Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Gary Heidt of Signature Literary

Gary Heidt is a literary agent with Signature Literary Agency.

Gary represents authors of nonfiction and fiction.

In fiction, he seeks: high-quality literary fiction, science fiction and the occasional thriller.

He is interested in exceptional nonfiction proposals in the following areas: history, science, popular culture, narrative nonfiction, psychology, religion, reference,  spirituality, cultural criticism, memoir, politics, and Fortean/High Strangeness/paranormal.

“I am actively looking for scientists with writing skills who can explain new developments in science to a popular audience, as well as journalists who write about new developments in science and technology. In history and biography. I am looking for authors with credentials as academics, journalists or independent scholars with some publication credits.”

No historical fiction, mysteries, fantasy, cozies or romance.

Some of the agency’s books include:

Jeremy Bushnell, The Weirdness and The Insides
Carolyn Gilman, Hugo and Nebula Nominee, Dark Orbit
Jordan Green, Silent Sam is Down
Lori Handrahan, Epidemic
Rob Klara, The Hidden White House, The Devils’ Mercedes
Deji Olukotun, Nigerians in Space and After the Flare
Benjamin Whitmer, Cry Father, Escape (Evasion in France)

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