Lauren Albury

Holloway Literary

My Manuscript Wish List®

After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s in English from The College at Southeastern, Lauren interned with FinePrint Literary Agency in New York City. Prior to becoming a literary agent, Lauren was with Holloway Literary for two years as an intern and literary assistant.



  • Literary Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Book Club/Women’s
  • Upmarket Fiction


  • Caribbean stories and voices
  • Southern settings
  • Romantic themes
  • Rich immersive settings like Where the Crawdads Sing and lyrical prose like All the Light We Cannot See

Not a good fit for:

  • Erotica
  • Political or pandemic themes
  • Sci-fi/fantasy/dystopian/magical realism
  • Please no ghosts or aliens or torture

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

For fiction writers all queries should include:

  1. Subject header – A correctly formatted subject header: Agent’s Name/Title of Your Manuscript/Genre is required for the fastest sorting and distribution of queries. If you pitched your story at a conference, please include the conference title in the subject header.
  2. Salutation – Select the best agent for your work, spell their name correctly. Dear Jane, Ms. Smith, etc. is perfect.
  3. Word count – Provide the word count for your story. Please note: your word count must be in the acceptable range for your genre. Query Tip: If you don’t know the word count range for your genre, you’re probably not ready for querying.
  4. Genre – Please list the genre that accurately describes your manuscript. Query Tip: If you’re unsure of your manuscript’s genre or believe two or three genres best describe your work you’re probably not ready for querying.
  5. Author’s Bio – End your query with a brief bio that tells us who you are, where you’re from, anything interesting or of note, and any previously published credits. Do not include self-published titles unless you’ve sold a substantial number of books. Please do include all social media links. Query Tip: Focus on the positive. Tell us what you are, instead of what you’re not.
  6. Requested Pages – We request the first 15 pages of your manuscript pasted into the body of the email beginning with the heading chapter one. Query Tip: Do not provide title pages, acknowledgments, cast of characters, etc. If you’re writing non-fiction, please include your proposal.

Email your query to You can expect a response to your query in about 8 weeks.

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