Maria Carvainis

Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc

Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc. was established in 1977. Since its inception, the agency has successfully represented more than 150 New York Times Bestsellers. For more than 40 years, Maria Carvainis has maintained her philosophy that the author’s editorial needs, career development and management are equally important components of her role as a literary agent, in addition to the negotiation of well-crafted contracts and the supervision of successful marketing campaigns.

1270 6th Ave, Ste 2915

New York, NY, 10020

Submissions Open

Subject Focus

Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: New Adult
Fiction: Thriller
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: Biography
NF: Business/Investing/Finance
NF: History/Politics/Current Affairs
NF: Humor
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Religion/Spirituality
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



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Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

Send queries - Query by Email or Mail Email queries to - Submission guidelines: If you would like to query the agency, please send a query letter, a synopsis of the work, two sample chapters, and note any writing credentials. If you want the materials returned to you, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Otherwise, please be sure to include your email address. We typically respond to queries within 5-10 days, if not earlier. Please send all queries to: Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc. Attention: Query Department 1270 Avenue of the Americas Suite 2915 New York, NY 10020 We also accept electronic queries at All files must be Word or PDF. Don't send... Science-fiction, Fantasy Picture books Stage plays Screenplays