The Directory of Literary Agents
7 Insider Secrets to Get a Top Agent, Publisher, and Book Deal
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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.
Kristy Hunter is a literary agent with The Knight Agency. As a graduate of Vanderbilt University and The Columbia Publishing Course, Kristy Hunter began her publishing career in New York City—first as an editorial intern at Bloomsbury Children’s Books and then as a book publicist at Grove/Atlantic and Random House Children’s Books. When she moved to the agenting side of the industry, she was closely mentored by Deidre Knight, president and founder of The Knight Agency, and her first co-agented project sold at auction soon after. As an associate agent, Kristy enjoys being able to bring a unique perspective to her clients thanks to her diverse publishing background. When she’s not curled up with a fantastic book or manuscript, she can be found kickboxing or hiking with her dog.
Currently, Kristy is looking for new talent to add to her list. She loves voice-driven stories, strong characters, and being surprised by the unexpected. As a result, she is open to most genres but is specifically looking for strong women’s fiction with book club appeal, literary fiction, historical fiction, romance (and all subgenres of romance, except paranormal), suspense, young adult, and middle grade. Books that feature a diverse cast of characters are always at the top of her list and she’d love to see even more own-voices projects in her inbox. Some of her favorite reads include Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin, and The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Chick Lit * Children’s Fiction * Commercial * Contemporary * Family Saga * Fantasy * Gay/Lesbian Fiction * Historical * Horror * Humor Fiction * Literary * Magical Realism * Middle Grade Fiction * Multicultural Fiction * New Adult * Romance * Satire * Suspense * Thriller * Upmarket Fiction * Women’s Fiction * Young Adult Fiction *
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