Jackie Kruzie

Focused Artists

My Manuscript Wish List®

I wholeheartedly believe that there is a book for every reader and every reader deserves a book and I’m eager to shepherd high-quality stories to eager readers. I can’t wait to read your stories!

Fun facts about me:

One of my all-time favorite books is Lonesome Dove and I would love to see a western with a magical/supernatural element.

Submission Guidelines

Adult Fiction:

  • Graphic Novel
  • Historical Fiction
  • Horror
  • Mystery
  • Paranormal/Supernatural
  • Thriller
  • Western
  • Women’s Fiction

Preferences: 

I love supernatural and paranormal stories where characters must keep their abilities hidden as they strive to right wrongs and exist in a world where fear of the unknown and misunderstood is prevalent.

I have a soft spot for historical fiction with dual timelines where events from the past impact the present.

I am a sucker for stories with a romantic element and enjoy when budding romances develop organically throughout the story.

I would love to find characters with series potential where the story changes but the characters remain (Agatha Christie is one of my all-time favorite authors so think Miss Marple).

Children’s:

  • Board Books
  • Chapter Books
  • Graphic Novel
  • Middle Grade
  • Picture Books
  • Young Adult

Preferences:​

I love fast-paced character-driven picture books with humor and heart. I like short punchy sentences and word count under 600. I don’t shy away from tough topics but do not want didactic text with a heavy moral. I will consider nonfiction books but will be extremely picky in my selection. When sending nonfiction texts, please include backmatter with your submission.

Chapter books are tough to sell so you must know your stuff. The text should be grade-level specific with room for limited illustrations.

In middle grade I am looking for mystery, magic, time travel, anything just for fun! I want books that create lifelong readers.

In Young Adult I want books that tackle tough topics and speak to those who feel invisible.

In both adult and children’s titles I welcome diverse characters and would like to see more main LGBTQ+ characters in a setting where they exist without scrutiny and their sexuality isn’t the main issue but simply a component of the story.

​I do NOT represent:

  • Erotica
  • Illustration Only – invitation only*
  • Nonfiction
  • Memoir – invitation only*
  • Religious Themes
  • Self-Help

*Invitation only includes submission opportunities through conferences or personal interactions where submission is requested.


I only accept submissions through Query Tracker any submission sent via email will be deleted.

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