Lisa Rodgers

Lisa Rodgers

JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

My Manuscript Wish List

I represent science fiction, fantasy, and romance for YA and adults.

Fantasy / Science Fiction

  • moral challenges for the protagonist, or morally ambiguous main characters
  • a plot that’s more than just “the quest”
  • cohesive and strong worldbuilding
  • strong voice and strong* characters (*vulnerability can be strong, too! I do love ass-kicking characters, though.)
  • space and spaceships! Think Battlestar Galactica or Firefly
  • exploring what it means to be  “human”
  • non-Western settings

Romance

  • tropes I love include: friends to lovers, marriages of (in)convenience, arranged marriages
  • relationships with equal power dynamics and respect are very important to me
  • I’d love to see more non-Western settings

More generally

  • sister stories and/or positive stories of female friendship* (this can also include heart-wrenching friendship break-up stories)
  • something dark and twisty like Peaky Blinders
  • near-death experiences, survival stories, or extreme environment settings

Non-fiction: I’d love to hear from knitters, crochets, spinners (wool, not bicycles), quilters, etc. Pattern collections, craft reflections (like YARN HARLOT), or things tangentially to handcrafts.

It should go without saying, but: I am happy to consider queries by persons, or featuring protagonists, of any race, color, creed, religion, national citizenship/origin, gender or sexual orientation, disability, age, or physical appearance, in any and all of the above genres.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to querylisa@awfulagent.com

To query, send your query letter (and optional 1-2 page synopsis) to querylisa [at] awfulagent [dot] com. No attachments, please! Emails containing unsolicited attachments will be deleted.


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Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Commercial, Fantasy, Horror, LGBTQ, Military, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Crafts/DIY

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