Monday, March 11, 2024

Three agents at Sarah Jane Freymann Literary seek new authors

Beating Endo by Amy Stein 
& Dr. Iris Kerin Orbuch
represented by Sarah Jane Freymann Agency

Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency

New York, New York

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Sarah Jane Freymann has been a literary agent since the 1970s and is the founder and president of the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, LLC.

The Agency has a strong commitment to serious self-help and spiritual books, with titles that have sold more than 100,000 copies in the U.S. and throughout Europe and Asia.

At least five of the agency’s cookbook authors have won the prestigious Julia Child Award.

The agency also has a strong affinity for narrative nonfiction, and represents world-renowned naturalists, award-winning journalists, and memoirists. We also represent books on lifestyle, illustration and design, many of which have become classics.

The agency also represents some literary, commercial and young adult-fiction titles.

The agency has four agents in total. Three of them are open for queries:  

Katharine Sands has worked with a varied list of authors who publish a diverse array of books. She is actively building her client list.

In nonfiction, she likes books that have a clear benefit for readers’ lives in categories of food, travel, lifestyle, home arts, beauty, wisdom, relationships, parenting, and fresh looks, which might be at issues, life challenges or popular culture.

In fiction, Katharine wants to be compelled and propelled by urgent storytelling, and hooked by characters.

For memoir and femoir, she likes to be transported to a world rarely or newly observed.

Query Katherine at:

Paste the first ten pages of your manuscript into your email below your query letter.

Sarah Jane Freymann is seeking both fiction and nonfiction.

She has worked with a varied list of authors who publish a diverse array of books. She is actively building her client list. is seeking both fiction and nonfiction.

In fiction, she’s looking for sophisticated mainstream and literary fiction with a distinctive voice.

She’s also looking for edgy Young Adult fiction.

In nonfiction, she wants spiritual, psychology, self-help, women/men’s issues, books by health experts (conventional and alternative), cookbooks, narrative non-fiction, natural science, nature, memoirs, cutting-edge journalism, travel, multicultural issues, parenting, lifestyle.

Query Sarah at:

Paste the first 10 pages of your work into the email below your query.

Steve Schwartz is looking for popular fiction, especially crime novels, thrillers and historical novels. 

In nonfiction, he’s seeking world and national affairs, business books, self-help, psychology, humor, sports and travel.

Query Steve at:

Paste the first 10 pages of your work into the email below your query.

Full submission guidelines here. 

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