Agents: Jessica Faust (also Jacky Sach and Kim Lionetti, neither of which are interested in speculative fiction) Webpage:BookEnds, LLC - A Literary Agency Accepts: Historical, contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, and erotic romance, erotica, women's fiction, mysteries, suspense, and thrillers. Send: Query, via snail or email. Speculative fiction clients: Lorraine Bartlett, Steve Climer, Christie Craig, Angie Fox, others Notes: A good market for those writing speculative romance, not so good for the rest of the specfic crowd. They specifically do not accept science fiction. Recommended by Preditors and Editors.
Sternig & Byrne Literary Agency
2370 S. 107th Street, Apt. 4
Milwaukee, WI 53219-4433
Agents: Jack Byrne. Webpage: Sternig Accepts: Science fiction, fantasy, and mystery. Send: Query letter; prefers e-queries for intial contact. Speculative fiction clients: Alison Baird, Andre Norton, Jo Walton, Sarah Monette, and many others (list on the website). Comments: This agency's client list is very full.
The Jane Chelius Literary Agency
548 Second Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Agents: Jane Chelius, Mark Chelius Webpage: Jane Chelius Literary Agency Accepts: Popular and literary fiction, mystery, women's literature, science fiction and fantasy, and men's adventure. Send: Query, ten sample pages, and one-page synopsis via email. They do not reply unless they are interested in the work. Speculative fiction clients: n/a Comments: Has a strong background in mystery. Recommended by Preditors and Editors.
Liza Dawson Associates
350 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001 Agents: Caitlin Blasdell, Havis Dawson (also Liza Dawson and Anna Olswange, neither of whom accept speculative fiction) Webpage: Liza Dawson Associates Accepts: Dawson: military memoirs, southern fiction, fantasy, thrillers. Blasdell: Science fiction, fantasy, women's fiction, thrillers. Send: Query or equery. Speculative fiction clients: Charlie Stross, Sarah Prineas, Lyn Benedict, Janine Cross, R Comments: The above information applies to Caitlin Blasdell only, as she's the only one I could find reliable info on. As always, email me if you have anything better.
FinePrint Literary Management
240 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001
Agents: Peter Rubie(also Janet Reid, Stephany Evans, June Clark, Diane Freed, Meredith Hays, Gary Heidt, and Amy Tipton, none of whom express an interest in speculative fiction) Webpage:FinePrint Literary Management Accepts: Women's fiction (both commercial and literary), literary, thrillers, mysteries and crime, SF and fantasy, multicultural, middle grade and YA. Send: Query, synopsis, and first two chapters via snail mail, or query via email. Speculative fiction clients: Patrick Carman, Jeff Somers, Louise Marley, Elizabeth Massie, Stephen Chambers Comments: This agency is a merger of the Peter Rubie Agency and Imprint Agency. I include Janet Reid as open to speculative fiction because of The Electric Church, but she is probably most interested in crossover works. Highly recommended by Preditors and Editors.
L. Perkins Agency
15-9 Interlaken Court
Freehold, NJ 07728
Agents: Jenny Rappaport, Lori Perkins Webpage: n/a Accepts: Science fiction and fantasy, horror, young adult and romance Send: Query and synopsis. Submit to the above address. No manuscript pages, no email queries. Speculative fiction clients: Jordan Summers, Nathalie Mallet Comments: I am basing all the information here on Jenny Rappaport's blog post on the topic, and so it applies only to her -- more general info on the agency will be posted as I get it.
285 Fifth Avenue, PMB 445
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Agents: Emily Sylvan Kim Webpage: Prospect Agency - a literary agency Accepts: Romance, women's fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction, young adult literature, and science fiction. No fantasy. Send: No postal queries -- queries only via their submissions form. The form allows you to upload a single document which should contain your query letter, synopsis, and first three chapters. The form lists acceptable formats for the document. Speculative fiction clients: n/a Comments: A relatively new agency. Kim is a six-year veteran of Writer's House.
Reece Halsey North Literary Agency
98 Main Street, #704
Tiburon, CA 94920
Agents: Kimberly Cameron Webpage: Reece Halsey North Literary Agency Accepts: Literary Fiction, science Fiction, mystery, horror, commercial Fiction, romance Send: Cover letter, synopsis, and first fifty pages. No email queries. Speculative fiction clients: Marc Giller, Matthew Delaney. Comments: A somewhat mystery-oriented agency. Note that although Cameron accepts science fiction, she does not accept fantasy.
Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
55 Fifth Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Agents: Matt Bialer (also Heide Lange, Faith Hamlin, Daniel Mandel, Peter McGuigan, Jeremy Katz, and Tricia Davey, none of whom accept speculative fiction submissions.) Webpage: Sanford J. Greenburger Associates Accepts: General fiction, mystery, science fiction/fantasy, thrillers. Send: Query, three chapters, synopsis, and brief bio. Speculative fiction clients: Tad Williams, Robert Newcomb, C.J. Cherryh, Richard Cox, Nina Kiriki Hoffman. Comments: His agency writup says that he "represents many veteran authors but is also willing to roll up his sleeves and work with a first time author."
5508 Joylynne Drive
Madison, WI 53716 Agents: Kristopher O'Higgins, Jesse Vogel Webpage:Scribe Agency Accepts: Fiction "of all genres". Looks like a strong leaning towards the literary and/or bizarre. Send: Cover letter, synopsis, and first three chapters, by snail mail or email. Via email they want the chapters and synopsis attached as a Word document. Speculative fiction clients: Ben Peek, Darin C. Bradley, Forrest Aguirre, Barth Anderson, Timothy S. Miller, others. Comments: A very... unique agency. Their sales and credentials are legit, but either you're going to like their style, or you aren't. Visiting the website before submitting is highly recommended.
Spectrum Literary Agency
320 Central Park West, Suite 1-D
New York, NY 10025
Agents:Eleanor Wood, Lucienne Diver Webpage: Spectrum Literary Agency Accepts: Fantasy, science fiction, mysteries, romance, suspense. Send: Query letter. Speculative fiction clients:Catherine Asaro, Lois McMaster Bujold, Jack Chalker, Larry Niven, too many others to list. Comments: Expect a long response time; they can take 3-4 months just to read your query.