Literary Agents

Frances Plumpton Literary Agency

Frances has had a long successful career as a children’s librarian, her positions including Service Development Librarian for Children and Youth and later Preschool Services Librarian, for Waitakere Libraries, Auckland. In 2006 she joined Richards Literary Agency, managing their children’s client list until May 2012, when Ray Richards downscaled the activities of his agency.

Glenys Bean Writer’s Agency
PO Box 639, Warkworth, Rodney 0941.
Fiction, nonfiction – adult and children’s writing. Works with film, television, and radio. Agency makes submissions to UK publishers but employs a foreign rights agency in London to sell translation rights and two agents in New York to sell North American rights. SAE required.

TFS Literary Agency
The TFS Literary Agency operates mainly in New Zealand.  We help our clients find publishers, negotiate contracts, and generally help with the business relationship between writer and publisher.  We handle general fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books. We don’t handle poetry, individual short stories, or articles.

Word|Link Literary Agency
Daniel Myers, or
Vicki Marsdon, Word|Link Literary Agency, PO Box 635, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0943
Email:, website:
The agency now has offices in both New Zealand and the USA and represents authors from both countries. The agency’s interests cover most areas of fiction and nonfiction. In New Zealand, they are particularly looking for works with an international appeal in young adult fiction, quality children’s picture books, women’s fiction, crime, natural history and general nonfiction.
Further information on agents:

Association of Authors Representatives
This is a site where you can check out what literary agents ought to be doing for you. Also FAQs and their code of ethics.