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The Book Group
The Book Group
20 West 20th Street, Suite 601, New York, NY 10011
212 803-3360
http://www.thebookgroup.com
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Welcome to The Book Group. We are a full-service literary agency founded in 2015 by longtime friends and publishing industry veterans Julie Barer, Faye Bender, Brettne Bloom and Elisabeth Weed. Since then we have expanded our agency to include Brenda Bowen, Dana Murphy, Jamie Carr and Nicole Cunningham, and our office manager DJ Kim.

We are passionately committed to fostering the careers of writers from a diverse range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, and we represent books for readers of all ages. Please explore our virtual bookshelves, where you’ll discover award-winning novelists and illustrators, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and book club favorites, bestselling thrillers, fantasy, horror, and young adult classics, inspiring memoirs and beloved cookbooks. Thank you for visiting us here. Happy reading.


years experience: 25+
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
THE SONG OF ACHILLES & CIRCE by Madeline Miller
SOLD ON A MONDAY by Kristina McMorris
BIG LITTLE LIES & NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty
THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk
THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE and SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin
AN ORDINARY AGE by Rainesford Stauffer
NOTES ON AN EXECUTION by Danya Kukafka
LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND by Rumaan Alam
BEFORE WE WERE YOURS and THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS by Lisa Wingate
FIREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER by Angeline Boulley
FRIENDS AND STRANGERS and MAINE by J. Courtney Sullivan
LITTLE ELLIOT by Mike Curato
WANT ME by Tracy Clark-Flory
GOD SPARE THE GIRLS by Kelsey McKinney
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE and EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng
I WAS ANASTASIA by Ariel Lawhon
GRACELING realm series by Kristin Cashore
CRYING IN H MART by Michelle Zauner
GENESIS BEGINS AGAIN by Alicia D. Williams
SHUTTER by Melissa Larsen
HOW TO DATE MEN WHEN YOU HATE MEN by Blythe Roberson
INTERIOR CHINATOWN by Charles Yu
THE PERFECT MOTHER by Aimee Molloy
THE NEED by Helen Phillips
WILD GAME by Adrienne Brodeur
OTHER WORDS FOR HOME by Jasmine Warga
THIS IS WHAT I KNOW ABOUT ART by Kimberly Drew
THE FAMILY by Naomi Krupitsky
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
APPLES NEVER FALL by Liane Moriarty (Holt)
THIS IS A GIFT FOR YOU by Emily Winfield Martin (Random)
THE WELCOME CHAIR by Rosemary Wells (author) (Wiseman, S&S)
ROSIE THE TRUFFLE HOUND by Jessie Hartland (Paulsen/Penguin Young Readers)
A CALLING FOR CHARLIE BARNES by Joshua Ferris (Little, Brown)
WE ARE ONE: HOW THE WORLD ADDS UP by Susan Hood (Candlewick)
POEMS FROM WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG by Rosemary Wells (illustrator) (Norton)
LITTLE PIECES OF HOPE by Todd Doughty (Penguin)
WORDS TO MAKE A FRIEND by Donna Jo Napoli and Naoko Stoop (Random House Studios)
FACELESS by Kathryn Lasky (Harper)
THE CHILDREN'S MOON by Carmen Agra Deedy (Scholastic)
GRAND JETÉ AND ME by Robin Preiss Glasser (Harper)
CHRISTMAS IN PEACHTREE BLUFF by Kristy Woodson Harvey (Gallery Books)
THE FAMILY by Naomi Krupitsky (Putnam)
FIVE TUESDAYS IN WINTER by Lily King (Grove)
GRACELING graphic novel by Kristin Cashore (author) and Gareth Hinds (illustrator) (HMH)
THE BROKEN TOWER by Kelly Braffet (Mira)
SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Brettne Bloom, Elisabeth Weed, Faye Bender (Adult Titles), Jamie Carr, & Dana Murphy:
Worldwide, excluding Asia: Jenny Meyer Literary Agency
China & Southeast Asia: Grayhawk Agency
Japan: The English Agency
Korea: Danny Hong Agency

Julie Barer:
Worldwide, excluding UK and Asia: Jenny Meyer Literary Agency
United Kingdom: Caspian Dennis, Abner Stein Ltd
China & Southeast Asia: Grayhawk Agency
Japan: The English Agency
Korea: Danny Hong Agency

Faye Bender & Brenda Bowen Children's and Young Adult Titles:
France, Italy, UK, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Holland, and Israel: Lora Fountain Agency
Scandinavia: la Atterholm
Germany: Morhbooks
Eastern Europe: Prava i Prevodi
China: Grayhawk Agency
Japan: The English Agency
Korea: KCC

KEY PERSONNEL
Julie Barer, Partner
Faye Bender, Partner
Brettne Bloom, Partner
Elisabeth Weed, Partner
Brenda Bowen, Senior Agent
Dana Murphy, Agent
Jamie Carr, Agent
Nicole Cunningham, Associate / Assistant to Julie Barer
DJ Kim, Office Manager/Assistant to Brettne Bloom and Elisabeth Weed
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Thank you for seeking us out, and for considering The Book Group as a place to send your work. Here are our submission guidelines:

When you’re ready to send us your submission, please email a query letter and 10 sample pages to submissions@thebookgroup.com. You will receive a bounce back to your query, which you should consider receipt of your work. Please include all materials in the body of the email, as we can't open attachments. We only accept electronic queries sent to submissions@thebookgroup.com, and do not accept paper queries or queries by phone.

Please include the name of the agent to whom you are submitting in the subject line of your query email. To learn more about what each agent at The Book Group is looking for, please visit the "Staff" section of our website. You are welcome to submit to more than one agent at once at The Book Group; please let us know that you've submitted to multiple agents on our team in the body of your query letter. While we represent a broad range of fiction and nonfiction, we do not represent theatrical work or screenplays. If you are an artist submitting a book dummy or a portfolio, please include a link to the dummy and to your website or portfolio. And picture book authors, please note: Brenda Bowen is not able to accept picture book text submissions at this time.

If we would like to read more of your work, we'll be in touch as soon as possible. We are not able to respond personally to everyone who sends their material to us, much as we would like to. If you don't hear from us within three months, it means we feel we're not the right fit for your work.

Finally, we understand that you'll likely be submitting your work to more than one agency at a time. If you receive an offer of representation from another agency, we'd be grateful if you would let us know by sending a follow up email with "offer of representation" in the subject line.