Becoming a published poet can be quite a challenge.
If you’re serious about getting your poetry published and reaching a wider audience for your work, you might want to consider working with a literary agent who specializes in poetry.
You may also find it helpful to browse our list of poetry publishers. Some of them accept unagented submissions, while others only accept submissions from literary agents.
List of Poetry Agents
Below you’ll find our list of poetry agents. Make sure you know how to write a good query letter before you contact them. You should also make sure to read their submission guidelines and follow their instructions for submitting your work to improve your chances of getting an agent to sign a contract with you.
1. Joy Harris
Joy Harris works with literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, commercial fiction, memoir, and biography.
Agency Link: www.joyharrisliterary.com
Personal Website: www.joyharrisliterary.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.joyharrisliterary.com/submissions
2. Sorche Fairbank
Sorche Fairbank has a strong interest in literary fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and children’s book.
Agency Link: www.fairbankliterary.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.fairbankliterary.com/submissions
3. Jenni Ferrari-Adler
Jenni Ferrari-Adler is an agent of Union Literary that interested in fiction, literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, and nonfiction.
Agency Link: www.unionliterary.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.unionliterary.com/submissions
4. Deborah Ritchken
Deborah Ritchken is currently looking for lifestyle books, women’s issues, biography, food, and fiction.
Agency Link: www.marsallyonliteraryagency.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.marsallyonliteraryagency.com/submissions
5. Sally van Haitsma
Sally van Haitsma specializes in commercial and literary fiction, memoir, pop culture, narrative nonfiction, business, education, and current affairs.
Agency Link: www.vanhaitsmaliterary.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.vanhaitsmaliterary.com/submissions
6. Ellen Pepus
Ellen Pepus is an agent of Signature Literary that is interested in fiction and nonfiction.
Agency Link: www.signaturelit.com
7. Rachelle Gardner
Rachelle Gardner is an agent of Books & Such Literary Management that is interested in adult fiction, nonfiction, and devotional.
Agency Link: www.booksandsuch.com/
Personal Website: www.rachellegardner.com/
Manuscript Wishlist: www.rachellegardner.com/manuscript-submission
8. Mary Sue Seymour
Mary Sue Seymour founded The Seymour Agency that is interested in fiction and nonfiction.
Agency Link: www.theseymouragency.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.theseymouragency.com/submissions
9. Cricket Pechstein
Cricket Pechstein is a literary agent of August Agency that is interested in narrative memoirs, historical crime thrillers, and contemporary creative nonfiction.
Agency Link: www.augustagency.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.augustagency.com/submissions
10. Jon Sternfeld
Jon Sternfeld is a literary agent of Irene Goodman Literary Agency that represents literary fiction and narrative nonfiction.
Agency Link: www.irenegoodman.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.irenegoodman.com/submissions
11. Josh Getzler
Josh Getzler is looking for foreign and historical fiction, both women’s fiction, thrillers, and mysteries.
Agency Link: www.hsgagency.com/joshs-bio
Manuscript Wishlist: www.hsgagency.com/submissions
12. Greg Daniel
Greg Daniel founded Daniel Literary Group that is interested in narrative nonfiction, social issues, business, pop culture, religion, spirituality, practical advice, biography, and memoir.
Agency Link: www.danielliterarygroup.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.danielliterarygroup.com/submissions-guidelines
13. Allison DeFrees
Allison DeFrees is a literary agent of CW Agency that is interested in fiction, science fiction, fantasy, children’s books, and nonfiction.
Agency Link: www.cwagency.co.uk/allison-defrees
Manuscript Wishlist: www.cwagency.co.uk/submissions
14. Kerry Glencorse
Kerry Glencorse is a literary agent of Susanna Lea. She is looking for commercial fiction, nonfiction, crime, thrillers, women’s fiction, historical, memoir, popular science, social and cultural history, and cookery.
Agency Link: www.susannalea.com/kerry-glencorse
Manuscript Wishlist: www.novelicious.com/manuscript-wishlist
15. Mandy Suhr
Mandy Suhr is a literary agent of Miles Stott Children’s Literary Agency. They represent all kinds of children’s book, young adults, and fiction.
Agency Link: www.milesstottagency.co.uk
Manuscript Wishlist: www.milesstottagency.co.uk/submissions
16. Chloe Seager
Chloe Seager works with Young Adult, Children’s literature, novel, and poetry.
Agency Link: www.northbanktalent.com
Personal Website: www.chloeseager.com
Manuscript Wishlist: www.northbanktalent.com/submissions
17. Ogochukwu Promise
Ogochukwu Promise is a passionate psychologist, poet, motivational speaker, career advisor, essayist, novelist, playwright, and visual artist.
Manuscript Wishlist: www.luminajournal.com/submissions
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