About Us
What We're Looking For


Middle West is the literary agency of John M. Bolger, J.D., Ph.D., who is an attorney and the founding member of Bolger Legal Group, LLC. Prior to earning his law degree, John earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in creative writing.

In addition to working as an attorney, John represents writers and other creative persons through Middle West.  John does not represent his own writing through Middle West, however, because he believes it is necessary to have an objective person working with the editors of publishing houses during the initial submission, during contract negotiation, formation and execution, and during the multi-step editing process.  John is willing to be that objective person and perform that necessary work for certain writers in whose creative work he believes.

About the representations:
All representations of authors follow the guidelines established by the Association of Authors' Representatives.