Denise Shannon

Denise Shannon Literary Agency

The Denise Shannon Literary Agency is a New York-based boutique agency with a distinguished list of fiction and nonfiction authors. Particular areas of specialty include literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, biography, journalism, politics, social history, health and business. The agency’s clients have received numerous awards and honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award finalist medal, the Whiting Writers’ Award, the MacArthur Fellowship, and the PEN/Hemingway Award.

Subject Focus

Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: Biography
NF: History/Politics/Current Affairs
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative



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Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

Queries may be submitted by post, accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope to Denise Shannon Literary Agency, Inc., 280 Madison Avenue, Suite 308, New York, NY 10016, or by email to Please include a description of the available book project and a brief bio including details of any prior publications. We will reply and request more material if we are interested. If material is solicited, please be sure manuscripts are double-spaced and are not bound in any way. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you wish to have the material returned to you. The Agency will take all reasonable care with material sent, but cannot take responsibility for the inadvertent loss or damage of material, so authors are advised always to retain a copy. Please do not send queries regarding fiction projects until a complete manuscript is available for review. We request that you inform us if you are submitting material simultaneously to other agencies. No reading fees are charged.