Urban Fantasy Agents

A list of literary agents who represent urban fantasy novels for adults and teens. Find an agent for your story.

How I Got My Agent: Benedict Jacka

“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. GIVEAWAY: Benedict is excited to give away a free novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks; winners must...

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Suzanne Johnson

1. Outline, outline, outline. I wrote ROYAL STREET front to back, beginning to end, with a lot of meandering in between. Said meandering bits got hacked through multiple revisions. Meandering wastes time. I learned quickly that if I’m going to hold down a full-time day job and expect to write multiple...

How I Got My Agent: Cassie Alexander

“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog,...

How I Got My Agent: Delilah Dawson

"How I Got My Agent" is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog,...

New Agent Alert: Kat Salazar of Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents

About Kat: Kat Salazar joined Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents in February 2011 as an intern for the agency working directly for agency co-founder Elizabeth Pomada. Previously she worked for University of Washington Press as a Marketing Assistant and held internships at University of California Press, HarperOne of Harper Collins, and Wales Literary...

Literary Agent Interview: Jessica Alvarez of BookEnds, LLC

This interview features Jessica Alvarez of BookEnds, LLC. Mere days after graduating from New York University with a B.A. in English Literature, Jessica began her publishing career in 2001 as an editorial assistant at Harlequin Books. There, she had the opportunity to acquire and edit a wide array of women's fiction,...

New Literary Agent Alert: Brooks Sherman of FinePrint Literary Management

Brooks is seeking: On the adult side, literary and upmarket fiction running the gamut from contemporary (with an eye toward multicultural or satirical) to speculative (particularly urban/contemporary fantasy, horror/dark fantasy, and slipstream). Brooks also has a weakness for historical fiction and a burgeoning interest in crime fiction. For nonfiction, he is...

Literary Agent Interview: Sandy Lu of L. Perkins Agency

This installment features Sandy Lu of L. Perkins Agency. Sandy holds BAs in psychology and sociology from Queens College, with minors in music, business, and Japanese. Prior to becoming an agent, she attended the Ph.D. Program in Social and Personality Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center and worked as a business/operations...

Literary Agent Interview: Rebecca Strauss of McIntosh & Otis

This installment features Rebecca Strauss, agent in the Adult Department and Director of Subsidiary Rights at McIntosh & Otis, Inc. Rebecca has been at M&O since 2005 and represents writers in a variety of genres, including Wall Street Journal bestsellers and Indie Next Picks. Before joining M&O, Rebecca was a Foreign...

Agent Suzie Townsend Puts Out Call For Adult Fiction

The very cool Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary (formerly of FinePrint Literary Management) contacted me yesterday with news that she is looking to acquire more adult fiction works to complement her love of juvenile fiction. See Suzie's entire explanation of her needs on the post itself. (Also learn how...

Literary Agent Interview: Natalie Fischer of Bradford Literary (formerly Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency)

This installment features Natalie Fischer of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. She is seeking: Commercial fiction, with an emphasis in children’s literature (from picture book-YA/Teen), romance (contemporary and historical), historical fiction, multicultural fiction, paranormal, sci-fi/fantasy in YA or romance only, fairy-tale/legend spin-offs, and “beautiful dark” novels. She will also consider select memoir.

Literary Agent Interview: Jennifer Schober of Spencerhill Associates

This installment features Jennifer Schober of Spencerhill Associates. Prior to joining Spencerhill in 2006, Jennifer received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Ithaca College and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University. Trained as a psychotherapist, Jennifer enjoys using her clinical skills as an agent, coaching clients on issues surrounding...

Literary Agent Interview: Jason Yarn of Paradigm Agency

This installment features Jason Yarn of Paradigm Agency. He is seeking: Literary and commercial fiction in the areas of science fiction, chick lit, fantasy, humor/satire, historical fiction, young adult, thrillers/suspense, adventure, gay & lesbian, military/espionage, graphic novels, mystery, short story collections, and women’s fiction. For nonfiction, history, sports, celebrity, biography,...