The Sagalyn Literary Agency

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Last Updated: Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:50pm
Currently Accepting Submissions
Currently Accepting Submissions
Email Submissions Allowed
Email Submissions Allowed
No Postal Submissions
No Postal Submissions

Contact Information

4922 Fairmont Ave, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States

Submission Guidelines

Submit materials in the email's body text.
Fiction - Query With:
Query Letter
Non-Fiction - Query With:
Query Letter
"We require queries to be delivered by email. Our email address is: query[at] Please include your query and cover letters in the text of your email as for security reasons we often do not open attachments. We regret that we do not accept submissions by snail mail unless specifically requested. We consider a cover letter to be an especially important tool in presenting your work. In two or three paragraphs, you should articulate the key aspects of the book, including theme, style and approach. A brief synopsis of the book and author credentials should be included. We are members of the AAR (Association of Author Representatives) and do not charge reading fees in consideration of new book proposals. Please note that we specialize in quality non-fiction and mainstream fiction. We do not represent authors in a number of categories, e.g. romance, westerns and science fiction, and we do not represent poetry, children's books, or screenplays. Because of the volume of email we receive, we cannot respond to every query."

Clients & Projects

An Army At Dawn by Rick Atkinson The Long Gray Line by Rick Atkinson In The Company Of Soldiers by Rick Atkinson Crusade: The Untold Story Of The Gulf War by Rick Atkinson See No Evil by Robert Baer Sleeping With The Devil by Robert Baer The Breach: The Impeachment And Trial Of William Jefferson Clinton by Peter Baker Rebel-In-Chief: Inside The Bold And Controversial Presidency Of George W. Bush by Fred Barnes The Great Influenza by John Barry Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood Of 1927 And How It Changed America by John Barry The Rascal King: The Life And Times Of James Michael Curley by Jack Beatty The World According To Peter Drucker by Jack Beatty Colossus: How The Corporation Changed America by Jack Beatty The Thumpin': How Rahm Emanuel And The Democrats Learned To Be Ruthless And Ended The Republican Revolution by Naftali Bendavid Army Wives: The Unwritten Code Of Military Marriage by Tanya Biank The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way To Guarantee Your Fair Share Of Stock Market Returns by John C. Bogle Alexander The Great's Art Of Strategy by Partha Bose The Invention That Changed The World by Robert Buderi The Insanity Defense by Lincoln Caplan An Open Adoption by Lincoln Caplan The Tenth Justice by Lincoln Caplan Skadden: Power, Money, And The Rise Of A Legal Empire by Lincoln Caplan Miracle Cures by Jean Carper The Food Pharmacy by Jean Carper Food: Your Miracle Medicine by Jean Carper Stop Aging Now! by Jean Carper Imperial Life In The Emerald City: Inside Iraq'S Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran C-Span by Rajiv Chandrasekaran Book Notes (by Brian Lamb) by Rajiv Chandrasekaran Life Stories (by Brian Lamb) by Rajiv Chandrasekaran What Are The Seven Wonders Of The World? by Peter D'Epiro and Mary Pinkowish Sprezzatura: 50 Ways Italian Genius Shaped The World by Peter D'Epiro and Mary Pinkowish Down With Big Brother: The Fall Of The Soviet Empire by Michael Dobbs Madeleine Albright: A 20th Century Odyssey by Michael Dobbs Saboteurs: The Nazi Raid On America by Michael Dobbs Down The Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey Of Discovery And Tragedy Through The Grand Canyon by Edward Dolnick Madness On The Couch: Blaming The Victim In The Heyday Of Psychoanalysis by Edward Dolnick The Resuce Artist: A True Story Of Art, Thieves, And The Hunt For A Missing Masterpiece by Edward Dolnick Illiberal Education by Dinesh D'Souza What's So Great About America by Dinesh D'Souza Ronald Reagan: A Biography by Dinesh D'Souza Letters To A Young Conservative by Dinesh D'Souza The Music Of The Primes by Marcus Du Sautoy Home-Alone America by Mary Eberstadt The Wal-Mart Effect: How The World'S Most Powerful Company Really Works--And How It'S Transforming The American Economy by Charles Fishman How Soccer Explains The World by Franklin Foer The Winner-Take-All Society by Robert Frank Luxury Fever by Robert Frank The Psychology Of The Sopranos by Glen Gabbard, M.D. Edge City by Joel Garreau The Perfect Wife by Ann Gerhart The Secret Code Of The Superior Investor by James Glassman Thieves In High Places by Jim Hightower What Your First Grader Needs To Know by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. What Your Second Grader Needs To Know by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. What Your Third Grader Needs To Know by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. What Your Fourth Grader Needs To Know by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. What Your Fifth Grader Needs To Know by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. What Your Sixth Grader Needs To Know by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. The Art And Life Of Jean Stafford by Ann Hulbert Raising America by Ann Hulbert No Such Thing As A Bad Day by Hamilton Jordan The Wizards Of Armageddon by Fred Kaplan Code Name Ginger by Steve Kemper Big Babies by Michael Kinsley America's Mom: The Life, Lessons, And Legacy Of Ann Landers by Rick Kogan A Wilderness So Immense: The Louisiana Purchase And The Destiny Of America by Jon Kukla The Joy Of Coffee by Corby Kummer The Pleasures Of Slow Food by Corby Kummer Spin Cycle by Howard Kurtz The Fortune Tellers by Howard Kurtz Operation Yao Ming: The Chinese Sports Empire And The Making Of An Nba Superstar by Brook Larmer Next: Young American Writers On The Next Generation (Ed.) by Eric Liu The Accidental Asian by Eric Liu Guiding Lights by Eric Liu The Last Forest: The Amazon In The Age Of Globalization by Mark London and Brian Kelly Makes Me Wanna Holler by Nathan Mccall Beyond Genetics by Glenn Mcgee The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression by James Mann Rise Of The Vulcans: The History Of Bush'S War Cabinet by James Mann What Management Is W/ Nan Stone by Joan Magretta When Pride Still Mattered: The Life Of Vince Lombardi by David Maraniss First In His Class: A Biography Of President Clinton by David Maraniss The Clinton Enigma by David Maraniss The Prince Of Tennessee: The Rise Of Al Gore (With Ellen Nakashima) by David Maraniss They Marched Into Sunlight by David Maraniss Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think by Christopher J. Matthews American: Beyond Our Grandest Notions by Christopher J. Matthews Hardball: The Rules Of Politics by Christopher J. Matthews Kennedy And Nixon by Christopher J. Matthews Strange Justice: The Selling Of Clarence Thomas by Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson Smashmouth: Two Years In The Gutter With Al Gore And George W. Bush by Dana Milbank The Passion Of Michel Foucault by James Miller Flowers In The Dustbin: The Rise Of Rock And Roll, 1947
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