Gina Maccoby

Gina Maccoby Literary Agency

Gina Maccoby is a New York literary agent representing authors of high quality, upmarket fiction and narrative nonfiction for adults and children, including New York Times bestselling and award-winning titles. First and foremost she is captured by an engaging, unique voice; across all forms she is looking for strong storytelling, fresh perspectives, memorable characters, stories with heart. In fiction she is looking for upmarket novels, mysteries and thrillers, middle grade, and young adult. Areas of interest in nonfiction include history, biography, current events,long-form journalism, and popular science. Gina served four terms on the Board of Directors of the Association of Authors' Literary Agents (formerly AAR)and is a member of both the Royalties and Contracts Committees. She is a long-time member of the Authors Guild and belongs to SCBWI. Prior to establishing her own agency in 1986, she was a literary agent at Russell & Volkening where she handled her own clients as well as first serial, foreign, and movie rights for the agency. Gina grew up mostly in Northern California and graduated with Honors from Harvard College.

Subject Focus

Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
NF: Biography
NF: History/Politics/Current Affairs
NF: Narrative
NF: Pop Culture
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction
Children’s: Middle Grade Fiction
Children’s: Middle Grade Non-Fiction
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction
Children’s: Young Adult Non-Fiction
Children’s: General
Children's: Fantasy



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How to successfully present your work

No unsolicited manuscripts. Query first: Do not send attachments unless requested. If we are interested we will respond. Owing to the volume of queries we only respond if interested.