Monday, August 25, 2014

Agents Seeking Paranormal Romance Writers

Paranormal romance is reaching market saturation - especially vampires - which means agents are moving on to the Next Best Thing. But that does not mean your touching love story between a time-traveling intergalactic pirate and a kleptomaniac housewife can't find representation.

There are still a number of good solid agents looking to represent paranormal romance. All of these agents are accepting queries as of this writing. Make sure you read the agency website and the agent's bio before submitting.

A word to the wise - do not send queries during the "Dead Month." Wait for the fall.

Name of agency Name of agent(s) Submissions Notes
3 Seas Literary Agency Michelle Grajkowski

Cori Deyoe This agency takes a very long time to respond to queries
The Axelrod Agency Steven Axelrod The agency's website is minimal. No submission instructions. But the agent has represented a number of well-known authors.
Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency Meredith Bernstein
Agent has a good track record.
Book Cents Literary Agency, LLC Christine Witthohn Agent has sold titles to Penguin, Random House, Carina 
Bradford Literary Agency Laura Bradford Most of this agency's clients are women
Curtis Brown, Ltd. Ginger Clark This agent is listed as the #2 most non-responsive agent on query tracker
Browne & Miller Literary Associates Danielle Egan-Miller

Joanna MacKenzie Also represents Christian and YA
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management Jim McCarthy Represents YA
Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency Ethan Ellenberg This agent is listed as the #1 most non-responsive agent on query tracker
FinePrint Literary Management Stephany Evans Represents a range of women’s fiction, from literary to romance, including mystery, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense
Greenburger Associates, Inc. Courtney Miller-Callihan "warm and supportive"
Richard Henshaw Group Susannah Taylor "smart, strong heroine is essential"
The Knight Agency Deidre Knight

Elaine Spencer

Lucienne Diver

Nephele Tempest

Melissa Jeglinski Over 2000 sales in major  publishing houses
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency Kevan Lyon

Jill Marsal

Kathleen Rushall
Agency represents many romance writers, all of whom are women
Nelson Literary Agency, LLC Sara Megibow "LGBTQ friendly"
Spencerhill Associates Nalini Akolekar
May pass your manuscript to one of her assistants
Donald Maass Literary Agency Jennifer Jackson

(See Jennifer Jackson's page)
This agency is highly respected
Waxman Leavell Literary Agency Holly Root
There are quite a few interviews with Holly Root online, which you should read before submitting

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