Erica Bauman

Erica Bauman

Aevitas Creative Management

My Manuscript Wish List

*Please note that I am currently closed to unsolicited queries through December 2017*

I am actively seeking a wide range of fiction for MG, YA, and adult.

For middle grade, my interests span all genres, from contemporary to mystery to fantasy. I love quirky, funny stories and main characters who are misfits (and proud of it). I’m especially on the lookout for humorous horror (like Goosebumps) and really unique magic.

For young adult, I am a lover of all genre fiction, especially science fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction. I love stories based off of mythology, folklore, and obscure fairy tales, and novels that cross genres. I’m especially on the lookout for stories inspired by classic literature/ballet/opera, and mysteries and thrillers with unreliable narrators.

In adult, I gravitate towards the mid-point between literary and commercial. I love voice-driven, witty novels, historical novels (especially mysteries), and very light sci-fi/fantasy. I’m on the lookout for books starring nerds, and stories that make me laugh.

Across all age ranges and genres, I’m eager to support and work with marginalized authors and stories that represent the wide range of humanity.

That said, I’m probably not the best for projects involving the following:

  • Vampires/werewolves/zombies
  • Serious family drama
  • Intergalactic war/alien invasions
  • Dead pets
  • Erotica
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girls
  • Instalove


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Vital Info

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Commercial, Crime, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Historical, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ, Middle Grade, Mystery, New Adult, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult

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

MG: Princess Cimorene-style outspoken protagonist, moody/eerie/beautiful/haunting fantasy, Indiana Jones-esque adventure, The Goonies, Lunella Lafayette-style girl genius, epic BFF story

YA: Brick-style modern noir, Persuasion retelling, Nick & Nora Charles-esque relationship (also Benedick & Beatrice), Smash, The Wicked + The Divine modern mythology, Gatsby-esque teens during prohibition, teen reality show host (like an Anthony Bourdain-style travel show)

Adult: found footage mystery/thriller/horror, Practical Magic-style magical family saga, Meg Cabot-voicey romcom, clever classic literature adaptation, Hadestown-esque mashup of classical mythology in a different historical era, dreamy and romantic magical realism

My favorites include…

Books: The Scorpio Races, Bone Gap, The Walled City, The Wrath and the Dawn, Lock & Mori, Sabriel, Ready Player One, The Supernatural Enhancements, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, The Golden Compass, The History of Love

TV: Veronica Mars, Chuck, Pushing Daisies, Agent Carter, Psych, The Librarians, Selfie, Still Star-Crossed, Great British Bake Off, Wynonna Earp, Leverage, So Weird, Riverdale

Movies: The Thin Man, Singing in the Rain, Sabrina, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Philadelphia Story, Wonder Woman, Practical Magic, The Fifth Element, No Reservations, While You Were Sleeping, The Mummy, Definitely Maybe, Beauty and the Beast

Comics: Batgirl, Black Canary, DC Bombshells, Gotham Academy, Lumberjanes, Ms. Marvel, Kim & Kim, Sailor Moon, Spidergwen, The Wicked + The Divine, Young Avengers, Fruits Basket, Ouran High School Host Club, Nimona, Sandman, Fables

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