Friday, June 3, 2016

3 New Agents Actively Looking for Writers - Fantasy, Sci-fi, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Kidlit

(Updated 3/18/18)

Here are three new agents actively seeking clients. Lindsay Mealing (Emerald City Literary) is seeking science fiction and fantasy (adult only). Gill McLay (Bath Literary Agency, UK) is interested in children's books. Christina Clifford (Union Literary) is looking for literary fiction and narrative nonfiction in the genres of historical biography, memoir, business, and science. Before you send your query, read the agency's website to make sure your work is a good fit.

Always check the agency website before you submit. Agents may switch agencies or close their lists, and submission requirements may change.

If these agents do not suit your needs you can find a comprehensive list of new and established agents seeking clients here: Agents Seeking Clients.

Lindsay Mealing of Emerald City Literary


About Lindsay: Lindsay has been writing stories since she could first hold a pencil. It wasn’t until she sat down to edit a manuscript for the first time she realized her true love was not on the writing side of the publishing industry, but the business side. She began interning for Mandy at Emerald City Literary Agency in early 2015 and quickly realized agenting was what she wanted to do forever more. Lindsay is a self-proclaimed nerd, loving everything science fiction and fantasy – from epic tomes to gaming. She fell head over heels with the SFF genre when she read Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey (she even has Phedre’s marque tattooed on her back). Find her on Twitter: @lindsaymealing.

What she is seeking: Science fiction, fantasy (adult only).

How to submit: Send your query letter with ATTN: Lindsay in the subject to Please paste the first five pages of your manuscript below your query letter.


Gill McLay of Bath Literary Agency

About Gill: Gill graduated with a Publishing and Marketing degree from Oxford Brookes University in 1996. She has worked with a wide variety of small independent publishers and large global publishers, including Barefoot Books and Egmont. She has experience with all of the different roles and sectors in the world of children’s books.

What she is seeking: Children’s books — fiction and nonfiction submissions, from picture books through young adult. Gill primarily represents UK authors.

How to submit: Submissions are only accepted by snail mail. Send to Gill McLay, Submissions, Bath Literary Agency, 5 Gloucester Road, Bath, BA1 7BH, United Kingdom. Include a synopsis, the first 3 chapters of fiction (for YA or MG), and the full manuscript for picture books, a cover letter, and an SAE.


Christina Clifford of Union Literary

About Christina: Christina worked for several years as an agent at Melanie Jackson Agency prior to coming to Union Literary. At Melanie Jackson Agency, she represented several award-winning authors and found US homes for the works of international authors. A lifelong New Yorker and lover of the written word, Christina is looking for both seasoned authors and new voices in fiction and nonfiction.

What she is seeking: She specializes in literary fiction, and wants to continue building a narrative nonfiction list in the genres of historical biography, memoir, business, and science.

How to submit
: Nonfiction submissions should include a query letter, a proposal, and sample chapter. Fiction submissions should include a query letter, synopsis, and pasted sample pages. Send to Christina [at] E-queries only. Responds if interested.

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