Marie Lamba

Marie Lamba

Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

As Literary Agent at Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency, I represent middle grade, YA and adult novels and memoir. I also represent established illustrators and picture book authors. Overall, books that are original, moving and/or hilarious are especially welcome. I’m NOT interested in genre science fiction or high fantasy (though I am open to paranormal elements and enjoy some speculative elements, especially in middle grade fiction), category romance (though romantic elements are welcomed), non-fiction, or books that feature graphic violence.



Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Please email a query to Put “Query” in the subject line of your email, and please send the first twenty pages in the body of your email, along with a one-paragraph bio and a one-paragraph synopsis. Memoir authors, please also follow this format. Established picture book authors and/or illustrators, please email your query with your bio and the complete picture book manuscript pasted into the body of the email. Illustrators, if I am interested in seeing your work, I will contact you in response to your query about submitting your artwork for consideration.


Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Commercial, Family Saga, Fantasy, General, Historical, Humor, LGBTQ, Middle Grade, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Memoir

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

I’d LOVE the next smart funny woman’s fiction that’ll become the next great hilarious chick flick.

I’d love edgy women’s fiction with heart, along the lines of the movie TRAINWRECK.

I’d like the next Sarah Dessen in the area of contemporary YA.

I’d like the next unique and adventurous middle grade with incredible pacing that makes me feel peril and wonder like THE JUNGLE BOOK flick.

My favorites include…

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