Estimated Response Times
Queries: 4-6 weeks
Partial manuscripts: ~6-8 weeks
Full manuscripts: 8+ weeks
My perfect manuscripts combine high-concept hooks with low-concept 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 non-white/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.