If you’re looking for a list of literary agents for graphic novels, the following compilation has been put together especially for you.
Based in Silicon Valley, USA, Gordon Warnock is one of the founders of Fuse Literary. He is an honorary graduate from California State University, Sacramento and has a B.A. in Creative and Professional Writing. He is also the Editorial Director for Short Fuse Publishing, as well as a literary agent.
He nurtures great respect for the classics, but also loves new authors that come with a zest. Gordon is specialized in Graphic Novels for Adults through MG, but is also looking for self-help books, memoirs, pop-culture, satire, new age, and others.
Gordon is also searching for books that are filled with tension and in which you tend to believe that the main character is real.
To contact him regarding your submission – you can find his email on his bio page. He does not accept submissions via Facebook or Twitter.
2. Anjali Singh
In 1996, Anjali Singh began her career as a literary scout. After that, she went on to become an editor for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, Vintage Books, and, most recently, an Editorial Director at Other Press. She is a publisher for Ayesha Pande Literary, which has its main offices in New York, USA.
She has worked with Samantha Hunt, Preeta Samarasan, Victoria Patterson, and many others, in her pursuit to find and represent new voices.
Anjali is looking for graphic novels, but also for literary thrillers, young adult literature, and character-driven works which reflect an engagement with the world.
In order to contact Anjali for a query, you only need to fill out the form on the Queries page. You should know that, at the moment, she is not open to submissions, but feel free to check the queries page from time to time, as there are frequent updates.
3. Dara Hyde
Dara Hyde works for the Hill Nadell Literary Agency, which is based in Los Angeles, USA. She graduated from Bard College and went on to spend over a decade working as an editor and as a rights and permissions manager for Grove Atlantic, before coming to Hill Nadell.
In addition to working with her clients, she also assists with the foreign and film rights for the entire literary agency.
She is usually looking for graphic novels and other genres, such as narrative non-fiction, young adult literature, and memoirs.
Although she is currently not open to submissions, you should frequently check the Submissions page for updates, as she will next become available on the 1st of January 2020.
With offices all throughout the US, including Los Angeles, the Andrea Brown Literary Agency works with Caryn Wiseman. Since 2003, she alone has sold over 425 books for them. She finished the University of Virginia and also holds an MBA from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has worked with Cece Bell, Debbie Levy, and Tom Angleberger, among others.
Caryn only works with children’s books, and she focuses on graphic novels, chapter books, fiction and non-fiction picture books, and others.
She would love to see writings from unrepresented authors in which they explore their own culture.
You can submit your work into her consideration via email, which you will find on the Agents page.
5. Louise Fury
Louise Fury works for The Bent Agency, which was founded in 2009 in New York, USA. She is native to South Africa, so she travels to Cape Town yearly. Before joining Bent, she worked in marketing and advertising for consumer markets and for the publishing industry, only to later become a literary agent for the L. Perkins Agency.
She is mainly looking to publish graphic novels, but is also interested in sports, true crime, romcoms, and others. She does not deal with memoirs or poetry.
Unfortunately, she is closed to new submissions, but you should check her bio page often, as you never know when updates might arrive. But be sure to also check out the submission guidelines before sending in your work.
6. Moe Ferrara
Bookends Literary was founded in 1999, in New Jersey, USA. Moe Ferrara has been one of their top literary agents ever since she joined them in May, 2015.
She is interested in fictional works for all ages, especially graphic novels. She is looking for clients that have their own voice and is LGBTQ+ friendly for all ages. She also has a passion for narrative nonfiction titles in regard to classical music, musical theatre, and LGBTQ studies. Moe does not currently accept cozy mysteries or women’s fiction.
You should only submit queries to her via Query Manager, and you can find her contact details in her bio, on the About Us page. You should also check her wish-list on Twitter, in order to find out more about her preferences.
Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents is a full-service literary agency founded all the way back in 1913, by Carl Brandt. It currently holds its offices in New York, USA.
Emily Forland works for Brandt & Hochman and she is looking for characters that seem more alive as you turn the pages, for beautifully crafted writing, and for stories that are firmly rooted in their surroundings. She welcomes idiosyncratic work, as well as traditional novels.
She is interested in graphic novels, but she also accepts food writing, biographies, history, memoirs, and young adult fiction, among others.
If you are interested in working with her, you can send her a query exclusively by email, which you can find in her bio, on the Agents page.
Steven Salpeter works as a literary agent for Curtis Brown Ltd, which is based in New York, US. He has graduated from the University of Florida, has founded the Palmetto Prize for Fiction, and he’s worked as an editor for Tea. His career as a literary agent began at Writers House, before moving on to Brandt & Hochman, and finally settling in for good at Curtis Brown.
He has worked with W.H. Auden, Alfred Lansing, and Stanley Ellin, among other writers.
Steven is looking for graphic novels, but is also open to thrillers, historical fiction, young adult, or a mix of all of them.
You can contact Steven Salpeter if you wish to work with him by using the online submission form.
9. Susan Graham
Einstein Literary Agency was launched in 2015, in New York, USA. Susan Graham joined the firm in the same year as an assistant. They hold a Master’s Degree in English and another one in Children’s Literature from the Simmons College.
Susan is looking for adult and children’s fiction regarding all genres, but they’re focusing on fantasy and science fiction written with a “queer lens”.
They are looking for graphic novels pertaining to all genres and age categories. Monster protagonists are always a plus with them.
If you would like to work with Susan, you can query them using the information from the submissions page. Make sure to add a query letter and the first 10 pages of your manuscript, double-spaced.
Adriann graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona. Her first job involving publishing was at a freelance company from Tucson. She is currently working for Foundry Literature and Media, which have their quarters in New York, USA.
She has worked with New York Times bestselling and award-winning graphic novelists, illustrators, authors, and journalists, among others.
Adriann is interested in publishing graphic novels and has a keen interest in lifelike narratives based on real world conflicts, which bring along their grittiness and realism.
If you would like to work with her, you should know that she only accepts submissions via email. Be sure to check the Foundry Submissions page before you contact her. There, you will find everything you need for a successful submission.
11. Sam Stoloff
The Frances Goldin Literary Agency was founded in 1977 by Frances Goldin, and is based in New York, USA.
Sam Stoloff is one of their Principal and Senior Agents, and has been working for them since 1997. He has obtained a doctoral dissertation in American cultural history and an MFA in poetry, both of them from Cornell University.
He is looking for graphic novels, both of fiction and non-fiction, but he is also working with memoirs, history, literary fiction, journalism, and so on.
Among his clients, you will find Mandy Catron, Janisse Ray, and Susan Bordo.
If you think that Sam is a good match for your interests and would like to get in touch, you can find his email address on the Contact page, but you should only submit works to him via submittable.com.
12. Emma Gougeon
InkWell Management is a literary agency based in New York, USA, which is known for representing winners of major literary prizes. Emma Gougeon joined the agency in 2018, as their Foreign Rights Associate.
She graduated from the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford, and she has a BFA in English and French from the Kalamazoo College. She spent a semester abroad, in France, at the École Supérieure de Commerce in Clermont-Ferrand.
Her main focus is represented by graphic novels and backlist titles in foreign markets. She also works with French authors, memoirs, and fiction.
You can find any and all submission details on the Contact page. Be sure to include Emma Gougeon’s name if you wish to work with her.
13. Trevor Ketner
Trevor Ketner is a literary agent that works for Ladderbird, a small literary agency currently based in Boston, USA.
They graduated from the University of Minnesota where they obtained an MFA in creative writing with a focus on poetry. Before joining Ladderbird, they worked for Catapult, SLICE Magazine, Junior Library Guild, Ayesha Pande Literary, and for Graywolf Press.
They are interested in graphic novels, but you can query them regarding other genres as well, among which you’ll find memoirs, creative non-fiction, literary fiction, so on and so forth. They are not interested in fantasy, self-help, or thriller/mystery.
All submissions must pass through Query Manager, and you can find the necessary details for a successful proposal on the Submissions page.
14. Kate McKean
Kate Mckean is the Vice President of the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency, which was founded in 1979, in Brooklyn, USA. She has a Master’s Degree in Fiction Writing from the University of Southern Mississippi. She began her career at the University Press of Florida before moving on to the Morhaim Agency.
She works with a wide variety of genres, among which you will find graphic novels. She is interested in romance, horror, LGBTQ issues, fantasy, magical realism, science fiction, and others. However, she will not work with screenplays, poetry, or novellas.
If you’re interested in working with Kate, you can find her email address on the Submissions page. Check this page from time to time to be up to date with her current availability, because as of now she is closed to queries.
15. Adria Goetz
Adria Goetz is a Literary Manager for the Martin Literary Management Agency. The business was founded in 2003 and is based in Seattle, United States.
Adria graduated from the Columbia Publishing Course, and she also has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle, with an emphasis on creative writing.
She has a keen interest in Young Adult and Middle Grade graphic novels. She is highly interested in working with an author that takes on a hybrid format that is similar to the works of Brian Selznick.
Be sure to check out her wish-list before sending any manuscripts. You can find it in her bio, on the About MLM page. Also, you should to read the Submissions page for more information on how to submit your works for Adria’s consideration.
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