Chris Calhoun Agency
270 Lafayette Street
Suite 1504
New York, NY 10012



Chris Calhoun founded the literary agency in the fall of 2011 after departing Sterling Lord Literistic, where he was a partner and vice president for nineteen years. In addition to representing some of America's most prominent journalists, critics, historians, poets and novelists, his agency also places author's papers and rare manuscripts with libraries and institutions.

His client list includes contributors to the New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Wall Street Journal and many other publications. Agency authors have been winners of the National Book Award, The National Book Critics Circle Award, The Pulitzer Prize, and other honors. Recent archival sales have been to Yale University, The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, and the New York Public Library.

Rights & Permissions:

Foreign rights inquiries should be directed to:

Chris Calhoun -

Permission requests should be directed to:

Danielle Lanzet -

Submission Guidelines:

Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted. Submit a query letter, a synopsis of the work, the first three chapters of the manuscript, a brief bio or resume, and a stamped self-addressed envelope (SASE) for reply to:

Danielle Lanzet
270 Lafayette Street,
Suite 1504
New York, NY 10012

Please note that if you do not include proper postage we will not be able to return your material. We do not respond to queries via phone or fax.

Danielle Lanzet -

(Your subject line should read: Query: Your Book Title)

Chris Calhoun Agency does not represent the following categories:

  • - Self-Help / Health & Fitness / How-To
  • - Cookbooks
  • - Young Adult, Middle Grade, or Children's
  • - Thrillers / Suspense
  • - Fantasy
  • - Romance / Erotica