Jackie looks to represent writers in the categories of popular science, business, narrative nonfiction, memoir, and upmarket fiction. She is also interested in memoir and essay collections from accomplished writers.
In nonfiction, Jackie looks for voice-driven narratives and novel, science-backed approaches that promise to radically alter the way we live, such as clients Dave Pell, author of PLEASE SCREAM INSIDE YOUR HEART (Hachette) and Edith Shiro, author of THE TRAMPOLINE EFFECT (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). In fiction, she looks for characters that jump off the page, immersive storytelling that hooks from the opening line, and unexpected forays into little-known worlds.
PublishersMarketplace.com is the best place to research literary agents; not only do many agents have member pages there, but you can search the publishing deals database by genre, category, and/or keyword to pinpoint the best agents for your work. Some other resources to consider include QueryTracker (free and paid versions) and Duotrope.
Are you currently writing, or have already written a science fiction novel that you would like to publish traditionally If yes, then you will need to find yourself a literary agent who specialises in science fiction. This is important, since a literary agent who specialises in sci-fi will have the right connections needed to get your manuscript in front of the right people.
In this article, you will find out more about what a literary agent is, what they do, how they can help you, how many literary agents you contact, and of course, a list of 10+ excellent science fiction literary agents to consider submitting your work to.
A literary agent is a person who is in charge of representing the business interests of a writer, and subsequently, their written work. Literary agents will work with new authors as well as experienced, previously published authors. They will act as business minded intermediaries between writers and book publishing houses, film producers, and theatrical producers.
What a literary agent charges you for championing your work varies from agent to agent. One thing to note is that you should not be expected to pay an agent anything before your book is published and earning royalties. Reputable agents work on commission. You make money, they make money. Usually around 15% to 20% of the overall earnings that your book makes.
Jennifer Wills is one of the agents at the Seymour Agency and is currently accepting submissions including work in the science fiction genre. You can learn more about the agency and Jennifer Wills on the website.
Founded 1948; Specialisations of interest to UK writers: mysteries, women's fiction, history, biography, science fiction, fantasy.No screenplays.No unsolicited MSS. Letter queries must include sufficient IRCs. Works in conjunction with agents worldwide.Successor to Marie Rodell-Frances Collin Literary Agency.
We represent general and mainstream fiction. This includes, but is not limited to, romance, mystery, YA, sci-fi, and fantasy. We also accept submissions from authors, agents, and publishers who would like to self-publish an original title on eBook. We 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Overseas associates: Rebecca Friedman of the Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency, and Catherine Crawford, a New York City based publishing professional and author. We represent: Erin Swan, Lauren L. Garcia, Charlotte Reagan, Ryan Attard, Emily Ruben. The agency was founded: 2016.
All full-length MSS, including commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, crime, thrillers, commercial, women's fiction, children's, science fiction, history, biography, sport, travel, health. No poetry. Send first 3 chapterHappy to review new work. Please note they do not represent stage plays or poetry.See website for individual agent's interests and send only to the agent who is the best match.
Electronic submissions greatly preferred. Please do not send enquiry or query letters without a sample of the actual work, nor advertisements, qualifications, testimonials, or marketing ideas. These are a waste of your time: only the work matters. Hand written or illegible submissions will not be accepted. Elaborate bindings, folders and packaging are unnecessary.Submissions are confidential and will be safely shredded if they are unable to offer to represent you. Handling and postage costs means that they no longer return manuscripts, nor do they log them on receipt. Nor can they discuss your work with you before you become a client.BooksRepresents commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction. Please send a covering letter, a synopsis showing the structure of the completed work, and the first three chapters by email. Allow six weeks for a reply.ScreenplaysRepresents theatrical motion picture screenplays, TV and radio plays. Please send a covering letter, short treatment and the entire screenplay, by email, to Leah Middleton. Allow six weeks for a reply.
Fiction and non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%). Commercial fiction: thrillers, mysteries, children's, romance, women's, ethnic, science fiction, fantasy and general fiction; also literary fiction with a strong narrative. Non-fiction: current affairs, health, science, psychology, cookbooks, new age, spirituality, pop-culture, adventure, true crime, biography and memoir.
Our agents work with literary and commercial fiction, women's fiction, science fiction/fantasy, narrative non-fiction, history, memoirs, biographies, psychology, science, parenting, cookbooks, how-to, self-help, business, finance, young adult and juvenile fiction/non-fiction and picture books. We are interested in and work with authors at all stages of their career. We don't accept poetry, screenplays or academia. Submission guidelines: Please e-mail us a query letter, which includes your credentials, an explanation of what makes your book unique, a synopsis and the first three chapters. Overseas associates All our US and Canadian deals are handled by Writers House US. They are also the port of call for all our foreign deals, excluding Australia and New Zealand, which we handle. We represent: Nora Roberts, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Franzen, John Green, Stephanie Meyer, Diane Chamberlain, Michael Lewis, Jonathan Tropper, Rachel Renee Russel, Jon Klassen, Karen Rose, Laurell K. Hamilton, Kami Garcia, Kevin Sands, Stephan Pastis, Ally Condie, Allison Brennan, Jennifer Donnelly, David Arnold, Elisa Albert, Andrea Chapin, Angus Watson, Dan Vyleta, Barbara Delinsky, Steve Berry, Michelle Moran, Nell Zink. UK office set up in 2008
Susan Schulman Literary Agency LLC specializes in representing motion picture, television and allied rights, foreign rights, live stage including commercial theater, opera and dance adaptations, new media rights including e-book and digital applications, and other subsidiary rights on behalf of North American publishers and literary agents. The agency also represents its own clients domestically and internationally in all markets. The agency has a particular interest in fiction and non-fiction books for, by and about women and women's issues and interests.
Based in Amherst, Massachusetts, Linda Roghaar Literary Agency LLC is a full-service literary agency that is independent and boutique. The agency represents authors to large publishers, independent publishers, and university presses. The non-fiction division of the firm represents authors who write about everything from sports to theology to knitting.
Conville & Walsh is among the best literary agencies globally, with headquarters in the United Kingdom. The firm specializes in commercial and literary fiction and may represent various publications, including non-fiction. They provide expert representation in print, audio, ebook formats, and book-to-screen rights. Conville & Walsh has represented several successful and award-winning authors from various backgrounds.
A query letter is a one-page letter sent to literary agents in an effort to get them excited about your book. You have one page and 300 words (or less) to woo a literary agent into falling in love with your story and then requesting your manuscript.
Finally, the key to querying agents is volume. Two or three queries will rarely hit the mark. To find the right agent at the right time, you often need to send out a lot of query letters. As you'll see below, some of the greatest literary minds had to deal with rejection. A shadow would be cast over the literary world had they given up on their dreams.
In fiction I'm looking for literary or commercial projects in either contemporary, historical, or fantasy settings. I'm open to anything with a strong sense of place, voice, and, especially, character and plot. I agree with Lorrie Moore who wrote 'We don't often know what intimate life consists of until novels tell us.' If you have a high-concept, character-driven fantasy, sci-fi, or horror novel please try me.
In nonfiction I'm keen to see memoir, natural history, science, current affairs, journalism, history, humor, and biography. Original business and self-help books stemming from expertise are also of serious interest.
Eloy is drawn to genre-blurring upmarket and literary fiction. He enjoys plainly told stories of regular people navigating relationships and work, along with character-driven speculative fiction set in alternate worlds or futures. For nonfiction, Eloy likes everything from omnivorous cultural criticism and forgotten histories to big ideas books and relatable self-help. Whether it is fiction or nonfiction, he is a fan of writing that is dark, uncanny, funny, or queer. 153554b96e