Evan Gregory, The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency
Adult Fiction / Crime Fiction / Fantasy / Journalism / LGBTQ / Nonfiction / Science / Thriller / Travel

Evan Gregory, The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency

For Non-fiction: I wish I had more non-fiction about emerging technologies and how to reckon the changes in technology with our humanity. I want non-fiction about understanding the human condition in light of medical discoveries. I want non-fiction that turns the tables on quackery, bias, and poor reasoning. I want a treatise on personal privacy, … Continue reading

Whitley Abell, Inklings Literary Agency
Adult Fiction / Historical Fiction / Literary Fiction / Middle Grade / Romance / Thriller / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Whitley Abell, Inklings Literary Agency

I am building my list of YA, MG, and Adult fiction. Regardless of market or genre, I’m looking for books with a great hook or a fascinating world, a strong but *real* protagonist, a story I can sink my teeth into, and, most importantly, a voice I would follow to the end of the world … Continue reading

Laura Stone, Entangled Publishing
Adult Fiction / Historical Fiction / Romance / Suspense / Thriller

Laura Stone, Entangled Publishing

I thoroughly love suspense and thriller romances of all types, and while I’ll definitely take a peek at any of these, I’m currently looking for conspiracy-based thrillers along the lines of National Treasure or a Dan Brown plot with strong romantic arcs. A romantic adventure similar to Romancing the Stone would be wonderful, again with … Continue reading

Jennifer Johnson-Blalock, Liza Dawson Associates
Cookbooks / History / Memoir / Narrative / Nonfiction / Pop Culture / Psychology / Suspense / Thriller / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Jennifer Johnson-Blalock, Liza Dawson Associates

I’m looking for nonfiction (narrative, prescriptive, and memoir) in almost all areas, especially current events, social sciences, women’s issues, law, business, history, the arts and pop culture, lifestyle, sports, and food, including cookbooks and health/wellness. I love nonfiction that uses a unique, specific story to cast light on and explore a larger issue. More specifically, … Continue reading

Stephanie Delman, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
Adult Fiction / Historical Fiction / Literary Fiction / Mystery / Suspense / Thriller / Women's Fiction

Stephanie Delman, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

I represent adult fiction. I’m currently looking for: Near-historical fiction (19th-20th century), especially based on true stories that have been overlooked Literary fiction of all kinds, interesting narrative devices, and coming-of-age novels for adult readers Upmarket women’s fiction and book club fiction, with brave female protagonists (more Jess Walter than Jennifer Weiner); no erotica or … Continue reading

Melissa Edwards, The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency, Inc.
Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Mystery / Nonfiction / Pop Culture / Thriller / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Melissa Edwards, The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency, Inc.

Pretty much everything I am looking for could be either for adults or teens, depending on the age of the protagonist and the writing. My taste is similar for all age groups (within appropriate boundaries.) I would love to read something unabashedly girly — fun, light, easy to read, time-sucking fiction. See, e.g. Emily Giffin, … Continue reading

Connor Goldsmith, Foreword Literary
Adult Fiction / Crime Fiction / Fantasy / Horror / MSWL Paragraphs / Science Fiction / Suspense / Thriller

Connor Goldsmith, Foreword Literary

I’m looking for Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror (especially High/Epic Fantasy and Space Opera), Thrillers/Crime Fiction, ‘Upmarket’ Commercial Fiction, and Literary Fiction with a unique and memorable hook. I’m especially interested in books by and about people from marginalized perspectives, such as LGBT+ people and/or racial minorities. I do not represent Young Adult, Middle Grade, or Children’s manuscripts at this … Continue reading

Brooks Sherman, The Bent Agency
Adult Fiction / Biography / Children's / Crime Fiction / Historical Fiction / History / Horror / Humor / MSWL Paragraphs / Mystery / Nonfiction / Picture Books / Pop Culture / Science / Science Fiction / Suspense / Thriller / Young Adult

Brooks Sherman, The Bent Agency

(Cross-posted with permission from BrooksSherman.com.) I believe I’m primarily known as an agent who works on picture books and middle grade and young adult fiction. It might surprise some of you to know that I work in adult fiction and nonfiction as well, and I’m actively looking to expand my list in those categories. Now, … Continue reading

Liza Dawson, Liza Dawson Associates
Adult Fiction / Crime Fiction / Historical Fiction / History / Humor / Journalism / MSWL Paragraphs / Mystery / Narrative / Suspense / Thriller / Travel / Young Adult

Liza Dawson, Liza Dawson Associates

I’m really hoping to find an novel set in the French Revolution — or to find a writer who is interested in this period.  I have an idea for a novel that I’d like to share with the right person.  I’m also hungering for a literary mystery series set in Peking between World War I … Continue reading

Jessica Sinsheimer, The Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency
Adult Fiction / Biography / Children's / Cookbooks / Crime Fiction / Erotica / Historical Fiction / History / Journalism / LGBTQ / Literary Fiction / Magical Realism / Memoir / MSWL Paragraphs / Mystery / Narrative / New Adult / Nonfiction / Pop Culture / Psychology / Romance / Science / Science Fiction / Suspense / Thriller / Travel / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Jessica Sinsheimer, The Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency

I’m officially open to all genres–I know how that sounds, and yes, I know, YIKES, I’ll be getting a lot of mail–but I’m particularly interested right now in the following: Whatever the age group, I tend to love contrast–highbrow sentences and lowbrow content, beautiful settings and ugly motives–the books that are beautiful and scary, heartbreaking … Continue reading