We are a full service boutique literary agency specializing in internationally successful front-list adult and young adult fiction and non-fiction, with clients at the top of the New York Times and London Sunday Times lists. As a boutique agency, we are proud to be able to maintain strong relationships and work closely with our authors at all stages of the publishing process.
Since 1988 we have built our reputation as an internationally respected agency on the belief that our clients, and their concerns, are paramount. There is more to being a literary agent than merely ‘sealing the deal’, and we pride ourselves on our experience in working editorially with our authors when necessary before taking them to market — a process that can make the difference between just any offer, and a terrific offer!
We welcome email submissions as per the submission guidelines found on our Contact page. No snail mail, drop-in or phone queries please.
We do not handle screenplays, illustrated books and children’s books.
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Helen Heller @helenheller
Helen has spent her career in publishing and specializes in thrillers and major front-list fiction. She likes a big story well told and handles a number of internationally bestselling and multiple-award-winning authors. Helen is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives.
Sarah Heller @
Sarah Heller has developed an internationally and New York Times bestselling list. She specializes in establishing new authors with a focus on front list commercial YA and adult fiction. Sarah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University, and is a graduate of the Advertising Design program of the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Barbara Berson @barbaraberson1
Barbara Berson (BA, MA), has had an extensive publishing career both in her native NYC and Toronto, most recently as Senior Editor at Penguin Books, where she acquired and edited bestselling, award-winning works of fiction, non-fiction and YA by Joseph Boyden, Colin McAdam, Lee Henderson, Roy MacGregor, Teresa Toten and Carrie Mac, among others. Barbara is interested in literary fiction, non-fiction and YA.