Renee C. Fountain

Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management

My Manuscript Wish List®

President of GH Lit Mgmt, Renee C. Fountain is a publishing industry veteran a former reviewer for Kirkus,  NY Journal of Books, and  book scout and story analyst for the CW Television Network.

During her almost decade-long tenure with major houses, Harcourt and Simon & Schuster, Ms. Fountain had the great fortune to work with some of the best writers and illustrators in the publishing world.

With more than 10 years of licensing and branding experience, she has been involved in creating book-related merchandise including iconic favorites such as Raggedy Ann and Nancy Drew; as well as brokering film and television options.

Renee is looking for: Children and Adult Non-fiction, Pop Culture, Narrative, How-To, Business, Prescriptive, Motivational, Memoir, True Crime. For fiction I prefer YA, and adult thrillers, mystery, horror, dark fantasy, magic realism, humor, LGBTQ, women’s fiction, and rom-com

Not looking for: previously published books, erotica, poetry, hard sci-fi, space opera, picture books, middle grade, poetry, short stories, novellas.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Send submissions with the subject line attention to me-MSWL-genre of your book. Example: RFountain-MSWL-Non-Fiction.

Write a query in the body of the email. If non-fiction include a formal proposal that includes 1-2 sample chapters, as a Word doc attachment.

For fiction include a 1-2 page synopsis and first two chapters as a Word doc attachment.

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