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During her 25 years as a literary agent based in New York City, Leigh Feldman has established herself as an invaluable partner to the writers she represents, and is highly respected by her peers in the industry. Her agency, Leigh Feldman Literary, is the culmination of experiences and lessons learned from her 20-plus years at Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman Literary Agency and Writer’s House. In that time, Feldman has represented National Book Award winners and bestsellers of literary fiction, historical fiction, memoir, middle grade, and young adult. No matter the writer or the category, Feldman only represents books she believes in, that captivate her, and that she can best serve with her passion and tenacity.

Leigh Feldman Literary is a full service literary agency.


INLIAS Editors Pick

IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S A SECRET by Misa Sagiura is Editors' Pick for Best Young Adult of the Month on Amazon.

It’s Not Like It’s a Secret – Starred Review

Starred Kirkus review says IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S A SECRET by Misa Sagiura is "well-paced, brimming with drama, and utterly vital."

Lynn Hall NYT

Lynn Hall, author of memoir CAGED EYES, published an op-ed in the New York Times on what happens when a rape goes unreported.

Ursula Werner blurbs

Ursula Werner's debut THE GOOD AT HEART called "brutal and beautiful" by Jacquelyn Mitchard and "delightfully written" by Helen Simonson.

NYT Notable – Weinstein

Alexander Weinsten's CHILDREN OF THE NEW WORLD was named one of New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2016.

Caged Eyes Kirkus

CAGED EYES "allows readers to truly understand how victims internalize the worst accusations... and the monumental effort to combat their own self-doubt.” - Kirkus

Lost Traveler’s Tour Guide Sale Announcement

We're pleased to announce that Alexander Weinstein's second book, THE LOST TRAVELER'S TOUR GUIDE, has sold to Stephen Morrison at Picador.

New Book Sarah Desen

We're excited to announce that Sarah Dessen’s 13th novel, ONCE AND FOR ALL, has sold to Regina Hayes and Ken Wright at Viking Children’s Books.

Rosie Girl Announcement

We're pleased to announce that Julie Shepard's ROSIE GIRL has sold to Stacey Barney at Putnam Children's.

The Secret History of Us

Edited by Alexandra Cooper at HarperTeen, get ready for Jessi Kirby's fifth novel, THE SECRET HISTORY OF US, coming Summer 2017.


Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

In order to submit your work for consideration, please send your query letter and the first ten pages of the manuscript or proposal to query@lfliterary.com.

Due to the high volume of submissions received, we can only respond personally to those authors whose work we’d like to see more of. LF Literary is particularly interested in: historical fiction, contemporary YA, literary fiction, memoir, and narrative non-fiction. Genres LF Literary is not interested in include: adult and YA paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, romance, thrillers, mysteries, or picture books.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Please address general questions to assistant@lfliterary.com. Please note that this is not the address for general queries.

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