Audrey Ingerson

Delacorte Press / Penguin Random House

My Manuscript Wish List

I'm looking for YA and MG, particularly contemporary fiction, psychological suspense/thrillers, speculative fiction, creative retellings, and historical fiction – honestly the only genres I really shy away from are high fantasy and sci-fi.

For YA, I’m interested in stories with defined hooks and commercial potential, and my favorites are always those that skew a bit dark and literary, too. I like deadpan humor, horror without the gore, creepy fairytales with a Gothic sensibility, worlds with hints of magic, and books that make me feel complicated emotions.

For middle grade, I connect with stories that speak to kids in a real, authentic way, with resilience and hope at their core. I’m looking for the books that are odd, clever, and a little unlikely – even better if they have undercurrents of magical realism or grim humor – and I can’t resist a well-crafted scheme or mystery!

Across all genres, compelling voice and emotional depth are the most important things to me. I love rich settings, characters with complex inner lives, and creative approaches to format and narration . . . anything that makes me look at something in a new light.


Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Agented submissions only.

Vital Info

Fiction: Children's, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Humor, Literary, Middle Grade, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres:
I'd like the next...
  • We Are Okay
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Coraline

My favorites include...
  • Movies: Pan's Labyrinth, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Get Out, Lady Bird
  • TV: Black Mirror, Game of Thrones, Bates Motel, The Good Place, Arrested Development
  • Books: A Little Life, The Nix, Station Eleven, A Picture of Dorian Gray, Gillian Flynn, Jeffrey Eugenides

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