In an ongoing attempt to show you that agents and editors are people too (we are–really!) 🙂 we’ve been running around town asking them to state their wishes on camera.
If you’re an agent or editor, we’d love to film you–or have you submit a film to us! Use our contact form to get in touch.
Rebecca Brewer at Ace/Roc/Penguin Random House is looking for science fiction and fantasy with great characters–and fantastic plots and concepts. She’s particularly looking for historical fantasy, space opera, and fantasy with female protagonists.
Kat Brzozowski, an editor at Thomas Dunne/Macmillan, would love to find a YA retelling of Shakespeare like Ten Things I Hate About You.
Emily S. Keyes, an agent at Fuse Literary, would love to find contemporary YA featuring non-romantic relationships.
Connor Goldsmith, an agent at Fuse Literary, would like genre fiction, sci fi/fantasy and thrillers in particular, with a diverse cast of characters or from a diverse point of view.
Emily Gref at Lowenstein Associates would love a book that combines the worldbuilding of a fantasy novel with the strong voice of a really great contemporary novel.
Rhonda Helms, editor at Carina Press, would like more romances–she really likes the sexy stuff, so please send it to her. She’s also looking for more LGBTQ, multicultural stories, and would really like New Adult.
Allison Janice is an editor at Berkley/Penguin Random House, and she is looking for women’s fiction, nonfiction, and memoir like Cheryl Strayed’s WILD.
Julie Mianecki, an editor at Berkley/Penguin Random House, is looking for all types of romance, women’s fiction, girlie memoir, and cozy mystery.
Juliet Mushens at The Agency Group is looking for non-Western fantasy (YA or adult), something involving pirates, historical fantasy or historical fiction, teen horror (like The Craft), and/or multigenerational epic.
Steve Schwartz, The Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, would like a thriller that immediately grabs his attention and holds it until the very end. You can find him at http://www.SarahJaneFreymann.com.
Peter Senftleben at Kensington Books would love a puzzle thriller, something kind of like The Da Vinci Code (but without so much conspiracy theory), or a great contemporary ghost story, preferably female-driven.
Jessica Sinsheimer at The Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency would love to see a book about the mischief best had in the suburbs. Happily, she did not get kicked out of Target for borrowing one of their carts.
Roseanne Wells, agent at the Jennifer De Chiara Agency, would love a book with girls who carry swords.
Margaux Weisman, an editor at William Morrow/HarperCollins, would like to find THE literary summer beach read–or a book about the dark underbelly of something that *seems* perfect.
This is agent Terrie Wolf‘s cat, Meatball. Together, they discuss what Terrie would like to find in their inbox. You can find them on Twitter at @AKA_Terrie,