Tuesday, October 11, 2016

8 Literary Agents Seeking Horror NOW

These eight agents are seeking horror right now. All are from established agencies with solid track records.

For more literary agents seeking horror see: 9 Agents Looking for Horror Writers

Note: You can find dozens of agents seeking writers here: Agents Seeking Clients

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Ginger Clark (Curtis Brown)

Ginger Clark has been a literary agent with Curtis Brown LTD (New York) since 2005. On the adult side of her list she represents science fiction, fantasy and horror. On the children’s side she represents middle grade and young adult fiction and non-fiction. In addition to representing her own clients, she also handles British Commonwealth rights for the agency’s children’s list. She attends the Bologna Book Fair every year on behalf of her agency, and visits London annually as well. Previously, she worked at Writers House for six years as an assistant literary agent. Her first job in publishing was as an editorial assistant at Tor Books. She is the Chair of the Contracts Committee of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, and a member of its International Committee.

What she is seeking: Open to adult, YA, and middle grade horror.

How to Submit: Send query letter and contact information to gc [@] cbltd.com.

You can also submit via an online form.

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Connor Goldsmith (Fuse Literary)

Connor began his career in publishing in 2012 at Lowenstein Associates, where he was promoted to Associate Agent in March 2013. He joined Fuse in early 2014 and was promoted to Agent in November 2015. Prior to transitioning into the world of books, he spent a year as a full-time intern and relief assistant in the commercial film and television department at Abrams Artists Agency.

Born and raised in New York, Connor lived for a brief stint in the Midwest studying English and the Classics at Oberlin College in Ohio. He is passionate about narrative fiction across all media as a vehicle for social progress, and received a Master’s Degree in Media Studies from The New School for Public Engagement.
How to Submit: Send your query letter, a 1-2 page full plot synopsis, and the first ten pages of your manuscript to queryconnor [@] fuseliterary.com.

Please paste all content into the body of the email; attachments will not be opened.

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Amelia Appel (McIntosh & Otis)

Amelia is a graduate of Hamilton College. Prior to joining the McIntosh & Otis team, Amelia interned at HSG Agency and Writers House, where she was later an assistant. She joined M&O in 2014 as Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein's assistant and is currently seeking to build her own list as a junior agent

How to Submit: Send query letters to AAquery [@] mcintoshandotis.com.

Include a synopsis, author bio, and the first three consecutive chapters (no more than 30 pages) of your novel. No attachments. If querying Amelia, do not query Shannon, also on this list.

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Shannon Powers (McIntosh & Otis)

Shannon is a graduate of New York University. She began her career in publishing at McIntosh and Otis as an intern in 2011, and then went on to intern at The Book Report Network and W.W. Norton & Company. She has also worked as a bookseller. She returned to M&O in 2014, where she assists Shira Hoffman and Christa Heschke and is also looking to build her own list as a junior agent.

What she is seeking: Open to YA, middle grade, and adult horror.

How to Submit: Send query letters to SPquery [@] mcintoshandotis.com. For adult horror, include a synopsis, author bio, and the first three consecutive chapters (no more than 30 pages) of your novel. For YA or MG horror, include a synopsis and the first three consecutive chapters (not to exceed 25 pages) of the manuscript with your query letter. No attachments. If querying Shannon, do not query Amelia, also on this list.

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Elizabeth Copps (Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc.)

Elizabeth migrated from Florida to start her career with Maria Carvainis Agency as an intern in 2010. In 2011 she signed on with the agency as a full-time assistant, and two years later was promoted to Associate Agent. She represents a wide range of genres from MG and YA, to adult contemporary literary fiction, mystery, psychological thriller, women’s fiction, historical fiction, horror, and select nonfiction projects.

What she is seeking: “I prefer psychological horror over the slasher-type violence.”

How to Submit: Send a query letter, a synopsis of the work, first 5-10 pages, and note of any writing credentials. Send queries to mca [at] mariacarvainisagency.com. Attachments must be either Word documents or PDFs.

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Becky LeJeune (Bond Literary Agency)

After graduating from the Denver Publishing Institute, Becky worked for two years as managing editor for a cookbook imprint and another five as a commissioning editor for a local interest and regional history publisher.

What she is seeking: Open to adult, YA, and middle grade horror.

How to Submit: Please send a query letter via email to: queries [@] bondliteraryagency.com.

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Michelle Johnson (Inklings Literary Agency)

After a life long obsession with books, a career in business management/ownership including bookstores and community writing centers, and a few years with small presses in an editorial capacity, Michelle Johnson is now in her fourth year as a literary agent, where she represents many NYT Bestsellers, debut authors, and indie authors alike.

What she is seeking: Open to YA and adult horror. “I prefer psychological horror to gory horror.”

How to Submit: To query, type “Query (Agent Name)” plus the title of your novel in the subject line, then please send the following pasted into the body of the e-mail to query [@] inklingsliterary.com. Include a synopsis and the first ten pages of your manuscript. No attachments.

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Maximilian Ximenez (L. Perkins Agency)

Maximilian Ximenez grew up within the New York publishing industry. Prior to joining the L. Perkins Agency, he worked at Blizzard Entertainment, creators of the popular Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo video game franchises. He is a strong believer in publishing and narrative as a central pillar of franchise and transmedia development.

What he is seeking: “I’m specifically reading for ‘Women and children who kill.'”

How to Submit: Send query letter to submissions [@] lperkinsagency.com. Include the first five pages of your novel with your query letter. No attachments.

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