The Nelson Literary Agency is probably one of the most informative agencies I have found. Yes there are others, and feel free to enlighten me on them in comments too.
Kristin Nelson, the founder of Nelson Literary and an agent, can’t quite sum up what she wants in submissions. The good news is, she can’t because she feels like genre categories are limiting. What that means for writers? Well it means that not all agents feel like you are limited to exactly the definition of a category. Do you write romance with a hint of horror? She isn’t going to list horror on her web site, but she’d probably love to see it. The key take away is that if your book can fit into one of the major categories an agent wants to see, try submitting. I have no idea how she would market a cross genre book but that’s for her to know and you to find out.
Always follow submission guidelines and obviously play up the parts of your book that fit an agents request, but don’t be afraid to send something with a bit of a genre twist.
Do you know of other agents who blog helpful information? Share their links here for other writers. If the agent is geared towards one genre more then another list that. Happy Friday.