Looking for the inside scoop and contact info on agents but can’t be bothered to go to the library and look at the LMP?

Try this.

Everyone Who’s Anyone in Adult Trade Publishing

Aspiring writer Gerard Jones has offered up all the contacts he collected while pitching his two books.

While his rejection letters might not help you much, the names, website links, and email addresses will.

You’ll laugh when you read the email that got him his agent.

I look forward to scouring this for agents when I’m ready. Or maybe a few each day. Shouldn’t that really be our goal? To chip away instead of waiting for the perfect moment?


  1. Well, it’s more up-to-date than the LMP, too, and it’s got 2000 clickable e-mail addresses and 600 urls and it’s not cluttered up with the junk the LMP’s cluttered up with. Thanks. G.

  2. Thanks for checking in with us Gerard. One question for you, are the agents on there mostly geared towards fiction? Will I be able to find agents that are also accepting women’s non fiction? Or how about memoirs?
    I’m figuring that there will be some that cover both areas, but that it’ll take some digging through the websites to find them. Do you have any suggestions for us?

  3. You can find specific areas of interest on their websites, yeah, but most handle both fiction and nonfiction–and usually make most of their money from nonfiction. The best advice I have is to find books similar to the one you want to sell, then search Google and PW and Bookseller and whatever industry resources you know about in order to figure out who represented those books, then stick that agent into my “search” function, check out his or her website if it’s there or send ’em an e-mail if it’s not. Oh, my little website’s free, by the way. That’s another thing that distinguishes it from the LMP. G.

  4. Thanks for the extra info, Gerard. I just did a search for the agent I like and have been following — Jenny Bent. And I was thrilled to see her personal comments about liking funny books about women. It was what I suspected from her reading her list, but it was even better to hear it from her on your site!

    As for the research you were suggesting in your last comment, I like looking for agents in the acknowledgments pages of the books and authors that I like. You can do that while browsing at a bookstore.

    Thanks again, Gerard.

  5. Absolutely, yes, check out acknowledgments, read between the lines, but you still won’t know what’s gonna work until it does. Knock on all the even marginally appropriate doors you can find. It’s likely that the one that opens will come as a big surprise. G.

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