on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
Here are six new literary agents actively seeking writers. New agents are a boon to writers. They are actively building their lists, and will go the extra mile for their clients.
is looking for nonfiction projects, particularly practical nonfiction, in cooking, personal finance, business, pets/animals, gardening, mental health, and new age. She also enjoys history books that delve into interesting subcultures, like anime or tabletop RPGs. In fiction, Kate has a soft spot for science fiction and fantasy. She is also seeking children’s books.
Hana El Niwairi
is seeking Science Fiction & Fantasy (adult and YA), Romance, Book Club fiction, Thrillers, Well-researched and accessible non-fiction in various topics including but not limited to: politics, social justice issues, pop culture and media, sciences, and history.
wants Contemporary Middle Grade Fiction, Contemporary YA Fiction, Own Voices.
loves working with true crime, mystery, thriller, women’s fiction, YA (mystery, fantasy, romance) and romance authors.
is looking for commercial nonfiction, pop culture, pop-science/psychology, cultural criticism, memoir, humor, lifestyle, cookbooks, health and wellness, essay collections, illustrated/gift books, underrepresented voices, and select fiction.
loves genre and popular fiction, including gothic novels, romance, and historical fiction. In non-fiction she is looking for biography, popular science and other disciplines titles, and memoir. She’s also interested in books that shed light on poverty and justice in a new way. She prefers picture books that are winsome and pleasant to read aloud.
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. (Some small agencies share. Be alert to a notice that “a no from one is a no from all.”)