Janet Reid, literary agent



I am  a literary agent in New York City.  I keep a blog at
JetReidLiterary.blogspot com that answers questions from writers and allows me to rant on things that drive me crazy in publishing and reasons I love my job and the city.

I also run
QueryShark.blogspot.com a blog that posts (with permission) and critiques queries and revisions from writers.  To submit a query click on the link "how to submit a query to the shark."  It's all volunteer.

My clients include New York Times bestselling Patrick Lee (The Breach series and RUNNER); Jeff Somers (WRITING WITHOUT RULES);  Thomas Lippman, Hilary Holladay, Dana Haynes; Gary Corby; and Phillip DePoy.


You can subscribe to my newsletter about clients here.


My list is largely crime novels and thrillers, and narrative non-fiction in history and biography.

I'm a member of AALA (formerly AAR); Mystery Writers of America (NYC chapter); International Thriller Writers; Sisters in Crime; Biographers International Organization; the American Historical Association; the Organization of American Historians; Western Association of Women Historians; and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.


One of the ways I coped with the pandemic was to give money to people doing good works.


Here are my top four:


Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary

Wild Bird Fund of NYC


Chance Rescue Shelter

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital




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