Amanda Shih

Amanda Shih

TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House

My Manuscript Wish List

I’m looking for nonfiction that’s smart, interesting, and gettable, ideally by authors with demonstrable platforms and/or expertise in the following categories:

  • Gift books:
  • Illustrated projects, interactive journals, personality driven projects, pop culture, smart/dry humor with a point, authors with a strong platform to build on
  • Popular psychology and/or science: Especially as it relates to self-help/lifestyle (science- or psych-based methods for improving productivity, relationships, etc.), but psych/science investigations of everyday topics are also great
  • Popular culture/humor: Authors with a strong platform to build on (note that I do few straight reference books)
  • Self-help/lifestyle: Practical, approachable methods that help readers make positive changes in their lives, careers, relationships, etc., particularly those with a millennial focus or those focused on female empowerment
  • Diverse authors


Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Please submit only complete proposals, and note that you are pitching an editornot a literary agent.

Please note that Amanda only edits nonfiction, and rarely acquires memoir.

Vital Info

Non-Fiction: Crafts/DIY, Humor, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science

Favorite sub-genres: Business, Feminism, Illustrated, Self-help
I’d like the next…

Hyperbole and a Half, It’s All Absolutely Fine, Adulting, You Are A Badass, I Hate You–Don’t Leave Me

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