Danielle Bukowski

Danielle Bukowski

Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.

My Manuscript Wish List

I am looking for upmarket women’s fiction, smart commercial fiction, and literary fiction. I want to hear from underrepresented and marginalized voices in particular! I am a fan of quirky characters, strong female friendships, themes of mental illness treated with respect, racial and sexual diversity treated as a norm not a token, and international settings.

I want narratives that balance plot and voice, but if required to pick I will always choose strong writing and a unique voice over plot particulars.

I update my twitter with my most recent #MSWL and occasionally tweet my query status.

My most recent sales include a linked collection about a biracial gay man’s coming of age in Houston to Riverhead and a commercial novel about four older ladies intervening in the life of the local loser to turn him into a fortune teller, to Park Row/HarperCollins.

do not represent children’s, young adult, erotica, fantasy, historical.

Fun facts about me:

I’m a former lifeguard and competitive swimmer

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to danielle@sll.com

I accept email and snail-mail queries, although I prefer email. Please send your query letter and the first three chapters (or 20 pages, if your formatting is different) in the body of the email to danielle@sll.com with “QUERY – TITLE” in your subject line. Please don’t send attachments!

Vital Info

Fiction: Commercial, Family Saga, LGBTQ, Literary, Women’s Fiction

Favorite sub-genres: Diversity, Feminism, Literary Fiction, Literary Noir, Magical Realism, Multicultural, Upmarket Women's Fiction
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My favorites include…

Recent Books I’ve Loved: The Mothers by Brit Bennett, The Girls from Corona Del Mar by Rufi Thorpe, Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam, The Secret Place by Tana French, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Movies/TV Shows I Love: Ten Things I Hate About You, Mad Men, Pulp Fiction, Pride & Prejudice, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Bojack Horseman, Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23

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