Thursday, May 5, 2016

3 New Agents Seeking Clients NOW - Fantasy, Scifi, YA, Romance, Literary Fiction and more

Updated 7/22/19

Here are three new agents actively seeking clients. Kelly Peterson is looking for MG, YA, NA, and adult fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, historical fiction, and romance. Amanda Jain is seeking historical fiction (in all genres), women’s / book club / upmarket fiction, romance, mysteries, and narrative nonfiction in the areas of social history, archaeology, art history, and material culture. She is also interested in select young adult and middle grade projects with unique hooks and a strong voice. Alexandra Weiss (The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency) is looking for fiction in all categories.

Remember to check the agency guidelines before submitting. Agents may switch agencies or close their lists.

For a comprehensive list of dozens of agents looking for clients, see: Agents Seeking Clients



Kelly Peterson of Rees Agency



About Kelly: Kelly Peterson is a West Chester University graduate with a B.S.Ed in English and Literature. She worked as a Junior Literary Agent for two years before moving to Rees Literary Agency, continuing to champion her authors and the manuscripts she loves.

What she is seeking: Kelly seeks manuscripts in various genres within Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult age ranges. In Middle Grade, she loves fantasy, sci-fi, and contemporary that touches on tough issues for young readers. Her Young Adult preferences vary from contemporary to high fantasy, sci-fi (not the space kind) to paranormal (all the ghost stories, please!), and historical all the way back to rom-coms. Kelly is proud to continue to represent Adult manuscripts in romance, fantasy, and sci-fi. She is very interested in representing authors with marginalized own voices stories, witty and unique characters, pirates, witches, and dark fantasies..

How to submit: She only accepts e-mail submissions and prefers the query and synopsis pasted in, with the first 10 pages attached. Your query can be sent to Kelly@reesagency.com with "QUERY" in the subject line. Unfortunately, Kelly is only able to respond to queries she is interested in pursuing at this time.

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Amanda Jain of BookEnds Literary Agency

About Amanda: After earning a BA in English, Amanda worked in the trade department at W.W. Norton for seven years before leaving to pursue graduate studies. She graduated in 2011 with a MA in the history of decorative arts. Amanda then joined Inklings Literary in 2014, first as Michelle’s assistant. She is now building her client list. Find her on Twitter.

What she is seeking: Amanda is currently looking for adult mystery, romance, women's fiction, and upmarket projects, and always enjoys historical fiction in all genres. In romance, she is particularly looking for diverse historical projects that explore time periods often overlooked, or that show us well-known periods from a different viewpoint. In any genre, she is most interested in those stories that transport the reader and provide a completely immersive reading experience. In non-fiction, she is interested in projects that explore the literary world, art history, material culture, archaeology, food history, or social history. Amanda is not currently seeking children's books (YA and below), erotica, horror, hard sci-fi, or high fantasy.

How to submit: To query Amanda, go to http://QueryMe.Online/AmandaJain.

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About Alexandra: Alexandra Weiss recently joined The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency as an associate agent and is currently building her client list. She’s also a Books Writer for Bustle.com and PR Manager for a Chicago circus. She previously worked as an Acquisitions Editor for an award-winning anthology and holds a BFA in Creative Writing and Publishing from Columbia College Chicago.

What she is seeking:
  • Young Adult: realism, magical realism, science fiction (especially if it includes real science and or astronomy), paranormal, historical fiction, and fantasy. She’s searching for beautiful writing, diverse voices, and subjects that go beyond the coming-of-age story. Pirates are cool, space travelers are awesome, and talented magicians are the way to her heart.
  • Middle Grade and Children’s Fiction: open to all genres. She loves adventurous, silly, out-of-the-box, and character-driven stories.
  • Other Fiction: She’s not looking for romance, but she is seeking a story that takes the concept that every story is a love story to new heights. She’s searching for stories about complex relationships that surround bigger issues. Literary or magical realism is preferred, but the only genres she’s not interested in are nonfiction, heavy mysteries, horror, or thriller novels.
  • If you have a short story collection, essay collection, or happen to use unique forms in your novel (think letters, how-to, photos, poetry, or screenplays) and fit her other criteria, she’s interested to hear from you.
How to submit: Please email a query letter with the word “Query” in the subject line to alexweiss.jdlit [at] gmail.com. Please send the first 20 pages in the body of the e-mail, along with a one-paragraph bio and one-paragraph synopsis. Established picture book authors, please email your query and bio with the complete picture book manuscript pasted into the body of the email.


1 comment:

  1. I will add Kelly and Alexandra to my list of fantasy/SF agents shortly, to spread the word! Thanks for the heads up.

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