Janine Barlow

Janine Barlow

St. Martin's Press / Thomas Dunne Books

My Manuscript Wish List

I love writing so thorough, descriptive, and evocative that authors can introduce new concepts and connections in nonfiction, or the most astonishing plot twists in fiction, and keep readers riveted through it all. In both fiction and nonfiction, a strong sense of place really sells a book to me.

In nonfiction, I’m most interested in history, current affairs, narratives that bring complex topics to a personal level, and true crime. If a true story involves a charismatic, larger-than-life manipulator (and/or a cult), I will never be able to stop talking about it. In fiction, I am looking for upmarket women’s fiction and suspense (and can always promise interest in manuscripts that focus on women’s friendships, whether they go in a heartwarming or a fraught direction).

Submission Guidelines

Agented submissions only.

Vital Info

Fiction: Commercial, Family Saga, Mystery, Thriller, Women’s Fiction
Non-Fiction: Biography, History, Journalism, Memoir, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, True Crime

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