Have you just finished your novel and are ready to begin your search for an agent? Well, we’re here to help!
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The historical fiction market is a wonderfully diverse and rich genre to be writing in.
It is comprised of award-winning authors like Hilary Mantel, upmarket commercial talents such as Kate Mosse and Phillipa Gregory, and the thrilling talents of Conn Iggulden and Robert Harris. This includes crossover books, which pair historical fiction with romance, literary fiction, young adult, and more.
It’s important to find an agent who works with the specific genre and theme that you’re writing in. Such as an agent who loves WW2 fiction, or who loves queer historical fiction, or enjoys historical fiction with a speculative twist. The reason this is so important is because this will be the best agent for you, because historical fiction can be so broad. Make sure to take a closer look at your novel and decide what the USP (unique selling point) is and what else an agent might find in it to interest them.
Once you have polished your manuscript and completed your submission pack, it’s time to start researching agents and putting together your shortlist. And that’s where AgentMatch comes in.
AgentMatch And How To Use It
There are plenty of historical fiction-loving agents, but you won’t want to approach them all. The best way to develop and refine your own shortlist of US agents for historical fiction 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. historical fiction), 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.
US Agents For Historical Fiction
To get you started we’ve selected a list of 20 US agents looking for historical fiction:
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!
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