Carol Mann Agency
My Manuscript Wish List
I’m looking for edgy and enchanting page-turners written with a light hand. I always enjoy strong female characters, and have a thing for unreliable narrators. Strong world building is a must, whether your novel is set in New York City, a small town I've never visited, a unique fantasy world, or the future. I love a timely story inspired by the headlines. I want strong concepts and big hooks that feel completely fresh.
For adult fiction I'm particularly interested in psychological thrillers. In YA and Crossover I want alternate worlds that are totally unique; fun retellings of classics and fairytales; romances that take me back to the exciting, painful experience of falling in (and out of) love for the first time; and adventurous fantasy. I'm not afraid to get dark or spooky.
When it comes to nonfiction I’m looking for authors who are already gaining a following by challenging the conventional thinking in their area of expertise or industry whether that’s business, health, relationships, psychology, science, self-help... I'm a huge fan of amazing true stories and well researched journalistic nonfiction.
Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com
Fiction Query guidelines: An query letter with a short author bio and the first 25 pages.
Non-Fiction Query guidelines: A query letter and synopsis of your project. Please include your bio, target audience and competitive titles. Hook me with a strong concept and your platform.
I'd like the next...
My favorites include...
ROOM by Emma Donahue
GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn
INTO THE WOODS by Tana French
NEVER LET ME GO by Kazuo Ishiguro
THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE by Neil Gaiman
SHADES OF MAGIC SERIES by V.E. Schwab
YA and crossover titles:
MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs
SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
THE BOY WITH THE CUCKOO CLOCK HEART by Mathias Malzieu
WHY WE BROKE UP by Daniel Handler
YOU ARE A BADASS by Jen Sincero
QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS by Susan Cain
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES by Caitlin Doughty
SO YOU’VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED by Jon Ronson
A KIM JONG IL PRODUCTION by Paul Fischer
Documentaries of all stripes
Six Feet Under
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
See my Goodreads for more info.
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