“The upstart D.C. agents making waves in New York”

Javelin in Washingtonian

Imagine a literary agency founded by writers for writers.

A literary agency that reinvents the book business for the 21st century.

A literary agency that provides the most tenacious representation in the industry, blending editorial support before the book is published with publicity support after the book is released.

Javelin is the ideal agency for authors because we are authors ourselves. We have firsthand knowledge of the publishing experience, and because of that, we’ve put together a team that will help you in ways no other literary agency can. Because of our keen commercial eye, we have out-negotiated veteran agents on book deals for our authors. We have a first-class writing and editorial staff who can craft book proposals that get the attention of the country’s top editors. We boast our own in-house publicity team that helps make sure the books our authors have poured their hearts and souls into find the largest possible audience. These elements are essential to making books into instant bestsellers.

  • Editorial
    Editors and writers on staff to help craft stellar book proposals.
  • Publicity
    A dedicated team of publicists to reach bookbuyers via media.
  • Representation
    Aggressive negotiation and outsized advances.
  • Best Selling Books
    Leading to titles that become national conversations.

Our authors

We represent presidential contenders, diplomats, journalists, historians, scientists – and others with a unique and compelling story to share.

  • Donald Rumsfeld

    13th and 21st U.S. Secretary of Defense
  • Mike Lee

    U.S. Senator, R-Utah
  • James Comey

    Former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Tucker Carlson

    Host, Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight
  • Carl Hulse

    Chief Washington Correspondent, New York Times
  • Jennifer Palmieri

    Former White House Director of Communications, Obama Administration; Director of Communications, 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign
  • Donna Brazile

    Former Chairwoman, Democratic National Committee
  • Pamela Anderson

    Actress, model, and activist
  • John Mackey

    CEO, Whole Foods; New York Times bestselling author of Conscious Capitalism
  • Ben Sasse

    U.S. Senator, R-Nebraska
  • James K. Martin

    Acclaimed scholar of early-American history; author of Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero
  • Andy Puzder

    Former CEO, Carl's Jr. and Hardee's
  • Arthur Herman

    Pulitzer Prize finalist; Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute
  • Erick Erickson

    Conservative commentator and radio host
  • Steve Hilton

    Former advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron; host of Fox News' The Next Revolution
  • Salena Zito

    CNN Contributor; New York Post columnist
  • Mary Jo Binker

    Editor, The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project
  • Sheila Tate

    Co-founder of Powell Tate Public Affairs; Press Secretary to Nancy Reagan
  • Tim Naftali

    Presidential historian; CNN contributor

Our books

A majority of our books have become national bestsellers.

  • Hachette | 2017
  • Crown Forum | 2018
  • Harper Collins | 2017
  • Skyhorse | 2016
  • Harper Collins | 2017
  • Sentinel | 2017
  • Hachette | 2016
  • Harper Collins | 2015
  • Regnery | 2015
  • Broadside | 2014
  • Crown Forum | 2016
  • St. Martin's | 2016
  • Yale University Press | 2017
  • Broadside | 2015
  • Encounter | 2016
  • St. Martin's | 2017
  • Crown Forum | 2016
  • Henry Holt | 2015

Submission guidelines

Javelin’s mission is to discover great storytellers and to help them tell stories worth remembering. Because we give each of our authors close attention, we are highly selective with the literary projects we accept. As a result, we regrettably have to decline to represent a large number of proposals that have potential, but don’t quite meet our criteria for success. In addition, we represent nonfiction authors only.

Submit your literary proposal