January 9th, 2018

Pontas Wish List 2018

At the Pontas Agency, we’re excited to start 2018 with the aim to add to our catalogue some new and interesting authors and novels written in English from any background, and from any country in the whole world. So, if you’re a writer looking for a literary agency with a broad and international approach, keep reading!

In 2018, we're looking for:

Smart, complex and addictive [commercial] thrillers with a female protagonist;

Funny, witty fiction from the African continent or by an author with African heritage; 

Experienced film screenwriters debuting their first novel;

Clever dystopia for the current times;

A big novel set in today’s Middle East;

A feminist retelling of a cultural event or work of art, with a love or suspense story throughout;

A modern day love story.

It’s important to note that we specially welcome female writers, wherever you are from, wherever you live. And also unexpected settings and characters, cross-cultural stories and interesting backgrounds.

To know more about us, you can listen to Swedish author Sara Lövestam mentioning how "we look for authors who have a unique voice, or whose voice is special in some way":

You can also listen to British author JJ Bola explaining how he feels for being part of the Pontas Agency, “he belongs to a family of writers from all around the world”:

And finally you can listen to American author Winnie M Li saying that when she found out that Pontas was “bringing to life different global voices” she thought that “it was an interesting take”:

Here you can have a look at the roster of writers represented by Pontas, to get a grip of who we are and what we do. If you’re curious to know how we look like, click here.

If you want to submit your work, please send an email to info@pontas-agency.com with a short pitch about the novel, the full manuscript in PDF, your biography and a portrait.