Lori Galvin

Aevitas Creative Management

My Manuscript Wish List

Lori represents a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction authors including Wanda M. Morris/ALL HER LITTLE SECRETS and ANYWHERE YOU RUN (Willam Morrow, 2021, 2022), Sara Goudarzi/THE ALMOND IN THE APRICOT (Deep Vellum 2022); Phoebe Rowe (SWAN LIGHT/Lake Union 2023); Hannah Kirshner/WATER, WOOD, and WILD THNGS (Viking 2021); and Kwame Onwuachi/NOTES FROM A YOUNG BLACK CHEF (Knopf,2019). As a former book editor, Lori is very editorial in working with clients and is a passionate advocate for all voices.

Fun facts about me:

I ran an inn in Maine for six months and lived to talk about it.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to http://QueryMe.Online/QueryLoriGalvin

Please note that word counts for adult novels run 65k-95k words, give or take. YA is on the lower end.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Commercial, Crime, Family Saga, General, Historical, Horror, LGBTQ, Literary, Mystery, Short Story, Thriller, Women’s Fiction
Non-Fiction: Journalism, Psychology, True Crime

Favorite sub-genres: Cozy Mystery, Diversity, Domestic Suspense, Feminism, Gothic Horror, Multicultural, Psychological Thrillers, Romantic Suspense, Speculative Fiction, Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction, WWI, WWII, upmarket genre fiction
I'd like the next...

My taste runs wide--commercial, literary, and crossover. Submissions that grab my attention are:

Fiction rich in family dynamics or relationships of all kinds— stories with character so real, you can't stop thinking about them.

I love social commentary--send me novels that start conversations.

Voicey novels of suspense with great twists or a fresh approach such as those by Mark Edwards, Samantha Downing, Oyinkan Braithwaite, Catherine Ryan Howard

High-concept novels that possess a strong voice, a propulsive pace, and airtight plot.

Supernatural thrillers or thrillers with a hint of horror such as Simone St. James's The Broken Girls, Alex North's The Whisper Man, Stephen King's The Outsiders.

Compassionate novels of crimes or misdemeanors that often provide the reader with psychological insight. Authors I admire who do this well are Tim Johnston, Dennis Lehane, Attica Locke, and Walter Mosley. Or the television programs Broadchurch or Unforgotten.

Spy or spy-like novels where the protagonist isn't necessarily a trained spy. Examples include Holly Watt's To the Lions, John le Carre's The Night Manager, and Chris Bohjalian's The Flight Attendant.

Gothic fiction, especially if plot-driven.

Historical fiction that resonates with today--I love dual past/present timelines.

Speculative fiction that is often grounded (not too sci fi), in line with Emily St. John Mandel, Kazuo Ishiguro, Lily Brooks Dalton

Retellings of classics or fairytales aimed at adults

Time travel or dual timeline narratives that feel like time travel

Fantasy and sci fi (please see what I do want in speculative above)

My favorites include...

Recent novels I've read and enjoyed and on my TBR: Notes on an Execution/Danya Kukafka, The Nothing Man/Catherine Ryan Howard, Such a Fun Age/Kiley Reid, BathHaus/PJ Vernon, Invisible Girl/Lisa Jewell, Good Neighbors/Sarah Langan, Like a Sister/Kelley Garrett, Kismet/Amina Ahktar, Don't Know Tough/Eli Cranor

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