Literary agents for popular science


For all that the ebook revolution has upturned the old verities of the publishing market, it remains the case that for countless areas of the books trade, traditional publishers still dominate proceedings, in terms of advances, sales, kudos, and impact on popular awareness. What's more, with very few exceptions, the only sensible route to those pubishers is via literary agents: the helmsmen and pilots of your literary career.

We've put a sample of agents who handle popular science 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 science-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: "Popular Science") 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.