Shannon Snow

Creative Media Agency, Inc.

My Manuscript Wish List®

First the boring stuff. I worked in finance and marketing for 18 years before turning to my childhood first love… books and writers. I started my career in publishing 2018 and and then joined Creative Media Agency, Inc. as an Associate Agent in 2020. I hold a B.A. in English Language and Literature, and also manage the Audio rights department for CMA.

Now to the fun stuff! I have a very eclectic reading taste. I look for books that have a unique angle, and authors that have a wonderful, engaging voice that makes me want to read a sentence again and say “wow” just because of how you worded something. Characterization is a top draw for me because if I can’t connect to a character, I can’t fully engage with a story. So, I’m looking for vivid, well-developed characters. (And some of my favorite books have been ones where an author was able to have only one character facing and surviving a situation. To do that without it being boring…wow!) I absolutely love when an author can make me laugh, make make me pull out my tissue box, or just make me feel emotion in general.

I am actively acquiring right now and looking to build up my list. This is what I’m looking for:

Fiction: Adult

– All romance fiction and all its sub-genres
– Contemporary romance that can be cute, steamy, erotica, paranormal, etc.
– Historical/Historical romance (I have a warm fondness for medieval, and historicals set
in ancient times/place such as Rome, Greece, or Egypt.
– Thriller/Psychological Thrillers/Suspense (can have a touch of the paranormal…think
Dean Koontz or similar writers)
– Speculative Fiction (especially with a touch, or a lot, of romance)
– Fantasy (Especially quest-type journeys a la David Eddings, but open to most anything.
A touch of romance is great!)
– Science Fiction (love it all but especially love space operas)
– Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic (Is the world ending? Let me see!)
– Mythological stories or retellings
– Horror (think more eerie/creepy rather than monsters, although I’ll consider those
sparingly too)

Fiction: Young Adult

– Contemporaries (Love them all, but have a fondness for bad boy, unpopular girls getting the
unattainable guy, enemies to love interests, and darker stories like One of Us Is Lying. Would also love to find a YA Contemporary romance with a trans character. Or some amazing LGBTQ+, asexual, non-binary romances, etc.)
– Dystopian (Think Delirium, Divergent, The Atlantis Grail series, Matched, The Culling, etc.
Oh, Marie Lu!)
– Darker boarding school stories
– Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic, in whatever form
– Speculative Fiction (paranormal, etc. Think Richelle Mead, Jennifer Estep, Cassandra Clare,
– Fantasy (Thinking Sarah J. Maas, Julie Kagawa, and others)
– Science Fiction (love all types, but would love the next Beth Revis Across the Universe,
space academy or space outing stories, space operas in general)
– Thriller/Psychological Thrillers/Suspense
– Mythological retellings (Love Greek gods, Egyptian or Roman gods, etc.)
– Horror (more eerie/creepy type)

I’m also looking to represent POC and LGBTQ+ authors, and stories with diverse characters!

Fun facts about me:

I’m always found with a book or reading app open, and a chihuahua perched on my lap. I read constantly…five minutes here, 2 minutes there, any time I have to wait like during the checkout line at the grocery store. I’m married with two adult children who tolerate me butting into their lives, and two small grandbabies I get to spoil. My furbabies are my new babies, and my husband is my biggest baby. Don’t tell him I said that though!

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

We are no longer accepting queries sent by mail. We are only reviewing queries sent by email.

Please email Shannon your query at ( and include the following in the body of the email:

* The query letter
* First five pages pasted into the body of your email
* Remember to write “query” in the subject heading.

Normally I respond within 4-6 weeks but due to the pandemic backlog, I have been responding a bit more slowly. If you have interest or an offer, please make sure you check in with me so that I can have an opportunity to review and respond.

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