Amanda Leuck

Spencerhill Associates

My Manuscript Wish List

I represent YA and adult fiction across genres. I'm looking for literary, commercial and high-concept stories, multi-layered romance, and page-turning suspense. If you can make me laugh or make me cry, it's a plus. For both the adult and young adult market, I'm especially interested in:

  • contemporary and speculative fiction that explore social issues
  • YA fantasy based in mythology across cultures
  • historical novels that spark my need to know more
  • characters with disability, chronic illness or mental illness - that doesn't necessarily drive the plot
  • #ownvoices
  • women and girls in STEM
  • romantic plots and subplots that surprise me
  • LGBTQIA+ characters
  • the intersection of science and religion, or magic and convention, where what is real is not clear
  • animal and ecological themes

I'm not looking for hard scifi, high fantasy, erotica or picture books. I will consider MG if it fits into my interests and is geared toward the older end of that audience.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Please include the query letter in the body of the e-mail. Attach the first three chapters and synopsis preferably in .doc, rtf or txt format. 

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Commercial, Crime, Family Saga, Fantasy, General, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres: Contemporary Romance, Contemporary YA, Diversity, Feminism, Historical Fantasy, Humor, Magical Realism, Multicultural, Psychological Thrillers, Romantic Suspense, Social Issues, Speculative Fiction, Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Urban Fantasy
I'd like the next...
  • historical YA about theater, circus, opera or music
  • speculative fiction that explores transgenomic or transhuman themes
  • YA or adult fiction about modern nomads

My favorites include...

Jane Eyre, The Last Unicorn, Labyrinth, Neverwhere, Saga, Monstress, Giant Days, The Night Circus, The Time Traveller's Wife, Infernal Devices, X-Files, Pride and Prejudice, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wuthering Heights, Sookie Stackhouse, The Dark Crystal, Wild, Nomadland, The Gene,  Homegoing, Lumberjanes, Rollergirl, You, Fangirl, Frankenstein, The Bloody Chamber, People of Earth, A Monster Calls,  Blade Runner, The Godfather, The Lonely Doll, Severus Snape.

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