Chalberg & Sussman
My Manuscript Wish List®
I read across genre, so if you’re hitting one of my interests but not something I’ve specifically listed, please do send my way!
Currently, I am looking for:
- SFF, both adult and YA
- Historicals across all my genres (historical horror! historical romance! historical sci fi? That last one seems hard but I believe in you)
- Horror, particularly in YA
Of particular interest in any of the above:
- Your weird obsession that you know too much about
- Non-binary & trans leads (and, generally, LGBT+/own-voice content)
A little more about me:
Raised on a steady diet of Holly Black & Philip Pullman, Jennifer Grimaldi (formerly Jennifer Letwack) has always gravitated toward otherworldly, fantastical novels that reflect our own world’s past and present. At St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne, she edited and acquired S. Jae-Jones’ New York Times bestseller WINTERSONG—a Labyrinth-inspired gothic YA—and worked with numerous bestselling and award-winning authors such as Kate Forsyth. Jennifer’s broad exposure to the domestic and foreign publishing markets as a scout with Barbara Tolley & Associates further shaped her taste for the eclectic.
Now an agent with Chalberg & Sussman, where she first started her publishing career in 2012, Jennifer is building a list of historicals, romance, horror, and YA & adult sci-fi and fantasy.
Although the titles on her shelves have changed over the years, the content has not: they are still stuffed with magic and spaceships, fairytales and faraway lands. Across all genres, Jennifer loves strong, voice-driven novels, dark and romantic themes, and books that make her think—and learn. She is particularly excited by books that explore gender and sexuality, especially those with diverse, LGBTA+ leads, and own-voice writers.
Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com
Please send a query letter, including a short bio, and the first ten pages of your manuscript pasted into the body of an email.