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We love fiction with superb writing and a voice that jumps off the page. A twisted or colorful plot that compels us to keep reading is a must.

We look for a unique voice and a strong protagonist that a reader can relate to whether it be commercial or literary. We like dark and intense, but we won’t turn away something that’s a little on the lighter side. We enjoy a touch of humor when the genre demands it.

Profound young adult with a strong male or female protagonist is a must. A thought-provoking read, big writing, an entertaining story line, and a fast pace will get our attention.

***We use Query Manager. Please read each agent’s wish list to find the agent that best matches your manuscript genre. Then use the Submit a Story button and that will take you to the query form. Thank you.

Send a query to one of our Agents:

Sharon Belcastro

Her love of books goes back to early childhood where some of her fondest memories were spent with Gulliver in Lilliput and Ishmael and his voyage on the Pequod…Learn More

WISH LIST

Young Adult

  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Action/Adventure
  • Contemporary
  • Magical Realism
  • Mystery/Thriller
  • Horror

Submit a story to Sharon


Ella Marie Shupe

Ella Marie has been a literary agent since 2008. She was drawn to helping authors achieve their dreams after she studied English at Youngstown State University…Learn More

WISH LIST

Adult

  • Mysteries
  • Thrillers/Suspense
  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • General Fiction

Submit a story to Ella Marie


Cortney Radocaj

Cortney grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and after spending her undergraduate years in downtown Manhattan at NYU…Learn More

WISH LIST

  • YA, NA, and Adult
  • LGBT (particularly F/F)
  • Neurodiversity
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Steampunk
  • Cyberpunk
  • Mythology/fairytale retellings
  • Gothic
  • Paranormal
  • Contemporary
  • Horror
  • Magical realism

Submit a story to Cortney


Kaitlyn Johnson

After receiving a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, Kaitlyn refused to leave the concept of nightly homework behind….Learn More

WISH LIST

Upper MG

  • Fantasy (high, urban, or magical realism)
  • Contemporary
  • light Sci Fi
  • Horror or Paranormal (more creepy dolls, ghosts, and curses, less blood and guts)
  • Historical

Young Adult

  • Fantasy (high, urban, or magical realism)
  • Contemporary
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Historical
  • Paranormal (ghosts, witches, and vampires if unique; open to new legends/creatures)

NA/Adult

  • Fantasy
  • light Sci Fi
  • Historical
  • Contemporary Romance/Rom-Com

For all ages, I really want historical that focuses on perspectives and places not in the mainstream. Give me legends, myths, events, battles that aren’t the everyday titles we see all the time. I’m not huge on retellings unless it’s in-depth and really makes me dig to figure out what story we’re rediscovering. I also really want more LGBTQ+ storylines and mental health themes and love stories where the people are just PEOPLE and it doesn’t have to be expressly about an issue.

Kaitlyn is NOT accepting

– Nonfiction
– Chapter or picture books
– Thriller/suspense/mystery
– Romantic Suspense
– Novellas, poetry, or short story collections
– Storylines heavily dependent on religious motives/events/themes
– Storylines heavily dependent on sexual/physical/drug abuse

Submit a story to Kaitlyn


Hannah VanVels

Hannah’s life is consumed by all things bookish, and when she’s not working on books, she can usually be found curled up with a good cup of coffee or a glass of wine…..Learn More

WISH LIST

Picture Books

Middle Grade

  • Fantasy (contemporary, urban, or high)
  • Action/Adventure
  • Horror/paranormal
  • Contemporary

Young Adult

  • Fantasy (contemporary, urban, or high)
  • Thrillers
  • Horror/Paranormal
  • Contemporary
  • Light science fiction

I’m actively building an inclusive list with a variety of voices and genres. I love working with #OwnVoices authors, and I’m looking for voices from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, regardless of genre.

Submit a story to Hannah

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