Cynthia Cannell Literary Agency
A full-service literary agency in New York City


Our authors are united by their high level of creativity, integrity and seriousness of purpose. We take pride in the personal attention we provide, and in our depth of knowledge and experience in the publishing industry.



Cynthia is far more than a great agent—and she is certainly that (after all, she sold my book). But she is also a darn good editorial thinker, a shaper of ideas, and a wise head in an industry that is ever more challenged. She is a crackerjack advocate for her writers in negotiations, widely read and networked, and the best sounding board I could wish for.
— Keith Bellows, SVP/Editor in Chief, National Geographic Travel Media; Editor in Chief, National Geographic Traveler and author of 100 PLACES THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR CHILD'S LIFE