The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency was established in 1984 by Ethan Ellenberg who was a contracts manager for Berkley and associate contracts manager for Bantam. Since its inception the agency has represented several bestselling authors, career novelists, and professional writers. In addition to new and published authors, the agency also represents rights on behalf of publishers and literary estates. The agency is an independent full-service agency with robust sales in subsidiary rights and partnering agents all over the world. The agency is a member of the Association of Authors Representatives, an affiliate member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s of America, and an associate member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, The Romance Writers of America, and the Mystery Writers of America.


The emergence of a vital ebook market with the ability to sell books directly to readers has created vast new opportunities for authors.  The agency has created a new service for its clients that provides full support for these ventures, please read my introduction for the details.

For authors seeking representation

The agency represents a broad array of fiction and non-fiction, and is currently seeking clients. For more information about what we’re looking for and how to submit your work for consideration, please read our submission guidelines.

For rights and permissions inquiries

Please contact us at the email listed below, and we will try to respond to you promptly.

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