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firstwriter.com's database of literary agents includes details of 661 English language literary agencies that don't charge reading fees, and haven't received negative assessments in any of the rating services we check. The database is continually updated: there have been 25 listings added or updated in the last month. With over a dozen different ways to narrow your search you can find the right literary agent for your book, fast.

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deadline.com – July 28, 2017

Abrams Artists Agency is expanding its talent division, hiring Todd Eisner as Senior Agent in the firm’s Los Angeles Talent department, and Matt Gogal as a Talent Agent. Having joined Abrams in the past few weeks, both will report to SVP and Head of Theatrical in Los Angeles, Marni Rosenzweig.

In addition, Katie Gamelli has been promoted to Theatrical Literary Agent in New York, effective immediately. She is reporting to Sarah Douglas and Charles Kopelman.

thebookseller.com – June 22, 2017

Laura Macdougall is joining United Agents next month after two “wonderful” years with Tibor Jones & Associates. She will join on 31st July as a literary agent in the Book Department.

Macdougall's clients at Tibor Jones included actor Jim Broadbent, Ruth Hogan of The Keeper of Lost Things (John Murray Press imprint Two Roads), which has now sold in 19 territories, Labour MP Jess Phillips, author of Everywoman (Hutchinson), and Kaite Welsh whose historical crime trilogy is published by Tinder Press.

devonlive.com – July 28, 2017

A Tiverton author has launched a brand new prize for picture book writers.

Children's author, Amy Sparkes, has initiated the Writing Magazine Picture Book Prize, in association with bestselling magazine, Writing Magazine and her literary agent, Julia Churchill.

Amy said: "The picture book industry is very competitive and although there are many prizes for new talent in the children's fiction category, there is currently little available for aspiring picture book writers. This award is designed to highlight new talent and help open doors into the world of publishers and agents."

deadline.com – July 28, 2017

Verve has taken the wraps off Verve Communications, a new division of the growing literary agency that will be run by Sarah Shulman. Shulman came aboard this week after spending the past five years at ICM Partners, where she was a manager in the corporate communications department.

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By J. Paul Dyson
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