The Jane Rotrosen Agency
My Manuscript Wish List
I’m looking primarily for nuanced and compelling work that digs deep into a wide range of human emotions across all genres, including literary fiction, upmarket fiction, historical/biographical fiction, high concept women’s fiction, and select romantic comedies. Also, I will always have a soft spot for speculative and magical realism. I’m automatically drawn to stories that help me discover and explore new aspects about people, the way we (dis)connect, what haunts us (literally and metaphorically) and how we confront it, and stories of resiliency. I love when a book makes me question human nature and confront grand concepts that have no defined answer. I also have a penchant for darker themes, specifically for stories that deal with mental health/trauma head on and how it weaves its way through a person or community. Any story that makes me spend hours falling down an internet rabbit hole of information, whether that's learning about a historical figure or event, or about a subculture or community of people, will immediately captivate me. Across the board, I'm always looking for diverse voices and experiences.
I’m not a good fit for: traditional romance, historical romance, domestic suspense, hard sci-fi, deep fantasy with complex world building, middle grade, children’s, and YA
Some specifics things I like and/or want:
Fun facts about me:
Graduated from the College of William & Mary in Virginia | from the Appalachian mountain region of VA/TN | watch way too much romance-related reality TV | an amateur dance fan (ballet, contemporary, modern, give me it all!) | if I hadn't gone into book publishing, I would have been a marine biologist
Submissions should be emailed to https://www.janerotrosen.com/contact-hannah-strouth
YOUR SUBMISSION SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Please note, we do not currently accept plays, screenplays, children’s picture books, or any queries sent by mail. We thank you for your patience as you await our response.
If possible, please include trigger warnings. While I love darker themes and stories that don't shy away from the difficult and heavy aspects of being human, on certain days I'm not always in the frame of mind to read that type of story. If you need help determining what you should list as a trigger warning, you can find a helpful list here.
Guidelines & Details
I'd like the next...
Transcendent Kingdom | Peaces | Migrations | Long Bright River | Mexican Gothic | Mostly Dead Things | Daisy Jone and the Six | Severance | Bestiary | Pachinko | The School for Good Mothers | The Night Tiger | Searching for Sylvie Lee | When Women Were Dragons
My favorites include...
Authors- Yaa Gyasi | Helen Hoang | Christina Lauren | Liz Moore | Ruth Ozeki | Charlotte McConaghy | Patricia Engel | Helen Oyeyemi | Megan Abbott | Kristen Arnett | Margaret Atwood | Emily St. John Mandel
TV- Jane the Virgin, The OA, The Haunting of Hill House/Bly Manor, How to Get Away with Murder**, Euphoria, Gilmore Girls, Once Upon a Time (seasons 1-4), Criminal Minds**, Love Island, The Mindy Project, The Wilds
**I’m NOT a good fit for police procedurals or legal thrillers but AM a good fit for psychological/behavioral approaches. I would love a complex (and lovable) character similar to Dr. Spencer Reid or the character dynamic from How to Get Away with Murder.
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