Thursday, March 12, 2015

2 New Literary Agents Looking for Writers

Here are two agents actively looking to expand their client list. Cara Mannion of Harold Ober Associates  is looking for YA and adult commercial fiction, including romance (and all its subgenres), historical fiction, women’s fiction, paranormal, science fiction, horror, mysteries and thrillers, as well as nonfiction biography. (NOTE: Cara is no longer an agent.)

Stephanie Delman of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates is looking for literary fiction, historical/book club fiction featuring stories that haven’t been told, upmarket women’s fiction, and smart psychological thrillers/suspense, as well as nonfiction pop culture, narrative memoirs, and blog-to-book projects.

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Cara Mannion of Harold Ober Associates

Note: Cara is no longer an agent.

About Cara: A graduate of New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute, Cara is the newest addition to the legacy agency Harold Ober Associates. Before joining the agency world, she worked in editorial at Entangled Publishing’s new adult imprint for two years. At HOA, she works in both the book and film/TV worlds as she assists with selling books’ motion picture rights. Originally hailing from the sunny beaches of Florida, Cara is now enjoying seeing the seasons actually change while actively building her own client list. She can be found on Twitter @Cara_Mannion.

What she is looking for: Mainly YA and adult commercial fiction, including romance (and all its subgenres), historical fiction, women’s fiction, paranormal, science fiction, horror, mysteries and thrillers. Limited interest in nonfiction includes humor and biography. Cara particularly enjoys strong female protagonists, juicy love triangles, subversive conspiracy plots, and opening lines that make you want to jump headfirst into the book.

Not Looking For: Fantasy, memoirs, picture books, poetry, self-help books, screenplays and short story collections.

How to submit: Please email the first 10 pages of your manuscript, a concise query letter, and a detailed synopsis to cara [at] haroldober.com. You can also mail your query to:

Attn: Cara Mannion
Harold Ober Associates
425 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017

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About Stephanie: After graduating from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Writing Seminars, Stephanie held editorial positions at a health website and a literary journal, and then happily joined Sanford J. Greenburger Associates in 2012. There, she works for the president, collaborates on foreign rights, and is now building her own list. She tweets occasionally at @imaginarysmd.

What she is seeking: Literary fiction, historical/book club fiction featuring stories that haven’t been told, upmarket women’s fiction, and smart psychological thrillers/suspense. In nonfiction, Stephanie looks for pop culture, narrative memoirs, and blog-to-book projects (from writers with established platforms).

Not seeking: Stephanie does NOT represent children’s books, sci-fi, fantasy, romance novels, erotica, or prescriptive nonfiction.

How to submit: Query Stephanie at sdelman [at] sjga.com. Please send a brief letter and the first few chapters of your manuscript in the body of your email, and Stephanie will be in touch if she would like to read more.


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