Tuesday, November 6, 2018

5 New Agents Seeking YA, Sci-Fi, Literary Fiction, Horror, Memoir & More

Updated 12/15/19

Here are five new agents seeking to expand their client lists. Tia Mele is looking for MG and YA. Timothy Barry represents memoir and fiction. Anne Tibbets represents adult science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, and horror, with the occasional crossover YA. Amy Stapp is interested in women’s fiction, mystery, suspense, historical fiction, young adult, and select narrative nonfiction. Justin Brouckaert is interested in character-driven literary fiction, both realist and speculative, as well as memoir and reportage.

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

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

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Anne Tibbets of D4EO

Anne Tibbets is the author of multiple science fiction novels and a former screenwriter. In her free time, Anne watches television, reads, games, and participates in a myriad of “Old Lady” hobbies. She lives in Los Angeles, but don’t hold that against her. She can be found on Twitter @AnneTibbets.

What she is seeking: Anne represents adult science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, and horror, with the occasional crossover YA. Bonus points if you combine genres.

How to submit: Query Anne at Query Tracker. Please Include: Category and genre, word count, a 1 – 3 paragraph “pitch,” short author
bio, and previously published titles (self-published counts), 10-page writing sample within the body of the form. Unrequested attachments will be deleted. Please allow Anne up to 6 weeks to respond to queries before nudging. Please allow 10 – 12 weeks to respond to partial and full submissions requests.

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Tia Mele of Talcott Notch

After finishing her undergraduate studies, Tia went on to earn a M.A. in English and Creative Writing. She started interning with Talcott Notch during my last semester at UConn, and was recently promoted to junior agent.

What she is seeking: "I’m looking to build my list with middle grade and young adult projects in any genre. I’m especially interested in dark middle grade and contemporary YA. Please send me your LGBT+ stories, as well as stories featuring visible and invisible illnesses, especially relating to mental health. I like everything from deep, terrifying thrillers to sweet, heartwarming romances. Sports plots are always interesting to me, especially if they involve baseball or softball. Dogs are a huge part of my life, so I'm all for dog-related stories as well! I’m seeking limited adult projects in women’s fiction and romance In non-fiction, I’m looking for anything sports related, especially baseball, football, or basketball. I’m also open to cookbooks from chefs who have a following from a blog or channel."

How to submit: Send your query and the first ten pages of your manuscript to  tmele@talcottnotch.net
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Justin Brouckaert of Aevitas Creative Management

Justin Brouckaert graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Fiction at the University of South Carolina, where he was a James Dickey Fellow and an editor of the literary journal Yemassee. Before coming to Aevitas, he was the assistant director of the Southern Interscholastic Press Association in Columbia, South Carolina. He is based in New York.

What he is seeking: Justin is interested in character-driven literary fiction, both realist and speculative, as well as memoir and reportage. In both genres, he looks for work that explores the surreal in everyday life, as well as work that turns a nuanced eye to the world of sports.

How to submit: Contact Justin through his bio page HERE. (This agency uses a form.)

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Timothy Barry of Kneerim & Williams

Timothy Barry became an Affiliated Agent with Kneerim & Williams in 2018. As a freelance writer and editor, Tim's work has been featured in The Boston Globe (food features), Aesthetica Magazine, artcritical, The Brooklyn Rail, Take-It Magazine, New Musical Express, The Noise, artsfuse, (art and music criticism) and many others.

What he is seeking: He is keen to discover authentic voices in literary fiction and memoir--especially of the boundary-expanding sort--and to ferret out unusual and captivating work in the fields of art, music, film, food, travel, crime and counterculture.

How to submit: Please send a query letter to submissions@kwlit.com , and include a synopsis, a brief bio, and ten to twenty pages of initial sample material in the body of the email (no attachments will be opened). Include name of the agent you are querying in the subject line of the email, along with the title of your project.

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Amy Stapp of Wolfson Literary Agency

Amy Stapp received her BA from Samford University and MA from Georgia State University before beginning her publishing career at Macmillan, where she was an editor for seven years and had the privilege of working with bestselling authors such as Katie McGarry, Shelley Noble, and Amber Lynn Natusch, among others. Amy joined Wolfson Literary in 2018 and is actively building her list.

What she is seeking: Amy is interested in women’s fiction, mystery, suspense, historical fiction, young adult, and select narrative nonfiction.  She is particularly drawn to well-paced prose and smart, multidimensional characters.

How to submit: Send query to amy@wolfsonliterary.com

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