Founded in 1974.
Founded the Agency in 1974. Barbara, who passed away in
2009, was a talented author and columnist. An aide to a United
States Senator, a school teacher, a social worker, an artist, a
successful New York model, a philanthropist, an advocate for
social and environmental issues, she was also mother of three and
a loving grandmother. Her mission, to promote the best and most
talented professional writers of fiction and nonfiction,
Former editorial director of OMNI Magazine and editor of Analog
Magazine. Six time Hugo Award recipient for Best Professional
Editor. Author of more than 120 novels and nonfiction books.
Intellectual Property attorney since 1994. Author of three
books. Foreign rights manager.
Michael Burke Senior Associate
Joined the Agency in 2000. Mr. Burke is interested in
well-written fiction and non-fiction.
Audio Subrights Division Manager.
In Charge of all things Audio.
Ilyana Rose-Davila Associate Agent.
Handling foreign and domestic marketing.
To submit to The
Barbara Bova Literary Agency LLC:
through the website using only this link.
- We accept short (three to five pages at most) e-mail
- All queries should have the word “query” in the subject
- Include the information you would in a standard, snail mail
query, such as pertinent credentials, publishing history, and
overview of the book.
- Include a word count of your project. You may include a
- We’re looking for quality fiction and non-fiction.
- Please, no scripts, poetry or children’s books.
We attempt to respond in a timely fashion.
However, due to the volume of queries we receive, we
will likely only respond to queries that are of interest to us.
We will not download any attachments.
We are not liable for any lost or misdirected mail.
We do not charge a reading fee.
New authors: Please do not query on projects which are not
complete. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.
Agency receives 15% commission on domestic sales, 20%
commission on foreign sales. The Agency charges clients
for overseas postage and calls, photocopying and shipping.