5 New Agents Seeking Submissions
1. Rachel Crawford of Wolf Literary Services
She is seeking : Rachel is looking for literary and commercial fiction and YA. She’s interested in stories that defy genre conventions and play with reader expectations, and particularly enjoys dystopian, eco-fiction, and apocalyptic narratives, as well as anything with a scientist protagonist. She’s also looking for international fiction, political fiction that explores big ideas through compelling narrative, and stories from traditionally underrepresented voices. She loves stories about women by women. In nonfiction she’s interested in tech, futurism, psychology, environment, and science, and isn’t adverse to prescriptive nonfiction from authors with a strong professional background in their topic of choice.
2. Kira Watson of Emma Sweeney Agency, LLC
She is seeking: Kira is particularly interested in children’s literature (young adult and middle grade) with a strong narrative voice, well-crafted storylines, and memorable characters. Within YA & MG, Kira is actively seeking realistic fiction, speculative fiction, magical realism, thriller/mystery, horror, fantasy, and historical fiction. Stories with folklore elements, complex villains, morally enigmatic (and very flawed) protagonists, medieval literature influences, and taboo subjects are bound to catch Kira’s attention.
3. Catherine Cho of Curtis Brown
She is seeking : Catherine is looking to represent debut novelists, particularly in literary and reading group fiction. She’s searching for stories that transport their readers-with a strong, moving narrative and distinctive voice. She particularly enjoys stories with magical realism and speculative elements (such as Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell). Her other favorite authors include Kazuo Ishiguro, David Nicholls, Ann Patchett, Karen Russell, Elizabeth Strout, Donna Tartt, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In nonfiction, she’s searching for lifestyle titles and narrative memoirs. She is based in the UK. Although she is open to subs from writers of any nation, she said this: “I am looking for both US / UK, but I do primarily submit to UK, so ideally something that crosses over.”
1. Serene Hakim of Ayesha Pande Literary
She is seeking : Serene is actively seeking young adult (all genres but in particular: science fiction and fantasy with a unique hook, realistic YA with diverse characters), upmarket women’s fiction, and anything that gives voice to those whose voices are underrepresented and/or marginalized. Stories dealing with the Middle East and the variety of immigrant experiences out there will definitely catch her eye. Intriguing female characters are also a huge plus. For nonfiction, she is seeking humorous and fascinating memoirs, and is particularly interested in LGBTQ and feminist issues.
2. Elizabeth Copps of Maria Carvainis Agency
She is seeking: “I represent a wide range of genres from middle grade and YA, to adult contemporary + literary fiction, mystery, psychological thriller, women’s fiction, historical fiction, horror, and select nonfiction projects. I’m an equal fan of hilarious stories as well as dark, gritty and sinister reads.”