If you’re writing an urban fantasy novel and need some help and inspiration, our beginner’s guide to writing in this particular sub-genre of fantasy is especially for you.
On the hand, if you’re ready to publish your book, one of the following 19 top literary agents for urban fantasy might be able to help you get a publishing deal with book publisher.
If you’re looking to collaborate with a literary agent who spent her whole life around books, Kelly Peterson is your best bet! Graduating with a B.S.Ed. degree in English from the West Chester University, Peterson spent the first few years of her career as a teacher. Over the next couple of years, she decided to switch paths and joined Corvisiero Literary Agency where she now works as a senior literary agent. While Kelly accepts any and every genre, she is particularly fond of middle grade fiction, YA fiction and fantasy novels. So, if you have something similar to share, feel free to reach out to her on this page.
Alexandra Weiss is an exceptionally talented literary agent who has represented several award-winning authors. She graduated from Columbia College, Chicago with a BFA degree in creative writing and worked on a couple of short-term editing gigs. In addition to editing, she also worked as a PR assistant and a senior acquisitions manager. Over the next couple of years, she decided to try something new, and that is exactly how she landed a job at Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency. She has worked in this agency ever since and has now established a reputation for her exceptional representation and marketing skills. A true-blue bookworm, Weiss accepts fiction (middle grade, YA) and urban fantasy tales. So, if you’re looking to share your best works, get in touch with her on this page.
With an experience of more than three decades, Meredith Bernstein is your go-to option for urban fantasy, mystery and thriller titles. Before switching her career as a literary agent, she worked as a story editing professional for leading film producers both across the East and West Coast. In addition to this, she also worked as a freelance reader and an author for romance titles. As a literary agent, she has successfully represented several small and big-time authors, most of whom vouch for her transparency and exceptional marketing skills. Bernstein is currently the owner of Meredith Bernstein literary agency, and she can be reached out on this page.
If you’re fond of writing women’s fiction and urban fantasy titles, it is only likely that you’re familiar with Sarah Younger. With more than two decades in this industry, Younger has represented several leading authors for their romance, mystery, urban fantasy and science fiction titles. While she does represent almost every kind of fiction title, Sarah is fond of the sub-genres under romance. So, if you write urban fantasy tales, she’ll be of great help. As of now she is associated with the Nancy Yost literary agency where she’s actively seeking urban fantasy tales with a bold narrative voice. You can reach out to her on this page.
Beth Campbell is yet another supremely talented literary agent who has represented fantasy titles of almost every sub-genre. Quite recently, she also represented a couple of women-centric tales about diverse characters under the backdrop of disability and adversity. But although she has represented several authors, Campbell is best known for editing and marketing the urban fantasy titles by award-winning authors like Jennie Davenport and Jane Palmer. Luckily enough, she is currently accepting submissions for your urban fantasy tales. So, if you have something similar in mind, reach out to her on this page.
If you’re looking to get your urban fantasy tales represented by a leading literary agent- Rachel Brooks is your answer. With an experience of more than two and a half decades, Rachel is best known for representing high-concept urban fantasy, twisted thrillers, dark fantasy and commercial fiction. Although she has represented almost every genre under fantasy, Brooks holds a special place for bold tales with a strong narrative voice. As of now, she works in Bookends Literary Agency and is actively seeking urban fantasy tales with a strong, out-of-the-box twist. So, if you want her to represent your works, reach out to her on this page right away!
7. Ginger Clark
Ginger Clark is an incredibly popular literary agent who is best known for her collaboration with award-winning authors. After working in the Writers House for more than six years, she decided to join the Curtis Brown Literary Agency. She has been working there ever since. And the best part- she doesn’t just handle her own clients, but also manages the children’s list for British Commonwealth Rights. In addition to this, she is also the Chairperson of the Contracts Committee of the Association Authors’ Representatives. As of now, she lives in Brooklyn and is actively seeking submissions for your urban fantasy titles. Clark can be reached out on this page.
Laura Bradford is an editorial-focused literary agent who has donned several creative roles throughout her career. She started off with a small editorial stint in Penguin and eventually took up several big and small editorial positions. In the year 2001, she came up with the Bradford Literary Agency where she has represented several authors with leading publications like the Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Harper Collins, Source Books and the likes of it. As of now, Laura is actively seeking submissions and can be reached out on this page. So, if you’re looking to get your urban fantasy tales represented by her, feel free to reach out on this page.
Victoria Marini is a leading literary agent who is currently associated with the Irene Goodman Literary Agency. Here, she represents several distinguished authors who have been critically and commercially acclaimed for their works. While Marini offers almost the same services as the other agents featured on our list, she stands out for her personal commitment for her work. So, if you’re planning to collaborate with her, be completely assured of proper and consistent representation. As of now, Marini represents Young adult fiction, middle grade fiction, fantasy and romance titles. She is also actively seeking commercial suspense, thrillers and gothic novels. Since she is currently seeking submissions for new titles, you can contact her on this page.
10. Sam Morgan
If you’re looking for someone to represent your urban fantasy and science fiction titles, Sam Morgan is your best bet! A certified nerd, Sam was born and raised in North Carolina. He majored in a Communications degree from the North Carolina University and decided to be an editor, soon after. After a few short gigs in North Carolina itself, he moved to New York, where he pursued a full-time career in editing. Sam has been an editor and literary agent ever since. He started his career with the Jabberwocky Literary Agency, and he currently works as a senior literary agent at Foundry Media. While he has a varied taste for different genres, Sam is currently accepting urban fantasy titles. So, if you have some of your best works to share, reach out to him on this page.
11. Mary C. Moore
A certified bookworm, Mary harboured a love for reading since her childhood days. Her love persisted in full swing even when she pursued a B.S degree from the University of California. Right after earning her degree, she started off with a career as a veterinarian assistant and a field biologist. But after a while, she realized her true passion in the creative field and decided to switch paths as a literary agent instead. Soon after, she completed a creative writing course from Mills College, Oakland and landed a job as a literary agent at the Kimberley Cameron & Associates agency. She has been working here ever since. Since Mary always accepts leads for urban fantasy titles, you can contact her on this page. Although she is currently closed for submissions, you can always drop her a query after February 2019.
P.S- For urban fantasy, please avoid sending her titles based on vampire and gothic fiction. She also rejects titles under the backdrop of racism, bigotry and rape.
12. Lane Heymont
Co-founder of the Tobias Literary Agency, Lane Heymont is best known for her collaboration with award-winning writers for their romance and literary fiction titles. Being a lover of literature since childhood, he always wanted to pursue a career in communications. His dreams finally came true when he landed a gig in the Seymour Literary agency. Here, he collaborated with and mentored several writers for their thought-provoking romance, fantasy and horror titles. Soon after, he decided to come up with a literary agency of his own, and this exactly how the Tobias Literary Agency came to be. In this agency, Lane represents a wide range of commercial fiction titles including urban fantasy, science fiction, pop culture and the likes of it. So if you have a couple of your best works to share, reach out to him on this page.
13. Kate Testerman
After working for several years in a NYC based publishing industry, Kate Testerman moved to Colorado to explore newer avenues. And guess what? It was in Colorado, where she came up with a literary agency of her own. Widely known as the KT literary agency, her company entirely focuses on middle grade and YA fiction with a special emphasis on magic realism, contemporary drama and urban fantasy. Kate’s agency will be open for submissions after 7th January, 2019. So, if you want to collaborate with her, reach out to her on this page.
14. Sara Megibow
With an experience of more than a decade, Sara Megibow is your go-to option for your urban fantasy titles. Like Kate, she too works with the KT literary agency, where she represents authors for their middle grade, YA, romance, urban fantasy and erotica titles. Such is her popularity that she even managed to work with the NYT bestseller authors Roni Loren and Jason Hough. As of now, Sara too is closed for submissions. She will actively take up new titles after 7.1.2019. So, in case you’re planning to get your works represented by her, contact her on this page.
15. Weronika Janczuk
If you’re looking to work with a publishing industry veteran- Weronika Janczuk is your answer. With a career that spans back to more than 9 years, Weronika has extensively worked with authors for their urban fantasy novels. And the best part? Well, a couple of the books represented by her have been already picked by commercially acclaimed publishers like Macmillan, OUP, Littlefield and the likes of it. While Weronika works with several different genres, she is particularly fond of novels that come with quirky twists and fantastical backdrops. So if this seems to work for you, check out her submission guidelines on this page.
Emmanuelle Morgen is yet another top pick for your urban fantasy novels. With more than 10 years’ experience, Morgen has represented some of the leading authors in the industry. Her defining aspect is her excellent marketing skills and superb rapport with front-ranking publishing houses. So, whether it is OUP, Macmillan, Pearson or Simon & Schuster- she has covered them all. As of now, Emmanuelle is working with Stonesong Literary Agency where she accepts urban fantasy, romance and contemporary fiction titles. So, in case you’ve written a similar novel, feel free to reach out to her on this page.
17. Nicole Resciniti
Featured on the Publisher’s Marketplace as a leading dealmaker, Nicole Resciniti is always up and willing to discover new talent in the publishing industry. So, if you’re into urban fantasy and other sub-genres of romance, she is your go-to person. As of now, Nicole is looking for smart, page-turning fantasy novels that’ll grip readers to the core. So, if you think your works meet her requirements, contact her on this page.
If you’re fond of penning urban fantasies that have the power to cross boundaries, Alexander Cochran is an excellent option. After a couple of short stints in leading publishing-houses he decided to join Conville and Walsh. He has worked here ever since. As of now, Cochran is accepting thrillers, fantasies and horror titles. So, if you’re looking to collaborate with him, contact him on this page right away!
Harry Illingworth is yet another veteran literary agent who represents a wide range of genres like urban fantasy, contemporary fiction, thrillers and the likes of it. He currently works at the DHH agency which is open for submissions. So if you think your work can strike just the right chord, get in touch with him on this page.
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