Literary Agents Representing Science Fiction and Fantasy08:49
From old school greats like William Gibson and J.R.R. Tolkien to modern big names like J.K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, Sci Fi and Fantasy have remained two of the most popular categories of genre fiction to date.
If you've written a Science Fiction or Fantasy manuscript, it is crucial that you query literary agents who are seeking submission in those genres. If you send out to an agent who doesn't accept these genres, they'll likely stop reading your query after the first sentence or two, because selling Sci-Fi and Fantasy requires specific contacts that not all agents have.
WEbook's AgentInbox has 17 agents that specialize in Science Fiction and Fantasy novels. That means they've sold manuscripts in these genres, know tons of editors at different publishing houses, and they're looking for fresh authors to represent.
Here are some details about a few of our Sci-Fi and Fantasy agents, but be sure to check out our full list of literary agents actively seeking submissions.
Sara Megibow, The Nelson Literary Agency: Sara joined the Nelson Literary Agency in 2006 as an assistant and was promoted to Associate Literary Agent in 2009. Sara accepts queries from a variety of genres—some might even call her eclectic—but check out this little tidbit from her Publishers Marketplace profile:
"Personally, I would love to work on more science fiction and fantasy books. I love complex world building that is tightly woven with intense characters and an exciting story. I loved John Scalzi's OLD MAN'S WAR and Scott Lynch's THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA as well as everything by Robin McKinley, Carol Berg, Naomi Novik and Stephen Lawhead."
View Sara Megibow's complete WEbook profile.
Ethan Ellenberg, The Ethan Ellenberg Litrary Agency: Ethan is a veteran of the publishing industry, having run his own agency since 1984. In some exciting fantasy fiction news, Ethan's client Karen Miller recently signed a five book deal with Orbit currently title The Tarnished Crown. If there are any Karen Miller fans out there with a similar manuscript, Ethan is the man to see.
View Ethan Ellenberg's complete WEbook profile.
Elizabeth Jote, Object Entertainment: Elizabeth began her career at the Carol Mann Agency before moving to OE, where she has worked for almost four years. For all those writers who feel some anxiety about their manuscript's spot in an agent's slush pile, take note of Elizabeth's comment from an interview at Gumbo Writer:
"It is at [The Carol Mann Agency] that I learned the value of patience in dealing with one’s slush pile. Miracles can happen there."
View Elizabeth Jotes' complete WEbook profile.
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