Irene Goodman Literary Agency
My Manuscript Wish List
I'm a junior agent at IGLA. Across all age categories, I’m looking stories with a distinctive voice, immersive world, and clear stakes, whether those stakes are physical or emotional. I love pacy, stories with a strong commercial hook, as well as quieter character driven stories that can still keep the pages turning. I’m interested in a range of genres, from fantasy, to horror, to psychological thrillers/domestic suspense, to romance, to contemporary.
Here are some specific things that I'm looking for right now:
Some other things that are pretty evergreen for me are secrets, love triangles, magic, monsters, girls with swords, trans folx with medieval weaponry in general, puzzles, intrigue, heists, disaster queers, and hauntings of all kinds.
I am actively seeking underrepresented voices, including BIPOC, LGBTQIA, disability, neurodiversity, and mental illness #OwnVoices, and books where multiple identities intersect. I’d also love to see more positive fat rep, and books with a diversity of body types.
Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send your query and the first 10 pages of your manuscript to Lee.email@example.com with the word QUERY or SUBMISSION included in the subject line. You should receive an automated response confirming that your query has landed--If you don't see this, please re-send and make sure you included "query" or "submission" in the subject and that all the material is in the body of the email.
Guidelines & Details
I'd like the next...
My favorites include...
Cemetery Boys, by Aiden Thomas
Gideon The Ninth, by Taymsin Muir
Blanca&Roja, by Anna Marie McLemore
Line in the Dark, by Malinda Lo
Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo
Let's Talk About Love, by Claire Kann
The Fever King, by Victoria Lee
The Raven Cycle, by Maggie Steifvater
Aru Shah and the End of Time, by Roshani Chokshi
Howl's Moving Castle, by Dianna Winn Jones
Heartstopper, by Alice Oseman
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