Sarah N. Fisk

The Tobias Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List®

Sarah N. Fisk is a former mechanical engineer who made the switch to publishing in 2011. They have worked in the publishing industry as an editorial assistant, author’s assistant, publicist, and art director. Sarah is a former Pitch Wars mentor, board member, and Agent Liaison. They host the podcast Queries, Qualms, & Quirks and have a passion for spreadsheets. Sarah is one of the founding members of Disability in Publishing. Updated info and a full FAQ can always be found at


  • Young Adult (all genres)
  • Middle Grade (all genres)
  • Adult Romance
  • Adult Science Fiction, Fantasy, and other Speculative Fiction except for hardcore horror

Particular Areas of Interest:

  • atmospheric fantasies
  • speculative mysteries
  • books that challenge societal norms, especially gender norms
  • personal interest in stories featuring queer characters
  • personal interest in characters with disability, neurodiversity, chronic illness, or mental health challenges
  • great or complicated sibling relationships
  • small town or midwestern settings
  • intriguing villains
  • mysteries woven into other genres
  • characters I can’t get out of my head
  • smart heroines
  • con artists who are not cis men
  • books that are compulsively readable
  • romances should have a good amount of heat or a lot of sexual tension for me

Not for me:

  • Hardcore horror
  • I am not interested in stories that center around who gets to rule an empire
  • Not interested in stories that center around sexual assault or have on-the-page rape scenes
  • No Military Sci-Fi, please
  • Graphic Novels
  • Portal fantasies unless it’s really unique
  • Stories set in recent historical times (80s, 90s, aughts) need to have a solid reason for the time period for me
  • graphic novels
  • Any adult genres not listed above (i.e. non-speculative books need to be genre romance. other adult genres that “have a romance” are not for me.)
  • Disabled characters who serve solely as an able-bodied main character’s catalyst.
  • If the main motivation is related to being a parent, it’s probably not for me.
  • Romances between a minor and a non-minor that are not critiqued on-the-page

Submission Guidelines

Please submit your query, synopsis, and first three chapters at the link.

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