Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc. represents a wide range of fiction and non-fiction with special interest in literary and mainstream fiction, mystery and suspense, thrillers, historicals, contemporary women’s fiction, young adult and middle grade, memoir, biography, history, business, psychology, pop culture and popular science. If you would like to query the agency, please send a query letter, a synopsis of the work, first 5-10 pages, and note of any writing credentials.

Please email queries to All attachments must be either Word documents or PDF files.

We also accept queries by mail:
Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc.
Attention: Query Department
1270 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 2320
New York, NY 10020

If you want the materials returned to you, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Otherwise, please be sure to include your email address. We typically respond to queries within one month, if not earlier.

The agency does not represent screenplays, children’s picture books, science fiction, or poetry.