Jessica Mileo

Jessica Mileo

InkWell Management

My Manuscript Wish List

I have a BA in English Creative Writing from Binghamton University and a MS in Publishing degree from Pace University. I began my career interning everywhere from Writers House to Open Road and have joined InkWell Management after working in foreign rights at Janklow and Nesbit. My interests include but are not limited to: upmarket women’s fiction, commercial fiction, cookbooks, crafting and do-it-yourself books, multicultural and LGBTQIA+, children’s and young adult fiction, science fiction, fantasy and literary fiction.

I’m looking for novels that are as heartfelt as they are funny, think Sophie Kinsella’s SHOPAHOLIC SERIES, tell universal stories in a small scale setting, such as KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST, and have just enough magic to keep you guessing, such as Eowyn Ivey’s SNOW CHILD.

I lean towards the lighthearted, but will consider a book that explores darker matters if it’s done well.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

With the word “Query” in the subject line, please send your query addressed to me with the a synopsis pasted in the email and the first fifty pages of your manuscript attached as a word document. If I am interested in your work, I will be in touch!

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Commercial, Family Saga, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, LGBTQ, Middle Grade, New Adult, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Cookbooks, Crafts/DIY, LGBTQ, Memoir, Travel

Favorite sub-genres: C, Diversity, Feminism, Multicultural, Upmarket Women's Fiction
I’d like the next…

My favorites include…

Some of my favorite authors include Lisa See, Sarah J. Maas, Jasper Fforde, Maggie Nelson, Marissa Meyer, Brian K. Vaughan, Robin Sloan, Ruth Ozeki, V.E. Schwab, Karen Russell, Rainbow Rowell, Tamora Pierce, Julie Otsuka, Naomi Novik, Garth Nix, Marie Lu, Kevin Kwan, Rachel Hartman, Lev Grossman, Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Kristin Cashore, Rae Carson, Octavia E. Butler, and Marie Brennan, just to name a few….

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