Literary Agents Seeking Authors

10+ Literary Agents Seeking Book Authors to Represent


These literary agents are actively seeking authors to represent. I have included their current needs and wish lists. Each literary agent works for a reputable, established literary agency.

The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency (est. 2001)
31 East 32nd Street, Suite 300, New York, NY 10016

Linda Epstein, Associate Agent, is currently open to submissions of picture books, middle grade and young adult literature, both fiction and nonfiction. Writers can also follow her personal blog where she mentions her current needs. ( submission info. )

Stephen Fraser, a literary agent for the same agency, is currently seeking excellent, original writing: picture books with savory words; middle grade stories that outlast and have strong characters and plots; young adult novels that have familiar teens, and inspiriting, intriguing stories for the soon-to-be adult. ( submission info. )

Cori Deyoe, Literary Agent
3 Seas Literary Agency (est. 2000).
Madison WI 53708

Cori Deyoe, who joined the agency in 2006, is now seeking to grow her list of clients. She represents all sub-genres of romance, women’s fiction, young adult, middle grade, picture books, thrillers, mysteries and select non-fiction. She has over 25 years of experience in the writing and publishing industry. ( submission info. )

Sally Apokedak, Literary Agent
Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency
Tryon, NC 28782

Sally Apokedak, who joined the Agency in 2012, is currently representing picture books, middle grade books, YA books, and nonfiction for all ages. She’d like to find: 1) picture books with fun, quirky characters and delightful language; 2) funny middle-grade books, including fantasy; 3) YA romance and fantasy books, including mysteries; and 4) non-fiction devotional books, Christian living, science for young children, and biography. She is also open to Adult Inspirations–adult books for the Christian market, especially fantasy and romantic suspense. ( submission info. )

Patricia Nelson, Literary Agent
Marsal Agency Lyon Literary, LLC
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Patricia Nelson became an agent for the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency in September 2014. She is now representing adult and young adult fiction, and is actively building her client list. In the adult category, she likes literary fiction and commercial fiction in the New Adult, women’s fiction, and romance genres. In the young adult genre, she likes contemporary/realistic fiction as well YA mystery/thriller, horror, magical realism, sci-fi and fantasy. She also wants to represent intriguing multicultural and LGBTQ fiction, both YA and adult. ( submission info. )

Molly Ker Hawn, Literary Agent
The Bent Agency (est. 2009)
Brooklyn, NY 11232 (USA) &
Kew, Richmond TW9 4BQ (UK)

Molly Ker Hawn represents both U.S. and U.K. authors who write for the young adult and middle grade market. She is seeking middle grade and young adult fiction that’s imaginative, well-crafted, and abundant with emotion. She also represents non-fiction for readers ages 8-18. She prefers books that lean more toward literary than commercial. The books she represents share a strong sense of genuine place, regardless if real or fictional. ( submission info. )

John Talbot and Gail Fortune, Literary Agents
The Talbot Fortune Agency LLC
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

In fiction, John Talbot represents thrillers and suspense of all types, and mystery stories. He likes women’s fiction and romantic comedy. In nonfiction, he is looking for sports narratives and biographies, history (particularly military), and current events.

Co-owner and literary agent Gail Fortune wants to represent more narrative nonfiction, commercial women’s fiction, historical fiction, mysteries and romance novels. Narrative nonfiction can cover almost any subject; she is especially interested in history, food, and science. She is open to most genres of fiction. ( submission info. )

Sara Megibow, Kate Schafer Testerman, Renee Nyen, Literary Agents
KT Literary, LLC. (est. 2009)
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

All three agents are actively seeking new authors who write middle grade, young adult, and adult books. Kate is seeking young adult and middle grade fiction. Sara, who recently joined the Agency, is seeking debut authors in middle grade, young adult, new adult, romance, erotica, science fiction, and fantasy. Renee is seeking young adult and middle grade fiction only. ( submissions info. )

Janet Reid, Literary Agent
FinePrint Literary Management
New York, NY 10001

Janet Reid is actively seeking fiction and narrative non-fiction, specifically thrillers; mysteries; crime fiction of all kinds; commercial fiction; literary fiction; biography; history; and science. Other interests in non-fiction include justice and death penalty issues; African politics; contemporary art; contemporary music; and, how-to books. She is also actively seeking high-concept thrillers. ( submission info. )

Michael Bourret, Literary Agent
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (est. 1994).
New York, NY 10003

Michael is currently looking to represent middle grade and young adult fiction, commercial adult fiction, and all types of nonfiction, from practical to narrative. He’s particularly interested in food and cocktail related books, memoir, popular history, politics, religion, popular science, and current events. ( submission info. )

Kristin Nelson, Literary Agent
Nelson Literary Agency, LLC. (est. 2002)
Denver, CO 80202

Kristin is currently seeking: YA and upper-level middle-grade novels in all subgenres; literary commercial novels; upmarket women’s fiction; single-title romance (historicals especially); and lead title or hardcover science fiction and fantasy. ( submission info. )

— Brian Scott,

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