Debbie Carter

About me

Debbie Carter is a literary agent seeking book manuscripts w/ merit for adults, teens & children. See for interests & query guidelines.

From my website

Areas of interest and query guidelines

Narrative nonfiction memoir/biography about extraordinary people and experiences, obsessions, travel, history, home & lifestyle, New York, Americana, pop culture, music and the arts. Not interested in essay collections (I don't know anyone who reads them), topics in medicine, health, psychology, science, technology, finance, business, politics, religion/spirituality, stories of abuse or…


I deal with publishers large and small. One-year contract offered when writer and agent agree that the manuscript is ready for submission; manuscripts in development are not bound by contract.  Commission is standard 15% domestic, 20% foreign and subrights.  No reading or editorial fees.  All expenses (postage and photocopying, if…

Recent conferences

Last of the cherry blossoms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden August 28, 2015, 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. One-on-one appointments with writers at the American Society of Journalists and authors (ASJA) conference, National Press Club, Washington, DCMay 27-29, 2015  BookExpoAmerica, NYC April 30, 2015, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.  One-on-one appointments with writers at the American Society…

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