Building author careers one book at a time.

Gardner Literary is a full-service literary agency representing diverse authors of both fiction and nonfiction in a customized approach to a rewarding publishing journey. We prioritize excellent writing along with inclusivity.

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Click HERE to see a sampling of books represented by Gardner Literary or Rachelle Gardner in the past.

As an agency...

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

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NOTE: As of Spring, 2023, we are currently all booked up with coaching and not taking on any new clients. Watch this space for updates.

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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