Great Dog Literary
My Manuscript Wish List®
I am seeking literary fiction, health-related non-fiction, YA, and short story collections. Some of my favorite authors are Flannery O’Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Oscar Wilde, and Tom Perrotta. I am especially drawn to fiction with a Southern setting, gritty realist writing, and any books that explore health or disability. Ultimately though, I’m a sucker for writing with a great sense of humor.
A Little More About What I’m Looking For:
In Adult Fiction:
Literary Fiction, Upmarket, New Adult, Short Story Collections.
Specifically: Fiction in all genres that is informed by, or inspired by, the myths and superstitions of a culture. Fiction that features food service/restaurant culture. Satire, and humorous fiction that comes with a message or reveals a truth about people/society.
I am open to novels that fit these categories but have some genre-fiction elements (ie. literary fiction with a speculative twist).
The most important elements that grab my attention are style and literary quality writing.
In Adult Non-Fiction:
Narrative Non-Fiction, Pop Culture, Humor, Memoir, Travel, Cookbooks, History, Sports
Specifically: Narrative non-fiction that discusses medicine or health in a way that is accessible and well researched. Non-fiction that makes the reader see their body in a different way. Cookbooks that explore a niche ingredient/theme and cookbooks that tell a story. Quirky and visually stunning coffee table books.
The most important elements that grab my attention are expertise and a surprising/niche topic.
In Young Adult:
Contemporary, Rom-Com, Novel-in-verse, Commercial
Specifically: YA rom-coms featuring desi teens. Retellings of classic stories that haven’t been redone to death (no Shakespeare, King Arthur, etc) and that provide a twist or a fresh new take. A heist book.
The most important elements that grab my attention are themes/situations that are true to the teen experience today and commercial quality.
Fun facts about me:
I am a Georgia native and graduate of Emory University, where I studied Human Health and Italian. During college, I also worked for various Atlanta area hospitals in departments ranging from neonatal to geriatric care. In my Desi household, I grew up speaking Bangla, Hindi, and Urdu.
I accept submissions from adult and YA authors through the QueryMe portal only. I do not accept submissions via email.
Please fill out the submission form as completely as possible so that I can fully consider your query. If I am interested in reading further, I will be in touch in 4-6 weeks. Due to the volume I submissions, if you have not heard from me in 6 weeks please consider it a pass.
Great Dog Literary is a small agency and we talk among ourselves all the time. If I feel your manuscript is a better fit for another agent at Great Dog Literary, I will pass it along. Please do not send the same query to multiple agents at Great Dog Literary.
To submit, click here.