Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.

A Tradition of Literary Excellence for Over 60 Years

Phone 212-780-6050

A New York City-based literary agency, founded in 1952.


Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. is highly selective in offering representation to writers. We receive an extraordinarily large number of unsolicited submissions and can only seriously consider those with merit. Please submit to us via email by completing the form below. We do our best to respond to queries within six weeks of receipt, though we cannot guarantee a response. 

If you prefer to submit a query via mail, please send a query letter, synopsis of the work, a brief proposal or the first three chapters of the manuscript, a brief author bio or resume, and a stamped self-addressed envelope for reply to the address below. Please enclose sufficient postage if you wish to have your materials returned to you. 

We do not represent screenplays. We welcome international submissions, but we do not return any material outside of the US. Please include an email address for reply or US postal stamps only, not metered mail or international reply coupons. We will not review any materials stored on CD/DVD or any other electronic storage device.

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