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Literary fiction is a term used to describe books with “literary merit” that are not categorized as genre fiction (such as thriller, romance, fantasy, etc.). Most of the prestigious awards given for fiction every year go to literary fiction books.

Literary novels usually sell in smaller quantities than genre or popular novels, so having a good agent in your corner is essential—it could mean the difference between selling your book to a publisher or not.

Literary Fiction Agents

Here’s our list of 15 literary fiction book agents who can help you get your book published.

You might also like to read our full guide to finding a literary agent. Also, make sure you do your research before writing a query letter or contacting any literary agents.

1. Adriann Ranta Zurhellen

Agency: Foundry Literary + Media

Submission guidelines: www.foundrymedia.com/submissions

Manuscript wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/adriann-ranta-zurhellen

2. Alyssa Jennette

Agency: Stonesong Literary

Submission guidelines: www.stonesong.com/literary-agency/submissions

Manuscript wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/alyssa-jennette

3. Andrea Morrison

Agency: Writers House LLC

Submission guidelines: www.writershouse.com/submissions

Manuscript wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/andrea-morrison

4. Andrea Somberg

Website: www.andreasomberg.com

Agency: Harvey Klinger Inc.

Submission guidelines: www.harveyklinger.com/submission-guidelines

Manuscript wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/andrea-somberg-new

5. Annie Hwang

Agency: Folio Literary Management

Submission guidelines: www.foliolit.com/agency#f.How-To-Submit

Manuscript wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/annie-hwang

6. Danielle Chiotti

Agency: Upstart Crow

Submission guidelines: www.upstartcrowliterary.com/submissions

Manuscript wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/danielle-chiotti

7. Eric Smith

Agency: PS Literary Agency

Submission guidelines: www.psliterary.com/submissions

Manuscript wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/eric-smith

8. Erik Hane

Agency: Red Sofa Literary Agency

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

Manuscript wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/erik-hane-red-sofa

9. Heather Flaherty

Website: www.heatherflaherty.com

Agency: The Bent Agency

Submission guidelines: www.thebentagency.com/submission-guidelines

Manuscript wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/heather-flaherty

10. Jessica Sinsheimer

Agency: The Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency

Submission guidelines: www.sarahjanefreymann.com/?page_id=3872

Manuscript wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jessica-sinsheimer

11. Kurestin Armada

Agency: PS Literary Agency

Submission guidelines: www.psliterary.com/submissions

Manuscript wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kurestin-armada

12. Monica Odom

Agency: Liza Dawson Associates

Submission guidelines: www.lizadawsonassociates.com/submissions

Manuscript wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/monica-odom

13. Quressa Robinson

Agency: Nelson Literary Agency

Submission guidelines: www.nelsonagency.com/submission-guidelines

Manuscript wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/quressa-robinson

14. Roseanne Wells

Agency: The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

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

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

15. Sarah Lapolla

Agency: Bradford Literary Agency

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

Manuscript wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/sarah-lapolla

Have you ever submitted a book to a literary agent? Tell us in the comments.

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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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