Alice Speilburg

Alice Speilburg

Speilburg Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

In fiction, I’m looking for mainstream stories that sidestep into magic, mystery, horror, or adventure. In nonfiction, I’m looking for cultural narratives written by journalists.

Alice Speilburg is the founding literary agent at Speilburg Literary Agency and has worked in publishing since 2008. 

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Vital Info

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Commercial, Crime, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Biography, History, Journalism, LGBTQ, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Travel

Favorite sub-genres: Domestic Suspense, Feminism, Historical Fantasy, Magical Realism, Multicultural, narrative non-fiction, upmarket genre fiction
I’d like the next…

…historical mystery novel within a Downton Abbey-esque setting; or a fantasy incorporating South Asian myths and legends.

In nonfiction, I’d love to work on a pop science narrative that informs some particular quirk of our human nature; a biography of an incredible historical woman whose name has been forgotten; or a book that focuses on the intersection of two — perhaps unlikely — subjects, like food and political identity.

My favorites include…

Jane Austen, Diana Gabaldon, Alan Bradley, Louise Penny, Philip Pullman, V.E. Schwab


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