Thursday, June 3, 2021

3 New Agents Seeking Speculative Fiction, YA, Memoirs, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction and more

Here are three new literary agents seeking clients. Kima Jones is interested in representing literary fiction, essay collections, memoir, hybrid texts, commercial fiction, poetry, YA, speculative fiction, science fiction, and horror. Katie Fulford is looking for authors in both non-fiction and fiction. In non-fiction she is looking for a strong narrative voice and ideas based books that offer different ways of thinking about life. Also smart true crime, memoirs, nature, lifestyle and books about female and family issues. Her personal interests are in history, fashion, style and sport so anything in these areas is likely to pique her interest. Margaret Danko is actively looking for literary fiction, historical fiction with a dash of magical realism, fresh literary and commercial suspense, spooky contemporary and fantasy YA, narratives with a deep sense of place and history, quirky and heartwarming family stories, and rom-coms full of charm and whimsy. She is also interested in nonfiction in the areas of humor, lifestyle, popular science, health/wellness, true crime, politics, and current affairs.

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

NOTEDon't submit to two agents at the same agency simultaneously. If one rejects you, you may then submit to another.

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

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Ms. Katie Fulford of Bell Lomax Moreton Agency (UK)

Katie has spent nearly 30 years in the publishing industry and the last 25 years at HarperCollins in a variety of roles including Group Rights Director, Managing Director of Collins non-fiction and senior positions in William Collins and 4th Estate, Fiction and Children’s. Most recently She has worked as an Executive Producer at HarperCollins developing and producing TV programmes from HarperCollins titles. She was Executive Producer on Channel 4’s 2019 critically acclaimed TV adaptation of the much loved classic The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr which has recently been awarded an international Emmy. Her extensive and varied experience across a range of publishing and rights management (including US, translation, serial, TV and merchandising), puts her in a unique position to be able to work with an author to offer representation and guidance across all media and in all markets.

What she is seeking: As a new agent, she is looking for authors in both non-fiction and fiction. In non-fiction she is always looking for a strong narrative voice and ideas based books that offer different ways of thinking about life. Also smart true crime, memoirs, nature, lifestyle and books around female and family issues. Her personal interests are in history, fashion, style and sport so anything in these areas is likely to pique her interest.

In terms of fiction, her interests are broad and varied. She likes contemporary and historical, commercial and literary fiction. It could be anything from a dark and twisty thriller to a sweeping love story to a clever and sharply written romantic comedy. All will have believable characters that you can root for, immersive settings and compelling storylines. She is particularly on the look out for crime and thrillers but ultimately it could be anything that draws her in, with the exception of science fiction, fantasy and childrens books.

How to submit: Read submission guidelines here.

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Ms. Kima Jones of Triangle House

Kima Jones is the founder of Jack Jones Literary Arts, a Los Angeles-based book publicity agency for black and brown writers, where, for five years, she worked as lead strategist on all publicity campaigns. In 2017, Kima founded the Jack Jones Literary Arts retreat—a two-week respite and book incubator for black and brown nonbinary and women writers. The Los Angeles Times called Kima "2018's literary breakthrough" and "an important new voice on the national stage." In 2019, Kima founded Culture, Too—a mentorship conference for black and brown cultural critics. In the spring of 2021, Kima Jones joined Triangle House Literary as an agent.

What she is seeking: Kima is interested in representing literary fiction, essay collections, memoir, hybrid texts, commercial fiction, poetry, YA, speculative fiction, science fiction, and horror. She brings more than a decade of marketing and publicity experience into her agenting negotiations. 

How to submit: To query Kima at Triangle House Literary, please follow the submissions directions via QueryManager, which include the first ten pages of your manuscript. She will respond if she’s interested in seeing more.

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Ms. Margaret Danko
of Irene Goodman Literary Agency

Originally from the heart of the south, Margaret Danko received her BA from Oberlin College before pursuing an MFA from Temple University. While there, she climbed the ranks to become an editor of TINGE Magazine, publishing fiction, essays, and poetry. She has worked as a freelance editor and media consultant. A lover of the dark, the quirky, and the fantastical, Margaret has a keen eye for projects that take unexpected turns or are told from unusual perspectives.

What she is seeking: Margaret is actively looking for attention-grabbing voices especially literary fiction with teeth, historical fiction with a dash of magical realism, fresh literary and commercial suspense, spooky contemporary and fantasy YA, narratives with a deep sense of place and history, quirky and heartwarming family stories, and rom-coms full of charm and whimsy. She is also interested in nonfiction in the areas of humor, lifestyle, popular science, health/wellness, true crime, politics, and current affairs. She does not represent Middle Grade or picture books.

How to submit: For fiction, please include a query letter and the first ten sample pages of your manuscript in the body of your email. For nonfiction, simply send a polished query letter to submissions@paperoverboard.com

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