My tastes are a bit eclectic, but I am most drawn to literary voices in commercial packages. Wonderfully, realized characters, untold stories, immersive world building, and complex narrative approaches/plots.
What I’m Looking For:
SF/F (including speculative/magical realism)
Non-Fiction (celebrity, pop culture, pop science, memoir)
Upmarket and Commercial Women’s Fiction
Contemporary YA (including romance)
SF/F YA Crossover
I am particularly interested in OwnVoices (Indigenous, African/African American, Asian, Latino/a/x, Muslim and other religious minorities, people with disabilities, Multiracial/Multicultural, LGBTQ, etc) and Inclusive Narratives
Genre bending is also great, i.e. epic fantasy romance or upmarket fantasy
What I am NOT Looking for:
Previously Published/Self-Published (Unless you have a decent track record, i.e. 5000+ copies sold in first year. If you are self-published I will not look at previous work, but will consider your unpublished work.)
Books about Slavery or The Civil Rights Movement
Novellas (unless you also have a completed novel for consideration)
• Please include your query letter in the body of the email
• For fiction, the first fifty pages of your novel as a Word attachment
• For non-fiction, the full proposal and sample chapters as a Word attachment.
If the submission is a simultaneous submission, please indicate that in your query.
Please query me here: Query Quressa