Taylor Geldermann


My Manuscript Wish List®

I’m looking to acquire both fiction and nonfiction in Adult and New Adult categories. I also help run the Calendar/Other imprint for Sourcebooks, so I’m interested in any nonfiction that may work well in calendar, journal, gift book, or other playful formats!

I am drawn to works with a distinct voice, with characters that grab hold of you and don’t let go, or anything with a high concept that might be deemed a bit “weird” or “unusual”! New twists and takes on beloved genres and tropes is always a plus.

Some of my favorite fiction tropes are: found family, burn the world for you (except they REALLY will), villain redemption, hero-to-villain arc, morally gray characters, the power of friendship!, betrayal, heists, grizzled and world-weary mentor assists child with heroic duties, sunshine character loses their mind to protect their lover/friends etc., etc.

Some of my current favorite nonfiction subjects center around mental health/neurodivergence and psychology more broadly.

I am particularly passionate about diverse works, and I am on the lookout for books with queer, BIPOC, and neurodivergent characters and by authors with these identities!

**I am only accepting agented submissions at this time.**

Fun facts about me:

  • I was born and raised in Chicago, and I went to school at the University of Iowa where I pursued a B.A. in English (Publishing Track) and a B.A. in Psychology! I also received a Certificate in Publishing from the Denver Publishing Institute in 2021.
  • I’m rarely at my computer without my 15-year-old yorkie who grumbles her opinion at regular intervals.
  • I consistently lose many hours to Archive of Our Own reading about characters who never became or will never become canon.
  • I still firmly believe that Zuko from Avatar the Last Airbender has one of the best redemption arcs of all time in any media.
  • My Spotify Wrapped top song is always that song I played 200+ times that one random week in March.
  • My hobbies include watching the Watcher channel on YouTube or Lord of the Rings lore videos and wandering aimlessly in Barnes & Noble with a pair of headphones on.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to taylor.geldermann@sourcebooks.com

I’m Currently Looking For…


· Fantasy – high, epic, urban, dark, cozy, folklore-inspired, etc.

· Romantasy (low/medium/high spice OK)

· Contemporary Romance (low/medium/high spice OK)

· LGBTQ+/queer fiction and/or romance

· Dark Academia

· Graphic Novel (fantasy, romance, mystery/thriller, horror)



· New takes on contemporary issues with a narrative slant

· Self-Care

· Mental Health: burnout/stress, anxiety, inner-child/healing, boundaries

· Neurodivergence/Disability

· Guided journal, sticky notes, calendars (open to adapting existing work into “Other” format)


Right Now Please Don’t Send Me…

· Children’s fiction/nonfiction

· YA (unless there is crossover appeal)

· Historical fiction

· True crime

· Spiritual/religious/inspirational fiction or nonfiction

Guidelines & Details