Elizabeth Winick

McIntosh and Otis

My Manuscript Wish List


Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein, President and senior agent at McIntosh & Otis, has degrees from New York University and Manhattan School of Music. She began her book publishing career in subsidiary rights and then took on the responsibilities of acquisitions editor at a major audio publishing imprint. Initially, she joined McIntosh & Otis to manage all subsidiary rights but began working as an agent shortly thereafter. Her primary interests include literary fiction, women's fiction, historical fiction, romance, mystery/suspense, and memoir, along with narrative non-fiction, history and current affairs. Elizabeth represents numerous New York Times bestsellers, and both Agatha and Edgar Award winners and nominees.

I'm currently looking for:

  • transportive historical fiction
  • grounded fantasy
  • speculative/alternative history
  • smart retellings
  • elements of magical realism
  • dark/dry humor
  • unusual settings

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to EWRquery@mcintoshandotis.com

Fiction: Please send a query letter, synopsis, author bio, and the first three consecutive chapters (no more than 30 pages) of your novel.

Nonfiction: Please send a query letter, proposal, outline, author bio, and three sample chapters (no more than 30 pages) of the manuscript.

Email is our only accepted submission method. We ask that all text be pasted in the body of the email as outlined in the submission guidelines.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Historical, Literary, Mystery, Romance, Women’s Fiction
Non-Fiction: History, Memoir

Favorite sub-genres: Domestic Suspense, Magical Realism, Narrative Nonfiction, Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction, current affairs, family saga
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My favorites include...

Nora Ephron


Margaret Atwood

Kristin Hannah

The Man in the High Castle/ Philip K. Dick

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