It’s just a fact of the publishing world: Literary agents are essential to getting books published with the big publishers, especially for writers who aren’t already established names. And the best agents to target are the newer ones who are still building their lists. So here’s a list of three new literary agents and what they’re looking for curated from the Guide to Literary Agents blog.
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After a successful career of selling international rights for authors at both publishing houses and literary agencies, Claire Roberts has decided to develop her own client list. She wants writing that is fresh, immediate, character-driven, and that stays with you.
For fiction, she wants, “upmarket/mainstream to literary fiction and upmarket to literary crime fiction.” She’s also interested in narrative nonfiction.
Quressa Robinson worked as an acquiring editor at St. Martin’s Press, where she edited both fiction and nonfiction, before joining D4EO Literary Agency in 2016.
Queressa is looking for science fiction/fantasy (including speculative/magical realism), upmarket and commercial women’s fiction, historical fiction, family sagas, contemporary young adult, and science fiction/fantasy young adult crossover. Plus, she’d like to see celebrity, pop culture, and pop science pitches for nonfiction.
Aimee Ashcraft is a new literary agent with Brower Literary and Management. She’s a self-proclaimed bibliophile who is seeking out novels that feature engrossing worlds as well as compelling and complex female characters.
Aimee wants to see literary and upmarket fiction, historical and women’s fiction, and young adult fiction (all genres).
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community. He edits the Writer’s Market and Poet’s Market books, writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine, maintains the Poetic Asides blog, co-hosts a podcast for writers with Brian A. Klems, speaks at conferences, leads online webinars and tutorials, and so much more.
Robert is also the author of Solving the World’s Problems, a poetry collection published by Press 53. A former Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere, he’s been a featured poet across the country at poetry events in Austin, Houston, Cleveland, Atlanta, and more.
Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.
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