Finding the agent who is the right match for your manuscript can be tough. But I live in hope and I’ve always got my eyes open for agents’ wish lists. Admittedly I keep a pretty close eye on news from my dream agencies so it isn’t a huge surprise that I spotted a list from the agents at The Bent Agency. Here are a few of the things they are looking for:
Gemma Cooper would love to see manuscripts with animals as main characters or animals that have close bonds with their children. Anthropomorphic characters are also good. This also includes major historical events as seen through the eyes of an animal. (Sue here: I have to admit that my thoughts along those lines are irreverant at best. Custer’s Last Stand as told by Ike the Turkey Vulture. I have been spending way too much time with teenage
Susan Hawk wants realistic MG and YA with elements of magic and fantasy. Romance is a must but the story can focus on other relationships (friendship/sibling/etc.) as well.
Jenny Bent may be closed but she’s looking for Bookclub fiction with strong emotion. Put #bookclub in subject line so that she will consider it.
Molly Hawn wants to see character-driven YA political fantasy.The more twists and intrigue the better.
Heather Flaherty wants a YA version of The History Channel’s VIKINGS. Specifically, “battle-ax boys and warrior girls.”
Louise Fury is looking for My Girl for teens. Describes it as “something set in or around a small town funeral home.” Also wants fiction/nonfiction about a “nanny/governess/tutor or a nanny squad.”
I hope that there is something on here that sums up one of your stories quite nicely. Check out their site (see link above) before submitting.