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US agents for travel non-fiction

Agents for travel non-fiction



So, you’ve written a travel memoir and you’re ready to find an agent to represent it?


There are plenty of travel-loving agents but finalising your agent shortlist can be a painstakingly long, dull task. Unless you’re using AgentMatch, that is.  

After selecting your country (we advise that US based authors should query US based agents), genre or non-fiction subject areas, you’ll receive a personalised list of suitable agent profiles. You can save your search results and work through them one by one, at your own pace. We’ve done all the work for you: scoured the four corners of the web for every interview, interesting fact, and noteworthy quote, it’s all there.  

So, if you want to get to know the agents below (as well as the other 900+ literary agents!) a little better, then take out our 7-day free trial and get searching. 

William Clark 

Rachel Dillon Fried  

Wendy Levinson 

Alison Mackeen 

Dan Mandel 

Need more information? We break everything down in our guide to finding a literary agent – it’s invaluable for all querying authors! 

Finding an agent



Finding an agent sounds much easier than it is. There are so many agents, with varying preferences and requirements, and so many sites to explore and notes to take. It can be a daunting task. 

If you’re writing a travel book, it needs to set itself apart from others like it in the market. Take a look at Into the Wild, Eat Pray Love, or Under the Tuscan Sun, what sets them apart and makes them so appealing to readers? Bear this in mind when querying agents, and show them what makes your book unique.

We’ve at least made your agent search easier with AgentMatch.

Good luck!

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Literary agents for paranormal romances

Literary agents for paranormal romances



The vampire boom isn’t what it was, but the success of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight created a prominent sub-genre in paranormal romance.


That said, writers like Anne Rice have been around a long time and point to the genre’s longevity.

The whole nexus of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and YA dark romance. It’s a genre tailor-made for the e-book generation and (not surprisingly) one that has spawned plenty of films and TV series.

The entry criteria are threefold. One, you need good, clean, readable prose. Two, you need a twist on the basic genre that feels new and compelling. Three, you need a romance that will truly capture your audience’s heart.

AgentMatch and how to use it

On AgentMatch, there are plenty of vampire-loving agents and you won’t want to approach them all. The best way to develop and refine your own shortlist of likely targets is to visit our page and use the search tools on the left to make your selection.

You can select by genre (e.g. paranormal romance) but you can also select by the agent’s level of experience, their appetite for new clients, and very much more. Our database is completely comprehensive and it’s really, really easy to create the searches you want.

The site is designed to give users a good feel for the data and functionality for free, but the real riches of our site are available only to members.

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Literary agents for women’s fiction

Literary agents for women’s fiction



Are you writing predominantly for women, about women, and in search of an agent?


Women’s fiction is an incredibly broad and rich genre to be aware of as a publishing label.

There is romance, there is domestic noir, there is literary fiction, and a novel being literary fiction need not cancel out it being a romance, etc., etc. Nor does any given sub-genre (e.g. domestic noir) mean that this is a genre read only by women, even if in the publishing world, it may tend to be marketed as such.

So you need to be careful how you choose a book genre. Is it really a book group type of novel (i.e. accessible and literary)? Is it romance? Is it erotica?

Just because your book might be about a woman sorting through a relationship (not necessarily a romantic one), doesn’t mean that you’ll to describe the novel as women’s fiction.

Better to think more about what kind of book it is and what kind of agent you want.

Luckily, we’ve made your agent search easy with AgentMatch.

AgentMatch and how to use it

On AgentMatch, there are plenty of agents who love women’s fiction (including, by the way, plenty of male agents since this is not a girls’ only preserve), and you won’t want to approach them all. The best way to develop and refine your own shortlist of likely targets is to visit our page and use the search tools on the left to make your selection.

You can select by genre (e.g. romance or literary fiction) but you can also select by the agent’s level of experience, their appetite for new clients, and very much more. Our database is completely comprehensive and it’s really, really easy to create the searches you want.

This site is designed to give users a good feel for the data and functionality for free, but the real riches of our site are available only to members.

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AgentMatch provides:

  • A list of every agent in the UK;
  • Masses of data on each one (photos, biographies, client lists, genre preferences, likes and dislikes, and much more);
  • Search tools to make it easy to sort through all our goodies;
  • Submission info for every agent;
  • Further links to any other key information we’ve been able to locate on the web.

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Literary agents for crime, thrillers and action novels

Literary agents for crime, thrillers and action novels



Written a thriller or work of crime fiction and need a literary agent?


You’re in the right place.

AgentMatch has a complete list of every agent in the UK with full detail about who they are and what kind of work they represent.

So here’s what you do.

  1. Head over here.
  2. Click on the “select genres” box and choose “Crime & thrillers” from the pop-up list.
  3. You’ll find that there are a huge number of agents who represent work in this area. (Basically: most of them will happily represent crime; there are just about no agents who specialise only in that area.) So you’ll need to filter your list some more. Use our other search tools to bring your selection down to a manageable total.
  4. Then dive into individual agent profiles and read what each agent says about themselves.
  5. Make your final shortlist selection

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Literary agents for horror

Literary agents for horror



Ever since the horror genre was so memorably revived and expanded by Stephen King, horror has been a reliably steady element in the publishing canon.


The advent of teen paranormal sagas has brought new readers to the genre (while also altering its boundaries). The ebook evolution has also, arguably, brought new readers to the field, as young men (always more reluctant book-readers) have been more willing to purchase long-form fiction via their tablets and phones.

What’s more, the genre shouldn’t be seen in too restrictive terms. Classy contemporary authors such as the award-winning Lesley Glaister add quality to the genre. And then you could also argue that such very well-respected authors as Susan Hill have in fact been writing ‘horror’ for years, albeit not for the audiences normally associated with the area.

Many crime and thriller authors also effectively plough through classic horror territory.

(Oh, the noises from that old stone cellar? They’re nothing. No. Honestly, nothing.)

AgentMatch and how to use it

AgentMatch is designed to let you easily filter on and find the agents you need.

There are plenty of horror-loving agents and you won’t want to approach them all. The best way to develop and refine your own shortlist of likely targets is to visit our page and use the search tools on the left to make your selection.

You can select by genre (e.g. horror) but you can also select by the agent’s level of experience, their appetite for new clients, and very much more. Our database is completely comprehensive and it’s really, really easy to create the searches you want.

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Literary agents for romance

Literary agents for romance



Romantic fiction, from Jane Austen onward, is one of the most enduringly popular of all genres.


That doesn’t mean the genre always gets the respect it deserves. The way romance is usually used in modern publishing distinguishes “women’s fiction” (a loose label, which can be fairly literary, upmarket and serious) from “romance”, a term that encompasses such happily mass-market brands as Mills & Boon and Black Lace, but also fun, frolicky romances issued by the big publishers.

Because the genre is so broad, it’s not enough simply to look for agents with an interest in women’s fiction, though. You do need to find those who are interested in fiction at the more commercial end of the market.

Luckily, we’ve made your agent search easy with AgentMatch.

AgentMatch and how to use it

On AgentMatch, there are plenty of romance-loving agents, and you won’t want to approach them all. The best way to develop and refine your own shortlist of likely targets is to visit our page and use the search tools on the left to make your selection.

You can select by genre (e.g. romance or literary fiction) but you can also select by the agent’s level of experience, their appetite for new clients, and very much more. Our database is completely comprehensive and it’s really, really easy to create the searches you want.

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Literary agents for travel non-fiction

Literary agents for travel non-fiction



So you’ve written a travel memoir and want to find an agent to represent it?


Easier said than done, because there are so many agents, with so many preferences and requirements, so many different sites to explore and notes to take.

If you’re writing a travel tome, it also needs to set itself apart. Think about what makes books like Into the WildEat Pray Love, or Under the Tuscan Sun appealing to readers.

We’ve at least made your agent search easy through AgentMatch.

AgentMatch and how to use it

On AgentMatch, there are plenty of travel-loving agents, and you won’t want to approach them all. The best way to develop and refine your own shortlist of likely targets is to visit our page and use the search tools on the left to make your selection.

You can select by genre (e.g. travel) but you can also select by the agent’s level of experience, their appetite for new clients, and very much more. Our database is completely comprehensive and it’s really, really easy to create the searches you want.

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literary agents for food and cookery books

Literary agents for food and cookery books

literary agents for food and cookery books

Literary agents for food and cookery books



The cookery market remains a solidly dependable corner of the books market with many literary agents representing the non-fiction genre.


What’s more, it’s an area which is still dominated by full-colour, hard-copy books, which means that the ebook revolution has done little to change the basic market.

That’s the good news.

The bad news is that the market dynamics remain challenging for most potential writers in this area. The one sure fire way to get a cookbook published is to make sure that you have a TV show first. Or a column in a major newspaper. Or you’re a celebrity with some lifestyle angle to promote. For ordinary cookery writers, it is hard to get publishers interested enough to invest in a book, not least because the high production quality now expected in this area means that a book needs to shift a lot of copies to break into profit.

But faint heart never won fair maid, and there are still opportunities for new, unknown writers. Especially if you can bring a particular expertise in an under-explored area of food and drink.

AgentMatch has a complete list of every agent in the UK with full details about what genre they handle and much more besides. If you’re looking for an agent, then you’re in exactly the right place.

You just need to become a member.

AgentMatch and how to use it

There are plenty of cookery-loving agents and you won’t want to approach them all. The best way to develop and refine your own shortlist of likely targets is to visit our page and use the search tools on the left to make your selection.

You can select by genre (e.g. food and cookery) but you can also select by the agent’s level of experience, their appetite for new clients, and very much more. Our database is completely comprehensive and it’s really, really easy to create the searches you want.

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Literary agents for fantasy fiction

Literary agents for fantasy fiction



Plenty of fantasy novels have made a lot of money for publishers.


And there are a good handful of excellent authors who have written in the genre. (China MievilleNeil GaimanIain Banks, to name a few.)

That means that there are plenty of agents ready to dive into the slushpile in search of the next big thing in fantasy.

AgentMatch and how to use it

There are plenty of fantasy-loving agents, though you won’t want to approach them all.

The best way to develop and refine your own shortlist of likely targets is to visit our page and use the search tools on the left to make your selection.

With AgentMatch, you can select by genre (e.g. fantasy) and you can also select by the agent’s level of experience, the appetite for new clients, and very much more. Our database is completely comprehensive and it’s really, really easy to create the searches you want.

Signing up is incredibly simple.

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Literary agents for memoir, true story and autobiography

Literary agents for memoir, true story and autobiography



The market for memoir is easy (sort of).


Step 1 is to be a celebrity. And if you find yourself unable to complete Step 1, things may prove a little harder.

You will, for one thing, almost certainly need to have been part of something quite remarkable.

Not my-friends-think-it’s-amazing remarkable, but the kind of remarkable that will grip and hold the interest of perfect strangers, like Wild by Cheryl Strayed.

You will also need the ability to transform your experiences into excellent prose. You need to be able to bring to life the things you’ve seen and done.

Think also, for example, of masterpieces as The Hare With Amber Eyes or Empire Antarctica.

These stories are rarer than you think.

AgentMatch and how to use it

There are plenty of memoir-loving agents and you won’t want to approach them all. The best way to develop and refine your own shortlist of likely targets is to visit our page and use the search tools on the left to make your selection.

With AgentMatch, you can select by genre (e.g. memoir) but you can also select by the agent’s level of experience, their appetite for new clients, and very much more. Our database is completely comprehensive and it’s really, really easy to create the searches you want.

All you need is to become a member.

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