Literary Agents That Are Actively Seeking Manuscripts

09 Mar


Literary Agents certainly will not offer you a book deal right away, even if they like your work. Collecting manuscripts and then offering them to editors at suitable publishing houses is what they do – and this can take months…

Literary Agent Paul Lucas
He joined Janklow & Nesbit Associates in 2007 and began representing authors in 2010 and is interested in a wide variety of commercial and literary fiction, as well as specific nonfiction.

Character and plot driven novels but it’s important to him for the storytelling to be clear and accessible.

Genre fiction:
thrillers, spy, science fiction and fantasy genre writing, as well as literary novels. He appreciates a literary bent, subverting genre and darker, conflicted characters in historical fiction and war novels.

Popular science books, new ways of exploring the major sports and narrative histories.

He does not represent romance, westerns, women’s fiction, memoir, self-help, children’s or picture books.

How to submit:
Please send an attachment with the first 3 chapters of your book, a synopsis and brief bio to your queries and send them to plucas (at) janklow (dot) com.

Kat Salazar
She joined Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents in February 2011 as an intern for the agency working directly for agency co-founder Elizabeth Pomada. Previously she worked for University of Washington Press as a Marketing Assistant and held internships at University of California Press, HarperOne of Harper Collins, and Wales Literary Agency. Currently, she is the Publishing Assistant at Red Wheel/Weiser/Conari Press as well as the agency’s newest Associate Agent and the San Francisco Writers Conference Social Media Coordinator.

Kat is actively looking for young adult, middle grade, and children’s picture books.
For adult audiences, she is interested in literary fiction and urban fantasy.

For more about Kat you can follow her on Twitter at @KatLovesBooks or read her blog:

How to submit:
Please query her with the first 10 pages of your manuscript and a 1-2-page synopsis copied and pasted into the body of an e-mail to QueryKatSalazar (at) gmail (dot) com.


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