About Us

Joelle Delbourgo Associates Literary Agency is a boutique literary agency based in the greater New York City area. We represent a broad range of authors writing for the adult trade market, from creative nonfiction to expert-driven nonfiction, commercial fiction to literary fiction, as well as new adult, young adult and middle grade fiction and nonfiction.

For over 15 years, the agency and its co-agents have negotiated countless contracts with publishers throughout the world, and for adaptation into other media, such as film and television.

Joelle Delbourgo Associates Literary Agency  is looking for both  narrative and prescriptive nonfiction: “big think” books, groundbreaking research-based nonfiction, history and politics, psychology, parenting, business and economics, science, memoir, health and wellness, and true crime .  Our fiction spans mainstream quality commercial women’s fiction to literary fiction, upscale mysteries, romance and fantasy. Whatever the genre, we seek quality first and foremost, distinctive voices, and original points of view.

Our authors include Ben H. Winters, Dale Russakoff, Dr. Michele Borba, Philip Freeman, Geralyn Lucas, Robert Garfield, Jennifer Alvarez, Anne Greenwood Brown, Chris Farrell, Ashley Rhodes-Courter, Thomas Armstrong, Missy Chase Lapine, and Rabbi Israel Meir Lau.

For more about our literary agency, click on bios of our staff and authors.

For submission guidelines, click on the submission tab above.

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  • 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