About Us

Discovering and nurturing literary talent.  Strategic management of authors’ careers.  Cutting-edge thinking and in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry and trends. Finding the right partnership for each literary work and author.  Building bridges between authors and publishers.  Guiding authors on the many pathways to publishing, from traditional to self-publishing, digital and hybrid publishing, and everything in between.  A full-service literary agency, providing editorial and marketing services.  Joelle Delbourgo Associates (JDA) is a boutique agency with heart and vision dedicated to bring a writer’s work to as wide an audience as possible in a dynamic 21st century publishing world.

For over fifteen years, the agency and its co-agents have negotiated countless contracts for literary works with publishers throughout the world, and for adaptation into other media, such as film and television.  Joelle Delbourgo Associates represents over 300 clients, writing a wide range of adult fiction and nonfiction, and a growing list of young adult and middle grade fiction and nonfiction.  In nonfiction, we have particular strength in narrative nonfiction, “big think” books, history and politics, psychology, parenting, business and economics, science, self-help, health and some memoir.  Our fiction runs the gamut from mainstream quality commercial women’s fiction to literary fiction, upscale mysteries and some romantic fiction and fantasy. Whatever the genre, we seek quality first and foremost.

For more about Joelle Delbourgo Associates, and profiles of our agents, and affiliated editors, publicist and sub-agents, click on bios of our staff, and explore our website to learn more.

  • Editorial Team

    John Paine – Editorial Services

    Fran R. Schumer, Editor and Writer

  • Subagents

    World excluding Asia:

    Jenny Meyer Literary Agency Jenny Meyer has been in the business of foreign rights since 1996. Founded in 2002, Jenny Meyer Literary Agency, Inc. represents UK and translation rights on behalf of a wide variety of U.S.-based literary agencies and authors. Jenny attends the major international bookfairs, selling direct in all territories which fosters a close working relationship with foreign publishers, thereby maximizing the potential of each project abroad. jenny@meyerlit.com

Asia: