Dorian Maffei

Dorian Maffei

Kimberley Cameron & Associates

My Manuscript Wish List

While Dorian Maffei appreciates most fiction that traverses across multiple genres, she is especially interested in magical realism, fabulism, reimagined fairy tales, speculative fiction, literary science fiction, women’s fiction with a fantastical bent, unique voices, contemporary novels with a little mystery (without being in the mystery genre), and innovative storytelling that sometimes veers on the weird. She values work that provokes a deep-rooted connection after the last page and explores the peculiar within the mundane. She is always open to submissions with diverse experiences and characters, and welcomes underrepresented and marginalized voices. She hopes to find work that features these experiences as the norm.

Authors I adore (in no particular order) include Toni Morrison, Aimee Bender, Kazuo Ishiguro, Lynda Barry, Daniel Handler, Kelly Link, Charles Yu, Samantha Hunt, Manuel Gonzales, Amber Sparks, Isabel Allende, Karen Russell, Lucia Berlin, Ray Bradbury, Lydia Davis, Octavia Butler, Ben Marcus, Margaret Atwood, Eowyn Ivey, Colson Whitehead, Daniel Woodrell, Miranda July, Neil Gaiman, Helen Oyeyemi , Amelia Gray, Gabriel García Márquez, Alissa Nutting, Siri Hustvedt, Lois Lowry, Tupelo Hassman, Adiga Aravind, George Saunders, Sarah Addison Allen, Gavriel Savit, Karen Joy Fowler, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, and Shirley Jackson.

Give me something that will grab me by the heart!

Books I couldn’t put down:

NEVER LET ME GO by Kazuo Ishiguro

CRUDDY by Lynda Barry

MR. SPLITFOOT by Samantha Hunt

AN INVISIBLE SIGN OF MY OWN by Aimee Bender

KINDRED by Octavia Butler

WINTER’S BONE by Daniel Woodrell

THE SUMMER WITHOUT MEN by Siri Hustvedt

GET IN TROUBLE by Kelly Link

NO ONE BELONGS HERE MORE THAN YOU by Miranda July

SNOW CHILD by Eowyn Ivey

WHAT IS NOT YOURS IS NOT YOURS by Helen Oyeyemi

THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE by Neil Gaiman

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead

THE GIRLS by Emma Cline

THE WHITE TIGER by Aravind Adiga

THE GIVER by Lois Lowry

ANA AND THE SWALLOW MAN by Gavriel Savit

GIRLCHILD by Tupelo Hassan

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

GARDEN SPELLS by Sarah Addison Allen

WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE by Shirley Jackson

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to Dorian@kimberleycameron.com

Please note Dorian is only open to submissions that are requested through Twitter pitch parties, conferences, or #MSWL.

A query letter pasted into the body of the email, and the first 50 double-spaced pages and one-page synopsis as separate attachments.

Upcoming Events:

#PitMad – Sept. 7, 2017

Pitch América – Sept. 21 & 22, 2017

#DVPit – Oct. 2 & 3, 2017

Redwood Writers Conference – Jan. 14, 2018

Vital Info

Agent
Fiction: Action/Adventure, Commercial, Family Saga, General, Historical, Horror, LGBTQ, Literary, Mystery, New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres: Fabulism, Feminist, Gothic, Literary Horror, Literary Science Fiction, Magical Realism, Multicultural, Slipstream, Space Opera, Speculative, Steampunk, Upmarket Women's Fiction, diverse
I’d like the next…

My favorites include…

Film/TV:

DARK CITY

MR. NOBODY

THE DOOM GENERATION

MOONRISE KINGDOM

SUNSHINE

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

ARRIVAL

BIG FISH

AMÉLIE

THE TRUMAN SHOW

PAN’S LABYRINTH

TWIN PEAKS

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