About Us

Joelle Delbourgo Associates Literary Agency is a boutique literary agency based in the greater New York City area. We represent a wide 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.  Founded in September 1999, the agency and its co-agents have negotiated over 1,000 contracts with publishers throughout the world, and for adaptation into other media, such as film and television.

As former editors who have worked a major publishing houses, we are creative, know the publishing world from both sides, and pride ourselves on helping our authors at every stage of the publishing process, from creation of submission material, to pitching and selling, negotiating strong deals, and extending the reach of our client’s work internationally and in multiple formats.  We enjoy helping authors to build careers over multiple books. We have a wide range of contacts throughout the industry. Our philosophy is to build bridges and build effective partnerships.

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. We seek quality first and foremost, distinctive voices, and original points of view.

We do not handle screenplays and poetry.

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

For submission guidelines, https://www.delbourgo.com/submissions/

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Our Team

  • 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 book fairs, 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



Tara Gelsomino is the founder and CEO of One Track Literary Agency, a boutique literary agency. Founded in 2018, OTLA handles primary and audio rights for a variety of authors, agents, and publishers. A twenty-plus year veteran of the publishing industry, Tara was formerly the Executive Editor of Simon & Schuster’s digital imprint, Crimson Romance, and also worked for BBC Audiobooks America/AudioGO and Romantic Times Magazine.