Building author careers one book at a time.

Gardner Literary is a full-service agency representing diverse authors at the crossroads of faith and culture.

We partner with writers of both fiction and nonfiction in a customized approach to a rewarding publishing journey.

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As an agency...

We partner with authors to get their books to the right publishers and build a satisfying writing career.

Need a coach?

We assist non-agented authors in the areas of writing, publishing, and social media.

Gardner Literary is your partner and advocate throughout the publishing process.


Founded by experienced agent Rachelle Gardner, our agency works with established, reputable publishers including all of the "Big 5" and many medium-sized publishers. We are committed to helping you meet and exceed your career goals.


We love working with first-time authors, and have seen many go on to become award-winners and bestsellers. Gardner Literary is a dynamic agency for authors who want to make a difference.

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