List of Literary Agencies

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Name: Jacaranda
Authors Represented: Zafar Anjum, Prita Kumar, Rajiv Vij, Adele Wong
Description: Books@Jacaranda was founded in 1997 and is a full service literary agency, working with first time as well as established writers covering the entire range of activities associated with successfully placing a manuscript. In 2008, the agency expanded to open a branch in Singapore.

Name: Leadstart
Contact: 09699933000
Description: In addition to its publishing and distribution focii, Leadstart also functions as an active Literary Agency in India, arbitrating between various mediums and content providers. The media explosion in recent times has helped to don multiple roles, including that of international literary agency. As literary agents they are constantly negotiating with other leading content providers, media representatives and authors, regarding the re-distribution of literary works across various media and geographies.

Name: Purple Folio
Authors Represented: Ravi Mantha, Gauri Jayram, Rajat Chaudhuri, Aditya Mukherjee
Description: Purple Folio offers the following services:
Editorial Consultancy: Provides editorial consultancy to writers and publishers. This includes manuscript evaluation, synopsis development, structural editing of manuscripts, copy-editorial services and proof-reading services.
Book Publishing: It publishes a few books on turnkey basis – photographic, design and general trade books and also journals.
Communications Consultancy: Publicity services and advice offered to writers and publishers. This includes publicity activities like organizing book reviews, interviews, producing communication and publicity materials, social networking publicity through mediums like Twitter, Facebook etc.

Name: Sherna Khambatta
Authors Represented: Alaine Robert, Chandru Bhojwani, Gopika Kapoor, Pierre Freha and more
Description: It accepts new manuscripts in Fiction, General as well as Narrative Non-Fiction in the areas of biography/memoir, narrative travel (no guidebooks), current affairs and contemporary issues.
Similarly, fiction and non-fiction, including children’s books are accepted. Essays and anthologies in any of these areas would also be considered, along with single-author narratives.

Name: Siyahi
91 9829013402
Authors Represented: Aatish Taseer, Adeline Foo, Aruna Roy, Dirk Collier, Gulzar, Gurcharan Das and more
Description: Siyahi offers the following services:
Literary Agency
Literary Events Production
Manuscript Assessment, Feedback and Editing
Literary Event Content and Programming
Book Marketing and Social Media presence
Speaking Opportunities for Writers

Name: Writers Side
Contact: 9899665197 /
Authors Represented: Soum Paul; Sharan MR; Karen Jonson; Anirudh Bhattacharya and more
Description: Writers Side offers the following services:
Manuscript Reading: This is the most basic service provided at Writer’s Side. Here, their reader will read the manuscript and provide you feedback on its creative and market potential.
Manuscript Critique: The Manuscript Critiquing service will provide a comprehensive critique of the manuscript. It will give a detailed report on the manuscript in terms of plot, relevance, characterization, narrative technique and marketability.
Manuscript Editing: This is the most comprehensive service provided at Writer’s Side. It includes:
1) Proofreading
2) Line Editing
3) Substantive Editing
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