Tuesday, September 13, 2022

5 New Agents Seeking Commercial and Literary Fiction, SFF, Nonfiction, LGBT and more

Here are five new agents actively expanding their client lists. New agents are a boon to writers. They are actively building their lists, and will go the extra mile for their clients.

Kimberly Fernando is interested in representing all voices and backgrounds in adult fiction and nonfiction, especially underrepresented voices. Helen Lane wants: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance (in a contemporary setting), Action and Adventure, Thrillers, LGBTQ+, Horror, and Sci Fi. Commercial, Historical, Humor, New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women’s Fiction. 

Michelle Jackson is looking for Commercial, Historical, Humor, New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women’s Fiction.

Rebecca Matte is seeking Young Adult & Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy and Romance with: character-driven stories with strong friendships and relationships, fantasy romance,  stories of self discovery and reinvention, queer romance, particularly featuring f/f, bi, pan, trans, ace and other underrepresented identities. 

Madeline Ticknor is 

looking for literary and commercial fiction in addition to narrative nonfiction and memoir.

In both fiction and nonfiction, she is looking for character driven stories and multilayered queer narratives.

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. Kimberly Fernando of Olswanger Literary 

​My background is in technical writing, book coaching, and freelance editing, I'm also a writer (occasionally), and after interning with two literary agencies, I'm thrilled to represent authors and help them get their books into the world.

What she is seeking: I’m interested in representing all voices and backgrounds in adult fiction and nonfiction, and I’m especially interested in elevating underrepresented voices.

How to submit: Use her querymanager HERE.

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Ms. Helen Lane
 of The Booker Albert Literary Agency (UK)

Helen Lane started at The Booker Albert Literary Agency as an intern/ assistant having previously interned for other leading agencies. She is a writer of YA and Adult Fantasy. She has a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia and a postgrad qualification in Acoustics. She is passionate about books and has spent the last decade working with manuscripts. She lives in London with her family and the world’s naughtiest cocker spaniel.

What she is seeking: Helen is actively building her list and represents YA, NA, and Adult. Please send her Fantasy, Paranormal Romance (in a contemporary setting), Action and Adventure, Thrillers, LGBTQ+ (for this she would consider romance), Horror, and Sci Fi. She is slightly obsessed with monster stories (especially if they have giant sharks or squids). Bonus points for romance in your books. And stories set in extreme environments such as the arctic, jungle, caves, ocean, and mountains.

How to submit: Use her querymanager HERE

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Ms. Rebecca Matte of
 Bradford Literary Agency 

Rebecca Matte joined Bradford Literary Agency as Contract Manager and agency assistant in 2022 before moving on to take on her own clients. Prior to working at Bradford, she worked as assistant to Executive Agent Laura Rennert at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, where she provided editorial and contract support for a wide array of books across genre and age range. Rebecca began her professional life as an IP and contracts lawyer for several prominent law firms in New York City, and now seeks to use those skills to raise up authors and help them succeed. A writer herself, Rebecca plans to be a highly editorial agent who will work with authors to help them bring their vision to reality on the page.

What she is seeking: Young Adult & Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy and Romance with: character-driven stories with strong friendships and relationships, fantasy romance,  stories of self discovery and reinvention, queer romance, particularly featuring f/f, bi, pan, trans, ace and other underrepresented identities, all of the tropes, especially when done in a new and interesting way, deaf, chronically ill, or disabled protagonists, fantasy worlds that are wholly original, or drawn from a background that is not medieval Europe.

How to submit: Send a query letter along with the first chapter of your manuscript and a synopsis to query manager HERE.

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Ms. Madeline Ticknor
 of Writers House 

In 2021, I joined Writers House as an agent associate working in the office of Susan Golomb.  I assist her and her clients editorially and administratively and am now, under Susan’s expert wing, building my own list. Authors I’ve worked with at Writers House include Jonathan Franzen, Rachel Kushner, Imbolo Mbue, Noah Hawley, William T. Vollmann, Tim Murphy, Vauhini Vara, Sanjena Sathian, Rebecca Wells, and many more.

What she is seeking

I’m looking for literary and commercial fiction in addition to narrative nonfiction and memoir.

In both fiction and nonfiction, I’m looking for character driven stories and multilayered queer narratives. I’m interested in stories of people who are driven by an irrepressible creativity and multigenerational family sagas, in addition to cultural criticism and books with high stakes.


How to submit: Send your query to

mticknor@writershouse.com

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Ms. Michelle Jackson
 of Olswanger Literary 

After interning with Olswanger Literary for a year, I am now a Literary Associate with Olswanger Literary beginning September 1, 2022, I am also a published author and write professionally as Michelle Lindo-Rice for Mira and Harlequin Special Edition and Zoey Marie Jackson for Harlequin Love Inspired. I have an eclectic reading taste but love love reading romance, historical fiction and women's fiction.

What she is seeking: Commercial, Historical, Humor, New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women’s Fiction

How to submit: Use her querymanager HERE.

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