Manuscript Wishlist

General Guidelines

You can find my submission guidelines here.

Current response times
Queries: 4-6 weeks
Partial manuscripts: ~6-8 weeks
Full manuscripts: 8 weeks or more
Pitch Events: ~2-3 weeks expedited



My perfect manuscripts combine low-concept hooks with high-concept or contemporary settings and character driven narratives, capturing a seed of truth in all the trappings of fantastical escapism. I love tangible, tactile worlds I can immerse in, and am a sucker for familiar bonds human characters and non-human creatures—from talking animals to eldritch horrors, sentient weapons to elementals, you had me at hello.

I also love lush, opulent narrations, especially when tied to fantastical retellings of both Western and non-Western fairy tales with diverse, genderbent, and/or LGBTIA+ casts. I appreciate when Western retellings are given voice through non-Western lenses, especially when they cleverly adapt to the cultural expectations of their new settings.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I'm always looking to find and uplift voices and stories from BIPOC authors and other disproportionately underrepresented communities. I want to read stories in which we are the heroes of our own stories, our joy and sadness and successes in the microcosms of our personal relationships. Send me your stories of BIPOC being in love, being joyous, being playful, silly, and foolish, reveling in and learning from their mistakes, building their relationships with all their flaws and desires in tow.

Middle Grade

I am looking for upper MG titles for readers in the 11-14 age range. Middle grade readers are smarter than most people give them credit for, and I want to find stories that don't condescend to their audience just because they've only had a few years' experience on this planet. I am primarily interested interested in stories for middle graders that allow young readers to explore and navigate their unique anxieties in a safe, controlled way; explore difficult topics like mental health or gender identity without focusing them as the main conflicts; and centralize the powerful friendships as an anchorpoint.


I am currently especially looking for kid-horror titles that draw inspiration from favorite titles of my milennial youth—Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Goosebumps, Bunnicula—or the more recent fondnesses that have captured our hearts—Doll Bones, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls.

Young Adult

For young adult readers, I'm looking for contemporary fiction, urban fantasy, unique retellings or adaptations of Western fairytales featuring a diverse cast or written by BIPOC authors who bring their own unique takes and perspectives to traditional stories, or non-Western fairytales and folklore. I also quite enjoy cheesy, sappy, LGBTQ+ romcoms; weird dystopias rooted in science or science fiction; and stories that embrace the beautiful, horrible power of otherwise whimsical creatures like the fey or angelic hosts (I'd really love someone to write me something as absurd and fun as Bayonetta, but, you know... a book).

Graphic Novels

I see comics first and foremost as a creative, dynamic medium that is fun to play with, and I am generally taken by strong hooks that can be explored in a singularly unique way through the graphic narrative. For middle grade titles, I love adorable but fierce protagonists and somewhat complicated topics. The cuter the better, truly, but not juvenile—titles should err on the side of upper MG when possible. For young adult, I look specifically for high-concept hooks, character-driven or slice-of-life narratives, and complicated romances or relationships often special


I am looking for kid-horror graphic novels for MG readers, and magical realism, fantasy, and science-fiction for both MG and YA readers. At this time, I am not interested in graphic memoirs or graphic novels primarily for adult readers.

Illustrators

I am looking to represent illustrators or author-illustrators who have a strong portfolio demonstrating a full range of skills representative of the work they wish to do (e.g. picture books, spot illustration, comics sequentials). Review my submission guidelines, then follow the instructions at the top of my submission form marked 'Illustrators Only'.