Literary Agents Who Represent Christian Authors

Aspiring authors routinely ask me to recommend an agent. This is more difficult than you might think. For starters, we work with numerous agents and enjoy good relationships with all of them.

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Second, it’s often just as difficult to find an agent as a publisher. Many agents are not accepting clients. However, if your project is good and you are persistent, you will eventually find one.

Rather than recommend a specific agent, I hoped to be able to point authors to a list of agents on the Internet. However, I couldn’t find a list that represent Christian authors. Bummer. So, with the help of Vicki, my assistant, I compiled one.

This may not be all the agents that could be listed, but these are the forty or so we work with at Thomas Nelson. While all of them represent Christian authors, they themselves may not necessarily be Christians or represent exclusively Christian authors. If you want to check out an agent or get the opinions of other writers, you might visit ChristianWriters.com or The Absolute Writer Water Cooler, two discussion forums for authors.

Also, please note: before you approach any agent, you should prepare a formal proposal. I provide explicit guidance in my two e-books, one for fiction and one for non-fiction. These will enable you to put your best foot forward and answer the questions that most agents ask.

Regardless, this list does not constitute my recommendation. It is your responsibility to check references and ascertain whether or not a specific agent is right for you.

Keep in mind that agents typically charge a 15 percent commission. This is standard in the industry. However, you shouldn’t have to pay them until they actually sell your book to a publisher.

Note: If you are one of the agents listed below and want your information edited or removed, please send me an email. If you want to be added to the list, send me an email with your contact information and the names of at least three of your clients who have been published. (I don’t want to list inexperienced agents.)

LITERARY AGENTS
Last Updated: 09/27/2013
Maurilio Amorim
Amorim Agency
112 Westwood Place suite 110
Brentwood TN 37027
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Sally Apokedak
The Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency
Atlanta Office
5252 Barrett Parkway #39
Marietta, GA 30064
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Karen Ball
The Steve Laube Agency
5025 N. Central Avenue, #635
Phoenix, AZ 85012–1502
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Bruce Barbour
Literary Management Group
P.O. Box 40965
Nashville, TN 37204
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Jenni Burke
D.C. Jacobson & Associates, LLC
3689 Carman Drive, Suite 300
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035
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Terry W. Burns
Hartline Literary Agency
1414 Sunrise Drive #51
Amarillo TX 79104-4332
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Mary Chappell
Zachary Shuster Harmsworth
535 Boylston Street, Suite 1103
Boston, MA 02116
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Rick Christian
Alive Communications
7680 Goddard St., Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
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Jonathan Clements
Wheelhouse Literary Group
1007 Loxley Drive
Nashville TN 37211
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Chaz Corzine
The MWS Group
321 Billingsly Court, Unit 15
Franklin, TN 37067
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Claudia Cross
Folio Literary Management
The Film Center Building
630 9th Avenue, Ste. 1101
New York, NY 10036
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Blythe McIntosh Daniel
The Blythe Daniel Agency, Inc.
P.O. Box 64197
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
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Greg Daniel
Daniel Literary Group
1701 Kingsbury Drive, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37215
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Jan Dennis
Dennis Literary
19350 Glen Hollow Circle
Monument, CO 80132
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David Dunham
The Dunham Group
63 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203
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Danielle Egan-Miller
Browne & Miller Literary Associates
410 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 460
Chicago, IL 60605
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Christopher Ferebee
2834 Hamner Avenue, Suite 456
Norco, California 92860
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Esther Fedorkevich
The Fedd Agency
606 Flamingo Blvd.
Austin, TX 78734
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Gary Foster
Gary D Foster Consulting
733 Viginia Ave
Van Wert, OH, 45891
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Rachelle Gardner
Books & Such Literary Agency
52 Mission Circle, Suite 122, PMB 170
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
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Jennifer Gates
Zachary Schuster Harmsworth,
A Literary & Entertainment Agency
1776 Broadway, Suite 1405
New York, NY 10019
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Joel Gotler
Intellectual Property Group
9200 Sunset Blvd. Suite 520
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Steve Green
Anvil II Management
12175 Network Boulevard, Suite 150
San Antonio, TX 78249
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Joyce Hart
Hartline Literary
123 Queenston Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15235
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Andrea Heinecke
Alive Communications
7680 Goddard St., Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
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Kathryn Helmers
Creative Trust, Inc.
Media, Entertainment & Literary Management
5141 Virginia Way, Suite 320
Brentwood, TN 37027
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Judy Hilsinger
Hilsinger-Mendelson West
8916 Ashcroft Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Lee Hough
Alive Communications
7680 Goddard St. Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
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Don Jacobson
D.C. Jacobson & Associates, LLC
P.O. Box 1965
Sisters, Oregon 97759
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Nancy Jernigan
Hidden Value Group
1240 E. Ontario Ave., Ste. #102-148
Corona, CA 92881
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Greg Johnson
WordServe Literary Group
10152 S. Knoll Circle
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130
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Natasha Kern
Natasha Kern Literary Agency
P.O. Box 1069
White Salmon, WA 98672
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Joel Kneedler
Alive Communications
7680 Goddard St., Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
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Deidre Knight
The Knight Agency
570 East Avenue
Madison, GA 30650
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Janet Kobobel-Grant
Books & Such Literary Agency
52 Mission Circle, Suite 122, PMB 170
Santa Rosa, CA 95409-5370
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Steve Laube
The Steve Laube Agency
5025 N. Central Avenue, #635
Phoenix, AZ 85012–1502
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Wendy Lawton
Books & Such Literary Agency
Central Valley Office
Post Office Box 1227
Hilmar, CA 95324
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Shannon Litton
Amorim Agency
112 Westwood Place suite 110
Brentwood TN 37027
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Shannon Marven
Dupree, Miller & Associates
100 Highland Park Village, Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75205
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Jan Miller
Dupree, Miller & Associates
100 Highland Park Village, Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75205
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Tamela Hancock Murray
The Steve Laube Agency
5025 N. Central Avenue, #635
Phoenix, AZ 85012–1502
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Bill Reeves
Working Title Agency
2948 Augusta Trace Drive
Spring Hill, TN 37174
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Rebeca Seitz
Reclaim Management
1700 Hayes Street, Suite 302
Nashville, TN 37203
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Mary Sue Seymour, AAR
The Seymour Agency
475 Miner Street Road
Canton, New York 13617
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David Shepherd
The DRS Agency
317 Main Street/Suite 207
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
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Meredith Smith
Creative Trust, Inc.
Media, Entertainment & Literary Management
5141 Virginia Way, Suite 320
Brentwood, TN 37027
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Karen Solem
P.O. Box 374
24 Park Row
Chatham, NY 12037
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Les Stobbe
Literary Agent
300 Doubleday Road
Tryon, NC 28782
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Mark Sweeney
Mark Sweeney & Associates
28540 Altessa Way, Suite 201
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
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David Van Diest
Van Diest Literary Agency
P.O. Box 1482
Sisters, OR 97759
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David Vigliano
Vigliano & Associates
405 Park Avenue, Suite 1700
New York,, NY 10022
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Frank Weimann
The Literary Group International
The Stanford Building
51 East 25th Street, Suite 401
New York, NY 10010
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Thomas J. Winters
Winters & King, Inc.
2448 East 81st Street, Suite 5900
Tulsa, OK 74137-4259
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Andrew Wolgemuth
Wolgemuth & Associates
8600 Crestgate Circle
Orlando, FL 32819
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Erik Wolgemuth
Wolgemuth & Associates
8600 Crestgate Circle
Orlando, FL 32819
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Robert Wolgemuth
Wolgemuth & Associates
8600 Crestgate Circle
Orlando, FL 32819
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Wes Yoder
Ambassador Agency
P.O. Box 50358
Nashville, TN 37205
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  • http://twitter.com/SusanLower Susan Lower

    Thank you for this well researched list. It is a great resource for authors seeking representation in today’s Christian market. It’s excately the kind of thing new authors like myself are looking for and find very helpful.

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  • Myfathershouse23

    i cant send a e mail to any of these people  would some one please send me a number to call to reach someone to get my book published  thank you

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      99% of them won’t take calls. You must email them to reach them.

  • http://twitter.com/HeatherHarshman Heather Harshman

    Thank you for taking the time to both compile and continually update this list, Michael.  It is a great help!

  • Linda M. Brandt

    Hi Mike,  Thank you for the helpful listing of literary agents.  I have contacted a few and am waiting for some responses.  Those that have responded, did so in a very professional and timely manner.  Thank you again.  Author/Illustrator Linda M. Brandt

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CY526SSJ2IFMCZT7RZ6JOS2GNU Prophet Angelo

    Hello I am writing a book on inspirational quotes for  365 days of the year !!! I have high expectations for this book and would love to have the best Christian representation. Please contact me if you are interested in helping me furfil my destiny Pastor Angelo Swinson @ angeloswinson@ yahoo.com

  • Bruce Barbour

    MSH, the mailing address on your site is five years old. No problem if the reader links to the website or email but not sure if they just mail something that it will get forwarded after all these years.

    Please update address to: PO Box 40965, Nashville, TN, 37204

    Thanks,
    BRB

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Fixed! Thanks.

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  • Anonymous

    Thank you for such a resource!  

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  • Ruth A. Taylor

    Hi Michael,
     
    Thanks for this list. I’m in search of just the right agent for my debut novel, and have queried a few that I have found here.  
     
    Just wanted to inform you, as I’m sure you already know, that Kelly Gottuso Mortimer closed her literary agency. I saw her name on the list today and thought you might like the reminder so you can remove it.
     
    Thanks again!
    Ruth A. Taylor

    • http://ruthataylor.blogspot.com/ Ruth A. Taylor

      Also – Tamela Hancock Murray is with Steve Laube now!

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  • http://www.cbtinsurreyandsussex.com Nimmi Hutnik

    dear mike
    this list is exciting. however can you please compile such a list for the UK? in particular i am interested in liberal christian literary agents (non fiction) rather than conservative christian ones. any chance? or perhaps you know of one or two but don’t have a list. my email address is nimmihutnik@yahoo.combestdr nimmi hutnik

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I’m afraid I can’t help you. I don’t know of such a list and don’t know how I would begin to compile it. Sorry.

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  • Vickilmoag

    Is this list for adult writings only?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      It contains all kind of agents. Some represent children’s books. You will have to inquire to find out.

  • Mark Taylor

    Hi Michael, do you know of any agents who would be especially appropriate fo an evangelistic apologetics book?

    Thanks!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I’m sorry, I don’t.

  • http://www.thatmightypen.com/category/christian-authors Bronwen Scott-Branagan

    This is a great site and just what I have been looking for. Do you have any agents in Australia?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Unfortunately, not on this list.

  • Revpatreeves

    Michael Hyatt YOU ROCK!! and You care. Thanks a million!!!!

  • Missi

    Thank you so much for this information.  I’ve been using agent query–it is nice to have a fresh list of opportunities.  I truly believe in the book I’ve recently self-published, but I feel an agent could open so many doors I’ve yet to encounter.  Thanks again for all of your work!

  • Dr. Stalworth

    Dr. Stalworth

    Hi Mike,
    I thought the hardest part was writing a book.  Now that I have completed my book, I find the real work has just begun.  Getting my book published is the hardest part of the process.  Now, I am researching publishing companies (for christian authors), as well as literary agents. 

    I am more familiar with Thomas Nelson Publishing than any other; probably because I was born and raised in Nashville, Tenn., and because of my grandmother frequently read the Bible which had their name at the bottom of the first inside page. 

    My book is a story of my life.  I am currently 69 years old and was sexually abused as a child.  However, I am also a victorious overcomer through God.

  • Carmen

    Thank you so much for sharing just about everything I needed to know. It is like a one stop shop. The only thing that I find to be a problem for me is it seems easier to write the book then the proprosal. Glory be to God, he will help me with that as well. Thanks again so much.

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  • Tyrean

    Thank you!

  • Matt

    Do you know if any of these agents specialize in young adult books? I have a Christmas Adventure that would appeal to children aged 7-11.

  • http://www.inspiredblessings.com/ Jean Marie Pirnce

    A little over a year ago, I heard “Do the book!”I took that leap of faith and since 12/21/11 God has given me such favor. Please go to my website to see what I mean at http://www.inspiredblessings.com. God blessed me to write a book called “Inspired Blessings” Led by God to Inspire the World with Love, Faith and Hope by Jean Marie Prince.  Look at “Inspired Blessings” Events. Next month in East Hampton, I will be featured doing a 30 minute TV interview about my book. I am searching for a Literary Agent that would be willing to help me to get a publishing company to publish it in Spanish and other languages. I had started a series of youtube videos when God told me to Do the book!” I have an e-mail list of followers.  You can go on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com to see the reviews as well. Also on my website look at “What People Are Saying.” You can contact me at inspiredblessings@gmail.com first. Please let me know if you are interested. Thank you, Jean Marie Prince

  • Dawn

    Great, invaluable information!  Thanks!

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  • Dave’s Days

    I have a 75000
    word edited manuscript about my 10-year experience as a father of twins making
    life style choices to maximize a positive outcome for my children and my
    parenting experience.   The book
    addresses philosophy of making fatherhood a top life stage priority.   I am seeking suggestions on the best way to
    bring this to market with the greatest exposure, market penetration, delivery
    to those in need and retention of sales proceeds.   I have experienced difficulties of finding an agent through
    other authors.   I sincerely appreciate
    any thoughts or guidance you may have to share

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708147382 Trudy Metzger

    Hi Michael

    *Love* your e-books on writing a winning proposal, and would recommend them to anyone! It is not my kind of writing but your books made it shockingly easy and, dare I say, fun! They are available at: http://michaelhyatt.com/product/writing-a-winning-book-proposal. 

    A friend connected me to an agent for a book I’m working on, and that agent–Chip MacGregor–felt the book had value and a market, but was not a topic/project he could sell. (Super nice guy!)  He then recommended another agent and I am waiting to hear back from him. I see both of them on your list and that reassures me. I very much respect you and appreciate all you do to help people! Many blessings!
    Trudy 

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  • Redhaley

    I have written a meditation book that I hand-bind  and hand-sew myself.  The meditation book has beautiful photography.  It is a quality book.  I have gotten nothing but positive feedback.  I need to find an agent that can help me market this book.  I am almost finished with a second book as well.  I just need to find the right market for this material.  Thanks for any help.

  • A_Message_From_God

    Mike, We found your list by accident.  I think it is great and it gives a brand new author a place to start.  Thank you very much. My wife wrote a wonderful book and we sent the self written propasal letter to two names on your list 5 days ago and we have already received one response and communicated through the sample chapter and are now on the full manuscript.  We feel like this might be a beginning so I can’t say thank you eneough right now.  The agency that responded is one of the biggest.

  • A_Message_From_God

    Mike, We found your list by accident.  I think it is great and it gives a brand new author a place to start.  Thank you very much. My wife wrote a wonderfl book and we sent the self written propasal letter to two names on your list 5 days ago and we have already received one response and communicated through the sample chapter and are now on the full manuscript.  We feel like this might be a beginning so I can’t say thank you eneough right now.  The agency that responded is one of the biggest.

  • Sherry Galloway Willis

    I am beginning the process of having my second children’s book published; also by a small publishing company.  Is it really hard to have your published books republished by a larger company?  Thank you!  

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  • Ronny Mills

    Thank you, my friend!  As tough as it getting your book noticed by the industry, you have helped a great deal!

  • http://MaryLouwrites.weebly.com/ Mary L. Ball

    Great list. As a published author I feel the need to now seek an agent. It’s seems that road is harder to travel. “Escape to Big Fork Lake”  

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  • James A.

    Its worth taking a time off to big thanks a busy heart who steals his time to save others time. You have been of worthy help. Love your site and often enjoy your regular posst in my mail box. thanks in bundles.

  • Brook

    Your list of literary agents IS most helpful.  However, after having run the gamut (while searching for one that publishes Children’s Picture Books), the list needs updating.  Some of the websites no longer exist, and a few are not exactly “Christian”.  Nevertheless, it was still helpful as a starting point.  Thanks for the hard work in putting it together.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Brook. I really count on the agents to keep it updated, but perhaps I should be more pro-active.
      Also, I refer to this as “Literary Agents who Represent Christian Authors” on purpose. They are definitely not all Christian. Thanks.