Jessica Watterson

Sandra Dijkstra and Associates Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List®


I’ve been with SDLA since 2013 and have a list of wonderful strong authors who have released the most wonderful books in the world in my very biased opinion. To see more of what I have sold please visit:, and as for what I’m looking for see below.

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Commercial Women’s Fiction for the Millennial Crowd. Think women trying to figure out what their doing in their careers and lives. I love stories surrounding female friendships. I am not really the agent for any stories surrounding pregnancy or raising infants. I would love to have more diverse authors on my list who write these types of stories.

Unique Romance- something that I’ve never read before and where the writing will blow me away.

Historical Fiction- doesn’t need to be fully romance. Would love more stories about women that were spectacular in their time and who might have been looked over.

Cozy Mystery- I want something really fun with pets set in a small town with a fun and spunky heroine who is level headed and smart. Think a grown up Nancy Drew who stumbles upon dead bodies more than she should.

Middle Grade- I want fun light fantasy contemporary MG. I would also love something LGBTQ in this realm as well.

YA- I’m pulling back on my YA list at this point in time, so it will really take something that pulls at my heart strings for me to take it on.

Picture Books- Surprise me! I’m open to lots of things, illustrators a bonus but not necessary.

I am not looking for: Romantic Suspense, Regency Romance, Small Town Romance, Sci-Fi Romance, YA Fantasy, YA Mystery.

Submission Guidelines

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