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The Fischer-Harbage Agency, Inc. was founded in January 2007 and specializes in fiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction and current events. The agency has represented two #1 New York Times hardcover and ebook bestsellers and more than a dozen New York Times bestsellers.

Books represented by the agency have received many accolades, among them: the American Bookseller’s Association Indies Choice Book of the Year Award, American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book, Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award, Midwest Booksellers Choice Award, Nautilus Book Award, The Palmer Prize, Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, Women’s Way Book Prize; and finalists for the Books for a Better Life Award, Goodreads Best Books of the Year, Lamda Award, Langum Prize in Historical Fiction, and The National Book Award (fiction).

Fischer-Harbage is extremely selective, representing a limited number of authors so that each receives exceptional service and attention. The agency often partners with top speaking agents and major book-to-film agents to best serve its clients. Foreign rights are handled by The Marsh Agency in London.


The Fischer-Harbage Agency’s first priority is to represent its clients’ interests so that their work will reach the largest number of readers possible. After all, art and ideas have the power to affect positive change—perhaps they are all that ever have. The Agency minimizes its consumption of utilities and supplies. It reuses all materials until they must be recycled. In addition to representing several authors whose projects contribute to social and environmental justice, each year the agency uses 15% of its profits to fight inequality and to bolster ecological initiatives locally and abroad. Recent gift recipients include All Saints Church Park Slope, Greenpeace, Hazelden Foundation, Human Rights Campaign, The No Impact Project, 826 LA, ACLU, Doctors Without Borders, Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Girls Write Now, Greenpeace, and others.

Client Services

You’ve had an idea for a long time. You’ve been writing for months—years, perhaps—and now you are ready to put your work out into the world. Because publishing a book is like launching a business and requires a thoughtful plan, we create an individual approach in order to best serve your needs.

We understand how much of yourself you have invested in your book so we leverage every asset imaginable to grow your career. We help develop book concepts, edit proposals and manuscripts for submission, market the work to publishers, negotiate rights in the U.S. and abroad, license subsidiary rights, facilitate publicity and marketing efforts, monitor royalty statements and track all funds derived from your work, and help you make the best decision about what subsequent project or projects to develop next. We work closely with top collaborating writers, freelance publicists, freelance marketing experts, foreign agents, lecture agents, consumer product manufacturers, film and television agents and producers when appropriate. In short, we work tirelessly, creatively, and enthusiastically to ensure that your work is embraced by the largest audience possible. So what are you waiting for?