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Literary Agents Indicating Interest in Representing Romance

Last Updated on January 08, 2018

NOTE:  A listing on this site should not be considered a recommendation of an agency.  Be sure to check with other authors, RWA, Beware by SFWA, Bewares, Recommendations and Background Check, Preditors and Editors before signing with any agent.

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#Indicates agent/agency is RWA eligible.

The Ahearn Agency#

2021 Pine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 861-8395
Fax (504) 866-6434
Email: Pahearn@aol.com

Pamela G. Ahearn

This agency handles general adult fiction, specializing in women's fiction and suspense. They do not deal with any nonfiction, poetry, juvenile material or science 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.


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Alive Communications Inc.

7680 Goddard Street, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Andrea Heinecke
S. Rickly Christian*
Lisa Jackson
Bryan Normal

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. 

Alive Literary Agency is not accepting unsolicited manuscripts at this time. However, they will consider book proposals from authors who are personally referred by clients or close contacts of Alive.

Authors referred by an Alive client or close contact are invited to send queries to Submissions@aliveliterary.com.


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Linda Allen Literary Agency

1949 Green Street, Suite 5
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 921-6437
(415) 921-3733
Email: linda@lallenlitagency.com

Linda Allen*
Amy Kossow

Not taking on new clients at this time.

Handles commercial fiction, literary, women's fiction, romance, historical, mystery/suspense, thriller, young adult.

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AMB Literary Management

104 Fulton Ave
Toronto, ON
Canada M4K 1X8
(416) 324-8845
Fax (416) 324-8870
Email: ambliterarymanagement@rogers.com

Amy Moore-Benson
Twitter @amblit

This agent is not open to queries at this time.

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.

Website is not up.

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Marcia Amsterdam Agency

41 West 82nd Street, Suite 9A
New York NY 10024--5613 
(212) 873 4945 

Marcia Amsterdam 

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.  Does not accept email queries.

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The Axelrod Agency#

55 Main Street
P.O. Box 357
Chatham, NY 12037
(518) 392-2100
fax (518) 392-2944
Email: steve@axelrodagency.com

Steven Axelrod*

Send a query letter via letter or email.  Expect response in 2-3 months.

Currently looking for new or established authors in all genres.

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Loretta Barrett Books, Inc.

220 East 23rd Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) 242 3420
Fax (212) 807 9579

Nick Mullendore, President

Ms Barrett passed away in October 2014, and since then Nick Mullendore has been the President of the agency.

Loretta Barrett Books, Inc. represents a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction for general audiences. They handle a wide range of contemporary topics and themes including commercial thrillers, mysteries, romantic suspense, popular science, memoirs, narrative fiction and current affairs.

To query via email send submissions to LBBQuery@gmail.com.  No attachments accepted.  Snail mail queries accepted.  No fax queries.


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The Belfrey Literary Agency #

Mary Louise Schwartz

Not accepting new clients at this time.


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The Bent Agency

19 West 21st, #201
New York, NY 10010

The Bent Agency / London
21 Melliss Avenue
Kew, Richmond TW9 4BQ

Jenny Bent* (blog)
Heather Flaherty
Louise Fury
Molly Ker Hawn*

Beth Phelan*
Gemma Cooper

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 enjoys 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.

Heather represents children's, middle grade, and young adult fiction and non-fiction, as well as select new adult fiction, and non-fiction.

Louise is currently closed to unsolicited materials.  Louise represents young adult, middle grade, new adult, commercial fiction including romance, and select nonfiction.

Molly is looking for young adult and middle grade that's inventive, well-crafted, and rich with emotion, whether contemporary, historical, fantasy, sf, thriller, romance, or mystery.

Gemma represents authors who write for children, from picture books to young adult, fiction and non-fiction.

Beth is currently closed to unsolicited materials.  She represents authors who write young adult fiction, romance, select commercial and literary adult fiction, and nonfiction by way of lifestyle, cooking/food writing, humor, pop culture, LGBT and pets/animals.

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.  They only accept email queries.  Do not simultaneously query agents. 


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Meredith Bernstein Agency#

2095 Broadway, Suite 505
New York, NY 10023
(212) 799-1007
fax (212) 799-1145

Meredith Bernstein*

Send a query letter only with an SASE.  No email.

Open to all genres.

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Bleeker Street Associates

217 Thompson St. #519
New York, NY 10012
(212) 677-4492
Fax: (212) 388-0001

Agnes Birnbaum*

Represents Inspiration, Romance, Science, Technology, Self-help, True crime, Women's literature, and Young adult.

Query with SASE.  No email queries accepted.

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Blue Ridge Literary Agency

133 Marvin Place
Lynchburg, VA 24503

Dawn Dowdle

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.

AT THIS TIME they are mostly acquiring Romances and Mysteries. Will consider Suspense and Thrillers.

Please send an e-mail to query@blueridgeagency.com  or online at https://querymanager.com/query/1017 to send your Synopsis and 1st 3 chapters (double-spaced)  as Word attachments.  No manuscripts via email.


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Book Cents Literary Agency#

364 Patteson Drive, #228
Morgantown, WV 26505
Email: cw@bookcentsliteraryagency.com

Christine Witthohn*

Send your query and first five pages via their website form.

Looking for Romance - Contemporary, Paranormal, Mystery/Suspense, RomComs, Multicultural, YA, Middle Grade, Mystery/Suspense, Women's Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Outstanding Literary Fiction


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BookEnds L.L.C.#

136 Long Hill Road
Gillette, NJ 07933
(908) 604-2652

Jessica Faust*
Kim Lionetti*
Jessica Alvarez*
Moe Ferrara
Beth Campbell

Bookends LLC is no longer accepting unsolicited proposals or mail queries.

BookEnds accepts and looks for queries from both published and unpublished writers. In fiction they represent all areas of romance, young adult, mystery, steampunk, science fiction and fantasy, new adult, and women's fiction.

BookEnds does not represent children's picture books, short fiction, poetry, screenplays, or techno-thrillers.

Jessica Faust is open to all submissions in mystery, thrillers, and suspense including, but not limited to, psychological and domestic suspense thrillers, historical mystery, cozies, romantic suspense, YA thrillers, and anything with a strong female protagonist. She's also looking for magical realism, contemporary YA, and women's fiction. In nonfiction, Jessica would like to see more small-business, entrepreneur, management and career related titles.

Kim Lionetti is actively looking for women's fiction, especially stories with strong female relationships (sisters, friends, mother/daughter) in addition to a compelling romantic element. She's also open to historical, contemporary and erotic romance, as well as romantic suspense. Kim's also eager to find more YA fiction with emotional and dynamic storytelling.

Jessica Alvarez is looking for romance of all heat levels (including inspirational and category romance), female-focused erotica, women's fiction, mysteries, suspense, and thrillers. In all genres, Jessica is typically drawn to strong female leads and books that will appeal to women. Please note that Jessica is not looking for paranormals, sci-fi/fantasy, cozy mysteries, or young adult novels at this time.

Moe Ferrara is interested in fiction for adults, young adults, and the middle-grade reader. When it comes to all subsets and ages for science fiction and fantasy, she loves easily-accessible sci-fi, imaginative fantasy locales, and pain-in-the-ass heroines. She's looking for most MG and YA genres including contemporary, horror, magical realism, and anything LGBTQ-centric. She also loves being surprised by books she never knew she wanted! On her adult romance radar are all things m/m and m/f—plus everything in between—within all heat levels and genres, including both category and single-title romance.

She is not a good fit for picture books through early chapter books, contemporary YA without a strong romance element, women's fiction, or inspirational romances.

Beth Campbell is primarily interested in science fiction, fantasy, and YA books of all sub-genres. She's also actively looking for romantic suspense and mystery titles, particularly those with a darker flavor. She loves women-centered stories across all genres and has an immense affinity for narratives featuring strong friendships, found families, and diverse characters of all stripes (race, sexuality, gender--you name it).


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Books and Such Literary Agency#

52 Mission Circle, Suite 122
PMB 170
Santa Rosa, CA 95409-5370

Janet Kobobel Grant
Wendy Lawton
Rachel Kent
Mary Keeley
Rachelle Gardner

Books & Such will accept e-mail queries for the following genres:
Adult fiction and nonfiction, Teen and young adult fiction and nonfiction, Twenty-to-thirtysomething fiction and nonfiction, Middle grade fiction and nonfiction).

Send a one page query to representation@booksandsuch.com. No attachments.  They do not accept unsolicited phone or postal mail queries.


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Bradford Literary Agency#

5694 Mission Center Road #347
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 521-1201

Laura Bradford*
Natalie Lakosil

They acquire Fiction: Romance (historical, romantic suspense, paranormal, category, contemporary, erotic), urban fantasy,women’s fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, literary fiction (to Monica Odom), mystery, thrillers, children’s (picture book and middle grade to Natalie Lakosil only) and young adult (please read bios for specific interests).  They do not accept poetry, screenplays, short stories, westerns, horror, new age, religion.

Laura continues to actively build her client list and is currently seeking work in the following genres: Romance (historical, romantic suspense, paranormal, category, contemporary, erotic), urban fantasy, women’s fiction, mystery, thrillers and young adult as well as some select non-fiction.

Natalie is drawn to talented, hard-working new authors with a fresh, unique voice and hook. Her specialties are children’s literature (from picture book through teen and New Adult), romance (contemporary and historical), cozy mystery/crime, upmarket women’s/general fiction and select children’s nonfiction. Her interests include historical, multi-cultural, magical realism, sci-fi/fantasy, gritty, thrilling and darker contemporary novels, middle grade with heart, and short, quirky or character-driven picture books. She is always drawn to an open and positive attitude in an author, professionalism, good grammar, and fantastical, beautifully written, engaging and sexy plots.

Natalie is not looking for: Inspirational novels, memoir, romantic suspense, adult thrillers, poetry, screenplays

They accept email queries only.  The subject line must begin as follows: QUERY: (The title of the manuscript and any SHORT message you would like them to see should follow). Please be sure to include the genre and word count in your cover letter. Picture book submissions: short query along with entire manuscript in body of email.


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Browne & Miller Literary Associates#

410 South Michigan Ave, Suite 460
Chicago, IL 60605

Danielle Egan-Miller*, President
Joanna MacKenzie*, Agent

Browne & Miller is most interested in literary/commercial fiction/women's fiction, women's historical fiction, literary-leaning crime fiction, romance, and Amish fiction. They are also interested in time travel stories; Christian/inspirational fiction by established authors; literary and commercial Young Adult fiction; a broad array of non-fiction by nationally-recognized, platformed author/experts. They do not represent children's picture books, horror or sci-fi novels, short stories, poetry, original screenplays, articles, or software.

Joanna is looking for exciting new voices in women’s fiction, thriller, new adult, and young adult genres.

Authors seeking representation can direct their queries to mail@browneandmiller.com. Please include your query in the body of your email as they will not open attachments.


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Curtis Brown Ltd#

10 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003
fax 212-598-0917

Laura Blake Peterson
Maureen A. Walters*
Katherine Fausset*
Kerry D'Agostino*
Steve Kasdin*

Curtis Brown Ltd represents adult and children’s authors of all genres, including illustrators.

Laura a wide range of interests – including 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.  Email her directly at lbp@cbltd.com, and attach the first 50 pages of your project for her review. Please include “lbpquery” in the subject line of your email.

Maureen works primarily in women’s fiction and nonfiction projects on subjects as eclectic as parenting & child care, popular psychology, inspirational/motivational volumes as well as a few medical/nutritional books. To submit please send your query and contact information to mw@cbltd.com.

Kerry is interested in a wide range of literary and commercial fiction, as well as narrative nonfiction and memoir. Please email query letters to kd@cbltd.com, along with a synopsis and three sample chapters.

Katherine is actively seeking, literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, memoir, journalism, popular science and narrative nonfiction. Please email query letters to her at kf@cbltd.com. For fiction, please feel free to include your complete manuscript, and for non-fiction please include your full proposal.

Steve is seeking commercial fiction, including Mysteries/Thrillers, Romantic Suspense (emphasis on the suspense), and Historical Fiction); Narrative Nonfiction, including Biography, History and Current Affairs; and Young Adult Fiction, particularly if it has adult crossover appeal. He is NOT interested in SF/Fantasy, Memoirs, Vampires and writers trying to capitalize on trends. Please send a query letter about what makes your book unique, a 1-3 page plot synopsis, a brief bio (including a description of your publishing history, if you have one), and the first 40-50 pages of your manuscript as an attachment to the email to skasdin@cbltd.com.


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Maria Carvainis Agency Inc. #

Rockefeller Center
1270 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2915
New York, NY 10020
(212) 245-6365
Fax: (212) 245-7196
Email: mca@mariacarvainisagency.com

Maria Carvainis*
Martha Guzman*
Elizabeth Copps*

Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc. represents a wide range of fiction and non-fiction with special interest in literary and mainstream fiction, mystery and suspense, thrillers, historicals, contemporary women’s fiction, young adult and middle grade, memoir, biography, history, business, psychology, pop culture and popular science.

The agency does not represent screenplays, children’s picture books, science fiction, or poetry.

If you would like to query the agency, please send a query letter, a synopsis of the work, two sample chapters, and note any writing credentials. They accept electronic queries at mca@mariacarvainisagency.com and snail mail. All files must be Word or PDF.


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Linda Chester Literary Agency #

630 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000
New York, NY 10111
(212) 218-3350

Linda Chester*

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 submissions@lindachester.com. Query emails sent to personal agency addresses will not be reviewed.


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Don Congdon Associates, Inc.

110 William St. Suite 2202
New York, NY 10038
fax 212-727-2688

Katie Grimm*
Katie Kotchman*
Maura Kye-Casella*


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 unsolicited manuscripts.

For queries via email, you must include the word “Query” and the agent’s full name in your subject heading. Please also include your query and sample chapter in the body of the email, as they do not open attachments for security reasons.

Katie Grimm focuses on vivid literary fiction, transportive historical fiction, up-market women’s fiction, cohesive short story collections, graphic novels, and mysteries with faraway or historical settings. In young adult, she is actively seeking compelling, heartbreaking contemporary and fantastical high-concepts rooted in history.

Katie Kotchman is interested in representing women’s fiction, realistic young adult, literary fiction, and psychological thrillers.

Maura represents writers of narrative non-fiction, women's fiction, young adult, middle grade, self-help and cookbooks and is seeking literary works, horror (all ages), women's fiction, 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.


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Cornerstone Literary Agency

4525 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 208
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(323) 930-6039
fax (323) 930-6047
Email:  info@cornerstoneliterary.com

Helen Breitwieser*

Submissions should consist of a one-page query letter detailing the book as well as the qualifications of the author. For fiction, submissions may also include the first ten pages of the novel or one short story from a collection.

Their primary areas of interest include literary and commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. They do not consider business, how-to, photography books, poetry, screenplays, self-help or Westerns.

Queries can be sent to info@cornerstoneliterary.com.

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The Corvisiero Literary Agency

275 Madison Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(646) 942-8396
Fax: (646) 217-3758

Maria Corvisiero
Saritza Hernandez
Doreen Thistle
Cate Hart
Vanessa Robins
Veronica Park
Kelly Peterson

The Corvisiero Literary Agency accepts queries from both established and emerging authors.

They accept electronic queries only. Please DO NOT mail them your work. Address your Query to a specific Agent, using the phrase "Query for [Agent Name]: [Name of Submission]" in the Subject Line. Each agent has difference preferences on what they like to so so check their profiles. Email your query to query@corvisieroagency.com.

Please only submit one project at a time. If your query is rejected, you may then submit a query for another project. A rejection from one agent is a rejection from all. Please do not query another agent unless expressly invited. Please note that none of our Agents represent Screenplays, Poetry or Novellas (except for Romance).

Marisa will consider Contemporary Romance, Thrillers, Adventure, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, or any combination thereof.

Saritza is currently closed to all unsolicitied  queries.  She handles romance titles in all sub-genres and young adult fiction, new adult and speculative fiction in the Gay & Lesbian market as well as erotica with or without a romantic element.

Doreen is currently closed to all unsolicitied  queries.  She is open to any genre, fiction and non-fiction. She especially enjoys mysteries and thrillers, biographies and memoirs, fantasy and the paranormal, and American history 1770-1800.

Cate is currently closed to all unsolicitied  queries.  She will still accept queries and submissions from contests, pitches & conferences.  She handles Romantic Suspense, Historical Romance, contemporary fantasy and especially magical realism

Veronica represents YA/NA (anything with a unique voice, but particularly romantic and/or LGBT at the moment), Adult (particularly Romance in all sub-genres) and Non-Fiction that is funny and/or centered upon current events and controversial issues.

Kelly is currently closed to unsolicited queriesShe is seeking Middle Grade: Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci-fi. Young Adult: Fantasy (all sub genres of fantasy accepted), Steampunk, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Historical (19th century and earlier with strong heroines), Dystopian (hold the cyborgs, the scorch, and diseases, please), Sword and Sorcery, a very selective few for Contemporary Romance, and any combination of the above with strong, female main characters. New Adult: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance (Cowboys, anyone? Sexy and somewhat geeky entrepreneur? Celebrity? Yes?), Historical Romance, or any combination of the above. Adult Fiction: Fantasy, Romance. Her truest passion is for YA Fantasy. More recently, Steampunk has quickly crept up the charts in her heart as well. She is not seeking Nonfiction, Emotional Turmoil, Mystery/Crime, Children’s Picture Books.

Vanessa is currently closed to all UNSOLICITED queries until further notice. She represents the following categories: NA- all, especially humor , YA- gritty plots with diverse characters, Fiction- thought out thrillers, romance with strong female leads, heavily based science sci-fi, and sports-centric plots, Nonfiction- memoirs including coming of age, cultural/ethnic/sexuality, survivor, and humor themed, Bonus points for Medical Narratives (characters with medical illnesses and chronic diseases, or MS told through a medical professional’s view point). 


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Richard Curtis Associates, Inc.#

171 East 72nd Street, Suite 28J
New York, NY 10021
(212) 772-7363
fax (212) 772-7393

Richard Curtis

Send queries to info@curtisagency.com.

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7 Indian Valley Road
Weston, CT 06883
Fax 203-544-7160

Bob Diforio
Pam Howell

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.

Bob prefers to see recommendations from clients and writers with previously published works.

Pam is accepting queries for children's literature and adult genre fiction. Please paste your query, 1-2 page synopsis, and your first chapter into the body of an email and send to querypamvhv@gmail.com.

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Liza Dawson Associates

350 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2003
New York, NY 10001
(212) 465-9071
Fax: (212) 947-0460

Caitlin Blasdell
Caitie Flum
Jennifer Johnson-Blalock

Caitlin specializes in: quality commercial fiction including science fiction & fantasy (adult, young adult, and middle grade), urban fantasy, historical, mysteries, thrillers, and women's fiction. Send only a query letter via email.

Caitie specializes in commercial and upmarket fiction, including historical fiction, women's fiction, romance, and mysteries (adult, young adult). She is also looking for contemporary young adult projects with diverse characters. She is probably not the right agent for science fiction or fantasy. She prefers only a query via email.

Jennifer is seeking commercial and upmarket fiction, especially thrillers/mysteries/suspense, women’s fiction, contemporary romance, young adult, and middle grade.


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Jennifer De Chiara Agency

31 East 32nd Street, Suite 300
New York, NY 10016
Fax: 212.481.9582

Vicki Selvaggio

The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency is a New York City-based full-service literary agency founded in 2001 and named one of the top 25 literary agencies in the country by Writer’s Digest. The agency represents children’s literature for all ages – picture books and middle-grade and young adult novels – but also represents high-quality adult fiction and non-fiction in a wide range of genres. JDLA is proud to represent illustrators, as well as screenwriters for both television and film, including Emmy and Peabody Award-winning writers and illustrators.

Currently looking for lyrical picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction, new adult, mysteries, suspense, thrillers, paranormal, fantasy, narrative nonfiction, adult fiction but find she's especially drawn to Middle Grade and Young Adult. She especially loves thrillers and all elements of weird, creepy stuff.

Email a query to vselvaggio@windstream.net and put "Query" in the subject line of your email. For queries regarding children's and adult fiction, please send the first twenty pages in the body of your email, along with a one-paragraph bio and a one-paragraph synopsis.

Recommended by Preditors & Editors

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Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

PMB 515
1155 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92104-2605
Fax 858-794-2822

Jessica Watterson

Jessica is currently building her list and is most interested in all genres of romance. She greatly enjoys romance novels with strong characters that jump right off the page and a plot that stays with the reader long after the book has finished. She is also interested in select women's fiction and young adult fiction. Please note that Jessica is specifically not interested in: children's books, middle grade, cookbooks, poetry, short stories, screenplays, self-help, or religious/spiritual books.

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.


Recommended by P&E

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Jane Dowary Literary Agency

9B Little Street
Hawthorne, NJ 07506

Julia Sarah Levin

Handles General fiction, Romantic fiction, Adventure, Action, Horror, Thriller, Chick Lit, Detective, Mystery, Literary, and all age range works for children.

Queries accepted only by email. "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 (I.e - 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.

Strongly Not Recommended by Preditors & Editors

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Dystel & Goderich#

1 Union Square West, Suite 904
New York, NY 10003
212 627 9100
Fax: 212 627 9313

Miriam Goderich
Michael Bourret*
Jim McCarthy*
Lauren E. Abramo
Michael Hoogland
Sharon Pelletier
Kemi Faderan

Kemi is new and Kemi is interested in anything different and original, but especially in smart, plot-driven YA, historical fiction / nonfiction, contemporary women’s fiction, and literary fiction.

Miriam’s areas of interest include: literary and commercial fiction as well as some genre fiction, narrative nonfiction, pop culture, psychology, history, science, art, business books, and biography/memoir.

Michael B. is currently looking for middle grade and young adult fiction, commercial adult fiction, and all sorts of nonfiction, from practical to narrative. He’s especially interested in food and cocktail related books, memoir, popular history, politics, religion (though not spirituality), popular science, and current events. And if you’ve got something on bourbon or tennis, even better. Michael is now only accepting queries via email.

Jim is particularly interested in literary women’s fiction, underrepresented voices, mysteries, romance, paranormal fiction, and anything unusual or unexpected. In addition to fiction he is also interested in narrative nonfiction, memoir, and paranormal nonfiction.

Lauren has interests that include humorous middle grade, contemporary YA, and adult fiction including contemporary romance; smart, funny contemporary fiction; and well-paced literary fiction with a unique voice.

Michael H. is currently looking for thrillers (especially domestic), sci-fi/fantasy, YA, and upmarket women’s fiction, as well as a wide range of narrative nonfiction.

Sharon is interested in smart commercial fiction, from upmarket women’s fiction to domestic suspense to literary thrillers, and also would love to see more strong contemporary romance novels.

They prefer email queries, so make sure your cover letter is in the body of the email. Synopses, outlines or sample chapters (say, one chapter or the first 25 pages of your manuscript) should either be included below the cover letter or attached as a separate document.


Highly recommended by Preditors & Editors

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Einstein Literary Agency

27 West 20th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 221-8797

Susanna Einstein*

Einstein Literary Management is a full-service independent literary agency based in New York City's Flatiron District. They represent a broad range of literary and commercial fiction, including upmarket women's fiction, crime fiction, historical fiction, romance, and books for middle-grade children and young adults.

Please submit a query letter and the first ten double-spaced pages of your manuscript in the body of the email (no attachments) to submissions@einsteinliterary.com.  They do not accept or respond to queries by physical mail or phone.


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Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency#

548 Broadway, #5E
New York, NY 10012
(212) 431-4554
Fax: (212) 941-4652

Ethan Ellenberg*
Bibi Lewis, Associate Agent

The agency represents a broad array of fiction and non-fiction, and is currently seeking clients. They’re interested in all kinds of commercial fiction, including thrillers, mysteries, children’s, romance, women’s fiction, ethnic, science fiction, fantasy and general fiction.

They accept unsolicited manuscripts and seriously consider all submissions, including those from first time writers. They also consider submissions for works that are self-published or previously published through other small or non-traditional outlets, though they ask that you follow our normal submission guidelines when sending submissions for these works. 

They DO NOT represent poetry, short stories or screenplays.

Bibi is actively acquiring clients in young adult and women’s fiction.

Please send submissions to agent@ethanellenberg.com to the attention of Ethan Ellenberg.  Snail mail submissions are welcome as well but do follow guidelines.

Also handles Agent Sponsored Publishing.


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Elaine P. English PLLC#

4710 41st Street, NW, Suite D
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 362-5190
Fax: (202) 362-5192

Elaine English*

This firm acts as a literary agent for exceptional authors of commercial fiction. They represent authors of romance, women's fiction, and cozy mysteries.

The agency is not recruiting new authors in any genre at this time. They are closed to submissions.


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Ferguson Literary Agency #

5500 W. 133rd Terrace, #821
Overland Park, KS 66209

Cheryl Ferguson

Looking for Romance, to include, historical, Regency-set historical, contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense and multicultural. In mainstream fiction they acquire multicultural, women’s, commercial, thriller and historical fiction; as well as Chick Lit and Mommy Lit.

They accept email queries only.  Send all queries to: Submissions@FergusonLiteraryAgency.com. In the subject line type ”query” and the title of the manuscript. Example: Query/Manuscript Title. The submission will consist of a query letter, a detailed synopsis and the first 10 pages of the manuscript cut and pasted into the body of the e-mail. Any submissions with attachments (including picture attachments) will be deleted.


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Fineprint Literary Management #

115 West 29th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Stephany Evans*, President
Penny Moore

Send a query letter with a synopsis of your book, your bio and include the FIRST two chapters or so (no more than 30 pages) embedded in the body of your email — DO NOT SEND AN ATTACHMENT WITHOUT INVITATION.

Stephany represents a range of women’s fiction, from literary to romance, including mystery, historical, and romantic suspense, and the occasional novel not aimed at women. She is looking for fine, accomplished writing, whether the work is by a first time or established author.

Penny Moore represents middle grade, young adult, and adult fiction. She’s especially keen on YA fantasy, historical fiction, sci-fi, and contemporary stories exploring romance and the complications of growing up. As for adult fiction, her tastes lean towards upmarket, speculative fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, psychological thrillers, and select romance projects including New Adult.


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Folio Literary Management#

630 9th Avenue, Suite 1101
New York, NY 10036
(212) 400-1494
Fax (212) 967-0977

Michelle Brower*
Erin Niumata
Claudia Cross*

Folio Lit is aggressively seeking upmarket adult fiction that’s appropriate for book club discussion; literary fiction and commercial fiction that features fresh voices and/or memorable characters.

Please do not submit simultaneously to more than one agent at Folio. Must have a completed novel before querying. They only accept email queries.

Michelle is interested in fiction that pays equal attention to both the voice and the story, and I’m particularly drawn to thrillers and literary mysteries, quirky women’s fiction, “book club” fiction that brings a tear to the eye and a thrill to the heart, books with a fantastic/paranormal element that reach beyond genre fiction, and literary fiction that pops off the page. She is also selectively representing edgy YA with the same qualities.  She is not looking for genre romance, cozy mysteries, westerns, hard science fiction or fantasy. She also do not represent children’s picture books, plays, or screenplays.  Submit to her via this form.

Claudia represents romance novels, commercial women’s fiction, cooking and food writing. She is not looking for traditional fantasy or science fiction. Submit queries to claudia@foliolitmanagement.com. Please include the query letter and first ten pages of your manuscript or proposal in the body of the email. Please be sure to write QUERY in the subject line.

Erin represents mysteries, psychological thrillers, and commercial women’s fiction. She is looking for commercial women’s fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, psychological thrillers, suspense, humor. I love sassy Southern and/or British heroines. She does not want poetry, short story collections, business, travel memoirs, middle grade, or picture books. She is accepting queries starting June 1, 2015 until September 1, 2015. Please email erin@foliolit.com


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Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency

59 West 71st Street, Suite 9B
New York, NY 10023
(212) 362-9277

Jessica Sinsheimer*
Katherine Sands

They are looking for sophisticated mainstream and literary fiction with a distinctive voice. They are also looking for edgy Young Adult fiction.

Email your query letter (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.


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Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency

Rebecca Friedman
Kimberly Brower
Rachel Marks

Rebecca is interested in commercial and literary fiction with a focus on literary novels of suspense, women’s fiction, contemporary romance, and young adult, as well as journalistic non-fiction and memoir.

Queries for Rebecca Friedman must include a brief query letter and your first chapter (pasted into the email, not to exceed fifteen double-spaced pages) and should be emailed to brandie@rfliterary.com.

Kimberly is interested in both commercial and literary fiction, with an emphasis in contemporary romance, women’s fiction, mysteries/thrillers, young adult, as well as certain areas of narrative non-fiction.

Queries for Kimberly Brower must include a brief query letter, a full summary (this should summarize the entire book), and your first chapter (pasted into the email, double spaced). Please submit to Kimberly@rfliterary.com.

Rachel is interested in young adult, science fiction, fantasy, new adult and romance.

Queries for Rachel Marks must include a brief query letter and your first chapter (pasted into the email, not to exceed fifteen double-spaced pages) and may be sent to Rachel@rfliterary.com.

Please note that your ‘brief query letter’ should not exceed 1 page.


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The Friedrich Agency

19 West 21st Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10010

The Friedrich Agency represents a small list of beloved writers, mainly in the categories of literary and commercial fiction for adults and young adults, as well as narrative non-fiction and memoir.

They no longer accept queries (or printed books) in hard copy, email only. Please use the body of the message to present your work (no attachments), and please do not attach your manuscript unless they request it.


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Fuse Literary
(formerly Foreward Literary)

Laurie McLean
Michelle Richter
Emily Keyes
Jennifer Chen Tran
Tricia Skinner

For manuscript submissions, please contact the agent directly using the guidelines on the Team FUSE page.

10/19/2015:  Tricia and Laurie are  seeking: Until further notice, they are only soliciting new romance clients for their team. For all other genres, Laurie and Tricia are closed to new submissions unless met at conferences or online events.

How to submit: email your 300-word-or-less romance query letter followed by the first 10 pages of chapter one (no prologues) in the body of your email (no attachments) to querytricia@fuseliterary.com. Their response time is 2-4 months on average, but could be longer if they’re deluged.

Laurie is only accepting referral inquiries and submissions from writers she meets at conferences or requests via online events. Laurie specializes in adult genre fiction (romance, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, thrillers, suspense, horror, etc.) plus middle-grade and young adult children’s books. She does not handle non-fiction, or commercial, literary or women’s fiction, nor does she handle children’s picture books or graphic novels.

Michelle is primarily seeking fiction, specifically book club reads, literary fiction, and smart women’s commercial fiction, thrillers and mysteries (amateur sleuth, police procedurals and smart cozies). Send your query letter, a 1-2 page plot synopsis, and the first twenty pages of your manuscript to querymichelle@fuseliterary.com.

Emily is looking for a select list of commercial fiction which includes fantasy & science fiction, women’s fiction, new adult fiction, along with pop culture and humor titles. She is not looking for poetry, short stories, picture books or anything that is “publishable” and not amazing.  Send a query letter and the first ten pages of your manuscript (pasted into the body of an email) to queryemily@fuseliterary.com. No attachments.

Jennifer is seeking literary fiction, commercial fiction, women’s fiction, upmarket fiction, contemporary romance, mature Young Adult, New Adult, suspense/ thriller and select graphic novels (both adult, YA or MG).  Send the first twenty pages (copy and pasted into e-mail, no attachments) and a query letter. Electronic submissions only to queryjennifer@fuseliterary.com

Also handles Short Fuse Publishing.

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Gandolfo, Helin & Fountain Literary Managementtrong

Renee C. Fountain

Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management is a full-service literary and dramatic rights agency with a presence in Los Angeles, New York, Louisville, and Vancouver, Canada. They manage the development, publishing, producing, and licensing of client property including commercial fiction, non-fiction, personal memoirs, original teleplays, and screenplays.

They are open to all genres except poetry, high fantasy, and erotica. Please address all queries to: submissions@ghliterary.com. Write in the subject line of your email the AGENT NAME you are querying, TITLE of MANUSCRIPT, and AUTHOR NAME.  Please only submit to one agent at a time.

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.  Not Looking For: Children’s Picture books/Middle Grade, short story collections, religious, biological/terrorist /political thrillers or poetry.


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Irene Goodman Literary Agency#

27 W. 24 Street, Suite 700B
New York, New York 10010

Irene Goodman*
Miriam Kriss
Barbara Poelle
Rachel Ekstrom

They are always looking for the finest in commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, including mysteries, romance, women's fiction, thrillers, and suspense. They do not represent poetry, inspirational fiction, screenplays, or children’s picture books.

Irene is particularly interested in upmarket women's fiction, middle grade and young adult fiction, historical fiction, and family-driven thrillers.

Miriam is passionate about modern urban fantasy, young adult fiction, romance, and all other types of commercial fiction.

Barbara is looking for high octane thrillers, edgy mysteries, literary and upmarket fiction and YA.

Rachel is looking for upmarket and commercial fiction in the following categories: women's fiction, young adult, new adult, mysteries & thrillers, romance, and is open to well-written narrative nonfiction.

Email a query letter and the first ten pages, along with a synopsis (3-5 paragraphs) and bio, in the body of an email to the agent of your choice. THEY DO NOT ACCEPT SNAIL MAIL QUERIES.


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Ashley Grayson Literary Agency#

1342 W. 18th Street
San Pedro, CA 90732-4010

Carolyn Grayson
Lois Winston


The agency is temporarily closed to queries from writers who are not published at book length (self published or print-on-demand do not count). There are only three exceptions to this policy: (1) Unpublished authors who have received an offer from a reputable publisher, who need an agent before beginning contract negotiations; (2) Authors who are recommended by a published author, editor or agent who has read the work in question; (3) Authors whom they have met at conferences and from whom they have requested submissions.

Carolyn represents C Women's fiction, romance, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, mysteries, thrillers, children's books, non-fiction

Lois Winston accepts women's fiction, romance, chick-lit, mysteries.

If you meet above criteria, send a query via email.  No attachments.

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Sanford J. Greenburger Associates Inc.

55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 206-5600

Courtney Miller-Callihan
Rachael Dillon Fried

The agency does not represent screenplays.

Query the agent who best represents your interests.

Courtney is currently seeking women’s fiction, romance, and historical novels, as well as nonfiction projects on unusual topics, humor, pop culture, and lifestyle books.  Email her a brief synopsis (no more than five pages) and the first three chapters of your manuscript with your query.

Rachael is growing her client list with both fiction and non-fiction authors, with a keen interest in unique literary voices, women’s fiction, narrative non-fiction, memoir, and comedy. Email her your query letter at rfried@sjga.com.


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Greyhaus Literary Agency#

3021 20th ST. PL SW
Puyallup, WA 98373
Email:  scott@greyhausagency.com

Scott Eagan, agent

GREYHAUS LITERARY AGENCY WILL BE CLOSED TO NEW SUBMISSIONS FROM JUNE 1, 2015, throughout the summer. The agency will continue to review requested material from prior requests, summer contests and summer conferences.

Greyhaus is a small agency focusing only on Romance and Women's Fiction.  They do not represent Fantasy, Single Title Inspirational, YA or Middle Grade, Picture Books, Memoirs, Biographies, Erotica, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Screenplays, Poetry, Authors interested in only e-publishing or self-publishing.

Looking for Harlequin lines.  See guidelines.


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Jill Grosjean Literary Agency

1390 Millstone Road
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-7419
Fax (631) 725-8632

Jill Grosjean*

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.

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Hartline Literary Agenc

123 Queenston Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
(412) 829.2483

Joyce Hart
Jim Hart
Linda Glaz

Hartline Literary agency is one of longest established agencies serving the Christian book community and though they specialize in that market they do work with general interest books as well.

All e-mail submissions sent to Hartline Agents should be sent as a MS Word doc (or in rich text file format from another word processing program ) attached to an e-mail with "submission: title, authors name and word count" in the subject line. A proposal is A SINGLE document, not a collection of files. Place the query letter in the email itself. Do not send the entire proposal in the body of the e-mail or send PDF files.

Joyce accepts romance, historical romance, historical, women's fiction, romantic suspense, suspense/thriller, girlfriend books, humorous fiction. She does not want No poetry, children's, sci fi, fantasy, futuristic, YA. She 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 will accept both e-mail and USPS proposals.

Jim is looking for authors who can write unique and engaging fictional suspense, romance, women’s fiction, spiritual warfare, YA, and some sci-fi.

Linda welcomes a great romance, either contemporary, suspense, or historic, you’ll probably make me happy. Please no works that include any graphic sexuality or profanity. Please no children’s.


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Richard Henshaw Group#

145 W. 28th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 414.1172

Richard Henshaw*
Susannah Taylor has retired

Currently looking for Mystery, Thriller, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Literature (Not part of their core business, but an occasional labor of love.), Horror (They are extremely selective owing to the limited market.)  They do not represent children’s books, screenplays, short fiction, poetry, textbooks, scholarly works or coffee-table books. They only consider works between 65,000-150,000 words.

Submit a query letter in the form of an e-mail of fewer than 250 words to submissions@henshaw.com. As of December 1, 2013, they will no longer accept letters or partials at their physical address unless they have agreed in advance to make an exception.


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Hopkins Literary Associates#

2117 Buffalo Road, Suite 327
Rochester, NY 14624

New address??
250 Third Avenue North Suite 600
Minneapolis , Minnesota 55401

Pamela Hopkins*

Pam represents full-length fiction in historical, contemporary, paranormal, chick & mom-lit, inspirational and category romance as well as mainstream fiction.

Does not accept email queries.  Send a query with first 50 pages & SASE.

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Inkitt Literary Agency

Barbara Ivusic

Their literary agency is actively seeking new and/or established authors in a variety of fiction genres. They represent general and mainstream fiction. This includes, but is not limited to, romance, mystery, YA, sci-fi, and fantasy. They are also accepting submissions from authors, agents, and publishers who would like to self-publish an original title on eBook.

They are interested in, and work with, authors at all stages of their career. Please e-mail them a query letter which includes your credentials, an explanation of what makes your book unique, and a synopsis of your novel at agency@inkitt.com.

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Inklings Literary Agency

3419 Virginia Beach Blvd #183
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Fax 904.758.5440

Michelle L. Johnson
Dr. Jamie Bodnar Drowley
Margaret Bail
Naomi Davis
Whitley Abell
Amanda Jain

Michelle accepts NA and YA, Contemporary, Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Romance, Horror, Fantasy, and light Sci-Fi.

Jamie likes New Adult romance (all subgenres), fantasy (urban fantasy, light sci-fi, steampunk), mystery and thrillers.

Naomi is interested in Romance of any variety including Paranormal, fresh Urban Fantasy, general Fantasy, New Adult, and light Sci-Fi, as well as upper Young Adult stories in those categories.

Margaret likes romance – all subgenres EXCEPT Christian or inspirational, Science fiction (preferably soft SF rather than hard SF, including dystopian and post-apocalyptic), Mystery, Thrillers/action adventure, Historical fiction, Westerns,Fantasy (Not a big fan of classic 'sword and sorcery' or anything with unpronounceable names)
Fiction genres she is NOT interested in: steampunk, Christian/religious literature, chick lit, women's fiction, literary, poetry, screenplays.

Whitley is primarily interested in Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Women's fiction, be it contemporary or historical, romance or thriller, realistic or supernatural, tragic or quirky.

Amanda is primarily interested in adult fiction in the following categories: historical fiction (in all genres), women’s / book club / upmarket fiction, romance (particularly historical, suspenseful, or with a comedic bent), mysteries (particularly historical or cozy, or historical cozies), and narrative nonfiction in the areas of social history, archaeology, art history, material culture, etc. She is also interested in select YA and MG projects with unique hooks and a strong voice.

They accept electronic submissions only. Please do not call the agency to query, or to inquire about querying. Do not use the postal service or any other snail mail service to mail your submissions.  They strictly adhere to the Association of Authors Representatives' code of ethics and never charge a fee for reading or editing.

To query, type “Query (Agent Name)” plus the title of your book to query@inklingsliterary.com.

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Inkitt Literary Agency

Barbara Ivusic

They represent general and mainstream fiction. This includes, but is not limited to, romance, mystery, YA, sci-fi, and fantasy. They also accept submissions from authors, agents, and publishers who would like to self-publish an original title on eBook. They do not represent nonfiction titles.

Submission guidelines: Please e-mail a query letter which includes your credentials, an explanation of what makes your book unique, and a synopsis of your novel to agency@inkitt.com.


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Inkwell Management

521 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2600
New York, NY  10175

(212) 922.3500
Fax (212) 922.0535
Email - info@inkwellmanagement.com 

William Callahan
Catherine Drayton
David Forrer
Nathaniel Jacks
Eliza Rothstein
Liz Parker
Alyssa di Pierro
Alexis Hurley
David Hale Smith
Emma Schlee
Lena Yarbrough
Monika Woods

Queries should be emailed to submissions@inkwellmanagement.com. In the body of your email, please include a query letter and a short writing sample (1-2 chapters). Emails with large attachments will be discarded. They currently accept submissions in all genres except screenplays.


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International Creative Management (ICM Partners)#

825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 556-5600

Tina Wexler

Lisa accepts women's fiction, but not romance.  Tina likes young adult and women's fiction.

Send a query letter via regular mail or e-mail, but not as part of a mass mailing. Response time: four to five weeks.

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JABberwocky Literary Agency

49 West 45th Street, 12th Floor North
New York, NY 10036
Fax 917.388.2998

Lisa Rodgers

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.

They do not handle series romance, children’s books, or poetry.

E-mail query letters must be directed to an address listed. Unsolicited e-mail queries sent to any other address are considered spam, and will be deleted unread.

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Janklow & Nesbit Associates

445 Park Avenue, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2606
Fax: 212-980-3671

Stephanie Lieberman

Stefanie seeks to represent authors who write upmarket commercial fiction, and she would likewise welcome young adult and romance submissions that feel fresh to the reader. She is particularly energized by manuscripts that feature strong female characters and voices that sparkle off the page.

For fiction submissions, send an informative cover letter, a brief synopsis and the first ten pages. If you are sending an email submission, please include the sample pages in the body of the email below your query.

For email submissions, please send your material to submissions@janklow.com.


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KT Literary #

9249 S. Broadway #200-543
Highland Ranch, CO 80129

Sara Megibow*

They’re actively seeking new clients with great writing, unique stories, and complex characters, for middle grade, young adult, and adult. They do not represent picture books.

Sara seeks authors in middle grade, young adult, new adult, romance, erotica, science fiction, and fantasy.

Please email your query letter and the first three pages of your manuscript in the body of the email.

The subject line of your email should include the word “Query” along with the title of your manuscript. Queries should not contain attachments. Attachments will not be read, and queries containing attachments WILL be deleted unread. They aim to reply to all queries within two weeks of receipt. For examples of query letters, please feel free to browse the About My Query archives on their site.

They are not accepting snail mail queries at this time. If you have an aversion to email, perhaps we’re not the best agency for you. They also do not accept pitches on social media.


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Natasha Kern Literary Agency#

P.O. Box 1069
White Salmon, OR 98672
Email: NKern@natashakern.com

Natasha Kern
Athena Kern
Sue Brower

The Natasha Kern Agency is currently closed to queries from unpublished writers. They will continue to meet with writers at conferences and accept referrals from current clients or editors. Since they work to develop the careers of established writers and are focused on that, they cannot read unsolicited queries or proposals.

Athena is particularly drawn to representing Christian fiction, young adult fiction, and inspirational romance. She is also interested in mainstream fiction, romance, women's fiction, thrillers, memoir and narrative nonfiction.

Sue want to read and acquire women's contemporary, any kind of romance, suspense, mystery and historical novels. She would love to discover the next breakaway author in any of these genres.

Query via e-mail: queries@natashakern.com; or regular mail sent to the agency address above.


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Harvey Klinger, Inc.#

300 West 55th St, Suive 11V
New York, NY 10019
(212) 644 2020

Andrea Somberg

They are always interested in considering new clients, both published and unpublished. Bear in mind, however, that they take on only a very small number of new authors in any given year.

Make your submission letter to the point and as brief as possible. They recommend including a short synopsis of your work, an author bio, and the first five pages of your manuscript (pasted into the body of your email, no attachments please).

They are currently accepting submissions sent via email.  They do not respond to queries sent by regular mail. Under no circumstances should a full-length manuscript be submitted unless requested, and they will not read unrequested email attachments.

Andrea is always actively looking to take on new authors who write in the following categories: Fiction: literary, commercial, book club fiction, romance, thrillers, mystery, paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, young adult, new adult, middle grade.


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The Knight Agency#

577 East Avenue
Madison, GA 30650

Email: submissions@knightagency.net

Deidre Knight*
Pamela Harty
Lucienne Diver*
Nephele Tempest*
Elaine Spencer*
Melissa Jeglinski

They only accept email queries to submissions@knightagency.net.  Your submission should include a one page query letter and the first five pages of your manuscript. All text must be contained in the body of your email. Attachments will not be opened nor included in the consideration of your work. Queries must be addressed to a specific agent.

Deidre Knight handles romance, women’s fiction, commercial fiction, inspirational, memoir and nonfiction narrative, personal finance, business, popular culture, self-help, religion, health, and parenting.

Pamela Harty is currently seeking submissions for contemporary and historical romance, romantic suspense, women’s fiction, young adult, business, motivational, diet and health, memoir, parenting, pop culture, and true crime.

Elaine Spencer is interested in a wide-variety of subgenres including but not limited to romance, women’s fiction, young adult and middle grade material. She loves stories that include dogs, cooking, fashion, secret societies or clubs, southern flair, wit and humor, heart-tugging conclusions that will bring her to tears and smart sassy characters that stay with you long after the final pages.

Lucienne Diver accepts commercial fiction genres, primarily in the areas of fantasy, science fiction, romance, romantica, suspense and young adult.

Nephele Tempest is currently seeking works in the following genres: literary/commercial fiction, women’s fiction, fantasy, science fiction, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, historical fiction, young adult and middle grade fiction.

Melissa Jelinski is currently seeking projects in the following areas: Romance (contemporary, category, historical, inspirational) Young Adult, Middle Grade, Women’s Fiction and Mystery.

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Larsen/Pomada Literary Agents#

1029 Jones Street
San Francisco, California 94109
(415) 673-0939
Email: larsenpoma@aol.com

Elizabeth Pomada*

This agency is no longer accepting new clients.

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Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency#

307 Seventh Avenue Suite 2407
New York, NY 10001
(212) 337-0934
fax (212) 337-0948

Stephanie Kip Rostan*
Victoria Skurnick*

Stephanie represents both adult and YA fiction.

Victoria is looking for literary fiction, historical fiction, women's literature, romance, comedy, humor, horror, mystery, and young adult.

 For fiction, they ask that you attach the first fifty pages of your novel along with your query, using the submission form on this website or sending an email to submit@levinegreenberg.com .


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Lowenstein Associates#

115 East 23rd Street
4th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10010
(212) 206-1630
fax (212) 727-0280

Mary South*

They accept electronic submissions of both fiction and non-fiction; however they do not represent the following material: Westerns, textbooks, children's picture books and books in need of translation.

Mary is interested in receiving queries for young adult fiction as well as literary fiction with a compelling voice, an exquisite use of form, and the utmost attention paid to the beauty of the sentence. She also has an interest in nonfiction on subjects such as neuroscience, investigative journalism, and women's rights, as well as themed essay collections and memoir.

For fiction, please send a one-page query letter, along with the first ten pages pasted in the body of the message by email to assistant@bookhaven.com. Please put the word QUERY and the title of your project in the subject field of your email and address it to the agent of your choice. Please do not send an attachment as the message will be deleted without being read and no reply will be sent.


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Donald Maass Literary Agency#

1000 Dean Street, Suite 252
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Fax 212-727-3271
Email:  info@maassagency.com

Jennifer Jackson*
Katie Shea Boutillier*

Jennifer handles science fiction, fantasy, romance, women's fiction, mystery, suspense and young adult.

Katie is looking for commercial women’s fiction, book club fiction, realistic young adult, literary fiction, memoir of writers with a strong platform and narrative non-fiction in relation to pop-culture, lifestyle, and humor. She is NOT looking for science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, cozy mysteries, or dystopian.

They only accept queries via email. Do not query via regular mail, phone, or social media. Send your query to the email address specified on the individual agent’s page. Begin your subject line with QUERY: title of the manuscript (e.g. QUERY: The Count of Monte Cristo). Include: a query letter (be sure it includes both genre and word count), a short synopsis (1-2 pages), and the first five pages of your manuscript.

They will not open unsolicited attachments, so send all of the above pasted into the body of the email.

They do not represent poetry, picture books, or screenplays.


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MacGregor Literary Inc. #

PO Box 1316
Manzanita, OR 97130

Amanda Luedeke

MacGregor Literary is NOT currently accepting submissions.

MacGregor Literary works primarily with established authors. At this time they are not looking to add unpublished authors except through conferences and referrals from current clients.

Amanda represents general market and CBA projects, and her areas of interest include nonfiction, literary fiction, women’s fiction, speculative fiction, YA, and twenty-something/post college-aged hip lit.


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Denise Marcil Literary Agency #

483 Westover Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Denise Marcil*

Please do not send fiction queries as they are no longer taking on new novelists.


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Marsal Lyon Literary Agency#

PMB 121
665 San Rodolfo Dr. 124
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 492-8009

Kevan Lyon
Jill Marsal
Shannon Hassan
Patricia Nelson

The agency represents Commercial, Mainstream, Multicultural, Mystery, Cozy, Suspense, Thriller, Women’s Fiction & Chick Lit, Romance (all genres), Paranormal, New Adult, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Picture Books.

Kevan handles women’s fiction, with an emphasis on commercial women’s fiction, young adult fiction and all genres of romance.

Jill looks for all types of women’s fiction, stories of family, interesting relationships, Southern fiction, or multi-generations, and all types of romance, including romantic suspense, historical, contemporary, and category romance. She also is looking for mysteries, cozies, suspense, and thrillers that keep the pages turning and have an original hook.

Shannon represents authors of literary and commercial fiction, young adult and middle grade fiction, and select nonfiction.

Patricia represents adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction, and is actively looking to build her list. She is also seeking women’s fiction, historical fiction, and accessible literary fiction, as well as contemporary and historical romance. For YA and MG, she is open to a wide range of genres, with particular interest in contemporary/realistic, magical realism, mystery, horror, and fantasy.

Please send a query letter by email, with the word QUERY in the email’s subject line to the agent that best meets your needs.   The agency accepts electronic submissions only. In all submissions, please include a contact phone number as well as your email address.


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Evan Marshall Agency#

1 Pacio Court
Roseland, NJ 07068-1121
Fax 973-488-7910

Evan Marshall*

They are actively seeking new clients. Currently they are especially looking for Amish romance, domestic thrillers, and cozy and historical mysteries. They accept submissions in all genres of adult and young-adult full-length fiction.

In the body of your email, please include: a query letter, the first three chapters of your novel and a short synopsis of the entire novel. Queries should be emailed to evan@evanmarshallagency.com.  Emails with attachments will be discarded.


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McIntosh & Otis, Inc.#

353 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Fax: 212-687-6894
Email:  info@mcintoshandotis.com

Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein*
Shira Hoffman*
Christa Heschke*

Please note that as of June 1, 2015, McIntosh and Otis will no longer accept submissions via regular mail. All submissions must be submitted electronically.  Please email agents directly.

All text should be pasted in the body of the email as outlined in the submission guidelines. Send a query letter, synopsis, author bio, and the first three consecutive chapters (no more than 30 pages) of your novel.  Emails containing attachments will not be opened and will be automatically deleted due to security reasons.

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.


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Bob Mecoy Literary Agency (formerly Creative Book Services)

460 West 24th Street
Suite 3E
New York, NY 10011
Fax 212.226.1398

Bob Mecoy

Bob accepts mystery, thrillers / suspense, military / espionage, romance, young adult science fiction and fantasy, and graphic novels.

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Mendel Media Group#

115 West 30th Street, Suite 800
New York, NY 10001
Fax (212)685-4717

Scott Mendel*

The agency's fiction writers principally write historical and contemporary multicultural fiction, contemporary thrillers and mainstream women's fiction

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.


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Maureen Moran Agency#

P.O. Box 20191
Park West Station
New York, NY 10025
(212) 222-3838
fax (212) 531-3464

Maureen Moran

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.

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Grace Morgan Literary Agency #

405 East 54th Street, Suite 8E
New York, NY 10022

Grace Morgan

Looking for all forms of mystery, limited romance, fantasy, women’s fiction, and men’s fiction.

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Howard Morhaim Literary Agency

30 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 222-8400
Fax (718) 222-5056

Kate McKean*

Kate is open to submissions as of February 2016.

Represents contemporary romance, contemporary women's fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction set in the 20th Century, high fantasy, magical realism, science fiction.


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Nelson Literary Agency#

1732 Wazee Street, Suite 207
Denver, CO 80202
fax (720)384-0761
Email: query@nelsonagency.com

Kristin Nelson*

Please send a one-page query letter via e-mail to query@nelsonagency.com. No attachments. They do not accept snail mail queries. Also, they do not accept queries by phone or in person. If they are they will send you a reply e-mail with explicit directions on how to upload sample pages to their electronic submission database.

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.

Highly Recommended by P&E.


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Harold Ober Associates

425 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 212-759-9428

Phyllis Westberg*
Craig Tenney*
Pamela Malpas*
Jake Elwell*
Cara Mannion
Elise Erickson

Elise Erickson is new at the agency and looking for Romance and all of its subgenres, women’s fiction, paranormal, mystery including clever cozy mysteries, thrillers, historical fiction, commercial literary fiction, and some YA. She is particularly drawn to stories that contain a strong sense of place, and female protagonists with unique, compelling voices.  Please email the first 15-20 pages of your manuscript, a concise query letter, and a detailed synopsis to elise@haroldober.com.

Phyllis Westberg handles Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children. Dramatic Rights

Craig Tenney handles Fiction, Children. Print and Electronic Permissions.

Pamela Malpas handles Fiction, Non-Fiction. Translation.

Jake Elwell handles Fiction, Non-Fiction, Audio.

Cara is looking for mainly YA and adult commercial fiction, including romance (and all its subgenres), historical fiction, women’s fiction, paranormal, science fiction, horror, mysteries and thrillers. Limited interest in nonfiction includes humor and biography. Not Looking For: Fantasy, memoirs, picture books, poetry, self-help books, screenplays and short story collections.

Author submissions are accepted only by postal mail, and must be addressed to a specific agent for consideration. Please enclose a concise cover letter, the first five pages of your manuscript or proposal, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope for reply.

They do not handle screenplays or plays.

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Pen & Ink Literary

New York, NY

Anne Bohner
Twitter @PENandINKlit

Looking for commercial women's fiction, romance, YA and popular nonfiction.

Use online form or send query via email to ab@penandinklit.com .


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L. Perkins Agency#

5800 Arlington  Ave.
Riverdale, NY 10471
Phone: (718) 543-5344

Email:  submissions@lperkinsagency.com

Lori Perkins ( not accepting submissions)
Sandy Lu
Rachel Brooks
Tish Beaty
Latoya Smith

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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.

Latoya is new at L. Perkins as of April 2016 and will be representing women's fiction, romance, erotica, erotic fiction, thriller/suspense and advice/how-to memoir.

Lori Perkins is not currently taking on any new clients.

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.

Rachel Brooks is excited about representing young adult fiction, as well as sexy adult romances. In YA, she's looking for authentic voices and memorable characters. In romance, she loves swoon-worthy heroes and determined heroines.

Tish Beaty is acquiring new clients in erotic romance, including paranormal, historical, gay/lesbian/bisexual, and light-BDSM fiction.

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The Prospect Agency#

285 Fifth Avenue, PMB 445
Brookyn, NY 112

Emily Sylvan Kim
Becca Stumpf
Carrie Pestritto
Linda Camacho

6/09:  Listed as #8 Top Agent for Romance/Women's Fiction by Publisher's Weekly

Agency specialties are romance, women's fiction, literary fiction, urban fantasy and sci-fi, mysteries and thrillers, young adult/children's literature, and picture book writers and illustrators. They do not accept poetry, textbooks, plays, or screenplays.

In adult fiction, Becca is looking for literary mysteries that chill and charm, fast-paced literary thrillers, character-driven SciFi and Fantasy novels that defy genre stereotypes, and smart, spicy romance novels (contemporary, historical, SciFi/UF/Steampunk). In the YA and Middle-Grade realm, Becca is especially looking for spine-tingling mysteries (historical or contemporary), YA thrillers, and beautifully written fantasy and science fiction. She's also looking for contemporary YA and MG stories that go beyond "boy-meets-girl" and explore a broader view of life and relationships.

Carrie is looking for commercial fiction with a literary twist, upmarket women's fiction, historical fiction, mystery/thrillers for a female audience, YA, and upper middle grade. She is drawn in by relatable characters, unusual premises, or re-imaginings of classical books. She is open to fictions with tinges of romance or fantasy, but is not usually open to books solely in that genre. She is not currently interested in science fiction/fantasy or picture books.

Linda is currently seeking: Adult, middle grade, and young adult fiction across all genres (romance, horror, fantasy, realistic, light sci-fi, and graphic novels). Select literary fiction (preferably with commercial bent) and picture books (both writers and illustrators welcome). Select narrative nonfiction and memoir. Diversity of all types (ethnicity, disability, sexuality, etc.). Linda is NOT seeking: Early readers/chapter books, screenplays, poetry, and short stories.

They request a query letter, three chapters and a brief synopsis.

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.


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Red Sofa Literary

2163 Grand Avenue #2
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 224-6670

Jennie Goloboy, Literary Agent
Laura Zat, Associate Literary Agent

Jennie is looking for Science Fiction/Fantasy, especially with a literary flair. Would love to see more non-traditional settings and characters. I’m always open to optimistic, lighthearted fiction, but also enjoy a good scare. History– must have a commercial (non-academic) focus.Strong interest in American history, especially through 1850. Also interested in “history of an idea” books. Absolutely no personal memoirs. Romance, primarily with sci-fi and fantasy elements. Young Adult and Middle Grade– Mostly Science Fiction/Fantasy. No paranormal romance, dystopias, or “chosen one” stories, please.

Laura Zat is open to Romance/Erotica — Especially contemporary. Must be feminist, have verbal consent throughout, and feature an independent, smart heroine. Please no vampires, werewolves, angels, demons, or mermaids.

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.


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The Rosenberg Group#

23 Lincoln Avenue
Marblehead, MA 01945
(781) 990-1341
Fax:  (781) 990-1344

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 romance (contemporary, historical, category, suspense), women's fiction and chick-lit.


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Jane Rotrosen Agency#

85 Broad Street, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10004
(212) 593-4330
fax (212) 935-6985
Email: jrotrosen@aol.com

Andrea Cirillo
Annelise Robey
Christina Hogrebe
Meg Ruley
Amy Tannenbaum
Rebecca Scherer

Jane Rotrosen Agency is best known for representing writers of commercial fiction: thrillers, mystery, suspense, women’s fiction, romance, historical novels, mainstream fiction, young adult, etc. They also work with authors of memoirs, narrative and prescriptive nonfiction.

Andrea's list includes bestsellers in suspense and women’s fiction of all sorts.

Meg represents commercial fiction, with strong interest in suspense, mysteries, romance and general fiction.

Annelise likes women’s fiction, suspense, mystery, literary fiction and the occasional non-fiction project.

Christina is currently accepting queries from published and unpublished writers with works in the following categories of commercial fiction: Young Adult, New Adult, Book Club Fiction, Romantic Comedies, Mystery, and Suspense.

Amy enjoys contemporary romance, erotic romance, psychological suspense, and new adult. Amy is particularly interested in those areas, as well as thrillers and women’s fiction that falls into that sweet spot between literary and commercial.

Rebecca is particularly interested in works of women’s fiction, mystery, suspense, thriller, romance, and upmarket/literary-leaning fiction.

Please choose the agent you think would best align with you and your work. Simultaneous email submissions will not be considered. Send a query letter that includes a concise description of your work, relevant biographical information, and any relevant publishing history. Also include a brief synopsis and the first three chapters of your novel or proposal for nonfiction.

When querying by email: Paste all text in the body of your email. We will not open email attachments.

When querying by mail: Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for our reply. Mail submissions which do not include a SASE will be recycled without a response.


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Damaris Rowland Agency#

5 Peter Cooper Road, #13 H
New York, NY 10010
(212) 475-8942
Fax (212) 358-9411

Damaris Rowland*

Send query letter with SASE.  Expect response within 8 weeks.

Currently looking for historical romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and general women's fiction.

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Liza Royce Agency LLC

1049 Park Ave
New York, NY 10028

Liza Fleissig*

Manuscripts for consideration may be sent to submissions@lizaroyce.com.  Send a query letter along with a little information about yourself, including any media platform and/or marketing ideas. DO NOT SEND attachments in your initial email as they will not be opened

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.

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Eric W. Ruben, Attorney at Law, PC#

175 Varick Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10014

Eric W. Ruben

Currently interested in YA, all Romance, Erotica, LGBT, Mystery and more. If in doubt, send it. HOWEVER, he is NOT accepting screenplays, picture books, children’s books, non-fiction, cook books, memoir, short stories, novellas, graphic novels or poetry.

Query by email at eric@rubenlaw.org Snail Mail Queries will be thrown out unopened. He accepts email queries only. Please do not pitch to him via Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. He will not open email attachments, unless specifically requested. Your entire submission must appear in the body of the email and not as an attachment. Emails with unrequested attachments will be deleted, unread. The subject line should begin as follows: QUERY: (The title of the manuscript or any short message you would him to see should follow). Please email a query letter along with the first chapter of your manuscript and a synopsis. Please be sure to include the genre and word count in your email. Do NOT query him until your book is finished.


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Susan Schulman Literary Agency

454 West 44th Street
New York NY 10036
(212) 713 1633/4/5
Fax (212) 581 8830

Susan Schulman*  

Email queries to queries@schulmanagency.com.

Fiction interests include contemporary fiction, including women's, mysteries, historical and thrillers `with a cutting edge'.  No romance.

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.

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Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency, Inc.

276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 708
New York NY 10001

(212) 679-8686
Fax: (212) 679-6710
Email: mailroom@scglit.com

Russell Galen*

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.

Highly Recommended by P&E.


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Lynn Seligman Literary Agency

400 Highland Avenue
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
(973) 783-3631

Lynn Seligman

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

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Serendipity Literary Agency

305 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Karen Thomas, Agent
Foladé Bell, Associate Agent
Nadeen Gayle, Associate Agent

Serendipity Literary Agency has closed the FICTION submissions. To receive any and all updates about they will open FICTION submissions again, please follow them on twitter. @serendipitylit

Karen's 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.

Nadeen is looking for romance, Memoir, Pop culture, Inspirational/ Religious, Women’s Fiction, Parenting Young Adult, Mystery and political thrillers, and all forms of nonfiction.

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.


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The Seymour Agency#

475 Miner St. RD
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 386-1831
fax (315) 386-1037

Mary Sue Seymour, Founder*
Nicole Resciniti, Senior Agent*
Julie Gwinn, Associate Agent*
Lane Haymont, Associate Agent*

Mary Sue accepts queries in the following genres: Christian, Inspirational, Romance (including category), and Non-Fiction.

Nicole accepts queries in the above genres in addition to: Action/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and YA/Children's/MG and all Romance.

Julie accepts queries in the following genres: women's fiction, inspirational fiction and nonfiction, contemporary fiction, historical fiction, YA.

Lane accepts queries in the following genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, all Romance, nonfiction, and Judaica.Send one-to-two page cover letter with SASE.  Email queries are okay.   Expect response in 2-3 weeks.

For email queries, a one page letter will suffice. No attachments, please. All of The Seymour Agency Agents prefer email queries and ask that you paste the first five pages of your manuscript into the bottom of your email. Nicole runs a paperless office and ONLY accepts email queries.

For snail mail, include the first three chapters, synopsis, and a SASE for our response (see contact page for address). Be sure to include the appropriate postage if you want your materials returned.


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Wendy Sherman Associates, Inc.

450 Seventh Avenue
Suite 3004
New York, NY 10123
(212) 279-9027
Fax: (212) 279-8863
Email: wendy@wsherman.com

Wendy Sherman*

Send an e-mail query and the first 10 pages to submissions@wsherman.com.  Only accepts queries via email.  Include 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.

Wendy is interested in women’s fiction that hits that sweet spot between literary and mainstream and has a passion for Southern voices, historical dramas, suspense with a well-developed protagonist, and writing that illuminates the multicultural experience.


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Spectrum Literary Agency#

320 Central Park West, Suite 1-D
New York, NY 10025
FAX: (212) 362-4562

Eleanor Wood
Justin Bell

Anyone interested in representation must send a query letter* with a return stamped (not metered ), self-addressed envelope to their address.  No fax, email or telephone queries. 

Currently looking for:  romance (paranormal, romantic suspense, highly original historicals), romantica, fantasy, mystery/thrillers.


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Spencerhill Associates, LTD#

8131 Lakewood Main St. #205
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Karen Solem*
Nalini Akolekar
Amanda Leuck
Sandy Harding

They are currently considering submissions from published and un-published authors in the following genres: commercial, general-interest fiction, romance including historical romance, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, erotic fiction, category romance, literary fiction, thrillers, YA and mysteries. Please note that they do not represent children’s books.

Karen is looking for literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, primarily for the adult market. She would love to read a richly detailed historical novel or historical suspense, a big sprawling family saga, or engrossing women’s fiction. She especially enjoys southern women’s fiction; and given her passion for animals, seeks any work involving dogs, horses or the natural world. She loves a great suspense novel and especially those with a psychological hook.

Nalini specializes in romance and women’s fiction in the adult market, but she also loves thrillers.

Amanda is seeking: strong, character-driven stories, written with an unforgettable voice. She’s looking for literary and commercial YA, new adult fiction, urban fantasy, and romance in all genres, including edgy romantic suspense, contemporary and paranormal with a fresh twist.

Sandy is seeking mainly upmarket commercial and literary fiction for the adult market.  She enjoys women’s fiction for book clubs, smart page-turning thrillers, works of suspense with complex protagonists, mysteries of all sorts (cozies, historical, traditional), and romance. Most of all she’s seeking writing with a voice so penetrating and a story so captivating the reader simply must keep reading.

They accept electronic submissions and are no longer accepting paper queries. Any paper queries they receive will be recycled. Please send a query letter in the body of an email, pitch your project and tell them about yourself: Do you have prior publishing credits? Attach the first three chapters and synopsis preferably in .doc, rtf or txt format to your email. Send all queries to this link: submission@spencerhillassociates.comom. They do not have a preference for exclusive submissions, but do appreciate knowing if the submission is simultaneous.


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Steele-Perkins Literary Agency#

26 Island Lane
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(716) 396-9290
Fax (716) 396-3579

Pattie Steele-Perkins*

Send query letter, first three chapters, synopsis and SASE or email pattiesp@aol.com 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.

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The Stringer Literary Agency, LLC#

P.O. Box 770365
Naples, FL 34107

Marlene Stringer*

Particularly seeking upmarket women’s fiction, contemporary YA, contemporary romance and thrillers.

They only accept electronic queries.  Query using their contact form.  The query should be one page in length, include a synopsis/pitch of one or two paragraphs about your completed and polished novel, genre and word count, and pertinent information about your previous publishing experience, if any.

Please include the first five sample pages along with the query cover letter, included within the body of the e-mail.


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The Talbot Fortune Agency

980 Broadway, Suite 664
Thornwood, NY 10594

E-Mail queries@talbotfortuneagency.com

Gail Fortune

In fiction they represent romance and women's fiction, thrillers and mysteries, and literary fiction. They don't normally handle children's books, westerns, science fiction, fantasy, poetry, or screenplays.  Gail likes commercial women's fiction, historical fiction, mysteries and romance novels.

PLEASE QUERY VIA EMAIL ONLY using the email address above. Be sure to include the word "query" in the subject line, and specify that the query is addressed to Gail Fortune. Below your query letter PLEASE PASTE IN THE FIRST FIVE PAGES of your manuscript (but do not attach those pages as a separate file).


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Talcott Notch Literary Services

2 Broad Street
Second Floor, Suites 1,2 & 10
Milford, CT 06460
fax: 203-876-9517

Gina Panettieri, President
Paula Munier, Senior Literary Agent
Rachael Dugar, Associate Agent
Jessica Negron, Associate Agent
Saba Sulaiman, Junior Agent

Gina/strong> likes women's fiction, paranormal, urban fantasy, horror, science fiction, historical, mystery, thrillers and suspense.

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.

Saba is interested in Adult: up-market literary and commercial fiction, romance (all subgenres except paranormal), character-driven psychological thrillers, cozy mysteries, and memoir; Young Adult:/New Adult: all subgenres except paranormal and sci-fi.; Middle Grade: think Roald Dahl.

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.


Updated 7/16/2015

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Patricia Teal Literary Agency#

2036 Vista Del Rosa
Fullerton, CA 92831-1336
(714) 738-8333

Patricia Teal*

Send query letter with SASE.  Expect response within 10 days.

Currently looking for category fiction, especially women’s fiction by established authors only.

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Three Seas Literary Agency#

3 Seas Literary Agency
P.O. Box 8571
Madison, WI 53708
(608) 834-9317

Michelle Grajkowski*
Cori Deyoe
Linda Scalissi

Please email your first chapter and synopsis to queries@threeseaslit.com 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.

Their agency 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 or screenplays.


Updated 6/30/2015

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Charles Tolbert, Esq

Literary Representation
New York Office
244 Fifth Avenue, Suite 200
New York, NY 10001
(212) 769-7980
Fax (212)679-2310

New Jersey Office
115 Franklin Turnpike, No. 259
Mahwah, NJ 07430
(201) 962-2940
(201) 828-5819


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.

Recommended by Preditors and Editors

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TriadaUS Literary Agency

PO Box 561
Sewickley, PA 15143
(412) 401-3376

Dr. Uwe Stender*  (P&E is impressed with this agent.)
Laura Crockett
Brent Taylor
Mallory C. Brown

Dr. Uwe Stender is interested in all kinds of commercial fiction, especially Young Adult, Middle Grade, Mysteries, and Women's Fiction.

Literary Agent Assistant Laura Crockett is interested in a variety of YA and adult fiction. In YA, she is interested in contemporary realistic fiction (such as study abroad experiences, strong female friendships, falling in love, anxiety and abuse), high and low fantasy, and gothic horror. In adult fiction, she is interested in WWI and WWII historical fiction, gothic horror, neo-Victorian mystery, contemporary women's fiction, and fantasy.  When querying, please include the first ten pages in the body of the email.

Brent Taylor is seeking books in the following categories: middle grade, young adult, women's fiction, literary fiction, and crime fiction.  When querying, please include the first ten pages in the body of the email.

Literary Agent Assistant Mallory C. Brown is seeking young adult, new adult, women’s fiction, and non-fiction. She is especially drawn to pieces with strong character-driven plots and witty humor. She loves contemporary fiction, low fantasy (think realistic world with a fantastical twist), and romance.

They prefer to receive queries via email. Paste your query into the body of the email. They will not download attachments unless they request them.

They do not respond to postal submissions that aren't accompanied by a SASE and will not return any material unless a SASE accompanies the submission. Do not send personal checks, money orders, or cash. Additionally, because of new postal regulations, they cannot use metered mail for returns. All self-addressed envelopes must include stamps. If you send a snail mail query, please, send it to:

Dr. Uwe Stender
Triada US Literary Agency
P.O. Box 561
Sewickley, PA 15143


Recommended by Preditors & Editors

Updated 7/16/2015

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Trident Media Group

41 Madison Avenue, 36th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 333-1500

Ellen Levine*, Executive Vice President
Paul Fedorko, Literary Agent (212) 333-1533
Kimberly Whalen, Vice President/Literary Agent
Stephanie MacLean, Literary Agent
Jenny Bent, Literary Agent
Alyssa Eisner Henkin

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.


Highly Recommended by P&E.

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Unter Agency

23 West 74th Street, Suite 100
New York, NY 10010
(212) 401-4068

Jennifer Unter

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)


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Vigliano Associates

584 Broadway , Suite 809
New York, NY  10012
(212) 226-7800
Fax:  (212) 226-5508
Email: db@viglianoassociates.com

Is not accepting unsolicited queries at this time.

Highly Recommended by P&E

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The Vines Agency Inc.

53 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY  11215
(212) 777-5522   
Fax: 212-777-5978
Email: jv@vinesagency.com

James Vines

The agency is no longer accepting new clients. PLEASE DO NOT SEND QUERY LETTERS.

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Waxman Leavall Literary Agency

Attn:  Submissions
80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1101
New York, NY 10011

Holly Root

Send query to holly@waxmanagency.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.


Recommended by P&E

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Cherry Weiner Literary Agency

28 Kipling Way
Manalapan NJ 07726

Cherry Weiner

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.

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WordServe Literary Agency

10152 Knoll Circle
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

Queries: admin@wordserveliterary.com

Rachelle Gardner
Barbara J. Scott

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 barbara@wordserveliterary.com. 

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: admin@wordserveliterary.com. In the subject line, include the word QUERY.


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Writer's House#

21 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 685-2400
fax (212) 685-1781

Amy Becktower
Daniel Lazar*
Jodi Reamer*, Esq.
Robin Rue*
Maya Rock

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.

Please send them a query letter of no more than two pages, which includes your credentials, an explanation of what makes your book unique and special, and a synopsis. Also, please include a self-addressed-stamped-envelope for their reply, which generally takes six to eight weeks.

Please do not query two agents within their agency simultaneously.

Highly Recommended by P&E.


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Wylie-Merrick Literary Agency#

1138 South Webster Street
Kokomo, IN  46902

Sharene Martin-Brown*

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: sharenembrown@wylie-merrick.com

Please note: If your work includes a prologue, and the prologue runs over ten pages, please just send the first ten pages of chapter one.

Recommended by Preditors and Editors


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Nancy Yost Literary Agency

350 Seventh Street, Suite 2003
New York, NY 10001
(212) 239-2861

Nancy Yost*
Natanya Wheeler*
Zoe F. Shacham

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.

For fiction and narrative nonfiction, please send a query letter, which should include a brief overview of your project, previous publications, if any, and any relevant information about you. They would also like to see the first chapter, as it’s the writing that really helps them connect with your manuscript.

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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