Lindsay Mealing

Lindsay Mealing

Emerald City Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

Lindsay represents adult and young adult fiction. In adult she’s looking for fantasy, science fiction and romance. In YA, she loves all genres – contemporary, fantasy, horror, romance – anything!

Please do not query with your middle grade, picture books or non-fiction, Lindsay does not represent these genres.

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Wish List:

Above all, I’m looking for a narrative voice that resonates with me and characters I can fall for. I want diverse characters and settings that make stories feel real . I don’t always know what I’ll fall in love with, so definitely reach out and query!

Science Fiction and Fantasy

  • Non-western fantasy – I’d love to see South American and Native American inspiration
  • New Orleans inspired ANYTHING!
  • Characters fighting against stereotypes and conventions.
  • FRESH urban fantasy
  • Smart, unapologetic characters that have to make tough choices. I want fighters.
  • Contemporary fantasy
  • New spins on cyberpunk
  • Non-standard protagonists – maybe an old woman MC?
  • Twisty, near-future scifi
  • Mechs!

Young Adult

  • Dark and twisty anything – always my thing
  • Sex positive stories
  • STEM themes
  • Sweet or spicy romance
  • Gaming and geek culture
  • Female friendships
  • Gothic vibes; Tim Burton-esque
  • Genre blending
  • Determined, intense female protagonists fighting stereotypes and conventions
  • Fantasy that is truly fresh feeling and adds something new to the genre
  • Contemporary and urban fantasy

Romance

  • The sexier the better!
  • Toxic love
  • Bad boys
  • Enemies-to-lovers

Fun facts about me:

I’m Canadian, was a total horse freak growing up, have been a gaming nerd for as long as I can remember, I lived in the UK for two years and Australia for three months, I still say eh, aboot and a number of other things funny (so my husband says), I lead top end raid guilds in MMOs and I even met my husband online in an MMO (he poached me from a rival raid guild).

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to querylindsay@emeraldcityliterary.com

Please send your query and first five pages pasted within the body of your email to querylindsay@emeraldcityliterary.com.

  • Attachments will not be opened.
  • If your book has a prologue, please skip to the first chapter instead to include as your first five pages.
  • I respond to all queries, so if you have not heard back from me within 4 weeks, please follow up.
  • If I request your full manuscript, please allow 12 weeks before checking in.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Agent
Fiction: Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres:
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My favorites include…

Books: Kushiel’s Dart trilogy, Ready Player One, Neuromancer, Song of Ice and Fire, Dune, Kate Daniels series, Gone With the Wind,  Court of Mist and Fury, The Illuminae Files,  The Expanse, Mistborn, Clan of the Cave Bear, Deeper, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, The Scorpio Races, Simon vs The Homosapiens Agenda.

Movies/TV: Battlestar Galactica, Whiplash, Tudors, Game of Thrones, Firefly, Vampire Diaries, Pitch Black, Archer, Sex and the City, Vikings, Pitch Perfect, High Fidelity

Games: Vampire the Masquerade, Shadowrun, Mass Effect, World of Warcraft, EverQuest, The Witcher

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