Jennie Kendrick

Red Fox Literary

My Manuscript Wish List

NOTE: I am currently closed to unsolicited queries, but happily accept conference queries and industry referrals. Please note that I only represent children's books.

I represent picture books, graphic novels, YA and MG fiction/non-fiction across all genres, but I have a special interest in historical, paranormal, magical realism/fabulism, and classic 90s-like teen horror.  Give me your angry unlikable heroines, your plucky protagonists fighting the odds, your steamy romance. (There is nothing better than well-written first kisses.)

I tend to dislike high fantasy and sci-fi, but there are always exceptions. If your writing trends more toward the Megan Whalen Turner, Marie Lu, and Marie Rutkoski character-driven, historical/mythologically-influenced styles, I’m more likely to enjoy it and be able to advocate for it.

Like every publishing professional, I am particularly looking for Own Voices and marginalized creators/manuscripts of any kind. Please note that in your query, if it applies.

Sending me an industry referral or conference query? I go by she/her/Ms., but you're more than welcome to just call me Jennie.

Fun facts about me:

I was a history major in undergrad with a focus on medieval European history--I wrote my thesis on death and resurrection symbolism within tomb sculpture, alchemy, torture, and execution. To say I love creepy, macabre stories and imagery is a wee bit of an understatement. Send me your creepiest tales!

I am a copywriter, and occasionally moonlight as a bookseller at a local indie bookstore (pre-pandemic). I spend a significant portion of my time there trying not to increase my already-ridiculous book collection.

I collect vintage Barbies, vintage glassware, and turquoise sparkly things. When I'm not reading or writing about books, I love to cook, cross-stitch, go to loud rock concerts, read tarot, talk to my plants, and travel.

Submission Guidelines

I am currently closed to unsolicited queries, but will gladly accept conference queries and industry referrals. If you are querying me as a conference query or referral, please visit me at http://QueryMe.Online/jennieatRFL. If you want to know my pronouns/honorific, it's she/her/Ms.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Commercial, Graphic Novel, Historical, Horror, LGBTQ, Literary, Middle Grade, Mystery, Picture Books, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Biography, History, Illustrated, Journalism, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture, Science, Sports

Favorite sub-genres:
I'd like the next...
  •  The Hate U Give/All-American Boys/Conviction/Picture Us In The Light/Moxie--books focused on the legal system, Black Lives Matter, feminism, and other timely social justice issues. However, manuscripts from marginalized creators do NOT have to be about social justice issues for me to be interested. 
  • The Diviners/Gemma Doyle trilogy--paranormal and historical with complex characters, humor, and truly creepy situations.
  • Outrun the Moon/Code Name Verity/The Passion of Dolssa--intensely-researched historicals telling lesser-known stories of women and marginalized communities.
  • The Raven Cycle/The Folk of the Air--magical stories with gorgeous prose, firmly grounded in the real world.
  • Vampire Diaries/Secret Circle/Forbidden Game (the original L.J. Smith books, not the TV shows!)--think modern vampires, witches, and paranormal creatures with high stakes and great romance.
  • Classic retellings--especially if it subverts the classic literary "canon."

My favorites include...

Some YA/MG authors I love (besides my clients, naturally!): Libba Bray, Maggie Stiefvater, Megan Whalen Turner, Jenn Bennett, Elizabeth Wein, Stacey Lee, Sarah Rees Brennan, L.J. Smith, Maureen Johnson, E. Lockhart, Mindy McGinnis, Jessie Ann Foley, Angie Thomas, Becky Albertalli, Jennifer Donnelly, Jennifer Latham, Heather Demetrios, Holly Black, Marie Rutkoski, Kelly Loy Gilbert, and Stephanie Perkins.

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