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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

Personal Website:
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

Manuscript Wishlist: www.signaturelit.com/submission-guidelines

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. Jennie Dunham

Jennie Dunham is a literary agent that founded Dunham Literary, Inc. She represents both literary fiction and non-fiction for adults and children.

Agency Link: www.dunhamlit.com/jennie-dunham

Manuscript Wishlist: www.dunhamlit.com/submissions

9. 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

10. Cricket Pechstein

Jeffery McGraw 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

11. Sharlene Martin

Sharlene Martin founded Martin Literary & Media Management. It represents adult nonfiction, children, and young adults.

Agency Link: www.martinlit.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.martinlit.com/submission-policy

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. Hayley Steed

Hayley Steed is an associate agent that works with Madeleine Milburn. They are interested in commercial fiction across all genres including nonfiction, contemporary women’s fiction, novels, sci-fi, fiction, gothic novels, horror, crime, thrillers, and memoirs.

Agency Link: www.madeleinemilburn.co.uk/hayley-steed

Manuscript Wishlist: www.madeleinemilburn.co.uk/submissions

19. 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

20. Ogochukwu Promise

Ogochukwu Promise is a passionate psychologist, poet, motivational speaker, career advisor, essayist, novelist, playwright, and visual artist.

Agency Link: www.theluminafoundation.org/the-lumina-literary-agency

Manuscript Wishlist: www.luminajournal.com/submissions

 

You can also check out our list of literary agents for each genre:

 

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