Tuesday, April 3, 2018

3 New Agents Seeking Romance, Screenplays, YA & NA Fantasy, Memoir and more

Here are three new agents seeking to expand their client lists. Jessie Stover (Seymour Agency) is interested in acquiring YA and New Adult fantasy, as well as contemporary romance, romantic suspense, romantic comedy, a brain twister, and military novels, especially anything to do with long separations or reunions. Tina Pohlman (Union Literary) loves discovering distinctive new voices in fiction and memoir and is always on the lookout for academics in the fields of animal behavior and neuroscience who can write for a popular audience. Leah Middleton (Marjacq - UK) is looking for screenwriters and authors. She is interested in commercial fiction, particularly historical, high-concept YA, edgy comedy and stories with recognizable settings from unusual perspectives. In non-fiction she would like to see investigative journalism, polemic, topical memoir and popular science/history.

Before you query, make sure to check the agency website. Agents may switch agencies and submission requirements can change.

If these agents don't suit your needs, there is a comprehensive list of new and established agents here: Agents Seeking Clients.
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Jessie Stover of Seymour Agency

Ever since Jessie was a little girl she was obsessed with stories. She acted out her favorite movies with friends, wrote her own epics in high school, and loved talking shop with any author she could get her hands on. As a 2017 honors graduate from Taylor University, with a degree in Professional Writing, Jessie’s eyes were opened to the dream job while learning about literary agents in college. Through a practicum with Julie Gwinn, Jessie was taken on as an Associate Agent for The Seymour Agency in Winter of 2017.

What she is looking for: Jessie is interested in acquiring YA and New Adult fantasy, as well as contemporary romance, romantic suspense, romantic comedy, a brain twister (think Inception or Black Mirror), and is a sucker for military novels, especially anything to do with long separations or reunions. Jessie is not interested in erotica or heavy fact laden historical romances, but will be on board if it’s anything like Poldark.

How to submit: Query Jessie Stover: jessiemstover@yahoo.com Paste the first five pages of your manuscript in the email.
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Tina Pohlman of Union Literary

Tina Pohlman has worked as an editor and publisher in New York for more than twenty years, most recently as EVP, Publisher at Open Road Integrated Media. She has acquired and edited a wide range of critically acclaimed and bestselling authors over the course of her career, including Colson Whitehead (The Intuitionist and John Henry Days), Patrick deWitt (Ablutions: Notes for a Novel), and Christine Schutt (All Souls) in fiction, and Temple Grandin (Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals) and Arika Okrent (In the Land of Invented Languages: Adventures in Linguistic Creativity, Madness, and Genius) in nonfiction.

What she is looking for: Tina loves discovering distinctive new voices in fiction and memoir and is always on the lookout for academics in the fields of animal behavior and neuroscience who can write for a popular audience.

How to submit: You can contact her at tp@unionliterary.com. Send sample pages attached in .doc or .docx format. Please do not send .pdf files.

  • Nonfiction submissions should include a query letter, a proposal, and a sample chapter.
  • Fiction submissions should include a query letter, a synopsis, and sample pages
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Leah Middleton of Marjacq (UK)

Leah joined Marjacq in 2018. Previously she worked in the film and television department at Aitken Alexander Associates, across drama and factual programming. 

What she is seeking: Leah is looking for screenwriters and authors. She is interested in commercial fiction, particularly historical, high-concept YA, edgy comedy and stories with recognisable settings from unusual perspectives. In non-fiction she would like to see investigative journalism, polemic, topical memoir and popular science/history. 

How to submit: Please email: leah@marjacq.com with a query, and attach the first fifty pages of the work, and a synopsis as either Word or PDF documents, with a total file size not exceeding 2MB.

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