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People love to fall in love or at least to feel in love.

That’s why the Romance genre is so popular.

But the competition in the romance fiction industry is tough, and so is finding a romance publisher.

Seeking and then captivating a literary agent for romance to represent your work could even be tougher.

That’s why we put together this list of romance agents to help you on your journey to becoming a published romance novelist.

List of Active Romance Literary Agents

Here’s a list of active literary agents representing romance that might help authors with their quest for finding their perfect match.

Remember, there are many different romance subgenres, so not all of these agents will be interested in reading your novel. Make sure to do your market research and genre research to make sure you know which agents are worth submitting to.

The first batch of Agents that represents Romance are from Spencerhill Associates:

1. Ali Herring

She seeks stories with a marketable hook, captivating voice, fantastical world-building and inventive plots.

Agency link: www.spencerhillassociates.com/submissions

2. Nalini Akolekar

The agency’s Vice President, she specializes in romance and women’s fiction in the adult market.

Agency link: www.spencerhillassociates.com/submissions

3. Amanda Leuck

Amanda is currently seeking strong, character-driven stories with an unforgettable voice, including romance in all genres.

Agency link: www.spencerhillassociates.com/submissions

4. Sandy Harding

Sandy is currently seeking captivating stories that make readers will keep turning pages and keep reading.

Agency link: www.spencerhillassociates.com/submissions

Now, onto the next batch of Agents from Corvisiero Literary Agency:

5. Marisa A. Corvisiero

She is the agency’s founder and Senior Literary Agent at the same time. Marisa seeks contemporary romance for adults, new adults, and YA.

Agency link: www.corvisieroagency.com/submissions.html
Personal website/link: www.querymanager.com/query/MarisaCorvisiero
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/marisa-corvisiero/

6. Saritza Hernandez

A Senior Literary Agent, she is actively acquiring upmarket women’s fiction and diverse romance in adult and young adult market, and also in GLBTQIA market.

Agency link: www.corvisieroagency.com/submissions.html
Personal website/link: www.querymanager.com/query/Saritza
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/saritza-hernandez/

7. Cate Hart

Cate also represents diverse romance and more. Browse around her agency and personal websites, and behold.

Agency link: www.corvisieroagency.com/submissions.html
Personal website/link:
www.catehart.com/?page_id=27
www.querymanager.com/query/1141
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/cate-hart/

8. Kelly Peterson

Kelly is particularly interested in adult rom-com for the year 2018.

Agency link: www.corvisieroagency.com/submissions.html
Personal website/link: www.querymanager.com/query/KellyPeterson
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kelly-peterson/

9. Kaitlyn Johnson

Kaitlyn is currently open to queries, and includes general romance and contemporary romance in her ‘likes list’.

Agency link: www.corvisieroagency.com/submissions.html
Personal website/link: www.querymanager.com/query/KaitlynJohnson

10. Kortney Price

Kortney seeks particular romance stories for young adult, new adult, and adult.

Agency link: www.corvisieroagency.com/submissions.html
Personal website/link: www.kortneyrprice.com/submissions-interests/

Next agent and is the only one from Foundry Literary + Media representing romance:

11. Tanusri Prasanna

She’s particularly interested in charming and relatable romances.

Agency link: www.foundrymedia.com/submissions/
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/tanusri-prasanna/

Next off are the ladies from Metamorphosis Literary Agency:

12. Stephanie Hansen

The owner and a senior literary agent, she’s seeking YA series, adult SF/F, thrillers & romance (secretly addicted to romance).

Agency link: www.metamorphosisliteraryagency.com/single-post/2017/01/12/Submissions

13. Amy Brewer

Amy seeks anything in the romance and LGBTQ genre. She’s also a certified yoga teacher.

Agency link: www.metamorphosisliteraryagency.com/single-post/2017/01/12/Submissions

14. Patty Carothers

She is seeking anything YA and likes contemporary stories. Patty is also looking for paranormal (romance or not) and horror.

Agency link: www.metamorphosisliteraryagency.com/single-post/2017/01/12/Submissions

Another batch of agents from Dystel, Goderich & Bourret:

15. Ann Leslie Tuttle

Ann is actively seeking all kinds of romance from contemporaries, historicals and romantic suspense to paranormals and inspirational.

Agency link: www.dystel.com/submission-guidelines

16. Jim McCarthy

Jim’s interests encompass both literary and commercial works in the adult, young adult, and middle-grade categories. Visit his page on their website to know more about his particular interests

Agency link: www.dystel.com/submission-guidelines
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jim-mccarthy

17. Lauren E. Abramo

Lauren is looking for middle-grade, contemporary YA, and smart, accessible adult fiction in a variety of categories, romance included.

Agency link: www.dystel.com/submission-guidelines/
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/lauren-e-abramo/

Next up, agents from DeFiore and Company:

18. Ashley Collom

Ashley joined DeFiore in 2014 and enjoys commercial women’s fiction or romance novels.

Agency link: www.defliterary.com/submissions/how-to-submit/
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/ashley-collom/

19. Rebecca Strauss

Rebecca wants, from all genres, a work that grabs you from the first page.

Agency link: www.defliterary.com/submissions/how-to-submit/

20. Cassie Hanjian

Joined the agency in 2017, she specializes in prescriptive nonfiction, as well as select projects in the commercial fiction and romance categories.

Note: She has yet updated her agency on MSWL.

Agency link: www.defliterary.com/submissions/how-to-submit
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/cassie-hanjian

Here is the only romance agent from The Bent Agency that’s currently open (they have many romance representatives, but they’re closed for unsolicited queries):

21. Rachel Horowitz

Rachel would specifically love to find a contemporary teen romance.

Agency link: www.thebentagency.com/submission-guidelines

Here is another single agent from Stonesong Literary:

22. Melissa Edwards

Melissa is interested in commercial fiction in all genres, particularly romance, thriller, and fantasy.

Agency link: www.stonesong.com/literary-agency/submissions/
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/melissa-edwards/

Here’s yet another from The Booker Albert Literary Agency that’s the only one open among other romance representatives:

23. Jordy Albert

Co-Founder and literary agent, she is looking for fun, witty middle grade, and young adult contemporary, sci-fi, and fantasy. Romance is a plus. She is also looking for  smart, sexy and contemporary and historical romance

Agency link: www.thebookeralbertagency.com/submissions.html
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jordy-albert/

These 2 following agents are from Donald Maass Literary Agency:

24. Kiana Nguyen

She is interested in adult romance and YA featuring happy/hopeful queer romances.

Agency link: www.maassagency.com/submissions

25. Jennifer Goloboy

She thinks romance is an additional factor for a good character-driven novel.

Agency link: www.maassagency.com/submissions

Now for P.S. Literary Agency’s agents:

26. Curtis Russell

Curtis is the president and principal agent. He is currently looking for both fiction and non-fiction.

Agency link: www.psliterary.com/submissions/

27. Carly Watters

Carly is also acquiring both fiction and non-fiction. She is captivated by emotional, well-paced fiction.

Agency link: www.psliterary.com/submissions/

28. Kurestin Armada

Associate agent and reads widely across genres. She’s actively acquiring different genres including romance.

Agency link: www.psliterary.com/submissions/
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kurestin-armada/

And here are agents from Prospect Agency:

29. Emily Sylvan Kim

The agency’s president, she admires all the smart, amazing romance writers for their creativity, work ethic, and strong storytelling abilities. She’s looking for select historical romance.

Agency link: www.prospectagency.com/submit.html

30. Becca Stumpf

She’s looking for smart, spicy romance novels.

Agency link: www.prospectagency.com/submit.html
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/becca-stumpf/

Next batch is from McIntosh & Otis, Inc.:

31. Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein

She is the president and a senior agent. Romance is included in her primary interests.

Agency link: www.mcintoshandotis.com/submissions/
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/elizabeth-winick/

32. Christa Heschke

She is interested in complicated romances for both YA and MG.

Agency link: www.mcintoshandotis.com/submissions/
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/christa-heschke/

Next off are multiple agents from The Knight Agency:

33. Deidre Knight

Senior agent and the president, she is seeking a wide range of romance novels: contemporary, historical, M/M, and paranormal.

Agency link: www.knightagency.net/submission-guidelines/

34. Pamela Harty

She is the agency’s vice president of sales. Pamela is currently seeking submissions including contemporary and historical romance, romantic suspense, etc.

Agency link: www.knightagency.net/submission-guidelines/

35. Elaine Spencer

Vice president of operations and agent, and is interested in wide-variety of subgenres including romance.

Agency link: www.knightagency.net/submission-guidelines/

36. Nephele Tempest

She’s currently seeking contemporary and romantic suspense projects.

Agency link: www.knightagency.net/submission-guidelines

37. Melissa Jeglinski

Melissa is seeking romance in different areas: contemporary, category and inspirational.

Agency link: www.knightagency.net/submission-guidelines/
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/melissa-jeglinski/

38. Kristy Hunter

As an associate agent, Kristy is open to most genres but there are exceptions. In romance, she is interested in all sub genres except paranormal.

Agency link: www.knightagency.net/submission-guidelines/

39. Janna Bonikowski

She joined the agency in 2015 and is an associate agent. Janna’s current wish list includes romance of all types.

Agency link: www.knightagency.net/submission-guidelines/

Another single agent representing romance from The Laura Dail Literary Agency:

40. Carrie Pestritto

She loves finding new authors with strong, unique voices.

Agency link: www.ldlainc.com/submissions/
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/carrie-pestritto/

And another single agent from Speilburg Literary Agency:

41. Eva Scalzo

Eva represents all subgenres of romance except inspirational romance.

Agency link: www.speilburgliterary.com/submissions

Also, another lone agent representing romance for her agency KT Literary:

42. Sara Megibow

Sara specializes in many categories, including romance. She currently seeks adult romance.

Agency link: www.ktliterary.com/submissions/
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/sara-megibow/

Here are more agents from Marsal Lyon Literary Agency:

43. Kevan Lyon

Kevan represents romance of all genres.

Agency link: www.marsallyonliteraryagency.com/submissions/submission-info/

44. Jill Marsal

Jill looks for all types of romance including romantic suspense, historical, contemporary, and category romance.

Agency link: www.marsallyonliteraryagency.com/submissions/submission-info/

45. Patricia Nelson

She is actively building her list and represents adult, young adult, and middle-grade fiction.

Agency link: www.marsallyonliteraryagency.com/submissions/submission-info/
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/patricia-nelson/

The following agents come from D H H Literary Agency:

46. David Headley

Being the managing director of the agency, he is seeking stories with strong characters and original narrative voices.

Agency link: www.dhhliteraryagency.com/submissions.html

47. Hannah Sheppard

Her main interest in adult fiction includes thrillers and romance.

Agency link: www.dhhliteraryagency.com/submissions.html

The next 2 ladies are from Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency:

48. Thao Le

She mostly likes romantic fantasies. Have a quick look at her bio page on their website to know her favorites on the romance genre.

Agency link: www.dijkstraagency.com/submission-guidelines.php
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/thao-le/

49. Jessica Watterson

Jessica is most interested in all genres of romance, check out her bio page for specifics.

Agency link: www.dijkstraagency.com/submission-guidelines.php
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jessica-watterson-2/

Next batch will come from Andrea Brown Literary Agency, an agency that specializes in children’s literature:

50. Caryn Wiseman

She loves books that are intellectual by nature and have a heart.

Agency link: www.andreabrownlit.com/how-to-submit.html

51. Jennifer Rofé

She represents projects ranging from picture books to YA. For YA, Jennifer likes unique, wistful, and cringe-worthy romance stories.

Agency link: www.andreabrownlit.com/how-to-submit.html

52. Jennifer March Soloway

Jennifer represents picture books, middle grade, and young adult stories.

Agency link: www.andreabrownlit.com/how-to-submit.html
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jennifer-march-soloway

Now for Brower Literary & Management’s agent:

53. Kimberly Brower

Kimberly is the founder and an agent, she’s looking for books that can hook her attention regardless of its genre.

Agency link: www.browerliterary.com/submissions/representation/

The next agency, BookEnds Literary Agency, has several agents representing romance:

54. Kim Lionetti

Kim is actively seeking commercial women’s fiction.

Agency link: www.bookendsliterary.com/submissions-2/
Personal website/link: www.querymanager.com/query/1008

55. Jessica Alvarez

She’s looking for books that have diversity. She wants romances in all genres including inspirational and category romance.

Agency link: www.bookendsliterary.com/submissions-2/
Personal website/link: www.querymanager.com/query/1007
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jessica-alvarez/

56. Moe Ferrara

For her particulars on the romance genre, visit their website for accurate details.

Agency link: www.bookendsliterary.com/submissions-2/
Personal website/link: www.querymanager.com/query/1005
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/moe-ferrara/

57. Rachel Brooks

Rachel represents adult romance, young adult, women’s fiction and cozy mysteries.

Agency link: www.bookendsliterary.com/submissions-2/
Personal website/link: www.querymanager.com/query/RachelBrooks

58. Amanda Jain

Amanda is particularly looking for diverse historical romance.

Agency link: www.bookendsliterary.com/submissions-2/
Personal website/link: www.querymanager.com/query/AmandaJain
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amanda-jain/

Next on the list are the 2 agents from D4EO Literary Agency:

59. Jessie Devine

Jessie likes forbidden romance.

Agency link: www.d4eoliteraryagency.com/p/jessie-devine.html
Personal website/link: www.querymanager.com/query/devinequeries
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jessie-devine/

60. Julie Dinneen

Julie is looking for well-written romance, both contemporary and historical.

Agency link: www.d4eoliteraryagency.com/p/julie-dinneen.html
Personal website/link: www.juliedinneen.com/
Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/julie-dinneen/

We hope that this list can be of assistance to all romance authors and that it helps you find the right agent.

Finding one is a long process and can be exhausting, but being able to work with the one that’s well-matched with you is worth the process.

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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.