Jennifer Grimaldi

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)
  • Romance
  • 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)
  • Heists! 

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.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Please send a query letter, including a short bio, and the first ten pages of your manuscript pasted into the body of an email.