The following is a list of literary agents who represent graphic novels and comics. Every agency on this list has mentioned an interest in graphic novels either on their website or their blog, or made a GN sale– no second-hand info unless it was well vouched for.
Literary Agents Who Represent Graphic Novels
current number of agencies listed: 68
last updated October, 2016
Andrea Brown Literary Agency: Laura Rennert, Caryn Wiseman, Kelly Sonnack, Jamie Weiss Chilton
Aragi, Inc.: Nicole Aragi
Atchity Entertainment International (AEI): Ken Atchity
Ayesha Pande Literary: Ayesha Pande, Anjali Singh
The Bent Agency: Gemma Cooper, Louise Fury
Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises
BG Literary: Barry Goldblatt, Joe Monti
Represent Holly Black, Cecil Castelluci, Sara Ryan, Shannon Hale, Misako Rocks, others.
Bob Mecoy Literary Agency
Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc: Emily Forland
The Brattle Agency, LCC: Christopher Vyce
Bresnick Weil Literary Agency: Paul Bresnick
Represents Mimi Pond
Carol Mann Agency: Myrsini Stephanides
Chase Literary Agency
Cheng Caplan Company: Angela Cheng Caplan
Represents Brian Wood.
Conville & Walsh Ltd.: Sophie Lambert
Cornerstone Literary Agency: Helen Breitwieser
Represents Brad Kayl, Ursula Vernon
Corvisiero Literary Agency: Veronica Park, Samantha Bremekamp
Foundry Literary and Media: Adriann Ranta
Represent Kelly Roman
Fox Literary: Diana Fox
Frances Goldin Literary Agency: Sam Stoloff
Agency represents Rutu Modan.
Fuse Literary: Gordon Warnock, Jennifer Chen Tran
Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency
Gernert Company: Seth Fishman
Represents Kate Beaton, Molly Crabapple, Bill Willingham, Nate Powell
Grand Design Communications
Hill Nadell Literary Agency: Dara Hyde
Howard Morhaim Literary Agency: Katie Menick
Represent Eric Orchard.
Inkwell Management: Charlie Olsen, David Hale Smith
Represent Noelle Stevenson
Irene Goodman Literary Agency: Jon Sternfeld.
Represents Tyler Jones & Monica Roussel.
JABberwocky Literary Agency: Eddie Schneider
Janklow & Nesbit Associates: PJ Mark
Represents Craig Thompson, David Heatley, others.
Jason Yarn Literary Agency
Jill Corcoran Literary Agency
Represents Parsua Bashi.
Represents Gene Yang, Kazu Kibuishi, Scott McCloud, Robert Crumb, Hope Larson, Josh Neufeld, others.
**Does not accept unsolicited queries.
Kitchen, Lind & Associates
**Does not accept unsolicited queries.
The Knight Agency
Laura Dail Literary Agency: Tamar Rydzinski
Linnan Literary Management LLC
Lydia Wills LLC
Represents Warren Ellis
McKinnon McIntyre: Tanya McKinnon, Devin McIntyre
Massie McQuilkin & Co: Rob McQuilkin
Represents Magdy El Shafee
New Leaf Literary: JL Stermer
Pamela D. Scoville Literary Agency: Pam Scoville
Prospect Agency: Linda Camacho
The Rights Factory: Sam Hiyate, Ali McDonald, Natalie Kimber
RLR Associates: Scott Gould
Represents John Walsh
Rodeen Literary Management
Sanford J. Greenburger Associates: Ed Maxwell, Brenda Bowen
Signature Literary Agency: Gary Heidt
Stimola Literary Studio: Rosemary Stimola
Susan Rabiner Literary Agency: Holly Bemiss, Sydelle Kramer
Represent Alison Bechdel, Lucy Knisley, Harvey Pekar, Ellen Forney, Christy C. Road.
Transatlantic Literary Agency: Samantha Haywood
Triada US Literary Agency: Brent Taylor
Ute Körner, Literary Agent LLC
Represent The Good Neighbors, and adaptations of Benjamin Button, Tom Sawyer, and others.
Vicky Bijur Literary Agency: Vicky Bijur
Represents Larry Gonick.
Victoria Sanders: Bernadette Baker-Baughman
Represents Farel Dalrymple, David Axe, Matt Bors, Faith Erin Hicks, Sonny Liew, Joelle Jones, others.
Wales Lit: Elizabeth Wales
Represents Leela Corman, Joyce Farmer
Waxman Literary Agency: Molly O’Neill
William Morris Agency: Jay Mandel
Represents Ariel Schrag.
WME London: Elizabeth Sheinkman
Represents Marisa Acocella Marchetto.
World Manga: Yukari Shiina
Represents non-Japanese artists to Japanese manga publishers only. Represents Ken Niimura, Felipe Smith, Philippe Cardona. Judge of the annual Kodansha International Comics Competition.
Writers House: Daniel Lazar, Merrilee Heifetz, Rebecca Sherman, Steven Malk, Stephen Barr, Andrea Morrison
Represent Neil Gaiman, Jillian Tamaki.
The Zack Company, Inc
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Every agent listed has their own submission guidelines, so be sure to check out their sites and go a step further; if they’ve got a blog, read it, go through their “query” tags, see what they react well to, what they turn down, & how they want graphic novel queries formatted. Very few accept email attachments. Some want 5 pages linked to with the query, some want the first chapter (& later ask for a pitch/script for the rest), some want completed art for the full project. Some specialize in nonfiction, others in MG or YA.
Know what they’re looking for & follow their guidelines! It’s a short list compared to all of the literary agents out there, and you don’t want one of the few who represent graphic novels to delete your query before they even read it.