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Julia Lord

Julia Lord Literary Management

Julia began her agenting career in 1985 working for actors at the Monty Silver Agency. She opened his literary department representing writers for film, television and theater. She moved to books eventually opening Julia Lord Literary Management in 1999. Her mission is very hands on –to work with writers to develop their careers –work with them from idea through publication and marketing. Her office is known for her steadfast commitment to each and every author and book project. Her colleague Ginger Curwen represents thrillers and mysteries. Ginger’s previous publishing experience includes positions at, HarperCollins Publishers, American Booksellers Association, Bantam Books, and Random House. Julia Lord Literary Management is committed to handling not only all publishing rights — including film/tv, translation, audio, and electronic- but to help co-ordinate publicity, special events, off the book page media and all other publishing needs of the author. JLLM is a full member of the American Association of Literary Agents, The Authors Guild and PEN.

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: Thriller
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: Biography
NF: History/Politics/Current Affairs
NF: How-To
NF: Humor
NF: Lifestyle
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Pop Culture
NF: Reference
NF: Science
NF: True Crime
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction


over 20 years

Years of Industry Experience


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Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

E-mail queries can be sent to We read every query but only respond to those we are interested in pursuing. Because of security concerns we do not open or respond to any e-mails that have attachments, so please be sure to put your query letter in the body of your e-mail. Please also paste your synopsis and the first five pages of your manuscript into the body of your e-mail. Snail Mail Queries We respond to every submission that we receive by mail. Please include your synopsis and the first five pages of your manuscript. Be sure to enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for our reply. If you would like to receive your partial or manuscript back if we should decline, make sure to include enough postage for its return. Please use U.S. stamps or, where unavailable, International Reply Coupons (IRCs) from your local post office. Do not send pre-paid FedEx or UPS mailers. If we like the sound of your manuscript, we will request sample chapters and a synopsis. If we like your sample chapters, we will request the whole manuscript. If we like the whole manuscript, you will hear from us. No reading fees or expenses are charged at any time.