Mark Gottlieb

Mark Gottlieb is a highly ranked literary agent both in overall volume of deals and other individual categories. Using that same initiative and insight for identifying talented writers, he is actively building his own client list of authors. Mark Gottlieb is excited to work directly with authors, helping to manage and grow their careers with all of the unique resources that are available at leading literary agency, Trident Media Group. During his time at Trident Media Group, Mark Gottlieb has represented numerous New York Times bestselling authors, as well as award-winning authors, and has optioned and sold numerous books to film and TV production companies. He previously ran the agency’s audiobook department, in addition to working in foreign rights. Mark Gottlieb is actively seeking submissions in all categories and genres and looking forward to bringing new authors to the curious minds of their future readers.


“It was more of an opportunity than a decision. …I was approached by my agent, Mark Gottlieb and had a mostly finished manuscript ready to go. …star alignment. He loved The Vanishing Year and hit the submissions very hard. It sold pretty quickly and I think I’ve found the absolute most perfect home for me… I could not be more thrilled with the cover, the final product… my editors notes and suggestions. Everything has felt very free and very fun.” —Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Year, Simon & Schuster

“I was greatly aided in writing this book by the critical insights of friends and colleagues who read early drafts and excerpts… Thanks to my agent, Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group, whose energy and enthusiasm made it happen…” —Christopher Brown, World Fantasy Award & John W. Campbell Award-nominated author of Tropic of Kansas, HarperCollins

“…an island of calm and order. He is such a gentleman. He listened, asked perceptive questions, and then requested the full manuscript. It happened very quickly and with absolute equanimity on his part. Yes, in an almost miraculous eight weeks, Mark sold the book to Kensington. He was instrumental in handling contractual details and in negotiating a few items that are of real importance to me, such as cover design and the voice of the audio edition narrator. The contract itself is nineteen pages long! Mark’s help has been invaluable. I am deeply grateful.” —Diane C. McPhail, author of The Abolitionist’s Daughter, Kensington Books

You can read more about Mark in an interview here or visit him on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Mark also maintains a blog about all things writing, literature and publishing here.