Advocates for books that matter.

The Strothman Agency, LLC is a highly selective literary agency operating out of New York and Nashville, TN dedicated to advocating for authors of significant books through the entire publishing cycle.

With extensive experience as publisher at Beacon Press and at Houghton Mifflin Company, Wendy Strothman brings this experience to her work as an agent. This year Strothman Agency authors have appeared on New York Times Bestseller lists, won a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Award, and many other awards and honors.


The Strothman Agency seeks out scholars, journalists, and other acknowledged and emerging experts in their fields.

To submit a query, please read our submission guidelines.

Featured Books

We offer our clients extensive inside experience and knowledge of both the editorial and business aspects of publishing. We understand:

  • how to create winning proposals
  • how editors and publishers make decisions
  • the economics of publishing
  • the nuances of contracts
  • the importance of focused and strategic marketing and publicity

Publishers place an increased value on our properties due to our selectivity.

Our list includes Pulitzer Prize winners David Kertzer, David Brion Davis, Amy Ellis Nutt, and the late Anthony Lewis, NYT bestselling authors James K. Galbraith, Donald Hall, and Amy Ellis Nutt; journalists Linda Greenhouse, Thanassis Cambanis, James Scott; historians David Blight, Martha Sandweiss, Martha Hodes; scientists Sian Beilock and Marlene Zuk; and children's book authors Jodi Meadows and Hélène Boudreau.

We stay involved throughout the entire publishing process.

We work closely  with the publisher to assure that our authors have a voice in critical design, publicity, and marketing decisions.

We help clients think long term, to shape successful careers.

Submission Guidelines

Detailed instructions for writers interested in submitting a query to us.

Proposal Writing Suggestions

Our author's guide to writing  Non-Fiction proposals.