Amanda Jain

Amanda Jain

BookEnds Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

I am a literary agent with BookEnds Literary Agency. After earning a BA in English, I worked in the trade department at W. W. Norton for seven years before leaving to pursue graduate studies. I graduated in 2011 with a MA in the history of decorative arts.

I am primarily interested in adult fiction in the following categories: historical fiction (in all genres), women’s, book club, and upmarket fiction, romance (particularly historical, suspenseful, or with a comedic bent), mysteries (particularly historical or cozy), and narrative nonfiction in the areas of social history, archaeology, art history, material culture, and food history.

In all cases, what I’m most looking for is a story that completely immerses the reader in the world of the book.

Some particular things I’m currently looking for:

-Diverse historical romance. I’d love to see well-known time periods from a different perspective.

-A really modern and quirky take on the small English village murder mystery

-A mystery standalone or series with a setting so strong and atmospheric that it’s almost another character in the book


Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to http://QueryMe.Online/AmandaJain

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Commercial, Family Saga, General, Historical, LGBTQ, Literary, Middle Grade, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Biography, History, Journalism, Travel

Favorite sub-genres:
I’d like the next…

My favorites include…

The Stand

Anything by Tony Horwitz or Bill Bryson

The Eight

Welcome to Temptation

A Knight in Shining Armor

The Outlander series

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