Literary Agents Seeking Authors

10 Literary Agents Actively Seeking Book Authors to Represent


These literary agents are actively looking for agented/unagented authors to represent. I have included their current needs and wish lists. Each literary agent works for a respectable, well-known literary agency.

Monica Odom, Associate Agent
Liza Dawson Assoc. Literary Agency
New York NY 10001

Current needs: Monica Odom is developing her client list with an emphasis on literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, historical fiction, speculative fiction and magic realism. She is also interested in nonfiction: memoir, pop culture, illustration, food and cooking, history, politics, and current affairs. [ submissions ]

Heather Flaherty, Literary Agent
The Bent Agency (est. 2009)
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Current needs: Heather Flaherty represents authors who write children’s, middle grade, and young adult fiction and non-fiction, in addition to adult fiction, and pop-culture or humorous non-fiction. She is currently seeking issue-related YA fiction, especially “hard, punchy, contemporary YA.” She is also interested in modern stories with Sci-Fi or Fantasy elements, creative respins of an old or classic tale, and engaging horror and ghost stories. [ submissions ]

Maria Vicente, Associate Literary Agent
P.S. Literary Agency (est. 2005)
Offices: Canada and New York

Current needs: Maria Vicente would like to review nonfiction proposals for the following categories: pop culture, geek culture, pop psychology, design, and lifestyle. She is interested in realistic adult literary fiction or literary fiction with a touch of genre (horror, science fiction, fantasy). She is also interested in a variety of YA genres: contemporary, horror, thriller, science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism. In middle grade and chapter books, she is interested in contemporary, magical realism, fantasy, and horror. [ submissions ]

Sara Megibow, Literary Agent
KT Literary (est. 2008).
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Current needs: Sara Megibow, formerly a literary agent at Nelson Literary Agency, LLC., is now at KT Literary. She is interested in working with authors in middle grade, young adult, new adult, romance, erotica, science fiction and fantasy. [ submissions ]

Jessica Watterson, Literary Agent
Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
Del Mar CA 92014

Current needs: Jessica Watterson is currently building her list and is interested in reviewing all genres of romance. She likes romance novels with strong characters that jump 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. [ submissions ]

Alison Fargis, Literary Agent
Stonesong Press, LLC (est. 1978)
New York, NY 10018

Current needs: Alison Fargis represents a vast array of commercially successful and critically acclaimed properties and is actively seeking lifestyle, pop culture, health/wellness, diet, parenting, select middle grade and young adult fiction, and adult fiction that blurs the line between literary and commercial. [ submissions ]

Eve Porinchak, Junior Agent
Jill Corcoran Literary Agency (est. 2014)
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

Current needs: Eve Porinchak represents diverse literary styles and is open to everything from picture books to young adult novels. She is currently searching for contemporary realistic fiction for teens that features unusual love stories with villainous protagonists and cinematic writing. [ submissions ]

Lindsay Ribar, Assoc. Literary Agent
Greenburger Associates (est. 1932)
New York, NY 10003

Current needs: Lindsay Ribar is actively looking for new authors of young adult and middle grade fiction, and is especially attracted to smart paranormal romance; contemporary realistic; fantasy; soft sci-fi; mystery; and anything with elements of music, musical theatre, dual identities, and LGBT themes. [ submissions ]

Cate Hart, Junior Literary Agent
Corvisiero Literary Agency
New York, NY 10016

Current needs: Cate Hart is seeking original stories with well-crafted plots and memorable characters with a strong voice. Her favorite genre is historical, whether it’s Middle Grade or YA, Adult Romance or something even spicier. The time periods she loves most are Elizabethan England, the American and French Revolutions, the Victorian Era and the Gilded Age. She loves Scottish and French History. If it’s steampunk, clockpunk, or candlepunk she wants it. [ submissions ]

Myrsini Stephanides, Literary Agent
The Carol Mann Agency (est. 1977)
New York, NY 10003

Current needs: Myrsini Stephanides is interested in non-fiction projects in the areas of pop culture, music, humor, popular science, narrative nonfiction, memoir, and cookbooks. She is also in search of offbeat literary, graphic, and YA, New Adult and upmarket women’s fiction with a twist. [ submissions ]

– Brian Scott,

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