Lane Heymont

Lane Heymont

The Tobias Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

I represent a wide range of fiction and non-fiction projects: Romance, fantasy, science fiction, pop-culture, science, and more. I am LGBTQ-friendly and am looking for works with diverse characters in a way that is not appropriation.


Currently looking for: Romance/Women’s fiction (paranormal, suspense, small town, contemporary, historical, regency, category and single-title), fantasy, science fiction (military — think STARSHIP TROOPERS), horror (think Lovecraft, Poe, James Wan/Leigh Whannell), and non-fiction (pop culture, true crime by journalists, science by researchers/experts).


Not looking for: Memoirs, thrillers/mysteries/suspense, inspirational.

Fun facts about me:

I have three dogs.

Lane is teaching How to Edit a Bestselling (Romance) Novel and taking ten-minute meetings and critiques with The Manuscript Academy. #MSWLMA 


Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

For email queries, a one page letter will suffice. No attachments, please. We at The Tobias Literary Agency prefer email queries and ask that you paste the first five pages of your manuscript in the body of your email. Please remember to place your name, genre, title, and word count somewhere in your query.

Guidelines & Details


As a new addition from The Manuscript Academy, #MSWL’s educational sister company, we are now offering ten-minute e-meetings with a select group of our agents and editors to discuss your work, what you can do better–and how to maximize your chances of success in the submissions process. You’ll be able to pick from Skype, Hangouts, or a phone call–and, yes, this works internationally. Please see our FAQ, our step-by-step guide to booking your meeting, a list of participating agents and editors–and consider joining our Facebook group, a free, friendly community of writers cheering each other on through this process.

Please note: Meetings are posted once monthly, and then often sell out. If there are meetings available, you’ll see them bolded on the calendar below after clicking “Set Time Zone.” 

Want an email when new meetings go up? Click here.


Vital Info

Fiction: Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction, Women’s Fiction
Non-Fiction: Journalism, Pop Culture, Science, True Crime

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

Romance/Women’s Fiction: THE NOTEBOOK


Science fiction: STARSHIP TROOPERS


Non-fiction: TRUE STORY

My favorites include…

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus


My Upcoming Events: