I have had the nasty experience of contracting Covid at the same time as the record-breaking California wildfires made the air where I live hazardous to breathe. Although I am thankfully better, the recovery was long and hard. I am closing to queries until I can catch up from the giant backlog that occurred during this time. I don’t expect to open again until the beginning of 2021. For those of you already in my queue, my response times will be far longer than usual. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. If I liked your pitch during a Twitter event you are still welcome to submit with the link at the bottom of this page.
I am seeking commercial and upmarket fiction ranging from middle grade to adult. I accept submissions from all ages/countries/abilities, as long as it is written in or translated into the English language.
Please use my submission form to submit.* This will ensure you receive a reply, and likely a quick one. I try my best to read and respond to initial queries within a few days, sometimes hours. If you have not heard back from me in a week or two, it means I have set aside your submission for further consideration. If you are confused by the form, click here for more information.
Partial response times can take up to 3-4 months sometimes longer. I try not to keep partials longer than 6 months.
Full response times can take 6-8 months. I try not to keep anything longer than a year. I know this is a frustrating amount of time, read my post on why this happens here. Feel comfortable nudging me if you get anxious.
What I am seeking is constantly evolving, so if you’re not sure and it’s fiction and falls within the age ranges, query me!
I’m currently extremely interested in whimsical/humorous/poignant middle grade and weird/surreal/contemporary adult fiction. Always seeking Latinx voices. For a detailed wishlist you can visit my MSWL profile.
Please note I do not represent short story collections, memoirs, picture books, or non-fiction. I am also not interested in books that have already been self-published (although I’m happy to consider your next unpublished work).
I will auto-reject the following:
- Stories that promote racism, sexism, bigotry of any kind
- Animal cruelty
- Rape as a plot device
If you have questions about the submission form, you can read further clarification here.
To submit click here.
Best of luck!
*All submissions sent to my email will be deleted unread. Feel free to resubmit using the correct submission form.