Monday, February 14, 2022

4 Literary Agents Seeking Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Memoir, Sci-fi, Picture Books and more

Updated 9/7/22

Here are four agents from reputable agencies actively seeking clients. Jessica Kasmer-Jacobs is interested in literary fiction, serious non-fiction  memoir, historical fiction and picture books. Anna Webber wants fiction and nonfiction. Mike Nardullo enjoys literary fiction and upmarket science fiction. Tim Moore represents Food and Drink; Humor, History; Memoir; Business; Biography; Health and Wellness; Self-improvement; Photography; Literary Fiction; Commercial Fiction.

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. Anna Webber
 of United Agents, LLP (UK)

Anna Webber grew up in Austria. She studied Comparative Literature in Paris and worked for a French publisher before moving to London to work in foreign rights at Andrew Nurnberg Associates. She has been a literary agent since 2005, first at PFD and then at United Agents, where her list currently includes prize-winning poets, novelists and writers of literary non-fiction. She also represents Bill Clegg's clients in the UK. In 2015 she was shortlisted for Agent of the Year at the Bookseller Industry Awards. She speaks fluent English, German and French.

What she is seeking: Fiction and nonfiction.

How to submit: Please send a short synopsis and a 10,000-word excerpt for fiction, or a concise proposal for non-fiction to awebber@unitedagents.co.uk 

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Ms. Jessica Kasmer-Jacobs of The Deborah Harris Agency (Israel) 

Jessica received her BA in English Literature from New York University and her MPhil in Irish Literature from Trinity College Dublin. Before moving to Israel, she was an editor at the Wall Street Journal Book Review. She has previously worked at the Joy Harris Literary Agency in New York, The Irish Jewish Museum in Dublin, and Blue Man Group in Boston. 

​What she is seeking: Jessica is interested in literary fiction, serious non-fiction  memoir, historical fiction and picture books.

How to submit: See submission guidelines HERE.

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Mr. Michael Nardullo of Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency

Mike joined LGR as Foreign Rights Director and Agent in December, 2019 and brings nearly two decades of experience from various positions in international book publishing. He began his career in the subsidiary rights department of The Penguin Group, where he was mentored by veteran rights sellers, learned the nuances of foreign deals and contracts and developed relationships with co-agents and book scouts, many of whom he continues to work with today. He left Penguin to manage the foreign rights department at The New Press, and then joined Maria B. Campbell Associates as a Senior Literary Scout, consulting for leading international publishers, and for Netflix. After nine busy years of scouting, Mike returned to rights selling, first at Foundry Literary + Media, where he also took on several clients as a domestic agent, and now at LGR. Mike graduated from SUNY Albany with a degree in English/Creative Writing, which turned out to be a useful major after all. He grew up in Sleepy Hollow, NY, the undisputed Halloween capital of the world, and lives in Brooklyn.

What he is seeking: Mike enjoys literary fiction that feels daring and fresh, especially in its use of language, perspective and structure, and nonfiction that teaches us something new about our place in the world, from our relationship to work and technology, to our understanding of our brains and selves. He also likes upmarket science fiction with a philosophical twist and biographies of his musical heroes.

How to submit: Use the form HERE.

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Mr. Tim Moore of The Rights Factory (CANADA)

Tim Moore represents adult non-fiction and fiction. He is interested in non-fiction which has a clear platform and fiction which has a distinctive voice. Tim has worked in publishing for over twenty-five years and has held various positions, including Publicist, Marketing Director, Head of Sales, Editorial Director and Publisher. He holds an BA in Philosophy from Dalhousie University and a MBA from Bayes Business School, University of London. His mentoring includes working with the Creative Mentor Network and LDN Apprenticeships. He is a current member of The Book Society, London.

What he is seeking: Food and Drink; Humor, History; Memoir; Business; Biography; Health and Wellness; Self-improvement; Photography; Literary Fiction; Commercial Fiction.

How to submit: Use his query form HERE.


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