Dawn Dowdle

Blue Ridge Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

When I started my agency, I wanted to help newer authors. That said, the manuscript still has to be fully edited and ready to go. Will I still do an edit? Usually. We want it to be the strongest it can be when it is queried to editors.

Before I started my agency, I had a freelance editing business. I do both copy editing and content editing.

I only represent mysteries and romances. I am always on the lookout for Amish Romances and Cozy Mysteries. I represent most types of romances and mysteries. I like romances from sweet to very sexy.

I do not represent any YA, scifi or fantasy. I do not represent any erotica.

Fun facts about me:

I am originally from Wenatchee, WA.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to Query Manager

Your manuscript should:

  • be edited
  • be completed
  • be double spaced with 1" margins
  • have chapters begin on a new page
  • have chapter headings
  • be in Times New Roman font
  • be in font size 12
  • LESS than 100K words
  • Please follow the Submission Guidelines or your query will be DELETED.


Your Query letter must include:

  • Your name (very important)
  • Phone number and E-mail address
  • Manuscript Title
  • Genre (including subgenre)
  • Word Count (NOT page count)
  • # of Points of View telling the story
  • Marketing Plans
  • For ROMANCE, please give heat level
  • For Romantic Suspense, please provide  % romance and % suspense

You must Query using Query Manager. There is a button on my website submission page.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Mystery, Romance

Favorite sub-genres: Amish Romance, Contemporary Romance, Cozy Mystery, Romantic Suspense, historical mystery, historical romance
I'd like the next...

Amish Romance or Cozy Mystery!

My favorites include...

I love the Hallmark Mysteries that are based on Cozy Mysteries.

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