Elayne Becker

Elayne Becker

Forge Books, Tor Teen, Starscape

My Manuscript Wish List

The stories I like best are ones that take me to another world, whether that’s a fantasy realm, Ancient Rome, or London during the Great Exhibition of 1851. To that end, I’m particularly interested in finding good historical fiction and fantasy. A unique twist on a classic fairy tale or a clever retelling of a myth are also up my alley. I want books that teach me something without being pedantic, and strong female protagonists who aren’t necessarily beautiful or tiny. I want stories that make me cry. I love to cry! Gorgeous prose, body diversity, protagonists with disabilities, sibling stories, and good, swoonworthy romances are always pluses, as are animals and stories set in any stretch of wilderness such as the Appalachian Trail or the Rocky Mountains.

For anything speculative, send me MG and YA only, please. For contemporary fiction or historicals, I’ll take MG through adult. Some of my favorites include Cinda Williams Chima’s Seven Realms series, Ruta Sepetys’ Between Shades of Gray, Kate Forsyth’s Bitter Greens, and Shannon Hale’s The Goose Girl.

TLDR: history, myth, magic!

Fun facts about me:

I am a horse person and general animal lover who low-key dreams of being Eliza Thornberry.

I love to travel and am happiest when in the mountains!

I am obsessed with Lord of the Rings and have an impressive (or disturbing) ability to recite the films.


Submission Guidelines

Elayne only accepts agented submissions at this time.


Tor/Forge Books accepts unsolicited submissions.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, LGBTQ, Middle Grade, Romance, Young Adult

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My favorites include…

Books: Seven Realms series, Graceling, Queen of the Tearling, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Alias Hook, Daughter of the Forest, The Goose Girl, Between Shades of Gray, Bitter Greens, Pride and Prejudice

Other: Lord of the Rings, Poldark, Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time, Stranger Things, Gilmore Girls, Princess Mononoke, Big Fish, Finding Neverland

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