|With a background in academia, Scott Mendel has worked in publishing since the early 1990s,
first as a magazine editor and freelance technical writer and then as an Associate and,
ultimately, the Vice President and Director of the late Jane Jordan Browne's literary agency in
Chicago. In November 2002, he opened the Mendel Media Group in New York.
Scott holds a bachelor's degree, Summa cum laude, from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.
He earned a master's degree in English language and literature from the University of Chicago,
where he is ABD in the doctoral program.
Scott has taught at a number of institutions, including the Choate-Rosemary Hall Preparatory
School in Connecticut, the Hyde Park Cluster of Theological Seminaries in Chicago, Bowdoin
College, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
He wrote the book A Prosecutor's Guide to Hate Crime, which was published through a grant from
the U.S. Department of Justice, and which has been in print in new editions for several years. He
was the Managing Editor of a monthly and quarterly health care magazine, Positively Aware, and
editor of the Maine literary journal, Quill, which began publishing in 1897. Scott has written a
produced play, several works of fiction, and many book columns, news articles, and other pieces.
He is or has been a member of the Association of Authors' Representatives, the Author's Guild,
the Mystery Writers of America, the Romance Writers of America, the Society of Children's Book
Writers & Illustrators, the Modern Language Association, and the American Association of
Among the U.S. publishers and imprints that have published his authors are: Abrams, Adams
Media, Agate, Andrews McMeel Universal, Avalon, Ballantine, Bantam Dell, Basic Books, Beacon
Press, Berkley, Black Dog & Leventhal / Workman Publishing, Carroll & Graf, Chamberlain Bros. /
Penguin, Chronicle Books, Citadel Books, Clarkson Potter, Contemporary Books, Crown, Da Capo /
Perseus, Delacorte, Dey Street / HarperCollins, Dutton / Signet, Faber & Faber / Farrar Straus &
Giroux, Feiwel & Friends, Gallery Books, Globe Pequot, Hachette, Harlequin, HarperCollins, Harry
N. Abrams, Henry Holt & Co., Kensington, Little Brown & Co., Lyons Press, M. Evans & Co., Marlowe
/ Avalon, McGraw-Hill, Melville House, Multnomah, New American Library, New World Library,
Oneworld, Oxford University Press, Pegasus, Penguin Putnam, Perigee, Plume, Pocket / Simon &
Schuster, PublicAffairs, Putnam, Random House, Riverhead / Penguin, Routledge, Seven Stories
Press, Simon & Schuster, Skyhorse, Smithsonian Books, Sorin Books, Sourcebooks, St. Martin's
Press, Sterling Publishing, Stewart Tabori & Chang, Ten Speed, The New Press, Thomas Dunne
Books, Threshold Editions, Thunder's Mouth, Times Books, Tor/Forge, Touchstone / Fireside,
Tyndale House, Verso, Walker & Co., John Wiley & Sons, William Morrow, and Yale University
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