Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Knight Agency

The Knight Agency (TKA) specializes in commercial woman’s fiction, including science fiction and fantasy, mystery, suspense and thrillers, and romance of all kinds. The Knight Agency also represents non-fiction, mostly with religious/spiritual themes, and young adult and middle-grade fiction, mostly for girls.  TKA is a bi-coastal agency, maintaining offices in Los Angeles, Florida and metro Atlanta.

Deidre Knight established the agency in 1996. The staff also includes Pamela Harty, Lucienne Diver, Nephele Tempest, Elaine Spencer and Melissa Jeglinski. Altogether the Knight agency has placed more than 2,000 titles with major publishers such as HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Random House, Penguin Putnam, St. Martin’s, Hachette Books (Formerly Time Warner), Tor Books, Kensington Publishing Group, Chronicle Books, Adams Media, Tyndale, Thomas Nelson, Bethany House, Baker Books, Zondervan, Dorchester and Harlequin, among others.

Knight Agency authors have produced bestsellers featured on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Barnes & Noble Bestseller and Hot 100 lists. Awards received by clients include the RITA, Gold Medallion, Walden Books Award for Best New Author and Romantic Times’ Reviewer Choice Awards.

In the winter of 2007, four Knight Agency clients landed on the New York Times bestseller list simultaneously, marking an agency first.

The most junior agent at TKA (and hence the agent hungriest for authors) is Melissa Jeglinski, Editorial Consultant/Associate Agent/submissions coordinator.  Melissa has been at The Knight Agency since September of 2008, just over a year ago, which is practically no time at all in the publishing world.  Previously, she was at Harlequin Enterprises for 17 years. During her years at Harlequin she ascended to senior editor of the Silhouette Desire line, one of the company’s most successful series, and discovered more than a dozen authors who have become national bestsellers.

Current books:
Address your query to the submissions coordinator, Melissa Jeglinski, or to any specific agent and submit a query only (with no manuscript pages) to:
Knight Agency bios here:

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