UK Literary Agents For Romance – Jericho Writers
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UK Literary Agents For Romance

UK Literary Agents For Romance

Have you just finished your novel and are ready to begin your search for an agent? Well, we’re here to help! 


Romance Fiction

Romance fiction, from Jane Austen onward, is one of the most enduringly popular of all genres. It is most often defined by its primary focus on the romantic relationship between two or more characters, and the frequent occurrences of satisfying or happy endings (though this is not always the case). 

In mainstream publishing the term ‘romance fiction’ can sometimes fall under the broader genre of women’s fiction (fairly literary, upmarket, and serious) or commercial (think mass-market commercial novels published by Mills & Boon). While in some cases, it will cross over the genre divide and claim a combination of genres, such as historical romance. Obviously there’s a lot of grey area in the world of romance fiction which is why it’s so fun to write and why readers love it. This flexibility also means that when you’re ready to start the querying process it’s important for you to do your research (and lots of wider reading!) so that when you submit to agents you know exactly where your book falls in the market. 

Finding the right agent is a long process but at the heart of it you need an agent who is not only qualified to work with your book, but also loves the genre/s you’re writing in.  So if you have written a historical romance with fantasy elements, for example, you should look for an agent that expresses an interest in both genres, not just an agent looking for romance novels. This may seem like a daunting task but that’s where AgentMatch can help.  

AgentMatch And How To Use It

There are plenty of romance-loving agents, but you won’t want to approach them all. The best way to develop and refine your own shortlist of UK agents for romance novels is to visit AgentMatch, our literary agent database, and use the search tools on the left to make your selection. 

With AgentMatch you can select by genre (e.g. romance), country, the agent’s level of experience, their appetite for new clients, and much more. You can even save your search results and come back to them, allowing you to work through them one by one, at your own pace. Each profile has been researched thoroughly including what agents like to read in their spare time, information on their most recent deals, manuscript wishlists, submission requirements, and exclusive interviews. 

You can sign-up for a 7-day free trial which will give you a good feel for the data and functionality. Or join us as a premium member and get unlimited access to AgentMatch.  

UK Agents For Romance 

To get you started we’ve selected a list of 20 UK agents looking for romance novels: 

More Resources  

We’re here to help you at every step in your writing and querying process. Check out our favourite blogs that can assist you in putting together your query letter and synopsis, and if you want valuable, personal feedback on your writing you can book a fifteen-minute One-to-One with an agent of your choice. Premium members can also get a free query letter review from our lovely Writers Support team!    

Happy searching, and good luck on your querying journey!