Literary Agents for Women's Fiction (and Chick Lit)

 

Are you a woman writing predominantly for women, and about women? And in search of an agent? Then you're in the right place. Agent Hunter provides:

  • a list of every agent in the UK
  • masses of data on each one (photos, biographies, client lists, genre preferences, likes and dislikes, and much more)
  • search tools to make it easy to sort through all our goodies
  • submission info for every agent
  • further links to any other key information we've been able to locate on the web.

In short, if you're looking for your literary Mr or Ms Right, you're only moments away from that First Kiss.

The one itsy-bitsy catch? Not a catch reall: just that to get the full benefit of our data, you need to subscribe. Subscriptions are fast and cheap: they start from jusst a few pounds. Get more info here.

 

The Agent Hunter database and how to use it

There are plenty of agents who love women's fiction (including, by the way, plenty of male agents - this is NOT a girls' only preserve) 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: "Women's fiction") 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.

 

Are you really writing women's fiction?

Women's fiction is an incredibly broad and rich genre. At the lower end (genre romance), perhaps it really is mostly about old-fashioned boy-meets-girl stories, but the top end floats off into properly literary fiction and even one or two notches down from that, you have writers like JoJo Moyes writing incredibly sophisticated and affecting stories. You could even argue that Gillian Flynn is awriting a new kind of relationship fiction, one that turns the conventional presentation of the romantic heroine on its head.

That means that you also need to be intelligent about how you categorise your book. Is it genre romance? Is it erotica? Is it more like 'domestic noir'? Is is really a book group type novel (that is, accessible/literary)? Just because your book might be about a woman sorting through a relationship (probably, but not necessarily, a romantic one), doesn't mean that you need to describe the novel as women's fiction. It's better to think more about what kind of book it is and what kind of agent you want. You should use our search filters and proflile information in a fluid not mechanical way to achieve your goals.