If I want to be published the traditional route I know that I need to have a literary agent. So, I’ve compiled a list of 54 Literary Agents to learn more about.
Anyone that is looking to publish traditionally will need a Literary Agent.
There are some publishers who wont even look at a manuscript that is not represented by one.
* Remember that this list does not, in anyway, guarantee that these agents are on the up and up. Please check the following websites to be sure. *
- Preditors & Editors
- Writer Beware
- Writer Beware Thumbs Down Agencies List
- WritersWeekly Recent Whispers and Warning
To recap: If you are looking for a Literary Agent you must do the following:
- Research all the agents that are looking for submissions in the genre you are writing
- Check out their website, the authors they represent, along with their books to make sure they are a good fit for you
- Next, check to see if those agents are on any scams lists or complaint boards.
- Then, with the ones that have no negative records, go back to their website and read their submission guidelines.
- Submit your work as requested and wait (patiently) to hear back.
- If you want added insurance that your agent(s) of choice will look at your manuscript and really consider it then find out the agents social media accounts (if they have one) and follow them. An agent will give more consideration to a writer they know and have talked with beforehand.
Without further ado, here is my list of 54 Literary Agencies This list is geared more toward Romance and Erotic Writers, meaning the agencies are looking for either Romance, Erotica or both. Good Luck Everyone!
- 3 Seas Literary Agency
- Alive Communications Literary Agency
- Ashley Grayson Literary Agency
- The Bent Agency
- The Belfrey Literary Agency
- Book Cents Literary Agency
- BookEnds Literary Agency
- Books and Such Literary Management
- Bradford Literary Agency
- Brown Literary Agency
- Brown and Miller Literary Associates
- Cornerstone Literary Agency
- Crichton & Associates Literary Agency
- Denise Marcil Literary Agency
- Elaine P. English Attorney and Literary Agent
- The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency
- Farris Literary Agency
- Fine Print Literary Management
- Fox Literary
- Greyhaus Literary Agency
- Hartline Literary Agency
- Harvey Klinger INC
- Irenegoodman Literary Agency
- Jane Chelius Literary Agency
- Jennifer Jackson Literary Agent
- JET Literary Associates
- Judith Ehrlich Literary Management
- Kimberly Cameron & Associates
- The Knight Agency
- Larsen Pomada Literary Agents
- Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency
- Linda Chester Literary Agency
- The Literary Group International
- Loretta Barrett Books Literary Agency
- Maria Carvainis Agency
- Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
- Mendal Media Group
- Nancy Yost Literary Agency
- Natasha Kern Literary Agency
- Nelson Literary Agency
- New Leaf Literary & Media
- Prospect Agency
- Richard Curtis Associates Inc
- The Rosenberg Group Literary Agency
- Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
- The Seymour Agency
- Spectrum Literary Agency
- The Stringer Literary Agency
- Talbot Fortune Agency
- Trident Media Group
- Upstart Crow Literary
- Waxman Leavell Literary Agency
- Writers House
Is there a Literary Agent or Agency that you recommend but isn’t on this list?
Leave their name and agency in the comment section below
14 thoughts on “54 Literary Agents Accepting Romance & Erotica Submissions”
Have written 4 books would love to publish but have no idea what to do. Any tips?
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Hi Natasha. Congrats on completing 4 books! What kind of books are they? What genre (if they can be categorized into one) are they? What are you hoping to do with the books (make a quick buck, find fans/a following or just have it published to say you are a published author.) These are all just a few of the important questions you need to answer in order figure out your next step.
I have written 6 books, 1 screen play, 2 children books and 3 romance novels, i have contacted over a dozen literary agents from different parts of the world, i even had one promise to get me published on one of my books, but kept me in suspense for over a year
I’m so heartbroken, i feel the need to give up
Don’t give up Artie. We all go through times where we want to give up. If you feel you’ve exhausted your options for literary agents and publishers then take it upon yourself to self publish. Many authors have a very successful career self publishing. My advice would be to read up on it and come up with a game plan that will work for you. Best of luck Artie.
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Hi Darla. I am a prolific author still looking for publication after years of rejections.I have six books on amazonkindlekdp.com and more recently with inkitt I recieved two five star reviews for my book of Irish Romantic Fiction -S>W>A>L>K Sealed With A Loving Kiss,Free to read and comment on inkitt under my name (Wordsworth).Also on inkitt and amazon are a four books series of adult fictional crime and now on inkitt and amazon two books of historical fiction set around true stories. My ultimate aim is of course publication but finding not only an agent or publisher is like winning the lottery.I dont want to go down the self publish route as I want my book or books published the conventional way.I have dealt with the vanity press and now avoid them. Robert
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Hi. I am a college professor and recently retired. I have published with established publishers in the field of Education (much easier than fiction). I have used Amazon Create Space for two purposes: 1. To publish little books with my graduate students like The Little Book of Learning Theories for all students at a low cost.
2. To publish my own fun writing like Writing for Your Life.
I think there are purposes for both kinds of press and self publishing can serve a purpose.
Why is it so hard to get an agent in the age of digital media? Is it just “who you know”? Thanks.
Hi Michele. Finding an agent can definitely be a frustrating process. In some ways “who you know” does make a difference but it’s not the only resource. If your trouble is finding agents to submit to there are many websites, like mine, magazines and books that publish information on agents/companies open for submission. The hard part is digging through it all to find what you need. If getting an agent to take you on is where you are having a hard time you are definitely not alone. There is a lot of competition out there and it’s hard to get your book to stand out and really capture an agents attention. Don’t give up. Anything worth doing will ultimately require a lot of your time and effort. Hang in there and reach out to organization and writers clubs geared toward your genre for moral support. They are a priceless asset to have in your writers arsenal.
Unfortunately, several of these agents listed are simply not accurate. I don’t even think Larson Pomada is in business anymore.
Hi Ryan, thanks for your comment. This article is from 2014. I don’t keep it updated. I do have a more recent article that lists publishers. It was published in 2020 so some publishers might be closed, etc… I’m sorry I don’t have a more current list of agents but maybe this list of publishers can come in handy. https://darlagdenton.com/2020/10/26/54-publishers-accepting-romance-and-erotica-submissions/