Literary Agents Seeking Authors

10 Literary Agents Actively Seeking Authors to Represent


These literary agents are currently seeking emerging and expert authors to represent. I have listed only reputable agencies that have a track record of success. Below each agent’s name, I have provided their wishlist or what they are actively seeking. 

Agency: Lippincott Massie McQuilkin (est. 1940)

New York, NY 10011

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Rayhané Sanders, Literary Agent

Current needs: Rayhané is seeking literary and historical fiction, upmarket women’s fiction, narrative nonfiction, and select memoir. She likes projects that are voice-centered, include unique cultural settings or cross-cultural themes, and light up a corner of our world or society too often neglected. She also enjoys lyrical writing and literary fabulist fiction.

Laney Katz Becker, Literary Agent

Current needs: Laney welcomes practical nonfiction and memoir, but only if the author has a strong platform. She’s is seeking narrative nonfiction (especially from journalists or experts).

Penny Moore, Literary Agent

FinePrint Literary Management (est. 2007)

New York, NY 10001

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Current needs: Penny represents picture books, middle grade, young adult, and adult fiction. She welcomes nonfiction projects in the areas of pop culture, humor, travel, food, and pets. In picture books she’s seeking fun, quirky concepts as well as unforgettable wholehearted messages. As for middle-grade and young adult, she is interested in all genres, and is looking for innovative works that integrate distinct voice, dynamic characters, and engaging plot lines. She’s especially interested in YA fantasy, historical fiction, sci-fi, and present-day stories probing romance and the issues of growing up. In adult fiction, she enjoys literary, speculative fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, psychological thrillers, and select romance projects.

Laura Rennert, Executive Agent

Andrea Brown Literary Agency (est. 1981)

Salinas CA 93905

(submission guidelines)

Current needs: Laura is seeking upper middle-grade and YA fiction. She’s interested in contemporary fiction, multi-cultural fiction; genre fiction with an emotional foundation; speculative fiction and alternate histories/realities; fantasy and paranormal; thrillers, science fiction and horror; subversive fairy tales; and other genres that reflect the19th century Brit Lit roots. She is also interested in works that tell a great story using words and images in unforeseen ways, and would like to find an illustrated or mixed media novel for older readers.

Emily S. Keyes, Literary Agent

Fuse Literary (formerly Foreword Literary) (est. 2013)

San Francisco, CA

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Current needs: Emily is interested in all types of young adult and middle grade books. She wants to represent the kind of stories that will resonate with kids for the rest of their lives. She enjoys strong voices and unique characters, not knock-offs or trend chasers. She is also seeking a select list of commercial fiction, including fantasy & science fiction, women’s fiction, new adult fiction, in addition to pop culture and humor titles.

Rachel Kent, Literary Agent

Books & Such Literary Management (est. 1996)

Santa Rosa, CA 95409

(submission guidelines)

Current needs: Rachel’s aim is to build strong relationships with her authors and to develop enduring relationships with their editors and publishers. She is acquiring fiction and nonfiction projects with a special interest in young adult, 20-something and 30-something projects.

Amy Cloughley, Literary Agent

Kimberley Cameron & Associates (est. 2009)

Tiburon, CA 94920

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Current needs: Amy is seeking authors with distinct, sharp voices who present smart, tightly-written prose. She is actively building her client list with both emerging and expert writers. She welcomes literary and upmarket fiction of all types, in addition to commercial, historical and women’s fiction. She also loves mystery or suspense with sharp wit and unexpected twists and turns. She also welcomes narrative nonfiction, travel and adventure memoir.

Monica Odom, Literary Agent

Bradford Literary Agency

San Diego, CA 92108

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Current needs: Monica is seeking nonfiction by authors with verifiable platforms in the areas of pop culture, illustrated/graphic design, food and cooking, humor, history and social issues. She is also seeking narrative nonfiction and memoir. She welcomes fiction in these areas: literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, speculative fiction and magic realism, historical fiction, alternative histories, dark and edgy fiction, literary psychological thrillers, and illustrated/picture books. Monica is presently seeking adult projects, but invites all levels of children’s projects.

Nicole Resciniti, Senior Agent

The Seymour Agency (est. 1992)

Canton, New York 13617

(submission guidelines)

Current needs: Nicole is interested in representing authors of romance, mainstream suspense, thrillers, mysteries, YA and inspirational novels. She would love to find the next great science fiction/fantasy novel or action/adventure masterpiece. Presently on her wishlist: high concept middle grade, any kind of romance, and fresh voices in young adult.

Ginger Clark, Literary Agent

Curtis Brown, Ltd (est. 1914)

New York, NY 10003

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Current needs: Ginger is handling new clients, and she favors emailed queries. She represents science fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, literary horror, and young adult and middle grade fiction. Along with representing her own clients, she also represents British rights for the agency’s children’s list.

Linda Camacho, Literary Agent

Prospect Agency (est. 2005)

Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

(submission guidelines)

Current needs: Linda Camacho joined Prospect Agency in 2015. She represents a range of categories and genres, varying from picture book to adult, from clean and light-hearted contemporary to edgy and dark fantasy. She is currently looking for: Adult, middle grade, and young adult fiction across all genres (romance, horror, fantasy, realistic, light sci-fi, and graphic novels); select literary fiction and picture books; select narrative nonfiction and memoir; and diversity of all types (ethnicity, disability, sexuality, etc.).

– Compiled by Brian Scott,

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