Seeking Science Fiction and Fantasy

Posted by Ethan Ellenberg on July 30, 2012

We’re sending out the following solicitation letter to several SFF sites and blogs announcing that we’re looking for new Science Fiction and Fantasy authors. Feel free to pass this along to friends via the social network of your choice or re-post on your own blog.  We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Dear Readers,

We’re writing to introduce you to The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency and to let you know we are actively seeking clients in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. We are a full service agency, representing writers at every stage of their career.

The agency opened in 1984 and has always had an interest in both genres.  We’re privileged to represent a number of top talents in science fiction and fantasy such as John Scalzi, Karen Miller, Sharon Shinn, Gail Z. Martin, Ian Douglas/Bill Keith, Kay Kenyon, Mel Odom, and the recently signed James Cambias for whom we just sold his first novel.  We are also proud to represent the estate of Gandalf Grand Master Award winning author Andre Norton.

Our success in this area is not confined to the adult market, either.  The agency has negotiated publication deals for young adult fantasies by Karen Miller, Mel Odom, Sharon Shinn, and Ed Willet as well.

We are a very active, successful seller of translation rights with agents in all foreign markets and a track record of approximately fifty new licenses per year. We also successfully license film rights, audio-book rights, e-book rights and rights for publication in theUnited Kingdom.

The ideal submission for us is an introductory letter, synopsis and the first three chapters of manuscript. We welcome electronic submissions to We also welcome submission by mail with a self-addressed, stamped envelope for response. Please check our website ( and follow the submission guidelines carefully.

We remain upbeat, active and committed to the highest standards of professional conduct and representation. We are members in good standing of the Association of Author’s Representatives and consistently receive high marks from all the top professional writers’ organizations. We look forward to your submission.


Ethan Ellenberg, President              Evan Gregory, Associate Agent


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