Amanda Meadows

Andrews McMeel Publishing

My Manuscript Wish List®

Amanda Meadows (she/her) is an Eisner-nominated Editor of graphic novels, illustrated humor, and general trade at Andrews McMeel. She was previously Senior Editor at Oni Press-Lion Forge working on humor, genre fiction, and award-winning French comics; eventually managing the list for its queer nonfiction and romance imprint, Limerence Press. Her entertainment background includes licensed works for Disney, Hasbro, Jim Henson Company, Wondery Media, A24, and more. Meadows authored two humor books and was named a PW Star Watch Honoree for her role as co-founder of indie humor publisher The Devastator. She lives and works in historic West Adams on Tongva land with her partner, cat, and overflowing zine library.


Fun facts about me:

  • I can and will talk to you forever about underground comedy, drag, and wrestling!
  • Proud plant parent and obsessed with learning about (and seed bombing) CA native plants.
  • A “friend of” many podcasts, my spouse and I co-hosted the Sony show Dirt Cheap about an out-of-print pulp novel from hell.
  • We live with a cuddly orange tabby named Maddie, after Madeleine Kahn <3
  • I have a delicious meskouta recipe, which you can find in Cook Like Your Ancestors by Mariah-Rose Marie!
  • Fashion girlie. In college, I slang designer shoes at Nordstrom South Coast Plaza (sold Pradas to a Real Housewife once, lol)
  • Karaoke go-tos: Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics, Always on Time by Ashanti & Ja Rule, Complicated by Avril Lavigne

Submission Guidelines

My list is majority ADULT! I acquire a small number of YA titles per year, mostly upper YA. Being one of few Black queer editors in publishing, please consider the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ authors who may benefit most from my experience and skills. I only accept agented submissions except when directly solicited.

I joined AMP in 2024. Check for updates in the coming year as I assemble my list! My priorities so far:

  • Graphic novels – for adults, fiction and nonfiction, humor, romance, genre (hooky, high concept, wildly relatable characters)
  • Humor writing – for adults, broad topics through a specific POV
  • Illustrated humor – driven by concept, narrative, or memoir
  • Pop culture – socially relevant, culturally competent takes on popular fandoms, licensed adult books
  • Wellness/ Inspiration – highly visual, perspective-shift (not prescriptive), intersectional, collective care
  • Nonfiction – stylized, voicey takes on big topics, entertainment and comedy, narrative

Guidelines & Details