When he’s not writing or making panel decisions or googling Rihanna, Otosirieze Obi-Young runs a personal blog on his website, where he occasionally puts up posts of movie reviews or reposts short stories or writing life advice. Recently, he posted a list of literary agencies, most of which are open to submissions from African writers. Drawing from his own experience in getting an agent, he goes as far as providing the list of African writers represented by the agencies.
The relevance of literary agencies for writers seeking to be published is not up for debate, and in a situation where access to information is determined by some sort of connection, many young writers could potentially be left shortchanged and misguided.
Obi-Young’s list includes Nicole Aragi of Aragi Inc. who represents Nuruddin Farah and Nadifa Mohamed, Wendy Goldman Rohm of Rohm Literary Agency who represents Taiye Selasi, and Jessica Craig of Pontas Agency who represents Fiston Mwanza Mujila and Chigozie Obioma.
Check out the full list here and start querying.
COMMENTS ( 14 ) -
Tugume Benon February 07, 2023 05:51
I'm a Ugandan Screenwriter, currently writing an interesting series. Season 1 is done (9 marvellous Episodes). Season 2 is underway. “The Incisive; A coincidence” is a fascinating extreme of coincidences of an unparalleled interracial love story of a young man who finds himself madly falling in love with the daughter of his victim while living in the victim’s house – this spellbinding DRAMA / ROMANCE / CRIME is of course engrossed in inordinate racism, culture, conflict, lies, jealousness, fear, temptation, secrets, agony and betrayal. I believe the riveting suspense, high stakes, dynamic characters, gripping storylines and the universal themes in this sequel will appeal to a very wide audience locally and internationally. I'm here seeking representation; agents, managers, producers, partners and more. Email me at: [email protected] Any kind of help will be appreciated. Thanks
Ato deGraft-Johnson August 28, 2022 14:09
Hello, I'm a Ghanaian writer and looking for representation. My first two books have a total 12 stories. They're for young adults. Kindly assist.
Rediet April 08, 2022 06:33
Hello, I am an Ethiopian writer. kindly asking for a literary agent. I write short essays, stories and poems. if you are interested please hit me up.
yonatan meron February 15, 2022 14:02
Hi! I am Eritrean writer who living in Uganda Kampala and I am looking for a publisher agent. my book is a novel and recently published on amazon kindle, but because of my first translate I don't know how to expand it. now I will get rid my book from amazon and get republish on publisher. help me!
John khisa January 18, 2022 04:23
Hello. I am a budding author from kenya. I am looking for a literary agent to represent my fiction work. With a title THE DARKEN CAVE OF MT ELGON. Year assistance will highly be appreciated.
Christian Jethro December 13, 2021 06:25
I'm from South Africa. I'm looking for a literary agent. My ballpark is poetry and short stories. If interested, I'm willing to send manuscripts and few examples of my work. God bless you.
Kevin Nkwachukwu Nelson July 27, 2021 23:49
Greetings. I am a Nigerian who also lives in Nigeria as an enthusiastically rising writer. I am desperately in need of a literary agent/publisher who will professionally but patiently look into my work with a gift of eventual consideration to represent and publish me. My book is a novel, set in a roit-ridden Jos and other parts of Nigeria, and it is suitable for people of all ages as it dwells on what consistently goes on wrongly in our heads as Nigerians.
Sharon Adeoye-Ajanlekoko July 20, 2021 01:34
Hi, I write novels and I think they would be really good movie adaptations. I'm just stuck on how to find a literary agent and pitch. I'm Nigerian, still in the university and I already have 6 manuscripts that I would love to publish or turn to scripts for a movie. HELP!
Morwesi Lehaha July 17, 2021 19:53
To those looking for literary agencies. I Wrote is a Literary Agency in South Africa, it takes pride in publishing African content as it is not so easy breaking through as an author looking for international agencies or publishers. Email at [email protected] for more information.
Nang'andu June 26, 2021 08:18
Hey i'm Nang'andu habuuya from zambia I am a school leaver and an upcoming writer, and i would like you to be my literary agent. i have written two books one under general fiction and the other is under realism.
Omotosho Austin Oluwaseyi February 12, 2021 10:14
Hello sir/ma. My name is Omotosho Austin oluwaseyi. A graduate of political science from Adekunle Ajasin University. I am a young promising writer who has written two manuscripts. Please sir, would love to have you as my literary agent.
Morgan amadi January 15, 2021 08:15
Hello, I am a Nigerian writer. Kindly give a list of literary agents that represents and accept african writers. Thank you.
Olayemi Rasheed January 12, 2021 07:01
Hello. Kindly give a list of Literary Agents that represent African writers. And also mention literary magazines that publish poetry works of African writers. Thank you.
salom shilongo November 17, 2020 17:44
Hello, I am a Namibian writer. I am looking for a publisher/agent. My book is a novel and it is suitable for adults and young adults. Please help>