Literary Agents


High Spot Literary – the Agency
Co-founded by literary agents Vicki Marsdon and Nadine Rubin Nathan, High Spot Literary is a full-service agency providing traditional literary agent services but with a broader marketing and social media eye. We are dedicated to guiding our authors to the greatest possible success through working with the best publishing partner/s and, in order to reach the widest possible audience, providing guidance and support to help manage their author profile. Working individually or as a team, we ensure that each author has every advantage at all stages of the publishing process and beyond.

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.
Sally Bird has worked as a bookseller and in various roles in publishing in New Zealand and Australia. She established Calidris Literary Agency in Sydney in 1997. In late 2019 she moved home to New Zealand and is now based in the Wairarapa. The agency handles all genres except children’s books, speculative fiction, fantasy and poetry. For more information and submission guidelines please check the website.

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.

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.