Katie McGuire

Katie McGuire

Pegasus Books

My Manuscript Wish List

I’m currently an assistant editor with Pegasus Books, a small independent publisher in NYC. Between six employees wearing a number of hats, we put out about 100 new books a year. I’ve been with Pegasus since the summer of 2014, when I scored an internship after graduating from Emerson College with a BFA in Writing, Literature, & Publishing. I’m also a comic book nerd in my spare time and a proud contributor to Book Riot Comics.

I do a little bit of everything (acquiring, editing, outreach, design [of ads and promotional material], mailings, etc.) but acquisitions always make my day. I love working with authors to bring their best book to the right readers. To that end, I’d love to see manuscripts featuring superheroes, spies, royalty, sassy protagonists, the 80s, mysterious happenings, or smart magical realism. I’m also looking to acquire more projects by women, writers of color, and LGBTQ voices.


Fun facts about me:

I was a swim instructor and a lifeguard for a lot of years (my certs have since lapsed, unfortunately).

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to katie@pegasusbooks.com

Please have your agent send me their pitch and the full manuscript (for fiction) or proposal (for nonfiction) at katie@pegasusbooks.com. (We don’t normally accept unagented manuscripts — sorry!)


Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Editor
Fiction: Crime, General, Graphic Novel, Historical, Literary, Mystery, Thriller
Non-Fiction: Biography, History, Pop Culture, True Crime

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

Penny Dreadful meets Paper Girls, with a dash of the X-Men


My favorites include…

Nancy Drew, Anna Karenina, anything by P.D. James, The Queen of the Tearling, Slammerkin, X-Men, Alpha Flight, Paper Girls, Future Quest, Shutter, Mockingbird, Persepolis, Rat Queens, Clean Room, The Wicked and the Devine, Goldie Vance, Penny Dreadful, Deadwood, Carnivàle, Halt and Catch Fire, Black Mirror, Orphan Black, James Bond, My Favorite Murder

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