mathews: A literary agent with The Mathews Literary Agency.
Shirley Stewart Literary Agency: $ AAA A UK literary agency. Contact at:3rd Floor, 21 Denmark Street
London WC2H 8NA
Shukat Company, Ltd., The: A literary agency. Contact at:340 West 55th Street, Suite 1A
New York, NY 10019