Monday, April 13, 2015

2 Agents Actively Seeking Magical Realism, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Alternative History, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ, YA, MG and Nonfiction

Updated 5/25/19

Here are two new agents looking for clients. Jesse Finkelstein of Transatlantic Literary is looking for nonfiction. Kurestin Armada of P.S. Literary is looking for Magical Realism, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Alternative History, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ (any genre), select Young Adult and Middle Grade, Graphic Novels, Mystery (including mystery with elements of SF/F), and Romance. In nonfiction, she is looking for Design, Cooking, Pop Psychology, Humour, Narrative, Photography, and Pop Science.

ALWAYS check the agency website before querying. Agents may switch agencies or close their lists, and submission requirements can change.

If these agents do not suit your needs, there is a comprehensive list of dozens of new and established agents seeking clients here: Agents seeking clients.

Jesse Finkelstein of Transatlantic Literary


About Jesse: Last fall, Jesse joined fellow Page Two principal Trena White in forming an alliance with The Transatlantic Agency (Canada). At Page Two, the two publishing experts consult authors and businesses on both traditional and non-traditional publishing strategy. As associate agents of Transatlantic, Finkelstein and White also secure book deals for authors of adult nonfiction whose books have strong trade potential and can benefit from the backing of an established, respected literary agency. Follow Jesse on Twitter:@j_finkelstein

What she is seeking: Upmarket, accessible nonfiction that challenges current conceptions, whether through a “big ideas” book or narrative. “I am drawn to entrepreneurs and people who are innovators in their fields and writing about current affairs, business, culture, politics, technology, religion, and the environment,” she says. “I am most interested in authors who have an existing platform.”

How to submit: Query jesse [at] with a cover letter in the body of your email and an attachment of your work (maximum 20-page writing sample/excerpt in Microsoft Word document form) along with a publishing history and synopsis. Please note if other agents are also considering the project. Open to representing writers in US / UK / Canada.


Kurestin Armada of Root Literary

About Kurestin: Kurestin began her publishing career as an intern with Workman Publishing, and spent time as an assistant at The Lotts Agency before joining P.S. Literary. She holds a B.A. in English from Kenyon College, as well as a publishing certificate from Columbia University. Kurestin is based in New York City, and spends most of her time in the city’s thriving indie bookstores. She reads widely across genres, and has a particular affection for science fiction and fantasy, especially books that recognize and subvert typical tropes of genre fiction. She can be found on Twitter at @kurestinarmada.

What she is seeking: Romance, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Children's books, Graphic Novels, Illustrators.

How to submit: For prose: Please send a query letter and the first 10 pages of your manuscript to

All material should be pasted in the body of the email. Only electronic queries for completed, full-length works will be considered. Once you submit a query, you will receive an automated response confirming receipt and noting our current turnaround time. For graphic novels and illustrators: Please send a query letter as above, but also include a link to your portfolio, including samples of your comic/narrative work if the query is for a graphic novel.


  1. Thanks for the heads up on new agents looking for clients. This is always helpful!

  2. Thanks for the heads up on new agents looking for clients. This is always helpful!


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