Literary agents for memoir, true story and autobiography


The market for memoir is easy. Step 1: be a celebrity, have your own TV show, make a few highly successful feature films, or be an elite sportsman or woman with a clutch of medals to your name. Step 2: walk into any room that contains a literary agent. Step 3: just let the agent do the rest.

If you find yourself unable to complete Step 1, things may prove to be a little harder. You will, for one thing, almost certainly need to have been part of something quite remarkable. Not my-friends-think-it's-amazing remarkable, but the kind of remarkable that will grip and hold the interest of perfect strangers. That kind of story is rarer than you think.

You will also need the ability to transform your experiences into excellent prose - you need to be able to bring to life the things you've seen and done. (Think, for example, of such recent masterpieces as The Hare With Amber Eyes or Empire Antarctica.)

We've put a sample of agents with an interest in memoir in the list below - but do note that these names represent just  tiny sample of our overall database. You will get the most from Agent Hunter if you create and refine your own searches.


The Agent Hunter database and how to use it

There are plenty of memoir-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: "Autobiography & memoir") 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.


How to get the most from Agent Hunter

The site is designed to give users a good feel for the data and functionality for free ... but the real riches of our site are available only to subscribers. Signing up is incredibly simple - you just go here and follow the instructions - and subscriptions start from just a few pounds.