Anjanette Barr

Dunham Literary, Inc.

My Manuscript Wish List®

I am an Agent at Dunham Literary, and I am very grateful to live with my husband and four children in the traditional home of the Tlingit people, Juneau Alaska.

I’m currently especially hoping to build my non-fiction list. Send me your compellingly written popular science, crafting, cooking, outdoor living, economics, lifestyle, and history books. Accessible and fresh prose is a must. I’m less interested in memoir, religion, and purely academic titles at this time.

I represent books across most genres and all age categories.

Please glance through my favorites and “I’d like the next…” section on this page to get a feel for my style. I read eclectically, and I’m primarily drawn to books that ask readers to contemplate big ideas. In fiction, humor, magic, wonder, romance, and the natural world are excellent vehicles for big ideas, so give me all the beautiful language and epic adventures.

When asked about my reading/representing preferences, I always say that I love popular and genre fiction with substance. And that I enjoy literary and non-fiction titles infused with living ideas that leave readers with a new desire to immerse themselves in the subject matter.

I have special interests in: gothic fiction, homeschooling/educational pedagogy, folk art and music, natural history, poverty, logic puzzles, language acquisition, attachment theory, classic literature, and anthropology.

I am NOT a good fit for: True Crime, Erotica, Politics, Sports, Business

Fun facts about me:

I have a goldendoodle named Dobby and a cat named Totoro. My Bachelor’s Degree is in Japanese Studies. I am Catholic. ENFJ – Enneagram 7.

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Submissions should be emailed to

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