Vicki Lame

Vicki Lame

St. Martin's Press and Wednesday Books, Macmillan

My Manuscript Wish List

At the moment, I am actively seeking compelling teen and adult fiction across genres that immediately captures the imagination with beautiful writing and complex characters who hop right off the page, as well as exciting non-fiction guaranteed to be a conversation starter.

Wishlist fiction constants (YA and adult)
– romantic comedies
– female friendship stories
– magical realism
– epistolary
– retellings with a fresh twist and sharp writing (example: Lyndsay Faye’s Jane Steele)
– novels with a Paris setting
– Gothic novels
– high concept fantasy (YA only)
– fantasy based in a contemporary world (YA only, example: The Raven Boys)
– stories about tough topics that make them accessible to teens (YA only)
– women’s fiction with an edge (adult only)
– family sagas (adult only)
– historical featuring feminist protagonists (adult only)

Wishlist non-fiction constants:
– biographies or memoirs of powerful women in history
– fashion biography and memoir
– pop culture and life style titles for a 35 and under market
– books that showcase physical extremes in an interesting way (think Born to Run or Hell Bent)
– humorous celebrity driven non-fiction

As you can see, my taste is extremely varied. It’s what makes my job so interesting! But, ultimately I want nothing more than a great book that will let me escape into a new world or teach me something about mine.

Fun facts about me:

I live with my highly Instagrammable cat, Troy. He is the floofiest looking psychopath in the best way.

Submission Guidelines

Agented submissions only, but unagented authors are welcome to book consultations (see below).


As a new addition from The Manuscript Academy, #MSWL’s educational sister company, we are now offering ten-minute e-meetings with a select group of our agents and editors to discuss your work, what you can do better–and how to maximize your chances of success in the submissions process. 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: Commercial, Family Saga, Historical, Literary, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Biography, History, Humor, Journalism, Memoir, Pop Culture, Science, Travel

Favorite sub-genres: Contemporary YA, Fashion, Gothic Horror, Magical Realism, Narrative Nonfiction, Upmarket Women's Fiction
I’d like the next…

I’d like the next Jane Steele (Lyndsay Faye), Revolution (Jennifer Donnelly), and I’ll Give You the Sun (Jandy Nelson).

My favorites include…

See above or my twitter feed for updated personal faves!

My Upcoming Events: