Cindy Uh

Cindy Uh

Agent | Thompson Literary Agency

Cindy Uh is a senior agent with Thompson Literary Agency. She graduated from Boston College and went on to receive her JD from UCLA School of Law. After practicing law for six years, she joined Thompson Literary Agency in January 2015 and the publishing law firm of Lyons & Salky Law LLP in 2017. She works on a wide range of nonfiction, including illustrated/art projects, memoir, narrative nonfiction, health/wellness, politics, pop culture, humor, and cookbooks, as well as YA and middle grade. Her clients include New York Times bestsellers Cecile Richards and Mari Andrew, as well as Bridget Beth Collins, Ellen Hagan, Kristin Russell, Gautam Raghavan, Shiva Rose, Brent Preston, Shelly Westerhausen, and others. Cindy is always on the lookout for authentic, diverse voices, compelling narratives, and unique perspectives that challenge readers to think about the world in a different way.

Should We Really Say Art VERSUS Commerce?: How an Agent Will Help You Navigate the Business of Publishing, without Sacrificing Your Art

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It is important for writers to be paid. That exchange signals that art is valued. Ideally, art should be fueled by commerce. Arguably, no one believes this more wholeheartedly than literary agents. Their job is to generate that fuel. They push for writers to be paid as much as possible for their work, and their […]