Tuesday, May 4, 2021

7 New Agents Seeking Commercial Fiction, Nonfiction, Kidlit, YA, Women's Fiction and more

Updated 9/9/21

Here are seven new literary agents actively seeking clients. Dan Milaschewski wants Action/Adventure, Commercial, Crime, Family Saga, Fantasy, General, Historical, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ, Literary, Military, Mystery, New Adult, Religious, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult; and in nonfiction History, Humor, LGBTQ, Pop Culture, True Crime. Emelie Burl represents Children's, YA, and Pop Culture. Bailey Tamayo is looking for middle grade, YA, and adult speculative fiction, fantasy, sci fi, horror, and anything in between. Kristin Ostby represents authors of middle grade and young adult fiction, as well as picture book author/illustrators and select adult fiction.

Emily Glenister is seeking female-led reading group and commercial novels, as well as diverse/own voices, with an emphasis on crime/thriller (not political or environmental), upmarket commercial women's fiction with a unique hook, epic love stories, post-eighteenth century history, and gothic novels/ghost stories. Darlene Chan is interested in stories by and about BIPOC, women’s fiction, chick lit, crime fiction, YA, pop culture and books on film and the entertainment industry. Sera Rivers is currently accepting queries for middle grade and young adult fiction and graphic novels, as well as the occasional picture book.

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

You can find a full list of agents actively seeking new clients here: Agents Seeking Clients.

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Ms. Emily Glenister of DHH Literary (UK)

Emily Glenister trained to be an actress at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2010 before working as an agent and agent's assistant in offices that represented the likes of Charlotte Rampling, Sir Roger Moore, Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow. In 2020, after assisting David Headley for four years in all aspects of the agency, Emily was made an Associate Agent and is starting to build her client list. 

What she is seeing: Female-led reading group and commercial novels, as well as diverse / own voices, with an emphasis on crime / thriller (not political or environmental), upmarket commercial women's fiction with a unique hook, epic love stories, post-eighteenth century history, and gothic novels / ghost stories. Authors similar to what Emily is looking for would be: Abi Daré, Kiley Reid, Daisy Buchanan, Amy Engel, Greer Hendricks / Sarah Pekkanen and Celeste Ng. Emily is not looking for screenplays, short story / novellas, non-fiction, children's books / YA or Sci-Fi.

How to submit: Please email a one-page synopsis, and the first three chapters of your book, to eg.submission@dhhliteraryagency.com

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Dan Milaschewski of United Talent Agency

Dan majored in English at Harvard University. After graduation, Dan found a home in the publishing department at UTA and is now actively building his own list.

What he is seeking: Commercial Fiction: Action/Adventure, Commercial, Crime, Family Saga, Fantasy, General, Historical, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ, Literary, Military, Mystery, New Adult, Religious, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult. Non-Fiction: History, Humor, LGBTQ, Pop Culture, True Crime

How to submit: Submissions should be emailed to daniel.milaschewski@unitedtalent.com with the word "Query" in the subject line; A brief synopsis; Your bio; The first fifty (50) pages from your novel or book proposal.


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Ms. Emelie Burl of Susan Schulman Literary Agency

I've spent the last 15 years as a children's bookseller in indie bookshops,

What she is seeking: Children's, YA, and Pop Culture.

How to submit: Please send your query to: emelie@schulmanagency.com. Fiction: Query Letter with outline and three sample chapters, resume and SASE. Non-Fiction: Query Letter with complete description of subject, at least one chapter, resume and SASE. Please do not send attachments with email queries.


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Ms. Bailey Tamayo of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

Bailey joined Greenburger Associates after internships with Writers House and the Carol Mann Agency. She is now an associate agent and the assistant to Matt Bialer, aiding him with his talented list of fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, literary, and nonfiction authors. She graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Writing, Literature & Publishing and Communication Sciences & Disorders. You can find Bailey on Twitter @baileymeitamayo

What she is seeking: Bailey is seeking middle grade, YA, and adult speculative fiction, fantasy, sci fi, horror, and anything in between—especially when the genre is a unique setting for the deeply human stories underneath. She is drawn to poignant coming of age narratives like The Graveyard Book, I Am Not Okay With This, and any given Ghibli film. Her favorite stories are those that are gently heartbreaking, hopeful, or (ideally) both. She enjoys sharp humor, lyrical prose, lovable and complex characters, and rich worldbuilding. She is eager to advocate for underrepresented authors, and especially to explore these viewpoints through horror, such as Welcome to Night Vale, The Magnus Archives, and Mexican Gothic. Some of her favorite authors/creators are Neil Gaiman, Emily St. John Mandel, Taika Waititi, Noelle Stevenson, Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples, and ONE.

How to submit: Query Bailey at btamayo@sjga.com under the subject line “Query: [PROJECT TITLE].” Please include a brief pitch and bio in your cover letter and your full manuscript as an attachment. If Bailey believes your work might be a good fit for her list, she will be in touch within 4-6 weeks. Due to the volume of queries she receives, she is unable to respond personally to each submission.

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Ms. Darlene Chan of Linda Chester Literary Agency

Darlene Chan is the newest member of the agency. A veteran of the film industry, she served as an executive for Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures (both times under Jeffrey Katzenberg), Davis Entertainment and as an independent producer. Among the titles she has been associated with are Grumpy Old Men, Beverly Hills Cop, Thing Called Love and Shattered. In 2009, Darlene established Darlene Chan PR, which specializes in web PR and social media for authors. Among her clients are Live Talks Los Angeles, Daniel H. Wilson, Joe Ide, Elizabeth Brundage, Tara Ison and Denise Hamilton. 

What she is seeing: Darlene is interested in stories by and about BIPOC, women’s fiction, chick lit, crime fiction, YA, pop culture and books on film and the entertainment industry.

How to submit: Please send queries to her at darlene@lindachester.com, including the first two chapters in the body of the email

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Ms. Sera Rivers of Martin Literary Management

Sera worked in educational publishing for seven years and launched Avenue A Books, a children’s graphic novel imprint at Center for Responsive Schools. As Avenue A’s acquiring and managing editor, she worked with new and established children’s book writers and illustrators to create picture books and middle grade graphic novels. She loved helping writers and illustrators hone their craft to produce their best work. Now, as an agent, Sera provides editorial feedback to help clients get their manuscripts submission ready.

What she is seeking: Sera is currently accepting queries for middle grade and young adult fiction and graphic novels, as well as the occasional picture book.

How to submit: Please send your queries  via email at Sera@MartinLit.com with the following format of the subject line: “Query: [GENRE, e.g., YA Graphic Novel], [FIRST LAST NAME],” or use this link via Query Manager. She’ll do her very best to reply to queries within thirty days. For novel submissions, please include your query letter and the first ten pages of your manuscript in the body of your email. For graphic novel submissions, please include your query letter and the first ten pages of your script in the body of your email. Please attach any sample pages of art or character designs that you have, or send a link of sample pages; please also send a link to your portfolio.

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Ms. Kristin Ostby of Greenhouse Literary Agency

Kristin moved from Michigan to New York to begin her life in publishing at Penguin Random House, and after sixteen years as a children’s book editor (and freelance writer on the side), she rose to become a senior editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Kristin has had the joy and pleasure of editing children’s book legend Tomie dePaola; New York Times bestselling authors like Stuart Gibbs (Spy School) and US soccer star Alex Morgan (The Kicks); and award-winning creators including Daniel Miyares (Float), Jessica Lawson (Nooks & Crannies), and Heather Vogel Frederick (The Mother-Daughter Book Club). She also edited the mainstay bestseller I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy and Elizabeth Baddeley. Kristin loves guiding authors and illustrators toward their best work and advocating for them in service of building successful, sustainable artistic careers.

What she is seeking: Kristin Ostby represents authors of middle grade and young adult fiction, as well as picture book author/illustrators and select adult fiction. She is primarily seeking tightly written, tightly plotted, fast-paced commercial middle-grade and young adult fiction—adventure, mystery, and contemporary humor—as well as young adult romance.

How to submit: Use her form HERE.

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