Ashley Lopez

Waxman Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List®

I’m a Louisiana native who has put down roots in New York 7 years ago. I’m naturally drawn to Southern voices (think Dorothy Alison and Flannery O’Connor), but what I mostly look for in Fiction are characters I love who can drive a story home. On the Nonfiction side, I’m looking for narrative nonfiction, memoir, and cultural criticism. Overall I’m looking for authors with a strong point of view and an eye for language.

Currently I’m looking for:

  • Realistic female friendship stories
  • Family stories (particularly multiple POV family stories)
  • Stories exploring a piece of culture that’s been erased or muted
  • Stories with fabulist elements (Fiction or Nonfiction)

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

For Fiction Queries: Please submit a query letter and the first ten pages of your manuscript in the body of an email.

For Nonfiction Queries: Please submit your full proposal with a query letter and at least one sample chapter in the body of an email.

For all Queries: Please do not query both the general submissions email and my personal submission email. If I don’t respond in eight weeks, feel free to check in on your query by email.

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