Tuesday, July 19, 2016

2 New Literary Agents Seeking Submissions - Literary Fiction, Fantasy, Thrillers, Memoir, Nonfiction and more

Updated 8/11/19

Here are two new literary agents seeking clients. Marya Spence (Janklow & Nesbit) is looking for literary novels and collections, upmarket commercial fiction, cultural criticism and voice-driven essays, narrative journalism with a humorous or critical edge, and pop culture. Sarah Hornsley (Bent Agency) is looking for Commercial fiction, Women’s fiction, Literary fiction, Crime/thriller/mystery, Speculative fiction, YA, Memoir, Pop Culture, Humor and Cookbooks.

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

IMPORTANT: You should NEVER query an agent without checking the agency website first. Submission requirements change, and agents may close their lists, or switch agencies.

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Sarah Hornsley of Bent Agency

About Sarah: Sarah first worked at Orion before doing a stint in script development for TV and film. She then moved to become assistant to Juliet Mushens and Diana Beaumont for two years. Twitter: @SarahManning123

What she is seeking: Sarah represents Commercial fiction, Women’s fiction, Literary fiction, Crime/thriller/mystery, Speculative fiction, YA, Memoir
Pop Culture, Humor and Cookbooks.

How to Submit: Please send your query and your first 10 pages in the body of your email to: hornsleyqueries@thebentagency.com

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Marya Spence of Janklow & Nesbit

About Marya: Raised in California’s Bay Area, Marya studied literature at Harvard, where she was Fiction Editor for the Advocate and specialized in creative writing. She went on to get her MFA at New York University and teach undergraduate creative writing there. She also spent these years in her 20’s working and interning at The New Yorker, PAPER Mag, Travel & Leisure, Vanity Fair, Publishers Weekly, METROPOLIS Magazine, and more—with a brief stint in equity research.

What she is seeking: Marya represents a diverse range in fiction and nonfiction, including, but not limited to, literary novels and collections, upmarket commercial fiction, cultural criticism and voice-driven essays, narrative journalism with a humorous or critical edge, and pop culture.

How to Submit: If you would like to submit your work to Janklow & Nesbit, please include the following: For fiction submissions, send an informative cover letter, a brief synopsis and the first ten pages. If you are sending an e-mail submission, please include the sample pages in the body of the e-mail below your query. For nonfiction submissions, send an informative cover letter and a full outline to the address below. Please address your submission to an individual agent. Be sure to include your email address or a return envelope with sufficient postage if you would like your material sent back to you. For e-mail submissions, please send your material to submissions [at] janklow.com.

Janklow & Nesbit Associates
445 Park Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10022

3 comments:

  1. I submitted a 4-5 part thriller and spy story to a website blog job in Dec 2015- Jan 16.
    Can I share that as a sample or would a freshly written work only is required?

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    1. Hi Peeush. Agents want to see a sample - usually the first couple of chapters - of the book you would like them to represent.

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