Annie Bomke

Annie Bomke Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

I represent adult and YA fiction and nonfiction, including commercial and literary fiction, upmarket fiction, contemporary fiction (contemporary YA in particular), mysteries (from hilarious cozies to gritty police procedurals and everything in between), historical fiction, magical realism, women’s fiction, psychological thrillers, literary/psychological horror, self-help, business, health/diet, cookbooks, memoir, relationships, current events, true crime, psychology, prescriptive nonfiction, and narrative nonfiction.

More specifically for fiction (YA and adult), I like books with diverse characters (especially #OwnVoices), familiar stories told from a different perspective (like Wide Sargasso Sea), well-researched, historical novels about famous writers, thinkers, movers and shakers (like Loving Frank), modernized myth/folklore retellings, Hamlet retellings, books set in the Victorian era, noir, locked room mysteries (like And Then There Were None), mysteries with a horror twist (like Drood, The Wild Inside or Night Film), and books featuring evil children (like The Bad Seed or We Need to Talk About Kevin) and female villainesses.  I love funny books and serious books.

More specifically for nonfiction, I’m looking for books on animal or plant psychology/behavior (such as The Hidden Life of Trees or Inside of a Dog), behavioral economics (such as The Secret Language of Money or Predictably Irrational), the connection between mind and body/between emotion and biology, narrative nonfiction about the history of something universal (like Rain: A Natural and Cultural History), American cultural studies that won’t be irrelevant in a few years, (such as studies on race (like The Color of Success or Pushout) and gender, Islamophobia, white supremacy/white extremists/the alt-right, Black Lives Matter, rape culture and the treatment of rape victims/rape accusers, cat-calling, the dark side of social media (like So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed), and any other topics that are culturally relevant).

Fun facts about me:

My dad coined the term "plug-in."  I can put my feet behind my head, which is not nearly as impressive.  Though I am also good at falling and playing dead, as evidenced by my performances in various junior high plays.  Once my mom ran over my foot with the car and I danced three hours later.

Also, this is not my cat.  I'm allergic to cats.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Submission guidelines for fiction:
For all fiction submissions, please send a query letter, synopsis, and the first two chapters of your manuscript pasted in the body of the email.

Submission guidelines for nonfiction:
For all nonfiction submissions, please send a query letter and proposal pasted in the body of the email.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Commercial, Crime, Family Saga, Historical, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ, Literary, Mystery, New Adult, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Biography, Cookbooks, Crafts/DIY, Humor, Journalism, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, True Crime

Favorite sub-genres: Cozy Mystery, Literary Horror, Magical Realism, Noir, Psychological Horror, Psychological Thrillers, Suspense
I'd like the next...
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • The Wild Inside by Jamey Bradbury
  • Bunny by Mona Awad
  • The Paper Wasp by Lauren Acampora
  • Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
  • Westside by W. M. Akers
  • Easy Prey by Catherine Lo
  • Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson
  • Night Film by Marisha Pessl
  • The Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
  • The October Country by Ray Bradbury
  • Surfacing by Margaret Atwood
  • The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  • City of Glass by Paul Auster
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • The Likeness by Tana French
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  • In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  • House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
  • Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
  • The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
  • The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
  • Drood by Dan Simmons
  • Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
  • One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • Out by Natsuo Kirino

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