The Directory of Literary Agents
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Literary Agent Directory
Important: Visit each agent’s website (links in their listings below) to see if they’re open to submissions before querying.
Claire Anderson-Wheeler is a literary agent with Regal Hoffmann & Associates. She started her career at the Christine Green Authors’ Agency in London in 2008, before crossing the pond to New York. She has been at RHA since 2013. Claire has a Law degree from Trinity College, Dublin, and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. She’s glad to consider submissions across a range of genres, the common thread throughout being a meaty narrative and a confident voice. At the commercial end, she is a sucker for psychological suspense with great characters and twists you never see coming, whether standalone novels (think Ruth Ware) or the first in a crime/procedural series (think Angela Marson’s Kim Stone series, or Tana French). Other genres: brainy, grounded sci-fi (e.g.Jeff VanderMeer, or Adrian Tchaikovsky’s ‘Children of Time’); book club fiction with an intriguing “what would you do” hook or highlighting contemporary issues/moral dilemmas (e.g. ‘Small Great Things’). For literary fiction it’s harder to be prescriptive, but if it’s unexpected, ambitious, and resonant, please send! Across all genres, diverse and under-represented voices are most especially welcome.
In children’s and YA fiction, Claire’s open to anything for the 8+ range, be it fantasy, historical, contemporary, or a mash-up – so long as it is challenging, emotionally sophisticated, and sincere. (Witches, mages, and sorcerers welcome in adult fiction too!)
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Chapter Book * Children’s Fiction * Contemporary * Ethnic Fiction * Fantasy * General Fiction * Historical * Juvenile Fiction * Middle Grade Fiction * Multicultural Fiction * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Ethnic * General Nonfiction * Multicultural *
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