The Larry Sternig Literary Agency thrived for over forty years with an established reputation for integrity and dedicated professionalism.  In the fall of 1995 Jack Byrne (an agency client, writing consultant and writing instructor) joined as a full partner and the name changed to the Sternig & Byrne Literary Agency.  Larry Sternig passed away in 1999.

    The agency charges no reading fees and makes 100% of its income from commissions (15% on domestic and 20% on foreign sales).  It works with agencies in several foreign countries and has literary contacts throughout the United States.

    Although the agency generally uses no formal written contract with its clients, preferring to develop a relationship based on mutual trust and loyalty, contracts are available for clients who request them.