Literary agents for horror


This site looks creepy and where has everyone gone ...?

Relax: you're in the right place. Agent Hunter is a comprehensive directory of UK literary agents and we have a mass of data on each one, including what genres they do/don't represent. In short, if you're a novelist looking for an agent, then you're in exactly the right place.

Oh, and the noises from that old stone cellar? They're nothing. No. Honestly, nothing ...

The Agent Hunter database and how to use it

There are plenty of horror-loving agents and you won't want to approach them all. The best way to develop and refine your shortlist of likely targets is to go straight to our main search page and use the search tools on the left to make your selection.

You can select by genre (eg: "Horror") but you can also select by the agent's level of experience, appetite for new clients and very much more. Our database is completely comprehensive and it's really, really easy to create the searches you want.


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The market for horror

Ever since the genre was so memorably revived and expanded by Stephen King, horror has been a reliably steady element in the publishing canon. The advent of teen paranormal sagas has brought new readers to the genre (while also altering its boundaries). The ebook evolution has also, arguably, brought new readers to the field, as young men - always reluctant book-readers - have been more willing to purchase long-form fiction via their tablets and phones.

What's more, the genre shouldn't be seen in too restrictive terms. Classy contemporary authors such as the award-winning Lesley Glaister add quality to the genre. And then you could also argue that such very well-respected authors as Susan Hill have in fact been writing 'horror' for years, albeit not for the audiences normally associated with the area. Indeed, many crime and thriller authors effectively plough classic horror territory.