Rick Lewis

Martin Literary Management

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Rick Lewis represents authors of speculative fiction titles in the Adult and YA categories, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and magical realism.

Before joining Martin Literary Management, he was editor-in-chief at Uproar Books, where he worked closely with debut authors to edit and launch award-winning science fiction and fantasy novels such as the gothic fantasy Asperfell by Jamie Thomas, the dark sci-fi comedy Always Greener by J.R.H. Lawless, and the YA contemporary fantasy Foretold by Violet Lumani.

​Before joining the literary world, Rick spent nearly two decades as a professional writer, first in television news and then in marketing. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he lived for 25 years before recently moving to Charlottesville, VA., with his spouse and two children.

​Rick is looking for novels that feature complex, realistic characters in highly imaginative worlds. Give him genuine emotions and meaningful struggles, but also at least a touch of science, magic, or the supernatural that captures the imagination while illuminating the real world.

Please submit queries via Query Manager and follow him on Twitter.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to https://querymanager.com/query/ricklewis

Please submit all queries through Query Manager.

Queries should include a cover letter (including a bio) and the first three chapters of your manuscript.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Horror, New Adult, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres: Contemporary Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Fairytale Retellings, Gothic Fantasy, Gothic Horror, High Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Magical Realism, Military Sci-Fi, Paranormal Horror, Post-apocalyptic, Space Opera, Speculative Fiction, Tech Thrillers, Techno-Horror, dark fantasy, upmarket genre fiction
I'd like the next...

Neil Gaiman or Sabaa Tahir or N.K. Jemisin or Susanna Clarke or Brandon Sanderson or Joe Abercrombie or Ta-Nehisi Coates or John Scalzi or... you know what, I cast a pretty wide net.


My favorites include...

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, The Sparrow, The Water Dancer, An Ember in the Ashes, The Way of Kings, Old Man's War, Ancillary Justice, Hail Mary, The Blade Itself, Children of Time, The Night Circus, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, American Gods, Asperfell, and I feel like I've barely scratched the surface and left out a hundred million titles I should include here.

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