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2 New Agents Seeking Narrative Nonfiction, Memoir, Literary Fiction, Upmarket Fiction, Women’s History and more.
Here are two 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.
Allison Malecha is is especially drawn to authors writing literary or upmarket adult fiction; narrative nonfiction, particularly with a historical or international dimension; social science; pop science; pop psychology; and memoir that touches on larger current issues or on the author’s field of expertise.
Rebecca Sandell is looking for writing on art history, architecture, and women’s history as well as unusual memoir and literary fiction.
4 Agents Seeking Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Kidlit, LGBTQ, SF/F and more
Here are four literary agents actively seeking clients. All work with established agencies with good track records.
Emma Leong is interested in upmarket and literary fiction. She’s also on the look-out for non-fiction that explores the self, connecting literary criticism/expertise with personal narrative, whether that be through reflections on relationships, climate change, gender, loneliness, love, loss, the immigrant experience, etc.
Carrie Howland is seeking genre fiction, upmarket fiction and nonfiction, including memoir.
Jane Chun represents: Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children’s, Commercial, Family Saga, Fantasy, General, Graphic Novel, Historical, Horror, LGBTQ, Literary, Middle Grade, New Adult, Science Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult. Non-Fiction: History, Illustrated, Journalism, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture, Sports, Travel.
Carlos Segarra focuses on memoirs and narrative nonfiction in the areas of pop culture, sports, journalism, politics, history, social justice and activism. In fiction, Carlos is interested in thrillers, sci-fi, magical realism, speculative fiction, own voices and historical fiction, as well as children’s narratives.
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.