Jenny Simpson

Paper Literary

My Manuscript Wish List®

What I’m looking for: 

I am looking to build a list of commercial fiction and non-fiction books on health and wellness.

In fiction: 

  • Books on families, particularly stories across multiple generations and with alternating perspectives, such as PINEAPPLE STREET by Jenny Jackson, MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid, HELLO BEAUTIFUL by Ann Napolitano and THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD by Claire Lombardo. 
  • Funny and modern love stories with an edge, such as BOOK LOVERS by Emily Henry, ROMANTIC COMEDY by Curtis Sittenfeld, PRETENDING by Holly Bourne, GHOSTS by Dolly Alderton and THE FLAT SHARE by Beth O’Leary. 
  • Contemporary stories incorporating time loops, anniversaries, or parallel perspectives (i.e.  that Sliding Doors quality), such as MAYBE NEXT TIME by Cesca Major, WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME by Gillian McAllister, IN FIVE YEARS by Rebecca Serle, and OONA OUT OF ORDER by Margarita Montimore. 
  • Books on adult and female friendships, such as OLIVE by Emma Gannon, EXPECTATION by Anna Hope, FRIENDS AND STRANGERS by J. Courtney Sullivan, and HOW COULD SHE by Lauren Mechling.

In nonfiction:

  • Food-adjacent health and wellness subjects, such as GLUCOSE REVOLUTION by Jessie Inchauspé and ATOMIC HABITS by James Clear. 
  • Narrative memoir or essay collection accounts of navigating mental health and self discovery, such as GROUP by Christie Tate. 

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

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We accept all submissions by email.
We ask for a query letter, synopsis and the first 10,000 words to

Please address your email to the specific agent you are querying. In the subject line, include:

  • Your first and last name
  • Title of your manuscript
  • Name of agent you are querying
  • Include your cover letter in the body of the email.
  • Attach a one page synopsis and the first three chapters (approx 10,000 words) of the manuscript. Please attach as Word documents.
  • For fiction, please only submit when you have a complete manuscript.

When you submit, you will receive an automated response. Please consider this email as receipt of your work. We read every submission that we receive, and we consider each submission carefully.

We will be in touch as soon as possible if we’d like to read more of your work. As much as we would like to, due to the number of submissions we receive, we are not able to personally respond to every submission.

We encourage you to submit to multiple agencies, and we do not expect to have exclusivity. If you receive a full manuscript request or offer of representation, please do email a follow-up with “Full MS request” or “Offer of Representation” in the subject line.

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