Sharon Pelletier

Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

My Manuscript Wish List®

Sharon Pelletier joined DG&B in 2013 after working for Europa Editions and Barnes & Noble, and was named senior agent in 2021. Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, Sharon moved to New York in 2009 but still has a soft spot for the Midwest. While her interests are broad, Sharon is especially seeking upmarket fiction, including smart, complex women’s fiction; hearty, unforgettable book club fiction; and unexpected suspense fiction. On the nonfiction side Sharon is eager for compelling, fierce narrative nonfiction by journalists and experts, and emerging voices with a growing platform who can speak to pop culture, feminism, crime, social justice, and/or religion.

Fun facts about me:

Likes: white wine, concert t-shirts, nieces and nephews, resilient houseplants, the One Direction extended universe, potato-based foods, bar league darts

Dislikes: authors who don’t honor query guidelines, the patriarchy, sweet drinks


Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Please see link below for DG&B’s full submission guidelines; personally, I prefer queries by email with cover letter in the body of the query and first 25 pages below. Please allow 8 weeks before following up on queries, and two months before following up on requested manuscripts (unless of course you’ve received an offer of representation on a MS I’ve requested – in that case, congrats and please do let me know asap!).


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