Meg Thompson

Thompson Literary Agency

Meg Thompson (Founder) grew up in Lubbock, TX and moved to NY to attend New York University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with a degree in British and American Literature. She started in publishing in 2002, working closely with President Bill Clinton in his Harlem office as a researcher and fact checker on his memoirs, My Life. She then joined LJK Literary Management, LLC in 2005. She worked at LJK for six years, becoming a senior agent in only 2 years, before founding her own agency with Susanna Einstein, the Einstein Thompson Agency. After three successful years at ETA, Meg decided to launch her own agency, Thompson Literary LLC. Her clients include #1 NY Times bestselling cookbook author Lisa Leake of 100 Days of Real Food, NY Times bestsellers Ken Denmead, Kelle Hampton, Tom Hart, and Jeremy Rifkin, NY Times and New Yorker essayist Tim Kreider, Daily Rituals author Mason Currey, adventure reporter and Ghost Wave author Chris Dixon, caterer to the stars Mary Giuliani, author of the Gypset series and NY Times Style reporter Julia Chaplin, New Yorker cartoonist and essayist Emily Flake, designer Ayse Birsel, Octopus! author, NPR, and Scientific America journalist Katherine Harmon Courage, Missy LeHand biographer Kathryn Smith, Global Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships and Lead Benefit Auctioneer at Christie’s Auction House, Lydia Fenet, women’s rights activists Maria Toorpakai, Tanya Selvaratnam, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards, among others. She is interested in biography, memoir, music, popular science, politics, social justice, cookbooks, sports, health and wellness, spirituality, fashion, art, design, adult illustrated books, popular culture, and anything that advances our cultural and social dialogue to a more elevated level. Meg is a member of the Association of American Literary Agents (AALA).

Subject Focus

NF: Anthology
NF: Biography
NF: Business/Investing/Finance
NF: Cooking
NF: Health
NF: History/Politics/Current Affairs
NF: How-To
NF: Humor
NF: Illustrated/Art
NF: Lifestyle
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Parenting
NF: Pop Culture
NF: Reference
NF: Religion/Spirituality
NF: Science
NF: Sports
NF: True Crime
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction: Advice/Relationships



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Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

Please use Query Manager to send Meg a query letter, including any salient biographical and platform information as well as previous publications. Attach your full nonfiction proposal, or the first 50 pages of your manuscript. While Meg considers all submissions seriously, she is unable to reply to all of them, and will only respond to projects that interest her within six weeks. Link: