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


  • 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

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.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

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

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