Melissa Edwards

Melissa Edwards

Stonesong Literary

My Manuscript Wish List

I am interesting in commercial MG and YA fiction, particularly books kids will self-select. I like timeless MG with heart. For YA, I like romance, thrillers, sci-fi and fantasy.

I also represent adult commercial fiction, predominantly thrillers and women’s fiction. I am looking for fresh voices in both genres– unusual takes on the tropes that we all love.

I represent some pop culture nonfiction, but on a highly selective basis.

Fun facts about me:

I am obsessed with podcasts and kettle bells, though rarely at the same time.


Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

– Please review the agent biographies on the About Us page and submit your query addressed to one agent at Categories we do not represent include plays, screenplays, and poetry.

– Include the word “query” in the subject line of your email to ensure we receive it and it isn’t filtered as spam.

– Include the first chapter or first 10 pages of your work, pasted into the body of your email, so that we may get a sense of your writing. Please do not send attachments.

Guidelines & Details


As a new addition from The Manuscript Academy, #MSWL’s sister company, we are now offering ten-minute e-meetings with a select group of our agents and editors. You’ll be able to pick from Skype, Hangouts, or a phone call–and, yes, this works internationally. Please see our FAQ, our step-by-step guide to booking your meeting, a list of participating agents and editors–and consider joining our Facebook group, a free, friendly community of writers cheering each other on through this process.

Please note: Meetings are posted once monthly, and then often sell out. If there are meetings available, you’ll see them bolded on the calendar below after clicking “Set Time Zone.” 

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Vital Info

Fiction: Children's, Commercial, Middle Grade, New Adult, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Humor, Pop Culture

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

I’d like the next gritty female detective story like Jessica Jones or Veronica Mars.

I’d like some heartfelt MG fiction like SUMMERLOST.


My favorites include…

My Upcoming Events: