So, You’ve Written a Book and Now You’re Hellbent on Submitting to Agents


Good luck. Let me just be extremely honest. I found this to be a spectacular waste of time. In fact, it ate up a year and a half of my life that I cannot get back.  However, if you want to do this, take a massive look at the lists I used.  This is accurate as of 2018. As you probably already know, these guys go in and out of business all the time. I would recommend copying and pasting the agency names into your search engine to get the most recent website and contact information.  There are also a few agent websites that I listed at the end.

​A Comprehensive List of Thriller Agents

They also accept other genres other than thriller, so take a look at their websites. This is the basic list of agents that I worked through between December 2016 and March 2018. When working through this list move quickly. I know there is some debate on how fast you should move through these lists. You should not do them all in one night or one week. My advice is to divide it up over 60 or 90 days and get it done. You will be waiting anywhere from six to 12 weeks for responses and/or timeouts. So, get it done and move on to your next book. You will need it completed by the time you get all your rejections back so you can start over. I worked this list three times in a year and a half.

  1. Aaron M. Priest lit agency
  2. JLDelbourgo
  3. 3 Seas
  4. Aevitas
  5. AKA Literary - New agent.  Take a look at where she's placing her books.
  6. Albert T Longdon
  7. Annie Bomke
  8. APL (panda)
  9. aponte literary
  10. Barbara Bova
  11. Barbara Braun Associates, Inc.
  12. Barbara Casey Agency
  14. Bent Agency
  15. Betsy Amster Lit enterprises
  16. BJ Robbins lit
  17. Bond Literary Agency
  18. BookEnds
  19. Books & Such
  20. Bradford Literary Agency
  21. Brandt & Hochman
  22. Brower Lit
  23. Carol Man
  24. Chalberg and sussman
  25. chase literary
  26. Cheney Associates, LLC
  27. Corvisiero Literary Agency
  28. Curtis Brown LTD
  29. D4EO
  30. Darhansoff & Verrill
  31. David Black Agency
  33. DeFoire & Company
  34. Don Cogdon
  35. Donald Maass Literary Agency
  36. Doug Grad Literary
  37. Dunow, Carlson, and Lerner
  38. Einstein - Iffy....  feels like a children's agent to me to spite what it says.
  39. emma sweeny
  40. Empire Lit
  41. Ethan Ellenberg
  42. Eyebait Literary Agency
  43. fairbank Literary
  44. Fletcher & Company
  45. Folio Lit
  46. Foundry
  47. Fox Literary
  48. Fraser-Bub
  49. Fuse Literary
  50. G Agency, LLC
  51. Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management
  52. Gelfman Sneider
  53. Glass Literary
  54. Greenburger
  55. Harvey Klinger
  56. Helen Heller Agency
  57. Hershman Rights Management
  58. Hill Nadell
  59. Holloway
  60. HSG
  63. Inklings
  64. Inkwell
  65. Innisfree Literary
  66. Irene Goodman
  67. J&S
  68. Jaberwocky - Mostly sci-fy, like 99% to spite what it now says.
  69. Jane Rotrosen Agency
  70. Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
  71. JET Literary Associates, Inc.
  72. JNA
  73. John Hawkins
  74. Jud Laghi Agency
  75. Judith Riven
  76. JVNLA
  77. Kneerim & Williams
  78. Larkwords
  79. Launchbooks  - careful, says thriller, looks like sci-fy
  80. Laura Langlie Agency
  81. LDLA
  82. Leshne Agency
  83. Liza Dawson Associates
  84. Liza Royce
  85. Loretta Barrett Books, Inc
  86. LPA
  87. Lucinda Literary
  88. Margaret McBride
  89. Maria Carvainis Agency
  90. Mark Falkin - ehhhhhh, read this guy's website closely.
  91. Marsal Lyon
  92. Martel Agency
  93. Matthew Carnicelli Lit
  94. McCormick Literary
  95. McGinniss Associates
  96. Meyers Literary
  97. MMQLIT
  98. Movable Type
  99. Nelson Agency
  100. New Leaf
  101. Paul Levine - Try him.  Don't expect much.  If he requests your manuscript, you will be waiting 3-4 months.  Not kidding.  then, he will reject it with  - not for me.
  102. Peter Lampack Agency
  103. PLGB
  104. PLM
  105. Prospect Agency
  106. PS Literary Agency
  107. Red Sofa - Try them.  Don't expect much.  I really think these guys are primarily romance agents.
  109. Regal Hoffman (RHA)
  110. Richard Henshaw Group LLC
  111. RLR
  112. Root Literary
  113. SALKIND Greg apu
  114. Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
  115. Serendipity
  116. SG Literary
  117. SGGLIT
  118. Spencer Hill
  119. Starlight Literary Agency
  120. Stonesong
  121. Stringer Lit Agency
  122. Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency, Inc.
  123. talbot agency
  124. talcott Notch
  125. The Angela Rinaldi Literary Agency
  126. the book group
  127. THE EVAN MARSHALL AGENCY - Research this guy before submitting.  If I recall correctly, he likes to make fun of query letters on his social media.
  128. The Friedrich Agency
  129. The Gernert Company
  130. The Karpfinger Agency
  131. The Knight Agency - these guys look to be primarily romance to spite what the site says.
  132. The Literary Group International
  133. The Rights Factory
  134. The Rohm Agency
  135. the Seymor Agency
  136. The Unter Agency
  137. The Whalen Agency
  138. Triada
  139. Trident Media
  140. Veritas Lit agency
  141. Vicky Bijur
  142. Victoria Sanders
  143. Waverly Place - Read the site.  Decide for yourself. I wasn't impressed.
  144. Waxman Leavell
  145. Westwood Creative Artists
  146. Wolfson
  147. Writers House
  148. ZSH

A Comprehensive List of Horror Agents

There are next to none of these guys and most writers can't find them.  Here's the list I was able to put together after weeks of searching.  This list is accurate as of March 2018.
  1. Aevitas
  2. Andy Ross Agency
  3. Annie Bomke
  4. Barone Literary Agency
  5. Bradford Literary Agency
  6. Chalberg and sussman
  7. Cooke Agency
  8. Cornerstone Literary Agency
  9. Corvisiero Literary Agency
  10. Curtis Brown LTD
  11. DeFoire & Company
  12. Don Cogdon
  13. Donald Maass Literary Agency
  14. Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC
  15. Folio Lit
  16. Foundry
  17. Fox Literary
  18. Friedrich Agency
  19. Fuse Literary
  20. Harvey Klinger
  21. ICM Partners
  22. Irene Goodman
  23. JABberwocky Literary Agency
  24. Janklow & Nesbit Associates
  25. Jill Corcoran Literary Agency
  26. Kimberly Cameron
  27. KT Public Relations & Literary Services
  28. Larkwords
  29. Launchbooks
  30. Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency
  31. Literary Group International
  32. Liza Dawson Associates
  33. Loretta Barrett Books, Inc
  34. Lotts Agency
  35. L Perkins Agency (LPA)
  36. Lucinda Literary
  37. Margret McBride Literary Agency
  38. McGinniss Associates
  39. Nancy Yost Literary Agency
  40. New Leaf Literary & Media
  41. Prentis Agency
  42. Prospect Agency
  44. Richard Henshaw Group LLC
  45. Rohm Agency
  46. Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
  47. Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
  48. Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency
  49. SGGLIT
  51. Spencer Hill
  52. Starlight Literary Agency
  53. Stonesong
  54. Stuart Agency
  55. The Seymour Agency
  56. talbot agency
  57. talcott Notch
  58. Triada
  59. Trident Media
  61. Writers House

Additional Agent Lists You Can Use for Free

Query Tracker - Excellent, very up to date, better than Writer's Digest
Agent Query - Not bad, little harder to use. - Not as good
Manuscript Wishlist - Agent's use this.  It's worth looking at when you come across an agent who has a link.  However, you cannot search it with any reliability.

Now, Take a Break and Relax with a Good Book

Thunderstorms and .45s by Stacey Carroll -  ​After gunning down a police officer in front of the Sarasota police station, drug-addled, drug-running pilot, Avia Conn, flees to Michigan where con artist Benton Docks and hitman Brian Colcort are scamming a rich socialite out of her money. Hoping to relax and integrate herself into the heist, she’s thrown into another disaster when they have to shoot the woman in order to avoid being exposed and thrown in prison.

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