Literary Agents Indicating Interest in Representing Romance
Last Updated on June 26, 2014
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885 Woodstock Rd
Susan L. Graham
About Words Agency, LLC is actively looking for authors to represent. About Words Agency is looking for commercial fiction and nonfiction. They are NOT interested in poetry, religious/Christian, political, or true-crime.
About Words Agency is a non-fee-charging agency, which means there are never any reading fees or any other fees. Submissions are made selectively, and are paid for by the agency. Use email@example.com for email queries, and please do not send attachments. Most email queries will receive an automated reply asking the author to submit via regular mail per the guidelines.
275 7th Ave
Looking for very polished, well written, women’s fiction or thrillers. Authors who have some writing background, either in journalism, a well read blog, etc. Send Maura an email query.
9601 Wilshire Blvd Box 1202
AEI has always welcomed unsolicited queries. Queries should be
sent via email or snail mail to:
Email and snail mail queries for novels, nonfiction book proposals, screenplays, and treatments should consist of a compelling and businesslike letter giving them a brief overview of your story, the audience for which it is intended--and a one-sentence pitch. Be sure to include your return address, and a telephone number with your letter and SASE.
Not recommended according to Preditors and Editors
2021 Pine Street
Pamela G. Ahearn
Currently looking for Thrillers of all kinds, and mysteries as well. Not looking for Science fiction, straight fantasy or non-fiction.
Send a one-page query letter describing the type of book and word count with an SASE. List previous publications, awards, etc. Accepts short electronic queries with no attachments.
She's looking for single titles only, historicals, suspense & some contemporary women's fiction.
P.O. Box 270366
A full-service literary agency representing authors writing both fiction and nonfiction. They only work with traditional publishers--no self-publishers or print-on-demand publishers. Accepts queries and manuscripts from published and unpublished authors. Does not charge reading fees.
Accepts general fiction and Philosophical novel, Science fiction, Fantasy, and Mysteries, Thrillers (including Psychological thrillers) and Suspense, Political fiction and Historical fiction, Crime fiction, Romance, Children's literature, Adventure novel, Comic Novel. Accepts queries via email or snail mail. See website for submission guidelines.
7680 Goddard Street, Suite 200
Alive Communications works primarily with well-established, best-selling, and career authors. While their clients write in a variety of genres, each writes from a Christian perspective. On rare occasions, they accept new clients at the start of their careers, generally from referrals of current clients.
Seeking most fiction, but handles primarily Christian.
Send your query via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Allen Literary Agency
1949 Green Street, Suite 5
Taking very few clients, by referral only.
Handlescommercial fiction, literary, women's fiction, romance, historical, mystery/suspense, thriller, young adult.
AMB Literary Management
104 Fulton Ave
Looking for literary fiction, romance, women’s fiction, suspense/thrillers.
Send a one-page query letter detailing the book and the author’s background. If emailing the query, please no attachments. Also please let her know if it’s a multiple submission.
Marcia Amsterdam Agency
41 West 82nd Street, Suite 9A
Specializes in mainstream fiction, science fiction, fantasy, horror, romance, humor, young adult, TV and film scripts. No poetry, books for the 8-10 age group or how-to. No unsolicited mss. Query with letter, synopsis, three chapters and an SASE. No unsolicited manuscripts.
Recommended by Preditors and Editors
55 Main Street
Send a query letter via letter or email. Expect response in 2-3 months.
Currently looking for new or established authors in all genres.
P.O. Box 868
They represent commercial fiction, literary titles, science fiction, fantasy, young adult and more.
Submit your work for consideration by post or email to email@example.com.
220 East 23rd Avenue, 11th Floor
Loretta Barrett*, President
To query via email send submissions to Query@lorettabarrettbooks.com. No attachments accepted. Snail mail queries accepted. No fax queries.
Represents commercial thrillers, mysteries, romantic suspense mainstream women’s and men’s fiction and more literary works.
P.O. Box 12754
Mary Louise Schwartz
Looking for established authors or strong new voices in
both category and single title. No historical or horror. Interested in books
that are visual and would translate to film. Romantic comedies are especially
P.O Box 12721
Benrey Literary Agency represents commercial fiction for adults, including most genres except science fiction, fantasy, and erotica. They’re especially interested in romance, historical, suspense, mystery, and women’s fiction. They don’t represent children’s fiction and we rarely represent young adult books. They don’t market short stories, screenplays, scripts, or poetry.
They can not respond to unsolicited queries and proposals. They do accept submissions from authors recommended by current agency clients, and from authors they meet at writers conferences.
Jenny Bent represents literary and commercial adult, young
adult, and middle grade fiction. She also represents nonfiction in the areas of
memoir, humor and select narrative nonfiction. In adult fiction, she
particularly enjoy women's fiction and crime/suspense. She also loves novels—for
grown-ups or children—that have an element of magic or fantasy to them or that
take her into a strange and new world, whether real or imaginary.
Louise is currently looking for Thrillers, Suspense, Horror (especially literary and YA), Commercial Fiction, Speculative Fiction, all forms of Romance, Young adult, Graphic Novels and Non-Fiction with a hook.
Victoria is looking for romance of all stripes (with the exception of paranormal & inspirational), character-driven suspense, mystery, psychological thrillers, commercial women’s fiction and young adult.
Email your chosen agent and tell her briefly who you are, about your book, and why you're the one to write it. Include the title of your project in the subject line of your email. Then paste the first ten pages of your book in the body of your email (not as an attachment, please). If you're submitting a picture book, please include the complete text; for illustrations, please also include a link to your website if available, or two or three PDFs or JPEGs of your work.
Send queries to the specific agent above.
Do not simultaneously query agents.
Meredith Bernstein Agency#
2095 Broadway, Suite 505
Send a query letter only with an SASE. Expect response in 2-3 weeks.
Open to all genres.
Bleeker Street Associates
532 LaGuardia Place #617
Seeking Detective/Police/Crime, Erotica, Ethnic, Family Saga, Gay/Lesbian, Historical, Literary, Mystery/Suspense, Psychic/Supernatural, Romance, Thriller. Query with SASE.
133 Marvin Place
They represent mystery, cozy mystery, thriller, urban fantasy, romance (no erotica), sci-fi, women's, general, historical, Christian, young adult, middle grades, and young readers. They do not accept poetry, scripts, short stories, children's picture books, or screenplays at this time.
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to send your Synopsis and 1st 3 chapters (double-spaced) as Word attachments. No manuscripts via email.
2011 Quarrier Street
Temporarily closed to queries.
Send e-queries only to above address.
Looking for Romance - Contemporary, Paranormal, Mystery/Suspense, RomComs, Multicultural, YA, Middle Grade, Mystery/Suspense, Women's Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Outstanding Literary Fiction
136 Long Hill Road
To query BookEnds, please send the query in the body of the e-mail to only one agent. Jessica F. is seeking submissions in the areas of historical, contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, and erotic romance; fantasy, steampunk, women's fiction, and mysteries; and YA, especially steampunk, dystopian, and fantasy YA. Kim primarily represents authors in the areas of young adult fiction, women's fiction, mystery, true crime, pop science, pop culture, and romance. Jessica A. is currently looking for women's fiction, erotica, urban fantasy/paranormal, romantic suspense, and single title and category romance submissions. Lauren is looking for literary fiction, romance, women's fiction, chick lit, young adult, middle grade, mystery, historical fiction, and steampunk.
BookEnds accepts queries from published and unpublished writers in the areas of romance (and all its sub-genres), young adult, steampunk, urban fantasy, mystery, and women's fiction. In nonfiction they are looking for current affairs, reference, business, health, women's issues, pop science, psychology, sex, parenting, pop culture, true crime, and general nonfiction.
52 Mission Circle, Suite 122
Janet Kobobel Grant*
Seeking inspirational romance, standalone romance, historical.
No graphic violence or sex nor paranormal. Books & Such accepts e-mail queries (no attachments, please). They
do not accept unsolicited phone or postal mail queries.
5694 Mission Center Road #347
6/09: Listed as #3 Top Agent for Romance/Women's Fiction by Publisher's Weekly
They specialize in all types of romance (including category), romantica/erotica, women's fiction, mystery, thrillers and young adult. They also represent non-fiction and other fiction genres. All queries sent to them will be considered with the exception of poetry, screenplays and short stories.
Via email send a query letter only with no attachments. Via mail send query/cover letter, first three chapters, synopsis and SASE.
Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.#
1501 Broadway, Suite 2310
Send query letter only with SASE. No fax or email queries. Expect response in 7-10 days.
Currently looking for new or established authors with compelling stories and strong characters.
410 7th Street Northwest
Roberta M. Brown*
6/09: Listed as #1 Top Agent for Romance/Women's Fiction by Publisher's Weekly
At this time, due to an immense influx of submissions, they are closed to reviews until further notice. Published New York authors looking for a change in representation may still query.
This Agency represents Women’s Fiction, Single Title Romance (paranormal, romantic suspense, contemporary, historical, inspirational), as well as Category Romance. They have eclectic tastes and are looking for unique voices, strong characterization, and page-turning plots.
They also represent young adult novels, mystery cozies, and the occasional thriller.
They welcome submissions by multipublished authors as well as aspiring writers.
Michigan Ave, Suite 460
Danielle Egan-Miller*, President
Represents authors writing in most genres of commercial adult fiction and non-fiction, as well as select young adult projects.
Query via query letter and SASE directed to:
or a query letter by email to: email@example.com
10 Astor Place
Laura Blake Peterson*
Curtis Brown represents adult and children’s authors of all genres, including illustrators. If you would like to submit a manuscript or proposal, please send us a query letter, a synopsis of the work, a sample chapter and a brief resume to Attn: Query Department. Illustrators should send 1-2 samples of published work, along with 6-8 color copies (no original art).
Laura represents memoir and biography, natural history, literary fiction, mystery, suspense, women’s fiction, health and fitness, children’s and young adult, faith issues and popular culture.
Maureen handles women’s fiction and nonfiction projects.
Ginger is interested in science fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, literary horror, and young adult and middle grade fiction. Please send just a query letter and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. She responds only if she’s interested in seeing material.
Send query letter, author bio and SASE. Looking for all types of romance. They do not accept phone, fax or email queries with attachments. They do not accept material already sent to publishers. Only send manuscript to one agent at a time.
135 Beach Road, Unit C3
Please query by postal mail before sending in a manuscript. Your query should include a synopsis and an appropriate SASE. They are only accepting submissions from well-published authors.
Not recommended by Preditors and Editors.
Maria Carvainis Agency Inc. #
Send a query letter of no more than two pages and SASE.
Seeking mainstream women's fiction, thrillers, psychological suspense, historical romance, category romance
548 Second Street
Sent a query letter, synopsis, and SASE. For snail mail, put Attn: Submissions. In emails, put Attn: Jane Chelius. Expect response in 3-4 weeks.
Currently looking for new or established authors who write interesting, realistic characters in fully realized settings. Humor okay.
630 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2036
Please note that they have a full client list and are only considering a few new clients a year. If you are interested in representation, please send a personalized query letter including a short biography citing your prior publishing credits, your media experience, and an overview or the first 5 pages of your manuscript in the body of the email to email@example.com. Query emails sent to personal agency addresses will not be reviewed. Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming number of queries they receive, they can no longer respond to each one. They will contact you within four weeks if they are interested in your material. Snail mail submissions will not be reviewed.
240 West 35th Street, Suite 500
Nancy is always on the lookout for strong historicals or historical romances, haunting gothics, upmarket women's fiction, big commercial military thrillers, literary and mainstream fiction, epic family sagas and African-American fiction and romance. Joanna likes adult romance (historical, paranormal), fantasy (urban fantasy, steampunk), up-market fiction (dark, literary, horror, women's fic, commercial thrillers, historical, magical realism, speculative fic).
Nancy only accepts snail mail queries. Joanna will accept snail mail or email queries.
Not looking for cozies, picture books, corporate thrillers, poetry, screenplays, short stories, traditional chick lit, hard sci-fi, epic fantasy.
110 William St. Suite 2202
They are currently accepting queries from new and
established authors via regular mail and email. A query letter consists of a
one-page description or synopsis of your work and your relevant background
information. You may also include the first chapter. They do not accept
Katie Grimm focuses on vivid literary fiction, transportive historical fiction, up-market women’s fiction, cohesive short story collections, and lurid mysteries & thrillers with exotic or historical settings. In young adult, she is actively seeking both contemporary and fantastical high-concepts rooted in history that have a touch of romance.
Katie Kotchman is interested in a wide range of mystery and thrillers, particularly psychological suspense, character driven mysteries, YA crossover, romantic suspense, and literary suspense; true crime; horror; women’s fiction; literary fiction; narrative non-fiction; business.
Maura represents writers of narrative non-fiction, cookbooks, women's fiction, young adult, self-help and parenting and is seeking literary works, women's fiction, horror, thrillers, multicultural voices, and any well-written novels with quirky characters and/or unique plots and settings. She's especially interested in works for both the young adult and middle grade markets.
278 Bloor St. East, Suite 305
Email queries should be directed to Elizabeth Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org, but you may mark your submission to the attention of a specific agent. In the subject line, you must include "Author Query" to get around the spam filter. Please also include your name and the title of your work.
Represents authors of literary fiction, commercial fiction (science fiction, fantasy, and romance), non-fiction (specifically narrative-driven works in the areas of popular culture, science, history, politics, and natural history), and middle-grade and young adult books.
4525 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 208
No email queries. Send one page letter with bio and SASE. Interested in romantic suspense, historical romance, would love to find a gothic romance. No category. No science fiction. No screenplays or plays.
Marisa seeks creative stories with well-developed plots and rich characters with unique voices. She will consider Romance, Thrillers, Adventure, Paranormal, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and any combination thereof. She will also consider the same genres for New Adult, Young Adult and Middle Grade readers.
The majority of the representation within the Publishing industry is offered by Marisa Corvisiero as a Literary Agent working in conjunction with the L. Perkins Agency.
6940 Carroll Avenue, Floor 2
Sha-Shana N. L. Crichton, Esq.
Email query letter. No attachments.
Represents romance, contemporary, paranormal, historical, women's fiction and multicultural.
171 East 74th Street
Send query letter, short synopsis, three chapters, and SASE. No fax or email submissions. Expect response in 2 weeks.
With the exception of nationally published professional authors, they are not accepting romance queries at this time.
7 Indian Valley Road
Represents single-title romance, women's fiction, literary fiction, commercial fiction, thrillers / mysteries / crime, horrors, fantasy /sci-fi / paranormal fiction (each of all types), memoirs.
Prefers recommendations from clients, publisher contacts. Email submissions with proposal and/or Table Of Contents and sample chapters attached in Word, rich text format or .pdf, double spaced. SASE with mailed submissions.
Weronika has a website. Email a concise one-page query letter and the first ten pages of your manuscript (this goes for all fiction and memoir submissions). Put QUERY in the subject line.
350 Seventh Avenue, Suite
Liza likes plot-driven literary fiction, thrillers of all sorts, mysteries, women’s fiction and historicals. Caitlin likes quality commercial fiction including science fiction & fantasy (adult, young adult, and middle grade), urban fantasy, historical, mysteries, thrillers, and women's fiction.
They accept snail mail or email queries.
Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
Jill accepts women's commercial fiction. Natalie accepts romance (contemporary and historical), historical fiction, multi-cultural fiction, paranormal, sci-fi/fantasy in YA or romance only, fairy-tale/legend spin-offs, and "beautiful dark" novels. Taylor is interested in women's fiction and Young Adult fiction -- specifically gritty contemporary, unique paranormal/urban fantasy, and any story with a captivating voice.
Send a query letter, a 1-page synopsis, a brief bio (including a description of your publishing history), and the first 10-15 pages of your manuscript via email.
9B Little Street
Jane Dowary Agency was founded in the beginning of 2013 by Julia Sarah Levin.
Actively looking for clients in all genres of fiction and children's works. Does not handle non-fiction.
E-mail queries only. No postal mail queries. "Query" should be in the subject line of the email. Include the first sample chapter with a full synopsis, state the category of the work (children, romance, science fiction, fantasy, adventure, horror, thriller, mystery, literary, chick lit), state whether or not the manuscript is complete.
Julia only considers complete manuscripts. Julia does not consider multiple/simultaneous submissions.
Renee C. Fountain
Renee is looking for all types of adult and YA fiction and non-fiction. She prefers: thrillers, horror/dark fantasy, urban/contemporary fantasy, pop-culture, memoirs and narrative/commercial.
Jo is only seeking submissions in YA (fiction and non-fiction). No high fantasy.
Please address all queries to:
You must have a completed manuscript.
1 Union Square West, Suite 904
Looking To Represent: Paranormal romance, urban fantasy, young adult, romantic suspense/mystery, contemporary romance, erotica.
E-mail or snail mail a query and one or two sample chapters.
880 Third Avenue, 8th Floor
Looking for all romance, except romantic suspense. Emmanuelle represents women’s fiction, historical fiction, and romance in all subgenres. She is particularly looking for paranormal, urban fantasy, and historical romance at the moment. They do not represent children’s books, novellas, poetry, textbooks, plays or screenplays.
Send an e-mail query and the first 10 pages to email@example.com.
Formed August 2011. Formerly with LJK Literary Agency. Susanna is interested in crime fiction, historical fiction, and women’s fiction, as well as the occasional non-fiction book. She is particularly interested in finding wonderful books for middle-grade or young adult readers.
Query her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
548 Broadway, #5E
Denise Little will join the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency September 2010. She was formerly executive editor at Tekno Books, head of Kensington''s Denise Little Presents imprint, and a buyer for Barnes & Noble. She will represent romance, paranormal, young adult, mystery, thriller, science-fiction/fantasy, non-fiction, Christian books, and horror. She is only accepting queries via email. If you are interested in submitting a project for representation, please e-mail her a query letter describing your project, at email@example.com
They handle all kinds of commercial fiction, including thrillers, mysteries, childrens, romance, women's fiction, ethnic, science fiction, fantasy and general. Send introductory letter with synopsis and first three chapters. Include all credits and publishing history. Queries are accepted via email, but no attachments. Expect response in 2-4 weeks.
Currently looking for every area of romance publishing and women's fiction from published and unpublished writers.
(formerly Graybill & English)
Looking for romance of all genres, women's fiction,
mysteries/thrillers and young adult.
Queries may be sent via email (with no attachments) to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail with an SASE.
5500 W. 133rd Terrace, #821
Looking for Romance, to include, historical, Regency-set historical, contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense and multicultural. In mainstream fiction we acquire multicultural, women’s, commercial, thriller and historical fiction; as well as Chick Lit and Mommy Lit. Occasionally they acquire non-fiction, but are extremely selective.
Send one page query to email above.
240 West 34th St, Suite 500
3/13/2012: Joy Azmitia will join FinePrint Literary Management as an agent on March 19. In additional to building her list in literary fiction, women's fiction, and narrative non-fiction in the areas of history, spirituality, food, and wine (and representation of existing clients), she will serve as contracts manager and lead FinePrint's Digital Rights Management team. Previously she was a junior agent at Russell & Volkening.
A literary agency composed of the former Imprint Agency and The Peter Rubie Literary Agency
Send query by email (email@example.com) or by regular mail with SASE.
Note: Not every agent accepts queries by
Stephany Evans - mainstream women's fiction, contemporary,
mystery, romantic suspense, paranormal, chick lit
(formerly Creative Media Agency)
Paige Wheeler* (pwheeler at foliolit(dot)com)
Paige represents all commercial fiction and upscale (think book club) fiction as well as women's fiction, romance (all types), mystery, thrillers, psychological suspense, and a very small amount of young adult projects. She wants email queries and first five pages with 'query' in the subject line
Erin handles fiction: commercial women's fiction,
historical fiction, romances (contemporary and historical but no paranormal
and no erotica), women’s fiction, romantic comedies, psychological
thrillers, suspense, humor. She accepts email and smail mail queries with first three
19 West 21st Street, Suite 201
They accept queries both by email and snail mail. No unsolicited manuscripts.
Lucy is always on the lookout for YA and MG fiction (though nothing younger), but is also actively build her narrative non-fiction list, as well as upmarket fiction for adults, especially upmarket suspense.
Nichole loves literary and upmarket fiction, character-driven psychological
thrillers, and magical realism that makes you question what’s possible or
purely imagined. She wants to read thrillers that do more than just scare,
and hit on a deep, visceral level. Bring characters with raw, honest
emotions and strange, dark settings.
59 West 71st Street, Suite 9B
Jessica Sinsheimer, Associate Agent
Jessica is always on the lookout for new writers, she is most excited about upmarket, adult, YA, psychological, historical, political, and female-driven thrillers and mysteries–and those featuring food, travel, spies, unusual weaponry, and a large emotional and aesthetic range (a romantic element is a plus). She’s enormously fond of works with highbrow sentences and lowbrow content–and is officially open to all subgenres.
Email pitches preferred. Once you have your pitch letter, e-mail it (in the body of the email–no attachments, please) to Submissions@SarahJaneFreymann.com. Below your query, please paste the first ten pages of your work.
41 Madison Avenue
Looking for romance, historical romance, non-fiction, general literary and commercial fiction, thrillers, suspense, horror, historical fiction, memoir, pop culture, and young adult fiction.
No unsolicited materials.
80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1101
Send a query letter and the first ten pages, along with a detailed synopsis of the entire book, in the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Snail mail queries will not be considered.
Irene is particularly interested in historical fiction with a hook, female-driven thrillers, and popular or narrative non-fiction. Miriam is passionate about modern urban fantasy, Barbara is especially looking for thrillers, mysteries, historical romance, literary fiction, and platform-driven non-fiction, including the occasional memoir. Rachel represents women’s fiction, YA, thrillers, mysteries, romance, and historical fiction.
1342 W. 18th Street
Carolyn and Lois: Contemporary romance, including suspense, romantic comedy, paranormal; historical romance, generally Georgian, Regency-set, Scottish, including suspense; women’s fiction; urban fantasy; and mysteries.
Carolyn: Also contemporary YA fiction, sassy non-fiction and self-help, and possibly erotica.
Denise: Contemporary dark fantasy/paranormal romance; woman lit with a twist.
Carolyn Grayson and Lois Winston accept queries by email (preferred) and by post. Denise Dumars accepts queries only by post. For all queries, please include query letter, the first three pages of your manuscript, brief synopsis, publication credits, including publisher and date(s) published. If sending by email, please put Query in the subject line of the email and please paste the first three pages and synopsis as regular text into the body of the email; do not include attachments until requested. For mail queries, please send by regular post, do not send by any method that requires a signature, include SASE.
Open to new authors.
Great Titles Literary Agency#
18 Greenfield Dr.
Send query letter, detailed synopsis and first three chapters and SASE with Canadian return postage. No email submissions. Expect response in 6-8 weeks. Do not send US postage. Send International Reply Coupons.
Currently looking for new and established authors in the area of women’s fiction: mainstream and category. The stories can be contemporary/historical/suspense/thrillers/fantasy.
55 Fifth Avenue
Looking for debut authors and published authors. Wants romance fiction in all subgenres, commercial women's fiction and historical fiction.
To query via email, send a query in the body of the email and the following as Word attachments: the first three chapters of the manuscript (for fiction), a book proposal (for nonfiction), a synopsis of the work, and a brief bio or résumé to cmiller [at] sjga [dot] com.
To query via snail mail, submit a query letter, the first three chapters of the manuscript (for fiction), a book proposal (for nonfiction), a synopsis of the work, a brief bio or résumé, and a stamped self-addressed envelope for reply.
3021 20th ST. PL SW
Scott Eagan, agent
Looking for contemporary, inspirational (Love Inspired only), women's fiction, historicals, paranormal, and romantic suspense. Writers who are currently at Harlequin and want to continue there and/or advance the career are in high demand at Greyhaus.
They do not want: urban fantasy, sci fi, fantasy, literary fiction, futuristic, erotica, YA, screenplays, movies, novellas, poetry, non-fiction, memoirs or writers targeting e-pubs.
Greyhaus Literary Agency accepts both e-queries and standard queries. E-queries should contain only a query letter with no attachments. Standard queries should contain the first three chapters, a three to five page synopsis and a SASE with adequate postage.
244 Fifth Avenue, Floor 11
Supports general fiction, fantasy, science fiction, romance, children's and juvenile fiction.
Please send a query letter and the first 50 pages (fiction) or proposal (non-fiction). All submissions will be read, but snail mail is preferred. If you are sending an e-query please attach the first 50 pages or proposal as a .doc. to email@example.com .
1390 Millstone Road
Currently looking for mysteries, literary fiction, historical fiction, young adult, women’s fiction, and select non-fiction.
Query with SASE. Email submissions welcome, no downloads or attachments, though. Please, no cold calls.
10383 Godwin Drive
Manassas, VA 20110
This agency handles primarily inspirational fiction.
Joyce Hart works primarily with published authors unless you have met at a Writer’s conference. Also,she will look at referrals by a client or an editor. Joyce Hart will accept both e-mail and USPS proposals.
Tamela Hancock Murray, Terry Burns, and Diana Flegal are looking at selected first-time authors, published authors and referrals. Diana handles mostly inspirational fiction.
Tamela and Terry accept only e-mail submissions. Diana will accept e-mail, UPS or USPS proposals but now prefers email proposals per below requirements. No zip files.
All e-mail submissions sent to Hartline Agents should be sent as a single MS Word doc., in rich text file format attached to an e-mail. Place the query letter in the email itself. Do not send the entire proposal in the body of the e-mail.
22 West 23rd Street, 5th Floor
Susannah Taylor, Associate Agent
Please send query letter, short synopsis, and first 50 pages with SASE. They will accept query letters of up to 250 words via e-mail. Please do not send any attachments.
They are looking for single-title romance (contemporary, historical, paranormal, romantica), women’s fiction, mysteries and thrillers with female protagonists. Happy endings are a must!
Alice Hilton Literary Agency
13131 Welby Way, Ste. B
Hopkins Literary Associates#
2117 Buffalo Rd, Suite 327
Send narrative synopsis and first three chapters with SASE. Expect response in 4 weeks.
Currently looking for new and established authors in all women's fiction, especially historical, contemporary or category romance.
P.O. Box 372
Represents romance. Query with SASE.
521 Fifth Avenue
All queries should be
InkWell Management was formed through the merger of Arthur Pine Associates, Inc., Carlisle & Company and Witherspoon Associates. The partners have a combined 65 years of experience representing best-selling authors worldwide and working closely with them to provide solid editorial advice from the proposal stage to the finished manuscript.
825 Eighth Avenue, 26th Floor
Looking for contemporary, paranormal, erotica romance.
Queries may be sent via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via post.
JABberwocky Literary Agency
49 West 45th Street, 12th Floor North
Lisa Rodgers, Junior Agent
Lisa is closed to unsolicited queries. Check in again later in 2014!
Lisa accepts Science Fiction (space opera, military SF, near- or far-future settings, and/or space battles), Fantasy (epic, contemporary, and dark fantasies), and Romance, as well as YA and Middle Grade.
They only respond to unsolicited queries by mail when they are accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) or, for international queries, an international reply coupon (IRC) if US postage is unavailable. They do not accept queries by phone, or by fax.
Currently e-mail queries must be directed to Eddie Schneider. Unsolicited e-mail queries sent to any other address are considered spam, and will be deleted unread.
445 Park Avenue, 13th Floor
Fiction, Science Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Commercial Fiction, Fantasy,
Women's Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, and
Thrillers/Suspense. She is specifically looking for literary fiction,
literary suspense, up-market women’s fiction, historical fiction, historical
romance, narrative nonfiction, and any other novel that will keep her up
turning pages all night. Email: query and first ten pages in the body
of the email to amachinist@janklo
132 East 43rd Street, #216
As of May 2011, the agency is closed to submissions indefinitely.
Justak Literary Services, Inc.#
7648 Candlewood Lane
Query with SASE (for response only), synopsis, and two sample chapters. All materials will be recycled, so no SASE is required for manuscripts.
Currently looking for: romance (contemporary, historical, mystery, chick-lit, paranormal); mystery; detective/police/crime; suspense; commercial fiction; literary fiction
Most of her authors have come through referrals, but she will look at new authors. She's looking for excellent writers who understand plot, characterization, and have an easy, engaging style
P.O. Box 2908
6/09: Listed as #6 Top Agent for Romance/Women's Fiction by Publisher's Weekly
The Natasha Kern Literary Agency was rated 11th in the list of top 25 literary agencies for new writers by Writer's Digest in its March 2003 issue.
Query via email: email@example.com or regular mail sent to the agency address. Send the query letter, synopsis, and sample pages within the body of the email. They do not accept or read unsolicited attachments. Include the word QUERY, and also the title of your project in the email subject line.
Currently looking for contemporary, historical, inspirational and multicultural romances; romantic suspense; women's fiction.
300 West 55th St, Suive 11V
They are always interested in considering new clients, both published and unpublished. Bear in mind, they take on only a very small number of new authors in any given year.
Query by letter, first three sample chapters, and synopsis. We do not accept queries via phone or fax. Regular mail is fine, as is e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Currently looking for contemporary, historical, inspirational and multicultural romances; romantic suspense; women's fiction.
577 East Avenue
6/09: Pamela Harty listed as #7 Top Agent for
Romance/Women's Fiction by Publisher's Weekly
They are definitely actively looking for new and published authors at The Knight Agency. Actively looking for: romance (all sub-genres, especially keen to find wonderful historical authors and soft contemporary romance), Young Adult/Middle Grade, Commercial Non-fiction (inspirational, true crime, health/wellness, query on others), Contemporary Fiction, Women’s fiction, Erotica, Fantasy, literary-commercial novels
NOTE: they are no longer accepting queries by regular mail, so please email. To query, please email email@example.com. The submissions coordinator will determine which agent she feels would be best-suited for each individual project or author.
55 Central Park West, Suite 6
Elaine Koster passed away on August 12, 2010.
Stephanie is looking for chicklit and momlit, young adult, literary fiction, thrillers, mysteries and narrative nonfiction. Query with a bio, 1-3 page synopsis, first three chapters and SASE.
9249 S. Broadway, #200-543
As of midnight on December 17, 2010, they are currently CLOSED to all queries. THey will reopen on a yet-to-be-determined day in June 2011. Keep an eye on the KT Literary blog for updates. Any e-mail queries received after Dec. 17th will be deleted unread. They have not been open to snail mail queries for most of a year. Snail mail queries will be tossed.
Concentrates on middle grade and YA fiction as well as handling some select adult commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. Her interests cover a broad range including teen chick lit, urban fantasy and magical realism, adventure stories, and romantic comedies.
To submit to kt literary, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Queries should not contain attachments; if you'd like to include two or three pages of your manuscript (at the most), please do so within the body of the email. Attachments will not be read.
1029 Jones Street
Laurie McLean handles romance, fantasy, science fiction, horror, mysteries, suspense and western novels. She also represents children's YA and middle grade fiction and non-fiction (NOT picture books or chapter books!) Laurie only accepts submissions via email, so please send the first ten pages and a 1-2 page synopsis in the body of your email to: email@example.com. Laurie does not open attachments unless pre-arranged, so please include your text in the body of your email message. Hint: Saving your submission in .rtf or plain text format eliminates all the weird characters and spacing. She is closed to submissions during the months of December and January.
Elizabeth Pomada handles literary and commercial fiction, romance, thrillers, mysteries and mainstream women's novels. If you have completed a novel, please send Elizabeth the first ten pages and synopsis with SASE, mailed flat, not folded. Be sure to include your phone number and email address.
307 Seventh Avenue Suite 1906
Stephanie Kip Rostan*
Query Stephanie by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie is currently looking for Romance of all kinds – historical, contemporary, paranormal and romantic suspense – straight suspense, mainstream historicals and general women’s fiction.
Submit online at http://www.levinegreenberg.com/how-to-submit/.
708 Third Avenue, 16th Floor
This agency has closed. Agents Susanna Einstein and Emma Thompson formed the Einstein Thompson Agency. Queries can be sent to email@example.com.
871 N. Greenbrier
Send a query e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org that describes the book, its genre and length, as well as the first three chapters and a synopsis of the manuscript. Include an author biography and publishing history in the e-mail. Paste this information into the body of the e-mail.
Seeking commercial and literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. In particular, she wants new, talented writers of mysteries, thrillers and women's fiction.
121 W. 27th St, Ste 601
Effective July 2009, Nancy Yost is leaving Lowenstein-Yost to start up her own agency.
Accepts paper and electronic submissions of both fiction and
non-fiction, however it does not represent the following material: horror,
westerns, science-fiction, children's books, textbooks and books in need of
By mail send a query letter, short synopsis, first chapter and a S.A.S.E (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope).
Natanya is aggressively looking to build her fiction list with strong writers who have original and confident voices. She’s particularly interested in literary fiction that touches on current events or multicultural issues, women’s fiction of all kinds, dark, edgy character-driven thrillers, moody mysteries, young adult and single title graphic novels. She does not handle poetry, horror or science fiction.
121 West 27th Street, Suite 801
10/2011: Katie Shea is new to DMLA. She is looking for commercial, literary, women's fiction and memoirs.
Please submit a one-page query, plus the synopsis and first five pages of the manuscript to email@example.com or via mail with enclosed SASE for reply.
Currently looking for romance with either contemporary or historical settings, including suspense, paranormal, multicultural, and inspirational; also women’s fiction. Additionally, we represent other genres such as mystery, thriller, science fiction, fantasy, and YA. New authors are welcome.
2373 N.W. 185th Avenue
Handles contemporary and historical romance, Amish stories, romantic suspense, thrillers/crime, inspirational fiction, and women's fiction.
MacGregor Literary works primarily with established authors. At this time they are not looking to add unpublished authors except through referrals from current clients. Unsolicited manuscripts sent to them will be discarded, even if a self-addressed stamped envelope is included. Query at firstname.lastname@example.org.
425 Sherman Ave, Suite 200
New York Office
Send query letter with synopsis, first 30 pages, and SASE. Will accept email and fax queries without attachments. Expect response in 6 weeks. Send all manuscript submissions to the California office.
Currently looking for new or established authors in romantic fiction--category, long contemporary and historical, romantic suspense and romantic comedy. No paranormal.
156 5th Avenue, Suite 625
Send one-page, written query letter with SASE, describing work and writing history. Do NOT query by fax or email.
Denise Marcil is seeking mainstream historical fiction with
female lead characters, preferably based upon real historical figures;
paranormals; mainstream suspense with female protagonists, and multicultural
fiction including but not limited to Latina fiction and African-American
6/09: Kevan Lyon listed as #5 Top Agent for Romance/Women's Fiction by Publisher's Weekly
For electronic submissions, please send a query letter to email@example.com and write “QUERY” in the subject line of the email. For hard copy submissions, please send the following: include a cover letter, 1 page synopsis of your work, and the first 10 pages of your manuscript.
Looking for romance (all genres), historical, contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense, young adult, other women’s fiction including: commercial, women’s fiction & chick-lit, mainstream, multicultural, mystery, suspense, & thriller.
Six Tristam Place
Send query letter with SASE by regular mail only. No e-mail queries accepted.
Currently looking for established authors in search of fresh
7 Allen St
Queries acceptable via email .
Agency opened in 1999. Open to all kinds of romance.
353 Lexington Avenue
Email is the preferred submission method. Please email
Represents single title romance, contemporary romance, paranormal, romantic suspense, historical romance and chick-lit.
Elizabeth is looking for literary fiction, women’s fiction, historical fiction, romance, thriller, mystery/suspense, narrative non-fiction, history, and current affairs.
Shira's primary interests include mainstream commercial fiction, mystery, literary fiction, women’s fiction, romance, urban fantasy, fantasy, science fiction, horror and dystopian.
Christa is a fan of new adult and young adult novels with a romantic angle, and strong, quirky protagonists. In young and new adult, Christa is especially interested in contemporary fiction, horror and thrillers/mysteries. She’d also like to see any steampunk and fantasy (urban and high), that pushes the boundaries of what's currently on the shelves, perhaps a new take on these genres that has yet to be seen.
66 Grand Street, Suite One
115 West 30th Street, Suite 800
Please do not send inquiries by email or fax.. send the first twenty pages and a synopsis by regular post to the address above, along with a detailed letter about your publication history and the history of the project, if it has been submitted previously to publishers or other agents
Looking for Authors of contemporary mainstream women’s fiction, non-category fiction for women readers in their 20s and 30s, and meaty historical novels by experts in their periods. No paranormal, time travel, science fiction or fantasy themes, please, or work that has already been unsuccessfully exposed to the market.
420 Central Park West #5H
Not able to consider unsolicted queries at this time. Referrals through professional associates.
Well-known in the science fiction and fantasy fields, also specializes in mystery, romance and other genre fiction.
Maureen Moran Agency#
P.O. Box 20191
Prefer letter with SASE. If the book and author sound promising, she'll ask to see the complete manuscript or partial with a recently published book. Brief e-mail queries are fine, but no attachments, please.
Currently looking for women's fiction. No fantasy, science fiction or horror.
Grace Morgan Literary Agency #
405 East 54th Street, Suite 8E
Looking for all forms of mystery, limited romance, fantasy, women’s fiction, and men’s fiction.
30 Pierrepont Street
Represents literary fiction, contemporary women's fiction, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, mystery, young adult and middle grade fiction, narrative non-fiction, sports related books, food writing, pop culture, and craft. She is not accepting any queries until after September 13, 2010. She is not accepting any epic fantasy, science fiction, or children's picture books. Does not accept email queries.
1325 Avenue of the Americas
For fiction and non-fiction queries, please send ONLY a cover letter with a synopsis and your publication history, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. No email queries.
Open to all types of fiction.
52645 Paui Rd.
Kelly L. Mortimer
As of February 24, 2009 Kelly
Mortimer was listed as the President, CEO and Editorial Director of Underdog
Press. This information can be found on the company's "About Us" section of
their Web site.
She only represents writers not yet published, or those not pubbed in the last three years at a traditional publishing house. You must have a completed manuscript in order to query. The agency accepts e-mail queries only at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Type ‘Query’ and the title of your manuscript in the subject line. DO NOT send proposals, pages, or a synopsis with your query, please.
Currently looking for Contemporary Romance - Single Title and Category, Historical Romance - Single Title and Category, Mainstream/General Fiction, Paranormal [Dark and Light], Thrillers/Suspense, Young Adult [protagonist is 16 years old and above] [closed to Inspirational YA right now] .
1732 Wazee Street, Suite 207
3/13/2012: At the end of March, Lindsay Mergens is leaving Nelson Literary Agency to pursue freelance opportunities. Joining the agency is Adrienne Sparks, former associate director of marketing at Doubleday.
Please email a short query to determine interest. Anything longer should be sent via snail mail. No phone queries.
Looking for commercial fiction (romance, women’s fiction, science fiction, fantasy, young adult & middle grade) and literary fiction with a commercial bent. They also consider a few nonfiction projects that tend to be story-based, such as memoir and narrative nonfiction. No inspirational or category.
New York, NY
Looking for commercial women's fiction, romance, YA and popular nonfiction.
5800 Arlington Ave.
Please email them a query letter with a brief synopsis, bio and the first five pages from your novel or book proposal in the body of your email. Attachments will not be opened unless specifically requested. They only accept email queries. They do not accept queries by snail mail or phone. All snail mail queries will be discarded unopened.
Lori Perkins is not currently taking on any new clients.
Louise Fury is seeking well written, teen Sci-Fi and Young Adult horror. She is also on the hunt for deep, dark contemporary YA and select Middle Grade fiction with a literary feel-- it must be realistic and thought provoking and the characters must be authentic and original.
Louise is a huge adult horror fan, but also loves romance (especially Regency & Victorian) and is looking for steam/cyberpunk.
In nonfiction, please send humor and pop culture manuscripts her way.
Sandy Lu is looking for dark literary and commercial fiction, mystery, thriller, psychological horror, paranormal/urban fantasy, historical fiction, and YA. In particular, she is looking for historical thrillers or mysteries set in Victorian times and has recently fallen in love with steampunk.
In non-fiction, she is looking for narrative non-fiction, history, biography, pop science, pop psychology, pop culture (music/theatre/film), humor, and food writing.
She is also actively searching for espionage fiction and non-fiction set in China between the two World Wars. No romance, high fantasy, children’s picture books, how-to/self-help, parenting, religion/spirituality, and sports.
Saritza Hernandez represents both new and established authors and is currently looking for strong erotic romance in the following sub-genres: Paranormal, sci-fi, steampunk, cyberpunk, fantasy, BDSM, historical (emphasis on Ancient Egypt, Caribbean/MesoAmerican), intercultural and all GLBT-themed erotica for the digital marketplace. Find her submission guidelines on her blog: saritzahernandez.blogspot.com and please send queries to: email@example.com
302A West 12th St., #124
Now accepting e-mail queries only. Please e-mail your query letter and the first three chapters to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The first three chapters may be sent as an attachment. They will read and carefully consider all submission but will only respond to those that seem appropriate. Romance submissions will be deemed a special category; please indicate in the subject heading whether your submission is a romance.
Alicka welcomes submissions of literary fiction, plot-driven commercial fiction, especially suspense, thrillers, romance and mysteries and she is interested in high-quality non-fiction, including narrative nonfiction, science, biography, history, travel, and current affairs.
285 Fifth Avenue, PMB 445
6/09: Listed as #8 Top Agent for Romance/Women's Fiction by Publisher's Weekly
They request a query letter, three chapters and a brief synopsis.
Currently looking for great romance, erotica and women's fiction. They do not accept poetry, textbooks, plays, and screenplays.
Prospect Agency only accepts website submissions. Go to submissions to upload your materials. Please do not send submissions via email or mail. Email submissions will be blocked. Unsolicited paper submissions sent by traditional mail will be recycled.
2163 Grand Avenue #2
Jennie Goloboy, Associate Literary Agent
Science Fiction/Fantasy or Paranormal, especially with a literary flair.
Send an email and/or query letter initially, before attempting to send a full book proposal or sample chapters. If querying via email, please only put the contents of your query IN the email. They will not open attachments unless they have been requested in advance. NO PHONE QUERIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
23 Lincoln Avenue
Barbara Collins Rosenberg*
Send one-page query letter with SASE. No fax or email queries. Only query one project at a time. If writing for category, list line you're targeting. Be sure to include word count. Expect a response within a week.
Currently looking for category, single title contemporary, historical, romantic suspense, chick-lit, lady-lit and women's fiction. No inspirational, time-travel, paranormal or futuristics.
Send query letter and brief synopsis with SASE. No attachments with email queries. Expect response in 1-4 weeks.
Currently looking for broad range of romance fiction--contemporary and historical, single title and category from new and established authors. No unsolicited manuscripts.
Damaris Rowland Agency#
5 Peter Cooper Road, #13 H
Send query letter with SASE. Expect response within 8 weeks.
Currently looking for historical romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and general women's fiction.
1049 Park Ave
Manuscripts for consideration may be sent to email@example.com .
Liza loves a good thriller/suspense/mystery that keeps her guessing until the end. She also gravitates to commercial women’s fiction and loves a sarcastic comic voice. On the children’s side, she handles all categories, though is looking mostly for young adult and middle grade.
P.O. Box 448
1133 Broadway, Suite
Eric W. Ruben
Query by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking to represent all kinds of romance.
454 West 44th Street
Fiction interests include contemporary fiction, including women's, mysteries, historical and thrillers `with a cutting edge'.
Always looking for `something original and fresh'. No unsolicited mss. Query first, including outline and three sample chapters with IRCs. No attachments. No reading fee.
276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 708
E-mail queries are strongly preferred, but must not be accompanied by attachments of any kind. If you prefer to mail a hard copy letter, please include your e-mail address so they can reply by e-mail, and don't include a SASE or anything else. Send an unadorned, unaccompanied letter as your first step, whether paper or e-mail.
Open to romance.
Lynn Seligman Literary Agency
400 Highland Avenue
Query with chapter, synopsis and SASE.Seeking Detective/Police/Crime, Ethnic, Fantasy, Feminist, Gay/Lesbian, Historical, Horror, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mainstream/Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense, Romance (Contemporary, Gothic, Historical, Regency), Science Fiction, Women's Fiction
Karen Thomas, Senior Agent
Thomas' main areas of interest are: narrative non-fiction, celebrity, pop culture, memoir, general fiction, women's fiction, romance, mystery, self-help, inspirational, Christian based fiction and non-fiction including Evangelical.
Foladé is actively seeking to represent a broad range of projects. She is particularly drawn to: literary and commercial women’s fiction with a strong sense of story, voice and character; funny and relatable fiction; Daring YA books that showcase a fresh, unique perspective; literary mysteries/thrillers that aren’t formulaic or market saturated, contemporary historical fiction, African-American issues, gay/lesbian, Christian fiction, humor and books that deeply explore other cultures. No subject is out-of-bounds. She loves non-fiction that reads like fiction. Feel free to approach her with ideas adapted from blogs or websites with new views on pop culture.
Hardy is actively seeking to represent a broad range of projects. Most recently, she joined the team at Serendipity Literary Agency as an agent looking to acquire non-fiction self help, motivational and empowerment, women's fiction, relationship, pop culture, leadership and non-denominational spiritual titles. Feel free to contact her in reference to any non fiction subject.
Complete the form on their website to submit your manuscript. You will need a one page synopsis of the work that details the plot and theme of the story and the first fifty pages or first three chapters of your manuscript.
Serendipity Literary Agency is on Facebook and encourages you to "LIKE" them at www.facebook.com/serendipitylit and stay updated with agency news and interact with them personally there.
Please note that they are no longer accepting snail mail submissions and these will be unopened and discarded.
475 Miner St. RD
Send one-to-two page cover letter with SASE. Email queries are okay. Expect response in 2-3 weeks.
Currently looking for prescriptive nonfiction written by credentialed authors, other types of nonfiction, women's fiction and romance, Christian and inspirational books.
Mary Sue loves inspirational romance, including Amish and historicla novels. Nicole is seeking paranormal, suspense, polished sci-fi/fantasy and YA. Paste first five pages of your novel into the body of your email query.
450 Seventh Avenue
Send an e-mail query and the first 10 pages to email@example.com or via post to address above. Only accepts queries via email. your last name, title, and the name of the agent you are submitting to in the subject line. For fiction, please include a query letter and your first 10 pages copied and pasted in the body of the email. They will not open attachments unless they have been requested. For non-fiction, please include your query letter and author bio.
Currently looking for paranormal, historical and contemporary romance. No romantic suspense.
They are not looking for includes genre fiction such as mystery, fantasy and science fiction. They do not handle children's books or screenplays.
320 Central Park West, Suite 1-D
Send query letter, brief synopsis, sample chapters and SASE. No fax, email or telephone queries. Expect response in 1-2 months.
Currently looking for: romance (paranormal, romantic suspense, highly original historicals), romantica, fantasy, mystery/thrillers.
Spencerhill Associates, LTD#
P.O. Box 374
6/09: Jennifer Schober isted as #4 Top Agent
for Romance/Women's Fiction by Publisher's Weekly
Send outline and sample chapter with a letter of introduction. They’d prefer not to see just a letter. Don’t forget to send postage if you want the material returned to you. Electronic queries should be sent to Jennifer@klsbooks.com.
Currently looking for category romance, single title, women's fiction, historical romances, romantic suspense and thrillers. Jennifer is especially interested in science fantasy and has acquired a few erotica/paranormal tiles. They do not handle young-adult material.
Actively looking to acquire some exciting new voices as well as established, published authors at this time
Steele-Perkins Literary Agency#
26 Island Lane
Send query letter, first three chapters, synopsis and SASE or email firstname.lastname@example.org with synopsis and query letter. Include "query" in subject line. No email attachments. Expect response in 6 weeks.
Currently looking for all genres of romance, including category, romantic suspense, inspirational, multicultural, chick-lit, women's stories, historical and mainstream women's fiction.
65 Bleecker St., 12th Floor
Send query letter and first three chapters. Expect response within 4 weeks.
Currently looking for category, romantic suspense, historical romance, contemporary women's fiction, inspirational, mystery and thrillers.
P.O. Box 16
Pamela Dean Strickler*
This agency is closed to new queries until after September.
PREFER EMAIL queries, including a one page letter with a brief description of your plot, plus the first ten pages of your novel ALL PASTED IN to the body of the email. Sorry, unknown attachments will not be opened.
Looking for women's fiction, historical fiction and romance of all kinds. Does not handle Nonfiction, YA/Children's, Picture Books or Screenplays.
P.O. Box 770365
Query by e-mail only. Please send a well-prepared, one-page query including a brief synopsis of your work, relevant publishing history, if any, and contact information. Include the first five pages within the body of the e-mail. No attachments, please. Put the title and the word "query" in the subject line.
Represents romance, women's fiction, YA and teen, middle-grade, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, smart horror, suspense, and mystery.
197 Eighth Street
Lauren MacLeod (YA only)
They handle young adult and literary fiction. They do not handle romance, science fiction, picture books or poetry.
Please do not send entire manuscripts unless requested. They do not accept or respond to queries via fax or telephone. They accept queries via email at email@example.com only. Snail mail queries will be returned unopened.
Mary M. Tahan, Literary Agency, LLC
PO Box 1015 Cooper Station
For fiction, send synopsis and first ten pages. Does not accept unsolicited queries.
180 E. Prospect Ave. #188
The agency represents authors of narrative nonfiction, romance, women's fiction, suspense, and literary fiction. They do not handle children's books, westerns, science fiction, fantasy, poetry, or screenplays.
PLEASE QUERY VIA EMAIL ONLY using the email address above. Be sure to include the word "query" in the subject line, and specify whether the query is addressed to John Talbot or Gail Fortune. The query letter should be one page only, with no attachments. An email with links, photos, attachments, or in any way not identifiable as a query letter will be deleted unread. If you have been referred by someone please note this by including the word "referral" in the subject line of your email. Please remember to include your daytime phone number and return email address as well as your physical mailing address. Also remember to include the title of your book and the approximate word count. Note any previous publications you have had, plus any relevant writing experience.
2 Broad Street
Gina handles fiction – mystery, thrillers, suspense, horror, science fiction, romance, mainstream, action-adventure; nonfiction – memoir, true crime, history, career, cookbooks, medicine and fitness, travel, parenting, self-help, humor, test prep and study guides, coffee table books, juvenile fiction and nonfiction for middle-grade and young adult.
Paula's specialties include mystery/thriller, SF/fantasy, romance, YA, memoir, humor, pop culture, health & wellness, cooking, self-help, pop psych, New Age, inspirational, technology, science, and writing.
Rachael works with young adult, middle grade, romance, and women’s fiction.
Jessica wants commercial fiction, sci fi and fantasy (and all the little sub genres), psychological thrillers (fewer Navy SEALS and more Gillian Flynn), cozy mysteries, romance, and erotic romance. Plus all genres of YA.
Query letters should be one to two pages long and can be accompanied by the first ten pages of your manuscript. They strongly prefer email queries and can reply faster to email. Email queries should be addressed to the specific agent you are interested in considering your work.
From Preditors & Editors: 9/17/07: some reports of slowness have been received. 1/18/09: a writer reports not hearing from the agent for months.
Patricia Teal Literary Agency#
2036 Vista Del Rosa
Send query letter with SASE. Expect response within 10 days.
Currently looking for category fiction, especially women’s fiction by established authors only.
3 Seas Literary Agency
Please email your first chapter and synopsis to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of QUERY. Email queries sent to any other address will not be read. They no longer are accepting snail mail submissions.
Theiragency specializes in romance, women’s fiction and children’s books. They are currently looking for fantastic authors with a voice of their own. More specifically, they love any type of romance (historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, paranormal, chick lit, inspirationals and fantasy) and young adult and middle grade fiction. They also represent mysteries, thrillers and select nonfiction titles.
They currently are not accepting poetry, screenplays or short stories.
New Jersey Office
The Law Offices of Charles Tolbert is at the moment not accepting queries or manuscripts due to current publishing and film development projects.
Promotes fiction and non-fiction to publishing companies, magazine and motion pictures. Send a query letter with an overview of your material and a concise biography to an address above. Include your name, address, email and phone number with your letter and an SASE.
41 Madison Avenue, 36th Floor
Ellen Levine*, Executive Vice
6/09: Kimberly Whalen listed as #2 Top Agent for Romance/Women's Fiction by Publisher's Weekly
Stephanie specializes in romance, women's fiction and YA
They are actively seeking new or established authors in a variety of genres: both fiction and non-fiction. Send a query letter via mail or email. Do not send a manuscript unless asked to do so by an agent.
Trident will reject any submissions made to more than one agent at their firm at the same time.
Jenny Bent has recently joined Trident Media Group where she represents literary fiction, women's commercial fiction and popular non-fiction.
This agency represents mostly big name published authors, which does include some romance authors such as Carly Phillips. They currently represent Janet Evanovitch and Dean Koontz.
23 West 74th Street, Suite 100
Send a query letter to Jennifer@theunteragency.com. They are interested in seeing quality fiction and general nonfiction, with a particular interest in memoir, food/cooking, nature/environment, biography, pop culture, travel/adventure, true crime, politics and health/fitness. Additionally, they are looking for all types of children's literature (picture books, middle grade, and young adult)
584 Broadway , Suite 809
Is not accepting unsolicited queries at this time.
53 Prospect Park West
The agency is no longer accepting new clients. PLEASE DO NOT SEND QUERY LETTERS.
Waxman Leavall Literary Agency
Send query to email@example.com.
Currently looking for paranormal romance, historical romance, erotica, women's fiction and young adult. Please query via form on their website or print it out and mail to above address.
Cherry Weiner Literary Agency
28 Kipling Way
Handles all genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, westerns, mystery, romance, Native American. No YA or children.
Has established group of authors. Only accepts queries from people she meets at conferences.
10152 Knoll Circle
9/2011: Barbara J. Scott has just joined WordServe. She is interested in Full-length fiction, 65,000 to 100,000 words. General market or Christian market. Genres: Women’s, Romance, Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Historical, Family Saga, Amish, Political Thrillers, Mainstream, Supernatural/Speculative, including End Times. Short contemporary and historical fiction, 40,000 to 65,000 words. Christian market. Genres: Romance, Historical, Romantic Suspense. Will accept queries for Barbour, Steeple Hill Love Inspired, Summerside Love Finds You, and Avon Inspire. Kids: Middle grade and YA books. Query her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in a broad spectrum of genres including Christian fiction, suspense, romance, women's, historical, suspense/thriller, legal, literary, mainstream, supernatural, romance. NO fantasy or sci-fi.
Query only via email. Rachelle Gardner does not accept queries in the months of July and December. Please address queries to: email@example.com. In the subject line, include the word QUERY.
21 West 26th Street
Send queries to attention of Submissions.
Currently looking for category, romantic suspense, historical romance, contemporary women's fiction from established authors only.
To send to Maya Rock, send a query letter and first page in the body of the email. She is not accepting snail mail. She will only read personalized email.
To send to Jodi Reamer, send the first ten pages of your manuscript and query letter via snail mail.
Writers House represents fiction and non-fiction, for both
adult and juvenile books. Our agents work with literary and commercial
fiction, women's fiction, science fiction/fantasy, narrative non-fiction,
history, memoirs, biographies, books on psychology, science, parenting,
cookbooks, how-to, self-help, business, finance, young adult and juvenile
fiction/non-fiction and picture books.
1138 South Webster Street
Open to ALL types of romance, erotica and women’s fiction. This includes GLBT projects in romance and erotica.
Visit website or
blog for latest
news before querying. To query, please send a brief message describing
your work and your publishing credits and/or preparation to be a novelist,
along with the first ten pages of your manuscript pasted in the body of your
e-mail, to the following address:
350 Seventh Street, Suite 2003
They accept queries by snail mail and email. For queries via
the post office, please make sure to include a SASE for their reply. They
will respond to queries within six weeks.
Nancy Yost represents a wide variety of writers of commercial fiction, specializing in crime novels; thrillers, mysteries, suspense; historical fiction and historical suspense; and women’s fiction of all kinds. Her nonfiction tastes lean to social history and natural science. She looks for complex, engrossing, character- and voice-driven reads, and has a fondness for a good ghost story, southern fiction, historical fiction and atmosphere.
Natanya is particularly interested in literary fiction that touches on current events or multicultural issues; family sagas; dark and edgy thrillers with a great new hook, moody mysteries and cozy mysteries. She loves to find new writers and does not shy away from debut talent.
Zoe F. Shacham is open to first-time writers and is looking for unique voices of all genres, but especially in literary fiction, compelling young adult fiction, narrative nonfiction and pop culture. She does not handle poetry, horror, fantasy or science fiction.
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