Massimiliano Zantedeschi

Massimiliano Zantedeschi

TZLA. Trentin Zantedeschi Literary and Film Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

Mainly, I’m looking for literary and upmarket commercial fiction, for crime and thriller novels. But I’m also very interested in books that cross that fine line between genre and literary. I love Murakami Haruki and South-American magical realism. Even if I do not represent “straight” dystopian or fantasy novels, I would be happy to read a book in which an inexplicable event shakes a good, smart and imaginative plot.

We are also actively looking to expand our list of Italian-American and Italian-British authors. We are very interested in stories told and seen from this particular cross-cultural perspective (see Commissario Trotti series by Timothy Williams).

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Please email a cover letter and provide a two-three pages synopsis, with ending, along with the first two chapters of your novel. Copy and paste letter, synopsis and chapters in the email body, as we won’t open unsolicited attachments. To avoid falling into spam, please begin the subject line with the word “Query”.

Please don’t query if you haven’t finished your novel yet, be sure to include genre and word count in your letter, and let us know if you are sending your proposal to other agencies or publishers.
Unfortunately, we can’t respond personally to all submissions, but if we are interested in your work we will certainly follow up by email within 8 weeks.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Commercial, Crime, General, Historical, Literary, Mystery, New Adult, Thriller

Favorite sub-genres: literary mystery
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