DHS Literary, Inc. is a literary agency and creative management firm founded by David Hale Smith in 1994. We provide literary representation, creative project management and intellectual property licensing. The agency handles a mix of literary and commercial fiction -- especially hard-boiled mystery, suspense and thrillers – popular nonfiction, and an exciting list of special projects and intellectual properties, ranging from original comic books and graphic novels to computer games to high profile name-brand cookbooks, website content, video products, live lecture series and more.
Our clients are under contract with Algonquin Books; Bantam; BBC; Columbia Pictures; Farrar, Strauss & Giroux; Fox Entertainment; HarperCollins; Knopf; CBS/Paramount; Penguin; Random House; Shape Magazine; Simon & Schuster; St. Martin's Press; William Morrow & Co., Wiley, and many other publishers and entertainment media companies. We have handled New York Times best-sellers, BusinessWeek best-sellers and numerous regional best-sellers and award-winning books.
In May of 2011, DHS Literary, Inc., completed a merger with InkWell Management, LLC. For more information about the agency, please visit: www.inkwellmanagement.com