Thursday, August 18, 2016

9 Literary Agents Seeking Graphic Novels

Updated 8/17/19

These nine agents are looking for writers of graphic novels. Each is from an established agency with a solid track record. Be sure to read the agency website for details before submitting.

If you are not sure whether your query letter will grab an agent's attention, go to Query Shark. Agent Janet Reid does an excellent job of explaining how queries do and don't succeed (with great examples).

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.

Good luck!

Note: You can find a complete list of over 100 new and established agents seeking clients here:
Agents Seeking Clients

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Maria Vicente of P. S. Literary

Maria Vicente is a literary agent at P.S. Literary, specializing in children’s fiction and nonfiction projects for readers of all ages. As an editorial agent, she provides support to her clients through all stages of the writing and publication process. Her publishing career began as an intern with Bree Ogden at D4EO Literary Agency, and she also interned at P.S. Literary before joining the agency as an associate agent. Maria holds a B.A. in English Literature from Carleton University and a B.Ed. from the University of Western Ontario.

What she is seeking: "I am looking for more clients creating beautifully illustrated books! Graphic novels, graphic memoirs, graphic nonfiction—anything and everything you're working on, for any age group."

How to Submit:  Queries should be directed to query@psliterary.com.
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Christa Heschke of Mcintosh & Otis

Christa Heschke graduated from Binghamton University with a major in English and a minor in Anthropology. She started in publishing as an intern at both Writers House and Sterling Lord Literistic, where she fell in love with the agency side of publishing. Christa has been at McIntosh and Otis, Inc. in the Children’s Literature Department since 2009 where she is actively acquiring for all age groups in children’s. literature.

What she is looking for: “I am very actively looking for MG and YA graphic novels of all types. I read so many as a teen (and continue to read them) and would love to work on some as an agent! Artists, if you have proposals or ideas query me!”

How to Submit: To query Christa Heschke please email CHquery@mcintoshandotis.com

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Gordon Warnock (Fuse Literary)

Gordon Warnock is a founding partner at Fuse Literary, serving as a literary agent and Editorial Director of Short Fuse Publishing. He brings years of experience as a senior agent, marketing director, editor for independent publishers, publishing consultant, and author coach. He frequently teaches workshops and gives keynote speeches at conferences and MFA programs nationwide. He is an honors graduate of CSUS with a B.A. in Creative and Professional Writing.

What he is seeking: Interested in all types of graphic novels and books — adult, young adult, middle grade, graphic memoir, and graphic nonfiction.

How to Submit: Please query via email at querygordon [@] fuseliterary.com. Please paste in the first chapter below your query. Unsolicited attachments and links will not be opened.

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Anjali Singh (Ayesha Pande Literary)

Anjali Singh started her career in publishing in 1996 as a literary scout. Most recently Editorial Director at Other Press, she has also worked as an editor at Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Vintage Books. She is is best known for having championed Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis after stumbling across it on a visit to Paris.

What she is looking for: Seeks graphic novels for any age, but the book would need to have the narrative depth to be published on a mainstream list.

How to Submit: Query via the agency’s online form.

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Clelia Gore (Martin Literary Management)

Clelia Gore is originally from the suburbs of New York City. She has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Boston College. She received her J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law and practiced law as a corporate litigator in New York City. In 2011, she decided to dedicate her career to books and reentered graduate school at Emerson College, where she received a master’s degree in Publishing and Writing. While she was studying publishing and taking creative writing courses at Emerson, Clelia gained firsthand experience in the publishing industry working in the children’s book division at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and in academic books at Oxford University Press.  She also taught academic writing and research courses to freshman students as a graduate student faculty member at Emerson College.

What she is looking for: "I'd love to rep more graphic novels for the younger set -- 6-8 yo readership, themes like friendship, family, pets/animals, nonfiction would be cool too. Human protagonists or more fanciful and fantastical works too! Ready to be delighted!"

How to Submit: See website.

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Dara Hyde (Hill Nadell Literary)

Before joining Hill Nadell, Dara spent over a decade as an editor and rights and permissions manager at independent publisher Grove Atlantic in New York. A graduate of Bard College, Dara has always balanced her love of film and literature. At the agency she assists with foreign and film rights for the whole agency in addition to managing her own clients.

Dara has taught or spoken at a number of writers’ conferences and events, including 826LA, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, New Orleans Writers’ Conference, Pima Writers’ Workshop, PubWest, BinderCon, Long Beach Comic Expo, and the UC Riverside MFA program in Creative Writing.

What she is looking for: “I do take on a limited amount of graphic novels and memoirs in the adult and YA categories. I’m looking for unique properties with a strong visual and storytelling style that would have appeal to a wide range of readers, including those new to the genre. I prefer that the artist/writer team is already assembled or that the creator is both, and want to see a fully realized pitch with sample script pages and art, or even better a completed project.”

How to Submit: Send your query letter and opening pages to queries [@] hillnadell.com. For security purposes, please do not include any attachments unless specifically requested. Please copy and paste the first five to ten pages in the body of the email below your query letter.

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Linda Camacho (Gallt & Zacker)

Linda Camacho joined Gallt & Zacker in 2018 after nearly a decade in publishing. After graduating from Cornell University, Linda interned at Simon & Schuster and Writers House literary agency, and worked at Penguin before happily settling into children's marketing at Random House. She has an MFA in creative writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

What she is seeking: "I'm just really in the mood for a good creepy, horror graphic novel."

How to Submit: Send a query letter to QueryLinda@galltzacker.com

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Ben Grange (L. Perkins Literary)

Ben started out at a small publishing company in Salt Lake City, UT and proceeded to do internships at three literary agencies before working as the assistant at the JABberwocky Literary Agency. He decided he wanted to be an agent sometime along the line, and is happily growing an amazing list of clients.

How to Submit: Ben is closed to all queries except graphic novel submissions. If you have a graphic novel, please send Ben your query, along with 15 sample script pages (with illustrations, if you have them) and a full outline. Email: ben@lperkinsagency.com


Peter Ryan of Stimola Literary Studio

Pete has been with the Stimola Literary Studio since 2012.  He worked on Wall St. for 15 minutes straight out of college.  He spent a few years working in the video game industry working on titles like Guitar Hero, Call of Duty some of the Marvel Universe. He also worked in construction and IT.

He represents only graphic novel authors and illustrators.  He is currently looking for stories that are steeped in diverse cultures and families that show the rich tapestry that is our national and global community.  He is also looking for stories that  delve into LGBTQ and gender identity, again because he wants to show how broad our cultural composition really is.

How to submit: Use their online submission form.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the list of one hundred agents. You even have them sorted by category!

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