Jessica Felleman

Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency

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Jessica Felleman began her publishing career in Los Angeles after receiving her MFA in writing from CalArts. She relocated to New York in 2015, where she spent five years at a mid-sized agency before joining Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency.

Jessica represents a range of creators, loves fresh stories about magic, and looks for commercial and literary fiction featuring underserved voices, unforgettable places, and complicated families. She is especially looking for fiction that balances on the edge of genre—particularly science fiction and fantasy. Jessica has a soft spot for stories set in Los Angeles and New England, the weird and strange, and characters who make mistakes, even if they can’t fix them.

Jessica specializes in pop culture nonfiction and prescriptive titles that offer realistic advice or new perspectives to help readers better understand themselves and the world, as well as humor, cookbooks, and narrative nonfiction about science, history, and psychology that engages with contemporary conversations.

Jessica is not considering poetry, romance/erotica, thrillers, true crime, memoir, or Children’s or Middle Grade books at this time.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Query Letter Via Email
Please include:
- your name and project title in the email subject line
- a summary/pitch that conveys the tone of your work as well as the purpose/plot
- comparative titles
- your author bio

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Commercial, Family Saga, Fantasy, General, Historical, Humor, LGBTQ, Literary, Science Fiction, Short Story, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Biography, Cookbooks, History, Humor, Illustrated, Journalism, LGBTQ, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science

Favorite sub-genres:
I'd like the next...

Fiction: Once There Were Wolves (Charlotte McConaghy), What Should Be Wild (Julia Fine)

Nonfiction: Unthinkable (Helen Thomson), Fox & I (Catherine Raven)

Adult SFF: A Psalm for the Wild Built (Becky Chambers)

YA SFF: The Scholomance (Naomi Novik)

My favorites include...

Recent favorites include Once There Were Wolves (Charlotte McConaghy), Seven Days in June (Tia Williams), The World Gives Way (Mariss Levien), The Murderbot Diaries (Martha Wells), Neurotribes (Steve Silberman), and Talking to Strangers (Malcom Gladwell). Classic favorites include Play It As It Lays (Joan Didion), We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Shirley Jackson), Penny Vincenzi's Lytton Family Trilogy, Civilwarland In Bad Decline (George Saunders), The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood), Parable of the Sower (Octavia Butler), and all of Terry Brooks.

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