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Cullen Stanley

Founder, Literary Agent

Cullen Stanley began her career in the New York office of Italy's Arnoldo Mondadori Editore where she met and worked for Maria B. Campbell.  When Campbell launched her eponymous scouting agency in 1987, Cullen joined as the senior scout advising major publishing housees across Europe and Asia, as well as Amblin Entertainment in Hollywood.  Four years later, Cullen joined Janklow & Nesbit Associates as a foreign rights agent.  In 1998 she was named Director of the Rights Department, overseeing a team of agents.  She was made Managing Director of the company in 2009 and was named Partner in 2015.  Cullen left Janklow & Nesbit Associates to found her own agency, Cullen Stanley International, in January 2017.

Cullen has worked with many authors in the US and international markets.  Among the best known are bestsellers Michael Crichton, Atul Gawande, Malcolm Gladwell, Danielle Steel, and Robert Hughes as well as literary fiction luminaries Andrew Sean Greer, Shirley Hazzard, and Jayne Anne Phillips.

Cullen is a 5th generation Texan, born in San Antonio.  She graduated from Smith College with a dual degree in Italian literature and Art History.  She speaks and reads French, Italian, and Spanish.  In her free time, Cullen enjoys tennis and music.

Jaclyn Gilbert

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Literary Agent


Jaclyn Gilbert began her career in 2007 as an assistant in online marketing and special sales at Workman Publishing. In 2011, she joined Janklow & Nesbit Associates' foreign rights team, where she helped secure translation rights to works by Jhumpa Lahiri, Tom Wolfe, Laura Hillenbrand, Sarah Manguso, and many others.

Jaclyn left Janklow & Nesbit in 2013 to earn her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and work on her debut novel, Late Air, which was released by Little A in 2018. She has taught writing at the Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute, Curious on Hudson in Dobbs Ferry, and Pace University, as well as contributed to the Bread Loaf, Colgate, and Tin House Writers' Conferences. 

In 2018, Jaclyn joined Cullen Stanley International as a literary agent. She is passionate about working with writers to prepare their manuscripts for submission in the U.S. and abroad. She is looking to represent voice-driven, emotionally compelling literary fiction and upmarket nonfiction with an experimental bent.


Jaclyn holds a B.A. in English and French from Yale University and is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course. Jaclyn grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and she enjoys long distance running with her Weimaraner, Phin.

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