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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.


Rosie Girl

“ROSIE GIRL by Julie Shepard pulls no punches as Rosie and her best friend Mary desperately push limits and break boundaries in search of a truth so shattering it changes life forever. Rosie is a heroine to invest in, root for and cry with in her shocking but all-too-real quest for answers. The ending left me sitting in the quiet…just sitting and thinking How perfect. Wow.”  -Laura Wiess

Jessi Kirby

Jessi Kirby’s 5th YA, THE SECRET HISTORY OF US, was included in Epic Reads’ “YA Books That Will Make You Ugly Cry.”

Mrs. Smith

Beth McMullen’s MG novel, MRS. SMITH’S SPY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, is out from Aladdin Books. Publishers Weekly calls it, “a fast-moving, twist-filled addition to the kid spy genre, which builds to a nail-biter of a conclusion.”

Judy Budnitz film option

“Dog Days” by Judy Budnitz from the collection FLYING LEAP has been optioned by writer/producer Wilson Bethel. Deal done by Alice Lawson at The Gersh Agency on behalf of Leigh Feldman Literary.

Alexander Weinstein option

Alexander Weinstein’s story “Cartographers” from the collection Children of the New World has been optioned by Theresa Park at POW! Productions and sold to FilmNation with Zack Helm writing the script. Deal done by Howie Sanders at UTA on behalf of Leigh Feldman Literary.

Matt Burgess option

Uncle Janice, a novel by Matt Burgess published by Doubleday, has been optioned by Freemantle Production. Deal done by Howie Sanders at UTA on behalf of Leigh Feldman Literary.


It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura has been nominated as a YALSA 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults title

Lynn Hall NYT

Lynn Hall, author of memoir CAGED EYES, published an op-ed in the New York Times, “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.


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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