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Most of the time, authors have difficult times reaching literary agents, or even finding one that’s presently accepting queries. There are many authors in different genres to date, and still counting. That means it got even harder to get an agent to guide you in publishing your books.

Genres like Science Fiction and Fantasy are two of the most highly regarded genres today; in fact, they belong to the list of genres which earn the most money. As an author of Science Fiction or Fantasy, a literary agent can help you sell your novel to a major publisher, but it’s tough to find an agent that’s actually looking for new authors.

That’s why we put together this list of literary agents representing Science Fiction and Fantasy who are currently accepting open submissions for manuscripts from sci-fi and fantasy authors.

Note: If you’re not sure how to properly contact a literary agent or write a query letter, make sure to read our detailed guide on how to get a literary agent.

1. Kieryn Ziegler

The first three on the list are all from the same agency. First on the list is Kieryn of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC. She wants to see more LGBTQ+ characters in sci-fi and fantasy. Read more about what she loves from a book on their website.

Submission Guidelines: www.dystel.com/submission-guidelines

2. Jim McCarthy

Jim is particularly interested in several fictions including fantasy. He also wants a book that makes him cry or laugh out loud.

Submission Guidelines: www.dystel.com/submission-guidelines

Manuscript Wish List: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jim-mccarthy

3. Michael Hoogland

Another agent from Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC is Michael Hoogland. Sci-fi/ fantasy is included on his currently looking list.

Submission Guidelines: www.dystel.com/submission-guidelines

Manuscript Wish List: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/mike-hoogland

4. Justin Wells

This next batch of four literary agents is from Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Firstly, Justin is seeking fantasy genre submissions in middle grade, young adult, and adult.

Submission Guidelines: www.corvisieroagency.com/submissions.html

Personal link/ website: www.querymanager.com/query/Justin_Wells

Manuscript Wish List: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/justin-wells/

5. Kaitlyn Johnson

Another agent from Corvisiero Literary Agency, Kaitlyn adores fantasy works and is currently open to queries.

Submission Guidelines: www.corvisieroagency.com/submissions.html

Personal link/website: www.querymanager.com/query/KaitlynJohnson

6. Kortney Price

She welcomes stories that feature a sense of humor, art and artists, antiques and old buildings, and strong and quirky families.

Submission Guidelines: www.corvisieroagency.com/submissions.html

Personal link/ website: www.querymanager.com/query/kortneyprice

7. Kelly Peterson

Kelly loves fantasy and is currently accepting new submissions.

Submission Guidelines: www.corvisieroagency.com/submissions.html

Personal link/ website: www.querymanager.com/query/KellyPeterson

Manuscript Wish List: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kelly-peterson/

8. Natalie Grazian

She is from Martin Literary Management and is building her adult fiction list. Contemporary fantasy and dystopian sci-fi are included in genres she is especially interested in.

Submission Guidelines: www.martinlit.com/submission-policy

9. Lesley Sabga

The next six agents come from Seymour Agency. This agency is currently open to submissions, and they have a handful of sci-fi and fantasy representatives too.

First off is Lesley, an associate agent who loves character-driven plots. She seeks both science fiction and fantasy.

Submission Guidelines: www.theseymouragency.com/Submissions.html

10. Nicole Resciniti

Nicole is the agency’s president. She loves books that she won’t be able to put down.

Submission Guidelines: www.theseymouragency.com/Submissions.html

11. Julie Gwinn

Aside from being a representative for fantasy and other specified genres, she’s also an awardee of several prominent organizations.

Submission Guidelines: www.theseymouragency.com/Submissions.html

12. Jennifer Wills

She joined her agency in 2016. Jennifer would love to see stories that have a great hook, distinct voice and can make her experience different kinds of emotions.

Submission Guidelines: www.theseymouragency.com/Submissions.html

13. Lynnette Novak

Aside from being an associate agent, she’s also an animal lover; which is awesome.

Submission Guidelines: www.theseymouragency.com/Submissions.html

14. Jessie Stover

Another associate agent and the last agent from Seymour Agency, Jessie looks for a fresh voice, strong pacing, detailed world-building, and unique main characters.

Submission Guidelines: www.theseymouragency.com/Submissions.html

15. Alex Field

Alex launched The Bindery in 2017 and currently represents authors from different genres including science fiction and fantasy.

Submission Guidelines: www.thebinderyagency.com/#submissions-section

16. Jessie Devine

An agent from D4EO Literary Agency, Jessie:

“…my favorite fantasy stories are alive in immersive, multi-layered worlds that feel real. They are fresh, breaking away from traditional Western tropes and archetypes. Sci-fi should be narrowly focused for me. I want laser clarity, high technology, and a ticking clock…”

Submission Guidelines: www.d4eoliteraryagency.com/p/jessie-devine.html

Agency website: www.d4eoliteraryagency.com/p/jessie-devine.html

Personal link/website: www.querymanager.com/query/devinequeries

Manuscript Wish List: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jessie-devine/

17. Leon Husock

Here are another 3 agents from the same company, L. Perkins Agency.

Leon is actively building his list, and open to queries. He is interested in both science-fiction and fantasy.

Submission Guidelines: www.lperkinsagency.com/index.html#submissions

Agency website: www.lperkinsagency.com/index.html#theagents

Manuscript Wish List: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/leon-husock/

18. Maximilian Ximenez

Max is actively looking for both science fiction and fantasy books.

Submission Guidelines: www.lperkinsagency.com/index.html#submissions

Agency website: www.lperkinsagency.com/index.html#theagents

Manuscript Wish List: www.lperkinsagency.com/index.html#submissions

19. Ben Grange

Although his focus is on middle grade and young adult, he has a liking for great science fiction or fantasy, particularly weird or slightly dark stories. Ben is on paternity leave until September and will only be accepting queries after that,

Submission Guidelines: www.lperkinsagency.com/index.html#submissions

Agency website: www.lperkinsagency.com/index.html#theagents

Manuscript Wish List: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/ben-grange/

20. Moe Ferrara

Moe is from BookEnds Literary Agency, and she loves easily-accessible sci-fi, imaginative fantasy locales, and pain-in-the-ass heroines.

Submission Guidelines: www.bookendsliterary.com/submissions-2/

Agency website: www.bookendsliterary.com/submissions-2/

Manuscript Wish List: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/moe-ferrara/

21. Naomi Davis

Also from BookEnds Literary Agency, Naomi is looking for dynamic, character-driven middle grade, adult, and young adult for fantasy and science fiction. For sci-fi, she seeks “stories that are light on the sci, heavy on the fi”; and for fantasy, she seeks those with settings with unique magical structures.

Submission Guidelines: www.bookendsliterary.com/submissions-2/

Agency website: www.bookendsliterary.com/submissions-2/

22. Amanda Rutter

An agent from Red Sofa Literary, science fiction, and fantasy fall under Amanda’s categories.

Submission Guidelines: www.redsofaliterary.com/representative-categories/

Agency website: www.redsofaliterary.com/contact/

23. Laura Zats

Also from Red Sofa Literary, she is interested in well-drawn cultures and subverting traditional ‘chosen one’, quest and colonial narratives.

Submission Guidelines: www.redsofaliterary.com/representative-categories/

Agency website:  www.redsofaliterary.com/contact/

Manuscript Wish List: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/laura-zats/

24. Alexandra Weiss

These next 3 agents would come from the same agency, The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency.

Alexandra is an associate agent. She’s most interested in representing science fiction, fantasy, and realism. And loves stories with diverse and risk-taking subjects.

Submission Guidelines: www.jdlit.com/alexandra-weiss

Agency website: www.jdlit.com/alexandra-weiss

25. Colleen Oefelein

She represents picture books, middle grade, young adult and adult books in many genres.

“…I love plot-driven, commercial stories with unforgettable characters and gritty character dynamics…”

Submission Guidelines: www.jdlit.com/colleen-oefelein

Agency website: www.jdlit.com/colleen-oefelein

Personal link/website: www.querymanager.com/query/colleenoefelein

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/colleen-oefelein/

26. Roseanne Wells

She seeks strong literary fiction that doesn’t sacrifice plot and character for beautiful sentences.

Submission Guidelines: www.jdlit.com/roseanne-wells

Agency website: www.jdlit.com/roseanne-wells

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/roseanne-wells/

27. John Cusick

The following 2 agents are from Folio Literary, a division of Folio Literary Management. It is devoted exclusively to the representation of stellar children’s book authors and artists.

John seeks unique voices in young adult and middle-grade. He wants fresh fantasy that is set in our world and others; and books that keep him turning the pages.

Submission Guidelines: www.foliojr.com/john-cusick/

Agency website: www.foliojr.com/john-cusick/

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/john-cusick/

28. Emily Van Beek

“…I’m eager to find novels that are high concept, diverse, fantasy or magical realism, and am open to anything conceptually unique…”

Submission Guidelines: www.foliojr.com/emily-van-beek/

Agency website: www.foliojr.com/emily-van-beek/

29. Serene Hakim

Serene is from Ayesha Pande Literary. She also seeks great young adult sci-fi and fantasy.

Submission Guidelines: www.pandeliterary.com/queries/

Agency website: www.pandeliterary.com/about/

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/serene-hakim-ayesha-pande-literary/

30. Nikki Terpilowski

She’s from Holloway Literary. Nikki is currently looking for sci-fi.

Submission Guidelines: www.hollowayliteraryagency.com/submissions/

Agency website: www.hollowayliteraryagency.com/about/

Personal link/ website: www.hollowayliteraryagency.com/nikki-terpilowski/

Finding the Right Agent for You

Finding the right agent for you may take some time. It’s like looking through your closet to find the right outfit for a special event. You want to choose the perfect match for the occasion.

If everything goes according to plan, you’ll likely be working with your literary agent for many years to come, so choose wisely.

If you’re serious about finding the right literary agent to represent you, we highly recommend you read our detailed guide to finding a literary agent.

Other Publishing Options

TCK Publishing is a mass market book publishing company, and we love publishing great science fiction and fantasy stories.

We are open to submissions from agented and unagented authors.

You can learn more and submit your fantasy novel for consideration on our fantasy publishing submissions page.

You can learn more about what TCK Publishing does for our authors on our FAQ page.

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Tom Corson-Knowles is the founder of TCK Publishing, and the bestselling author of 27 books including Secrets of the Six-Figure author. He is also the host of the Publishing Profits Podcast show where we interview successful authors and publishing industry experts to share their tips for creating a successful writing career.

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