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.
Jamie Vankirk is a literary agent with and the owner of Rainbow Nerds Literary. She was previously with Liza Dawson Associates. She is looking for young adult novels in the below genres. She is particularly interested in LGBT, POC, and other marginalized groups. Own Voices are encouraged.
Contemporary Fiction—in the vein of Nicola Yoon (The Sun Is Also a Star), Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda), and Kim Zarins (Sometimes We Tell the Truth)
Fantasy—think Audrey Coulthurst (Of Fire and Stars), Kate Elliot (Court of Fives), Erika Johansen (Queen of the Tearling), and Kristin Cashore (Graceling)
Science Fiction—similar to Corinne Duyvis (On the Edge of Gone) and Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles)
Historical Fiction/Fantasy—particularly written within the Tudor (bonus if centered around Anne Boleyn) or Victorian period
Magical Realism—along the lines of Libba Bray (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy and The Diviners)
Thriller—either with an unreliable narrator or in the vein of Kendare Blake (Anna Dressed in Blood)
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FICTION: Young Adult Fiction *
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