Have you just finished your novel and are ready to begin your search for an agent? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
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Over the years fantasy fiction has become one of the cornerstones of the book market. This competitive genre is brimming with big-selling fantasy novels. You only need to look at the fantasy fiction shelf in your local bookstore or the best seller list on Amazon to see authors like China Mieville, Neil Gaiman, and Iain Banks lining the charts.
Although fantasy has always been a popular genre, the nature of the genre means that we will continue to see new and fresh story ideas published. Think YA fantasy series A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas or Neil Gaiman’s short story piece Fragile Things to name a few. Its flexibility means that authors can continually explore their characters and the world they have created to the extremes. No book idea is the same.
In a demanding, and often saturated, market there are still plenty of agents looking for the next big fantasy novel or series. Before querying your shortlist, make sure your opening chapters are perfect and your submission pack is tailored to your chosen agent. With such a popular genre the standard for submissions will be high, so don’t waste your opportunity.
AgentMatch And How To Use It
There are plenty of fantasy-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 fantasy 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. fantasy), 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.
UK Agents For Fantasy
To get you started we’ve selected a list of 20 UK agents looking for fantasy:
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!