Pam Gruber

High Line Literary Collective

My Manuscript Wish List®

Pam became a literary agent when she realized her favorite part of the publishing business was working closely with authors and artists, helping them to shape not only their stories, but also their careers. She got her start in publishing as an editor, working for over a decade at Hachette Book Group and went on to serve as the Editorial Director at children’s media startup Rebel Girls before shifting gears.

She is on the hunt for adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction with literary voices and commercial concepts. Her taste in adult fiction is broad–contemporary, fiction, historical, fantasy, spec fic, and fantastical realism all appeal–but she is most captivated by a strong voice and a good hook. Recent favorite reads include The Interestings, A Gentleman in Moscow, Nothing to See Here, The Power, and the Broken Earth Trilogy. In middle grade, she particularly loves layered, literary fantasy like The Girl Who Drank the Moon or the His Dark Materials series. In teen, she gravitates towards contemporary coming-of-age stories filled with hope, feminist themes, and grounded fantasies with fresh plots. She also has experience working on middle grade and YA graphic novels, and would love to see more of those in her query inbox. 

As for nonfiction, Pam always appreciates learning something new through a manuscript, especially as it sheds light on the human condition. Over the years, some favorite nonfiction reads have included Devil in the White City, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Educated, and Furious Hours. She is also interested in middle grade and YA graphic novel memoirs. 

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Please submit your query letter along with the first ten pages of your manuscript via Query Manager at the link provided. 

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