Literary Agents Accepting Submissions

MCS BLOG 7Do you need a literary agent? Here are a few that I really like. Also, I included some advice from each agent to use for future reference.

Bradford Literary Agency

Summary:

Fiction: Romance (historical, romantic suspense, paranormal, category, contemporary, erotic), urban fantasy, women’s fiction, mystery, thrillers, children’s,  and young adult.

Non fiction: Business, relationships, biography/memoir, self-help, parenting, narrative humor.

Advice: Write a query letter that “hooks” the reader (Source: Bradford Literary Agency)

~ Do your research. Make sure you address your query to a specific agent who specializes in your type of writing.

~ Tell the agent how you heard about them.

~ Identify the genre or category your proposed book fit into and mention which publisher or line you are targeting, if applicable.

~ Include the manuscript word count.

~ Tell the agent a little bit about yourself. Mention any published works or awards you may have.

~ Briefly describe the plot of your manuscript in a way that is clear and compelling. This summary can and should reflect your style and voice.

~ Don’t forget to include your contact information, including email address and phone number.

~ Make sure you always include a self-addressed stamped envelope with any mailed query.

~ Your query should be highly polished (no typos or grammatical errors), original and brief. A one-page query is preferable.

http://www.bradfordlit.com/submission-guidelines/

Three Seas Literary Agency

Summary: We represent more than 50 authors who write romance, women’s fiction, science fiction/fantasy, thrillers, young adult and middle grade fiction as well as select nonfiction titles.

Advice: Write a Catchy Query Letter (Source: Three Seas Literary Agency)

~ Be original!

~ Tell the agent how you heard about them.

~ Research. Make sure to address your query to a specific agent who specializes in your type of writing.

~ Briefly describe the plot of your manuscript.

~ Make sure to include the number of words in your manuscript.

~ Also include the type of manuscript and the publisher and line you are targeting, if applicable.

~ Bios get your foot in the door. Mention any published works you may have.

~ Describe any expertise you have on the subject you’re writing about.

~ Be brief. A one-page query letter is best.

http://threeseasagency.com/submissions.html

Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Summary: The Andrea Brown Agency ONLY accepts email submissions and ONLY accepts children’s literature submissions (picture books through young adult).

Advice: The Five P’s of Publishing Process (Source: Andrea Brown Literary Agency)

~ “Passion.” You need the passion to write—whatever it is—and it gets you up at six am before work or keeps you up late into the evening.

~ “Product.” You have to write something worth selling.

~ “Patience.” You need lots of it in this business. It may take years to get your work published.

~ “Persistence.” Please, don’t give up after several rejections. We have seen many talented writers never get published because they gave up after five or six rejections.

~ “Promotion.” If you are lucky enough to get a publisher to buy your work, you must plan to spend time and money to promote your book and let the world know it is out there.

http://www.andreabrownlit.com/how-to-submit.html

I’ll try to get some more literary agents in the near future!

Ron Knight

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  1. I am searching a publishing house, who would like to publish my fairy tale “Bal the firefly”

    Here a link to illustration:

    http://www.polonakosec.com/index.php/en/books/86-bal-the-firefly

    I can send a pdf file, if you wrote me: francirogac@gmail.com