on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
Here are four literary agents actively seeking clients. All work with established agencies with good track records.
Nina Leon is currently building her list of new adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction across all genres with a particular interest in fantasy.
Ilyana Rose-Davila is interested in non-fiction as well as literary and upmarket commercial fiction.
Abby Walters is most interested in narrative non-fiction and memoir. For YA, she’s interested in narratives with sci-fi or fantasy elements.
Emily Westcott is looking for submissions that are literary, speculative, and/or own voices. She is drawn to the edgy, weird, and just plain bizarre. Westcott is also seeking memoir or narrative nonfiction submissions relating to pop culture, technology, popular psychology, cultural studies, lifestyle, and food. She is interested in narratives that explore women’s issues, especially when they overlap with science and/or social activism. She has a soft spot for humorous essay collections and is also building her poetry roster.
Always check the agency website and agent bio before submitting. Agents can switch agencies or close their lists, and submission requirements can change.
NOTE: Don’t submit to two agents at the same agency simultaneously. If one rejects you, you may then submit to another.