Rita Rosenkranz

Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency

A well-established agent, who began her career as an editor at major publishing houses, Rita Rosenkranz represents almost exclusively adult non-fiction titles. Her wide-ranging list includes health, history, parenting, music, how-to, popular science, business, biography, sports, popular reference, cooking, writing, humor, spirituality, illustrated books and general interest titles. She represents first-time as well as seasoned authors, and looks for projects that present familiar subjects freshly or lesser-known subjects presented commercially. Rita works with major publishing houses, as well as regional publishers that handle niche markets. Representative titles include Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad by Betty DeRamus (Atria Books; essence.com best-seller), A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even if You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley, Ph.D. (Tarcher), Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent's Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age by Julie Bogart (Tarcher), How to Communicate Effectively with Anyone, Anywhere: Your Passport to Connecting Globally by Raul Sanchez and Dan Bullock (Career Press), My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood by St. Clair Detrick Jules (Chronicle Books). She is a member of the Association of American Literary Agents, The Authors Guild, and Women's Media Group. ​

Subject Focus

NF: Anthology
NF: Biography
NF: Business/Investing/Finance
NF: Cooking
NF: Diet
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 send query letter via regular mail with SASE, or via e-mail. If requested, send proposal as a single Word doc attachment labeled the name of your book project. (Please do not send multiple, generically labeled attachments.) The agency does not accept submissions for screenplays, poetry, fiction, children's or YA books. You should receive a response within two weeks. Basic book proposal guidelines: COVER PAGE (with the title, your name and your full contact information on the lower left) BOOK PROPOSAL T​ABLE OF CONTENTS (include all the major components and their respective page numbers in the proposal) OVERVIEW ABOUT THE AUTHOR MARKETING MS. DETAILS (projected delivery date and word count) COMPARATIVE TITLES BOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS SAMPLE CHAPTERS (at least one sample chapter, preferably the first) Send email queries to: ​rrosenkranz@mindspring.com Print queries should be addressed to: Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency 440 West End Avenue, #15D New York, NY 10024-5358