Jennifer Jackson

Jennifer Jackson

Donald Maass Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

I’m interested in both new and established writers and I’m drawn to storytelling that bends or transcends its genre and explores diverse characters, cultures, and subcultures.

Actively seeking:

  • science fiction and fantasy, all sorts — for either adult or YA readers
  • upmarket women’s fiction and thrillers that mine popular and controversial issues
  • novels in the tradition of regional fiction including and expanding beyond its Western roots and with a modern sensibility — either period or contemporary settings
  • dark psychological fiction with gothic/neogothic elements — either adult or YA, contemporary or historical, Southern or otherwise
  • character-driven contemporary YA that has something mindful at its core or that challenges traditional thinking

More Info:

Jennifer Jackson is Vice President at the Donald Maass Literary Agency, which she joined in 1993. Once upon a time, she worked as a bookseller for Waldenbooks, and also did a stint at Forbidden Planet, the retail division of London’s Titan Books. Growing up reading science fiction and fantasy led naturally to a concentration in that genre, which she continues to champion. She went on to initiate the expansion of the agency into the area of women’s fiction, and is developing her list in the thriller and suspense genres.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Send your query letter to and also include the first five pages of your novel and a synopsis (1-2 pages) pasted into the body of the email; no attachments.

I respond to all queries within 3 weeks of receipt.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Crime, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult

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