Dawn Dowdle

Blue Ridge Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List®

I started Blue Ridge Literary Agency in 2009. The agency is a boutique agency. There are now two agents working with me. I represent mysteries (cozy, traditional, police procedural, historical), middle grade, picture books, and some inspirational romances. Check out the submissions page on the agency website to see what the other two agents represent.

One of my favorite things to do is attend writers’ conferences. In addition to networking with other agents and editors, I try to meet with any of my authors who might live in the area, as well as meet new authors.

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

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

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