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.
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.