Saturday, March 22, 2014

literary agents open to submissions

Roz Foster at the Dijkstra Agency is interested in literary and commercial fiction, literary sci-fi, and literary YA. Also non-fiction in current affairs, design, business, cultural anthropology/social science, politics, psychology and memoir.
Contact: and paste a one-page synopsis, brief bio, and the first 10-15 pages of your manuscript in the body of the email.

Emma Patterson of Brandt and Hochman. Seeking: Literary and commercial fiction, upmarket women's fiction, historical fiction, narrative nonfiction, pop culture, memoir, food writing, and YA and MG fiction and nonfiction. Would also love to find a great new MG novel.
Contact: Email at with a basic query letter. A few pages of the work can also be pasted into the body of the email.

Emily S. Keyes at Foreword Literary is looking for all types of young adult and middle grade books. Not knock-offs or trend chasers. Also looking for commercial fiction which includes fantasy & science fiction, women’s fiction, new adult fiction, along with pop culture and humor titles.
Contact: with the query and the first ten pages pasted into the body of the email.

Jessice Negron at Talcott Notch Literary is seeking all kinds of YA and Adult fiction, but leans toward science fiction and fantasy, romance, and thrillers. Contact: E-query Address your query to Jessica. After you cut and paste your query letter into the email, also include the first 10 pages of your manuscript. Remind them if you receive no response within 4 weeks.

William Boggess of Barer Literary. Seeking: Southern fiction. Likes story collections. In nonfiction, literary memoir, popular science, narrative history, and smart sports writing. Not interested in practical nonfiction (cookbooks, diet books, how-to), YA, or genre romance/thrillers/fantasy."
Contact: Email query to and note the query is for William. A query letter, short synopsis, or the first chapter pasted into the body of the email are welcome, but please no attachments.


Caitlen Rubino Bradway of LKG Agency is seeking middle grade and young adult fiction. In teen novels, especially sci-fi/fantasy, but open to anything as long as it doesn’t have zombies. Contact:
The agency also is looking for nonfiction, both practical and narrative. We specialize in women’s focused how-to such as parenting, lifestyle, health & nutrition, and beauty, but open to a lot of nonfiction genres. More on website
Nonfiction queries should be sent to (Please mention any publicity you have at your disposal in your query letter).



Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more,,,


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