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
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 University Professors.
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 Press.
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