Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Agents Looking for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers

Updated 4/16/21

Science fiction and fantasy never go out of style, so if you write in either of these genres, you are in luck.

Here is a list of reputable agents who represent fantasy and/or science fiction novels. All of them are accepting queries as of this writing. (I update this list continually.)

Please note: When there are several agents in one agency accepting SF/F, only query ONE of them. Read the agents' bios to determine which agent will be the best fit for your work, and tailor your query to that agent's interests. Make sure to use the agent's name in your salutation. (Not "Dear Agent.") 

As always, read the submissions policy carefully. Guidelines can change and agents may close their lists or switch agencies. 

You can find a full list of agents actively seeking new clients here: Agents Seeking Clients

Name of Agency  Name of Agent(s)  Submissions  Genre/subgenre
Andrea Brown Laura Rennert

Jennifer Mattson

Lara Perkins
http://www.andreabrownlit.com/
how-to-submit.html
YA and Children's books only 
Barry Goldblatt
http://www.bgliterary.com/submission-guidelines/ YA, Children's books and adult speculative fiction of all stripes
The Bent 
Agency
Gemma
Cooper
http://www.thebentagency.com/submission-guidelines Science Fiction, Fantasy,
YA and
Children's 
Bradford Literary Agency Laura Bradford
http://www.bradfordlit.com/submission-guidelines/ Urban fantasy, Science Fiction,
Children's
The Cooke McDermid Agency

Canada
Sally Harding

Ron Eckel

Rachel Letofsky
https://cookemcdermid.com/submissions YA and New Adult
Curtis Brown, Ltd. Ginger Clark

Jonathan Lyons
http://www.curtisbrown.com/
submissions.php
Science Fiction,
Fantasy
D4EO Literary Agency Pam Pho

Katelyn Uplinger

Megan Manzano

Mariah Nichols
https://www.d4eoliteraryagency.com/p/agents-submissions.html

Science Fiction,
YA, Epic Fantasy, Adult Fantasy
Donald Maass Literary Agency Cameron McClure

Caitlin McDonald

Michael Curry

Jennie Goloboy
http://maassagency.com/submissions/

(See individual agents)
Science Fiction,
Urban Fantasy, High Fantasy, YA, Diversity
Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency Evan Gregory

Ethan Ellenberg
http://ethanellenberg.com/submission-guidelines/ Science Fiction, Fantasy
FinePrint Literary Management Peter Rubie

Bobby O'Neil

Laura Wood

Lauren Bieker (scifi only)
http://fineprintlit.com/submissions/

(Also see individual agents' requirements)
Science Fiction,
Fantasy
The Greenhouse Literary Agency Chelsea Eberly http://www.greenhouseliterary.com/index.php
/site/how_to_submit
YA fantasy only
Harvey Klinger, Inc.
Andrea Somberg

David Dunton
https://www.harveyklinger.com/submission-guidelines Science Fiction, Fantasy
Irene Goodman Literary Agency Miriam Kriss

Victoria Marini
http://www.irenegoodman.com/
submission.php
Urban Fantasy, "edgy sci-fi & fantasy"
JABberwocky Literary Agency Eddie Schneider

Joshua Bilmes
https://www.awfulagent.com/contact-submissions/ Science Fiction, Fantasy
Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

Roseanne Wells

Tori Sharp

Marlo Berliner

Zabé Ellor

Tara Gilbert
See individual agents Science Fiction,
Fantasy, Steampunk
The Knight Agency

Note: Very professional website, with helpful information
Lucienne Diver

Nephele Tempest


https://knightagency.net/submissions/
Science Fiction, Fantasy
KT Literary

Hilary Harwell

Sara Megibow
http://ktliterary.com/submissions/ Adult, YA and Middle Grade
Liza Dawson Associates Caitlin Blasdell

Hannah Bowman

Caitie Flum
https://www.lizadawsonassociates.com
/submissions/


Click on individual agent's photo
Science Fiction, Fantasy
Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency Thao Le https://dijkstraagency.com/submission-guidelines.php Science Fiction, Fantasy,
Horror,
YA, NA
Nancy Yost Literary Agency  Sarah Younger https://www.nyliterary.com/pages.php?c=submissions

Science Fiction, Fantasy
Nelson Literary Agency Kristin Nelson

Danielle Burby

http://nelsonagency.com/
submission-guidelines/
Science Fiction, Fantasy
Prospect Agency Ann Rose
http://www.prospectagency.com/
boathouse.html
Science Fiction, Fantasy, YA, MG
Greenburger Associates Matt Bialer

Stephanie Delman
http://greenburger.com/submissions/ Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Scovil Galen Ghosh Russell Galen

Anna Ghosh
http://www.sgglit.com/submissions.htm Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Spencerhill Associates Nalini Akolekar

Amanda Leuck

Ali Herring
https://www.spencerhillassociates.com/submissions Urban fantasy
YA, Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Sternig & Byrne Literary Agency Jack Byrne https://sternig-byrne-agency.com/submissions Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Stimola Literary Studio Rosemary Stimola http://stimolaliterarystudio.com/submission-guidelines/ YA and children's books
Stringer Literary Agency Marlene Stringer https://www.stringerlit.com/

Online form, scroll down
Urban and Contemporary
fantasy
Waxman Leavell Literary Agency Ashley Lopez https://www.waxmanliteraryagency.com/new-page-1 Speculative Fiction
Trident Media Group Scott Miller https://www.tridentmediagroup.com/submissions/ Science Fiction,
Fantasy
MacKenzie Wolf Elizabeth Rudnick https://www.mwlit.com/contact Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Writers House Jodi Reamer

Merrilee Heifetz

Robin Rue

Brianne Johnson

Simon Lipskar

Beth Miller
http://www.writershouse.com/
content/submissions.asp
Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Zeno Agency Ltd

UK

Note: Temporarily closed
? http://zenoagency.com/submission-guidelines/ Epic Fantasy and Crossover Science Fiction
Folio Literary Management Michael Harriot
https://www.foliolit.com/submit Fantasy

Literary fantasy

Science Fiction
Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc Jennifer Weltz

http://www.jvnla.com/submissions.html Fantasy
McIntosh & Otis, Inc. Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein

Christa Heschke
http://mcintoshandotis.com/submissions/ YA and Middle Grade, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Thompson Literary Agency


Samantha Wekstein https://thompsonliterary.com/submissions/ Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Corvisiero Literary Agency Marisa Corvisiero

Jamie Bodnar Drowley
https://www.corvisieroagency.com/query-guidelines.html Science Fiction,
Fantasy
New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc Suzie Townsend

Joanna Volpe

Patrice Caldwell
http://www.newleafliterary.com/submissions/ Science Fiction,
Fantasy
The Gernert Company Seth Fishman

https://www.thegernertco.com/submissions


Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Victoria Sanders & Associates LLC Bernadette Baker-Baughman https://www.victoriasanders.com/submissions Fantasy
Spectrum Literary Agency Eleanor Wood

Justin Bell
http://www.spectrumliteraryagency.com/
instructions.htm

*Snail mail only
Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Jill Grinberg Literary Management
Jill Grinberg

Katelyn Detweiler

Sam Farkas
https://jillgrinbergliterary.com/contact/ Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency Inc. Meredith Bernstein  http://www.meredithbernsteinliteraryagency.com/
submission-guidelines/
Science Fiction,
Fantasy
John Hawkins & Associates, Inc. Moses Cardona http://www.jhalit.com/#Submissions Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Kimberley Cameron & Associates Kimberley Cameron

Lisa Abellera
(open to queries at intervals)

Mary C. Moore
http://www.kimberleycameron.com/submission-guidelines.php Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Richard Henshaw Group LLC

Richard Henshaw CLOSED Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Linn Prentis Literary Leslie Varney https://prentisliterary.com/submissions/ Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Frances Collin Literary Agency Frances Collin http://www.francescollin.com/queries.htm Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Janklow & Nesbit Associates Luke Janklow
(no fantasy)

Lynn Nesbit

Anne Sibbald

http://www.janklowandnesbit.com/submissions Science Fiction

L. Perkins Agency Leon Husock

Sandy Lu
(Urban)
http://www.lperkinsagency.com/
submission_guidelines
Science Fiction,
Fantasy,
Urban fantasy
Talcott Notch Literary Gina Panettieri

Paula Munier
http://www.talcottnotch.net/queries Science Fiction,
Fantasy,
Urban fantasy
McGinniss Associates Literary Agency James McGinniss http://mcginnissassociates.com/submissions.php Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Darhansoff and Verrill Michele Mortimer http://dvagency.com/submission-guidelines/

YA and children's (all genres?)
FinePrint Literary Management Laura Wood

Bobby O'Neil
https://fineprintlit.com/submissions.html Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Donaghy Literary Group

Canada
Valerie Noble

Sue Miller

http://www.donaghyliterary.com/submission-guidelines.html
Science Fiction,
Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, YA
Arielle Datz

Stacia Decker
https://www.dclagency.com/ Literary Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Fox Literary Agency Diana Fox submissions@foxliterary.com YA, Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Context Literary Agency Tamar Rydzinski https://www.contextlit.com/submissions YA Fantasy
Full Circle Literary Nicole Geiger
Graphic Novels
Friedrich Agency Lucy Carson http://www.friedrichagency.com/submit Fantasy
Penelope Burns

(Has open periods)
http://www.gelfmanschneider.com/submission-guidelines.html YA, all genres
BookEnds Moe Ferrara

Naomi Davis
http://bookendsliterary.com/index.php
/submissions/
YA, Science Fiction,
Fantasy
All Closed


https://www.morhaimliterary.com/submissions Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Miriam Kriss

Victoria Marini
https://www.irenegoodman.com/submissions Modern Urban Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, YA
Jane Rotrosen Agency Jessica Errera

Annelise Robey

https://www.janerotrosen.com/submissions
Fantasy, YA
Paul Lucas http://www.janklowandnesbit.com/submissions Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Roseanne Wells

Tori Sharp 
https://www.jdlit.com/submission-guidelines YA Fantasy, Science Fiction
Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency
Jessica Felleman
https://www.jenniferlyonsliteraryagency.com
/submission-guidelines/
Fantasy
Pippin Properties Elena Giovinazzo https://pippinproperties.com/submissions YA Magical Realism
Jacqueline Flynn https://www.delbourgo.com/submissions/ Fantasy
Stonesong Emmanuelle Morgen

Adrienne Rosado
https://www.stonesong.com/submissions Fantasy
KT Literary Sara Megibow http://ktliterary.com/submissions/ Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Laura Langlie Agency Laura Langlie laura@lauralanglie.com Fantasy
Miriam Altshuler Literary Agency

CLOSED
Reiko Davis CLOSED MG and YA Fantasy
Williamson Literary Emily Williamson https://www.esjwilliamson.com/submissions Science Fiction,
Fantasy, YA
Emily Forland http://brandthochman.com/contact YA
CK Webber Associates

CLOSED
Carlie Webber CLOSED Science Fiction,
Fantasy
DeFiore and Company Rebecca Strauss

Adam Schear
https://www.defliterary.com/submissions/how-to-submit/ Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Dystel & Goderich

Lauren Abramo

Jim McCarthy


https://www.dystel.com/submission-guidelines
Fantasy
Fuse Karly Dizon

Connor Goldsmith
https://www.fuseliterary.com/submissions/ YA fantasy, science fiction, speculative
Faye Atchison http://www.mcbrideliterary.com/submission-guidelines YA fantasy, science fiction, speculative
paranormal
Rebecca Friedman
Agency
Rebecca Friedman https://rfliterary.com/submissions/ Fantasy
Rees Literary Agency Rebecca Podos

Ashley Herring Blake
See individual agents' bios for submissions YA Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Hannigan Salky Getzler Ellen Goff

Jon Cobb
https://www.hgliterary.com/submissions YA and Adult Science Fiction,
Fantasy
P. S. Literary  Eric Smith

Stephanie Winter
https://www.psliterary.com/submissions/ YA and Adult Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Booker Albert Literary Agency Jordy Albert

Jen Hunt

Margaret McCampbell

http://www.thebookeralbertagency.com/
submissions.html
YA and Adult sci-fi and fantasy, they prefer a hint of romance
Deborah Harris Agency

Jerusalem, Israel
Rena Rossner Science Fiction,
Fantasy, prefers Mideast setting
Speilburg Literary Agency Eva Scalzo https://www.speilburgliterary.com/agents Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Red Sofa Literary
All of Red Sofa's agents have quit following a racist tweet from the owner, Dawn Frederick 
https://redsofaliterary.com/representative-categories/ Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Inklings

AGENCY CLOSED
Margaret Bail AGENCY CLOSED Science Fiction,
Fantasy
TriadaUS Laura Crocket

Uwe Stender

Amelia Appel
http://www.triadaus.com/sub-guidelines.html

Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Veritas Michael Carr https://www.veritasliterary.com/submissions Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Dee Mura Kaylee Davis

Kimiko Nakamura
http://www.deemuraliterary.com/ Science Fiction,
Fantasy, YA
Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency Mitch Hoffman https://aaronpriest.com/submissions/ "Fiction across the spectrum"
WordWise Dave Fessenden https://www.wordwisemedia.com/submit Science Fiction,
Fantasy
LaunchBooks Literary Agency David Fugate http://launchbooks.com/submissions/ Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Laura Gross Literary Agency Laura Gross https://lg-la.com/submissions/ "All genres"
MacGregor & Luedeke Not currently accepting fiction submissions http://www.macgregorandluedeke.com/about/submission-guidelines/ Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Marsal Lyon Agency Patricia Nelson

Jolene Haley
http://www.marsallyonliteraryagency.com
/submissions/submission-info/
Fantasy
Ricia Mainhardt http://www.ricia.com/submit.html Science Fiction
The Evan Marshall Agency Evan Marshall

By referral only
http://www.evanmarshallagency.com/ "All genres"

Also handles "Indie rights"
The Martell Agency Alice Martell

Closed to SFF
http://themartellagency.com/submissions/ Closed to SFF
The McCarthy Agency, LLC Sean McCarthy http://www.mccarthylit.com/submissions.html Kidlit
Eyebait Management Jane Putch http://eyebaitmanagement.com/submission
_guidelines.php
"All genres"
Dunham Literary Leslie Zampetti http://www.dunhamlit.com/?how-to-submit,4 Kidlit, Magicall Realism
InkWell Management David Hale Smith

Stephen Barbara 
http://www.inkwellmanagement.com/contact/ Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Frances Goldin Literary Agency Sam Stoloff

Roz Foster


http://goldinlit.com/contact/ Speculative fiction, social justice slant
Jason Yarn Literary Agency Jason Yarn http://www.jasonyarnliteraryagency.com
/submissions
Science Fiction,
Fantasy
Virginia Kidd Literary Agency Christine Cohen

William Reeve
http://www.vk-agency.com/queries.html

Has submission windows
Science Fiction,
Fantasy
The Lotts Agency Chris Lotts querycl@lottsagency.com

Send a brief query via querycl@lottsagency.com, including any information regarding previous publications; you may also include the first 5-10 pages of your manuscript in the body of the email (no attachments, please).
Science Fiction,
Fantasy
The Book Group Dana Murphy http://www.thebookgroup.com/submissionguidelines Speculative Fiction
Emerald City Literary Mandy Hubbard
https://emeraldcityliterary.com/submissions/ Young adult
Empire Literary Andrea Barzvi http://www.empireliterary.com/contact/ Kidlit
Upstart Crow Susan Hawk http://www.upstartcrowliterary.com/submissions/ Children's books only
Headwater Literary Management Laura Zats https://www.headwaterliterary.com/agents Science Fiction,
Fantasy
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8 comments:

  1. Awesome list! I'm linking to your page on my Agencies that Rep YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy page, if that's okay. I just list agencies, so this is a great help!

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  2. This is an excellent resource! Thanks for all of the work you put into it!

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  4. Thank you for this amazing list!

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  5. I too thank you for this list! It is very kind of you to compile and share with us. Thank you once again!

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