"Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere." — Jean Rhys

Contact Us

The Joy Harris Literary Agency, Inc.
1501 Broadway, Suite 2310, New York, New York 10036
Tel: (212) 924-6269 | Fax: (212) 840-5776

General Inquiries
Please direct general inquiries to contact@joyharrisliterary.com.

The Joy Harris Literary Agency seeks to represent works of literary fiction and non-fiction. Please email all submissions, comprised of a query letter and outline or sample chapter, to submissions@joyharrisliterary.com, with "Query - [title of your work]" in the subject line. We do not accept poetry, screenplays, genre fiction, or self-help submissions at this time.

Rights Inquiries
Please direct inquiries regarding film rights, UK rights, permission requests, and all other subsidiary rights not including translation rights to Adam Reed.

Please direct translation rights inquiries to Marianne Merola.

We offer internships designed to provide an understanding of the role an agent plays, with the aim of preparing interns for their first entry-level position at another agency or publishing house.  We attempt to develop strong administrative skills, improve reading and editing for publication, provide general knowledge of the industry, the publishing process, contract terms and negotiation, subrights, and other core aspects of the business.  Internships usually run for the length of a semester and require at least 3 days in the office per week, although we are flexible with regards to scheduling.  We particularly encourage local college or graduate students to apply, and can tailor the internship to meet your requirements for academic credit.  If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to contact@joyharrisliterary.com.