Sabrina Pyun

Scribner

My Manuscript Wish List

I am interested in character-driven literary and upmarket fiction, particularly with magical realism, sci-fi, folk tale, or generally speculative elements. I'm looking for stories where the strange element is not the point, but illuminates something meaningful about the character's understanding of themselves, others, or humanity overall.

In both fiction and memoir, I'm looking for stories informed by cultural background as opposed to primarily about that background. I'd love to see stories that go beyond the immigrant experience and that showcase the variety of paths underrepresented groups take in life.

I am also interested in literary cookbooks and big-idea nonfiction with roots in psychology.

I am not looking for commercial fiction, fiction where characters are primarily school-age, prescriptive nonfiction, or books on politics.


Fun facts about me:

I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, I love Shiba Inus, and my favorite hobby is baking!

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to my Simon and Schuster email

Please do not send more than one manuscript at a time. Please also do not copy-paste your sample or manuscript into the body of the email. I will only look at work that is attached in a word document or PDF. Please also be aware that I am not a literary agent, I am an editor. 

Vital Info

Editor
Fiction: LGBTQ, Literary, Science Fiction, Short Story
Non-Fiction: Cookbooks, LGBTQ, Memoir, Psychology

Favorite sub-genres: Magical Realism, Speculative Fiction, Upmarket Fiction
I'd like the next...

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, Portrait of a Thief, Klara and the Sun, Midnight Library, Crying in H Mart 


My favorites include...

Some examples of books I like include Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, Tell Me an Ending by Jo Harkin, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, Exhalation by Ted Chiang, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, Borne by Jeff Vandermeer, Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner, A Little Hope by Ethan Joella, House of Sticks by Ly Tran.

Other media I enjoy include movies like Everything Everywhere All at Once, Studio Ghibli movies such as Kiki's Delivery Service, Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and series such as Black Mirror, Love Death and Robots, Sense8, and more.

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