Stacey Donaghy

Donaghy Literary Group

My Manuscript Wish List®

I am currently interested in receiving queries for Adult and Young Adult fiction.  
I would love to find some smartly written women’s fiction, suitable for book club.  I am a huge fan of Jodi Picoult books.  In suspense and psychological thrillers I  really want stories that keep me on the edge of my seat with surprising plot twists that have me guessing until the very end, predictably is not for me.  If your thriller or suspense keeps me up at night trying to figure out who to suspect, you’ve probably won me over.  At this time I am only seeking psychological thrillers or suspense.  In romance, I am tired of seeing the same type of stories with the bad boy played over and over.  I’ve probably spent too much time reading ALL things romance, so if you are planning on sending me romance, I am not looking for new adult (NA) or bikers, rockers or tattooed bad boys because I already have those.  I am looking for romantic suspense and romance that makes me cry, like really UGLY cry and just wreaks havoc with my emotions.  I should add that if your main character happens to be hot and has a tattoo, that’s okay. I just don’t want the central theme to revolve around rockers, bikers or tattoos.  I am also seeking diverse books, #OwnVoices are definitely high on my list of wants.  Also LGBTQ books in adult and YA.   I’m seeking YA contemporary,  relatable and topical stories.

I am not seeking; sci-fi/fantasy, historical or dystopian and never any shapeshifting.


Here’s a snapshot of what my current #MSWL looks like.

  • Women’s Fiction
  •  Suspense 
  • OwnVoices
  • LGBTQ  stories standalone or series
  • Diverse books
  • Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense
  • YA contemporary and thriller

Fun facts about me:

My dog’s name is Dora and she’s a rescue from Mexico.  Dora picked us, she jumped into our car and refused to get out.  She’s a great addition to our family.

I am a coffee snob.

I only wear black and white. People mistake me for having fashion sense, the truth is that I just don’t have the time, talent or patience for matching colors.

Other than having a book, shoe and boot fetish, I abhor shopping and find it to be a special kind of torture.  If books were shoes I would never have to shop again!


Submission Guidelines

For now, we will only be accepting query submissions through the QueryManager database system.
On the Donaghy Literary Group website, you will find a Submit A Query button on each agent’s bio page that will take you to their personal Query Manager Submission Form. This form is user-friendly and will provide you with the most up-to-date preference list in a drop down menu and the specific instructions for each agent.
Before submitting your query to an agent on our team, we encourage you to visit our agent bio pages under the  Our Team tab on the website, from there you can view each agent’s bio and find the agent that is the best fit for your project.

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