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BJ Robbins

BJ Robbins Literary Agency

BJ Robbins opened her Los Angeles-based agency in 1992 after a multifaceted career in book publishing in NY. She started in publicity at Simon & Schuster and was later Marketing Director and then Senior Editor at Harcourt. Her agency represents authors in a multitude of categories, including literary and general fiction, select genre fiction (mystery, suspense/thriller, historical, horror), sophisticated young adult fiction, and nonfiction with commercial appeal, including biography, memoir, history, health, science, and pop culture A member of AALA and PEN, Ms. Robbins has taught or led workshops at UCLA Extension, UC Irvine Extension, the Writer's Pad, and at the Community of Writers Fiction Workshop and the UCR Palm Desert Low Residency MFA program. She was profiled in Writer's Digest and

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Horror
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: Biography
NF: Health
NF: History/Politics/Current Affairs
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Pop Culture
NF: Science
NF: True Crime



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Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

Please send all queries by email to Include in the body of your email, for both fiction and nonfiction: A succinct description of your work, any relevant bio information (your career background, experience, and/or pastimes as they pertain to your writing, any publishing history), and the first ten pages of your book. A synopsis is optional. Please note that we will only respond to those queries we wish to pursue.