Monica Rodriguez

Context Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List®

I got into agenting with a mission to help uplift underrepresented voices in publishing, specifically within the Latinx community. If you identify as (but not limited to) a person of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, neurodivergent, or have a disability, please send your query my way! 

Across all genres & age groups, I’d love to find: 

  • Stories about identity, specifically first-gen stories or immigrant experiences. 
  • Stories about self-love with coming-of-age themes. (I believe we are always coming-of-age, regardless of age!)
  • Stories about family relationships, messy/dysfunctional families or found families. 
  • Stories about sibling relationships or cousin relationships, specifically navigating adult sibling relationships or cousin relationships with cultural differences. (i.e. first-gen themes)
  • Stories about travel, where the book is set outside the U.S. or even traveling to the U.S. 
  • Stories with messy characters who are trying their best. 
  • Stories with characters who are curious about therapy or where mental health is advocated for.
  • Stories about badass women doing badass things. 
  • Stories about cultures that are rarely explored.

I run the official book club for Find A Lovely Life, our IG is @findalovelybook. You can get a sense of the type of books I like to leisurely read.   

I’m a contributing writer at Latina Media Co. where I cover TV Shows and Movies. You can get a sense of what I like to write about.

For more MSWL examples, visit my website.

Fun facts about me:

I am the Director of Brand Management at Context Literary, where I help authors promote their books before and after they’ve hit the shelves. I have a dog named Jude who is best described as Nana from Peter Pan. My first job ever was as a barista at Starbucks. If I had a super power, it would be to understand all languages, including the ability to talk to animals. (I’m currently bilingual, learned Spanish & English at the same time & I’ve been learning French and Portuguese! I also speak Jude.)

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Please send a short description, short bio, and 5-10 pages of text pasted into the body of the email. I do not open attachments.

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