LGBTQ Agents
  

 

AMY SHERWOOD  |  LGBTQ
Samhain Publishing
Submissions page: https://www.samhainpublishing.com/static/write
Twitter:   @sherwoodedits
Facebook:  N/A 
Blog(s):  https://www.samhainpublishing.com/news/

RECENT BOOKS PUBLISHED:
***In addition to LGBTQ, Amy also accepts Historical Fiction, Romance, War, NA, Diverse, and Contemporary Fiction.

BOUND FOR YOU - Jayne Rylon
TRUST IN DREAMS - Jennifer Brassel
HOUSE OF THE RISING SON - Trevann Rogers
WILD NIGHTS - Karen Erickson
FORGED BY LOVE - Lynne Connolly
                        

NOTES & OBSERVATIONS:
Amy is a huge history fan.  She especially likes historical romances. Her other favorites include tension-filled m/m, fun paranormals, complex NA, and sexy contemporaries.  Including these in your story will definitely pique her interest.

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR STORY / ELEMENTS YOUR STORY SHOULD HAVE:
I was thrilled when I visited Amy's twitter page!  Right there for all the world to see she had listed THINGS I'M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR.  Here they are:  Historical romance with unusual settings/characters/time periods.  "High school fantasy boyfriends" - actors, musicians, athletes - in contemp/NA romance.  Male/Male and Female/Female NA romance, especially in a college setting. Add the fantasy bfs/gfs, even better.  To be more specific, WWI romance and WWII would rock my socks off. m/f, m/m, f/f—any welcome.  Diverse characters in romance! Heroes, heroines, secondary characters, all of the above.  Oh, and Amy also likes puzzles, so maybe throwing that element in your story (the protag is avid puzzle solver) might pique her interest.
AGENT ALERT In a guest blog, Amy said of historical submissions:  "Ancient history? Yes, please. History of exploration? Sure. Fashion history? Oooh! European history? I’ll take some of that. Women in history? MORE. Give it all to me!"  In an interview, Amy also said, "I edit romance for Samhain Publishing and would LOVE to see more LGBTQ + NA in my inbox.  I think it might be safe to say if you have a LGBTQ history story, Amy is your agent!

 

   

 

THIS AGENT DOES NOT REPRESENT: 
N/A

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Read at least one (preferably two) of the books Amy (or her agency) has published.  This will give you a very good 'insiders glimpse' as to exactly the kind of writing style, voice, protagonist, etc. that she and/or her agency are looking for.


         

EVAN GREGORY  |  LGBTQ 
The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency
Submissions page:  http://ethanellenberg.com/submission-guidelines/
Twitter:  @EvanJGregory
Facebook:  N/A 
Blog(s):  http://flaubertpyramid.blogspot.com/

RECENT BOOKS PUBLISHED:
***In addition to LGBTQ, Evan also accepts Literary Fiction, Horror, Mystery/Thrillers, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Women’s Literature, YA, MG, Children’s books (including picture books), and Early Readers

Agency Publications:
LOCK IN: A NOVEL OF THE NEAR FUTURE - John Scalzi
UNDEAD AND UNWARY (UNDEAD/QUEEN BETSY) - Mary Janice Davidson
WAR OF SHADOWS (The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga) - Gail Z. Martin 
ANGELS OF ATTACK - Marko Kloos

Evan's clients include: Alan Averill, Noah Beit-Aharon, Patty Blount, Patricia S. Bowne, Adam Connell, Coscom Entertainment, Adam Harmon, Jeff Howe, Brian Jay Corrigan, Marko Kloos, Dr. Travis Langley, B.V. Larson, Robin S. Rosenberg, among others.

NOTES & OBSERVATIONS:
Evan went to an art school (albeit not for art), and has a self-confessed so I have a keen eye for good illustration.  Writing your protag as an illustrator or cartoonist might pique Evan's interest.  In an interview Evan also admitted that (before he landed his agent position) he spent a few years working as a salesman at a sporting goods store, a receptionist, and an associate purchaser for accessory jewelry company.  Make your character(s) believable by including some of these elements (and it might even make Evan chuckle at the reference.

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR STORY / ELEMENTS YOUR STORY SHOULD HAVE:
In a recent interview, Evan said: "I want literary fiction with a strong plot, and I don’t think that’s a contradiction.  I want literary fiction that explores sub-cultures, that delves deep into otherness. POC and LGBTQ authors are not just welcome, but encouraged to submit. Work should be challenging, passionate, and purposeful. I feel like so much of literary fiction can be read in NPR voice, yours would be too urgent and emphatic for that."
AGENT ALERT In an interview Evan stated, "I get a few mystery, crime, and thriller submissions, but I want more."  Straddling your erotica novel with one of his 'want more' items might be the icing on his cake.

THIS AGENT DOES NOT REPRESENT: 
Comedy, humor, poetry, short stories, dramatic works, illness memoirs, religious or spiritual books

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Read at least one (preferably two) of the books Evan (or his agency) has published.  This will give you a very good 'insiders glimpse' as to exactly the kind of writing style, voice, protagonist, etc. that he and/or his agency are looking for.

  

      


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