Signature Literary Agency

Signature Literary Agency, LLC, is a full service literary agency. We represent narrative non-fiction, including history, current events, science, biography and memoir, as well as entertainment, popular culture, how-to and humor. We also represent a wide range of fiction, including general commercial, literary, historical, mystery, thrillers, graphic novels and young adult novels. We do not handle fantasy, picture books, short stories, poetry or screenplays.

Signature Literary has offices in Washington, DC and North Carolina. Our agents offer expert representation and creative strategies to help writers not just sell books but to develop their careers. We have broad experience and skills in law, writing, editing and marketing and work closely with all our clients to help them develop their platforms, writing and publicity skills. We follow the Code of Ethics of the Association of Authors Representatives and will never charge reading or editorial fees.

You are getting very sleepy.  You will now go and buy these books:

Jeremy Bushnell, The Weirdness and The Insides
Carolyn Gilman, Hugo and Nebula Nominee, Dark Orbit
Jordan Green, Silent Sam is Down
Lori Handrahan, Epidemic
Rob Klara, The Hidden White House, The Devils' Mercedes
Deji Olukotun, Nigerians in Space and After the Flare
Benjamin Whitmer, Cry Father, Escape (Evasion in France)

Gary represents authors of nonfiction and fiction. In nonfiction he is interested in history, science, popular culture, narrative nonfiction, psychology, religion, and spirituality.
fiction I’m looking for now
High-quality literary fiction, science fiction and the occasional thriller.  No historical fiction, mysteries, fantasy, cozies or romance.  Not that I don't like them, I just don't represent them.
Non-fiction I am looking for now
In non-fiction, I’d like to find the following:
    •    History and biography.  I am looking for authors with credentials as academics, journalists or independent scholars with some publication credits.
    •    Science. I am actively looking for scientists with writing skills who can explain new developments in science to a popular audience, as well as journalists who write about new developments in science and technology.

I am also interested in exceptional nonfiction proposals in the following areas: reference, pop culture, memoir, politics, cultural criticism and Fortean/High Strangeness/paranormal, or deep politics.


Signature’s agents are based in Washington, DC and North Carolina.
Please send all queries by EMAIL only to:
Gary Heidt –
Our mailing address (do not use for queries, please):
4200 Wisconsin Ave, NW #106-233
Washington, DC 20016