Adult Fiction / Crime Fiction / Fantasy / Historical Fiction / Literary Fiction / Magical Realism / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Suspense / Thriller / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Victoria Marini, Gelfman Schneider / ICM Partners

I acquire an eclectic list of Middle Grade, YA and Adult fiction as well as non-fiction, and I tend be convinced by strong characters, distinct voice, and great storytelling. I’m always looking for contemporary middle grade and YA that delves into emotional territory with authenticity. Fantasy middle grade with an incredible world and strong characters. … Continue reading

Navah Wolfe, Saga Press/Simon & Schuster
Adult Fiction / Horror / MSWL Paragraphs / Mystery / Science Fiction / Suspense / Thriller / Young Adult

Navah Wolfe, Saga Press/Simon & Schuster

Please note that Saga Press is only open to agented submissions. Saga Press is publishing adult and young adult SF/F, so at the moment, I’m primarily looking for titles that will be sold in to the adult side of the market.  I’m mostly looking for adult titles, but am also interested in titles with crossover … Continue reading

Heather Howland, Entangled
Adult Fiction / MSWL Paragraphs / New Adult / Romance / Suspense / Thriller / Young Adult

Heather Howland, Entangled

I love YA, NA, and adult contemporary romance, category romance, and romantic thrillers. Stories driven by tropes (enemies to lovers, mistaken identity, forced proximity, etc.) with fun and/or unexpected meet-cutes and swoonworthy heroes shoot straight to the top of my slush pile. As for heat level, I only acquire steamy adult romance, but sweet YA … Continue reading

Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary
Adult Fiction / Crime Fiction / Historical Fiction / Magical Realism / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / New Adult / Romance / Suspense / Thriller / Young Adult

Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary

I want fiction for middle grade, YA, new adult, and adult categories. In particular, I’d love high concept literary middle grade works like When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead and Wonder by RJ Palacio. I love all things YA but I’m especially looking for an epic love story (like a story which could be the “new” … Continue reading

Peter Knapp, New Leaf Literary
Children's / Historical Fiction / Horror / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Suspense / Young Adult

Peter Knapp, New Leaf Literary

I am always seeking middle grade and young adult stories with big questions at their centers, irresistible concepts, and unforgettable characters. I like high concept stories or stories that employ great narrative devices, such as the tapes in Thirteen Reasons Why, the keepsakes and epistolary format in Why We Broke Up and the diary formats … Continue reading

Megha Parekh, Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group
Erotica / LGBTQ / MSWL Paragraphs / New Adult / Romance / Suspense / Women's Fiction

Megha Parekh, Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group

I am currently looking to acquire Scottish romance, romantic suspense, alpha hero or band of brothers contemporary romance, military romance, western/cowboy romance, a sexy sports romance series, erotic romance, new adult, dark romance, stepbrother romance, LGBTQ, multicultural, and commercial woman’s fiction. I’m not really looking for paranormal or sci-fi right now, unless it’s an author … Continue reading

Adult Fiction / Crime Fiction / Humor / Journalism / MSWL Paragraphs / Suspense / Thriller / Women's Fiction

Natasha Simons at Simon & Schuster

In fiction, I am looking for dark suspense and psychological thrillers (no procedural thrillers, please) along the lines of Gone Girl. I love noir and crime fiction, especially anything that plays around with the genre and subverts expectations. I am interested primarily in narratives about smart, flawed, dangerous women of all kinds. Dream buys: The … Continue reading

Melissa Singer, Tor/Forge
Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Historical Fiction / Horror / MSWL Paragraphs / Mystery / Science Fiction / Suspense / Thriller

Melissa Singer, Tor/Forge

(Please note that Melissa only accepts agented queries.) I often refer to myself as an “editor of all work,” meaning that I edit many genres, from horror and urban fantasy to mystery and thriller, to contemporary and commercial historical fiction. My tastes are broad within genre as well; for instance, in horror, I edited Brian … Continue reading