Trace Literary Agency  represents both fiction and non-fiction writers. We are looking for established as well as first time authors in a wide range of genres. Though our focus has been mainly with Irish writers, we are interested in hearing from all.

If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, please send an email including author biography, a one to three page synopsis, with word count of your manuscript.  Please note we do not accept screenplays or short stories.

Our areas of interest include:


Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, Psychological Thriller, Crime
Commercial Mainstream, Literary, Mystery, Historical and Suspense


Business, Communications, Health and Wellness
History, Politics, True Crime

We will advise you if we wish to receive sample chapters and you can send these via email or in hard copy. We are very careful with all work we receive, however, we cannot be held responsible for damage or loss whether it be on our part or that of the US Postal Service. With that in mind, please keep the original and send us a copy.

For email  queries, please do not send attachments unless requested to do so. Copy and paste your synopsis into the body of your email.
Please send online submissions to: tracy “at”
For submissions via Post, please send to the attention of
Tracy Brennan
Trace Literary Agency LLC
15831 Branch Water Way
Mishawaka, IN 46545


Literary Agent Tips for Submission

Include an introductory email, ensuring you are articulate, to the point and professional. Typos are not a good way to get my attention. Please include details of the work you are submitting, stating the genre and intended readership. If your work is of a similar genre to a well known author, please state this.

Also include a short blurb. This is your chance to pitch your story to me, so make sure that it is compelling. Take a look at the blurbs of bestselling books in your particular genre for ideas on how to write your own.

Include a little bit about yourself, in particular any key points that relate to your writing.

Good luck!