Jessica Alvarez

BookEnds Literary

My Manuscript Wish List®

I am currently looking for a wide range of prescriptive and narrative nonfiction, but am particularly looking for unique, entertaining voices (think Mary Roach or Sarah Vowell. I’d love to see more memoirs and true crime, and projects related to food and science, including cookbooks. In terms of fiction, I want romance of all heat levels (including inspirational and category romance), upmarket fictionwomen’s fiction, and cozy mysteries. I’m open to light and funny reads, as well as darker ones. I’m looking for books that celebrate diversity in all its forms. In no particular order, I’d especially love to see more books featuring BIPOC characters, adoption issues, the Amish, coroners and morticians, physically and emotionally tortured heroes, and women who kick ass. Please note that I am not looking for paranormals, sci-fi/fantasy, young adult or children’s books at this time. To submit, please go to the following link:

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I reply to all submissions and queries and hope to do so in a timely manner. My response time goals are within 2 weeks for queries and 12 weeks on requested partials and fulls.

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