Victoria Marini

The Irene Goodman Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

I represent an eclectic list of Adult fiction, Middle Grade, and YA, but what they all have in common is unforgettable characters embarking on high concept journeys, whether fantastical or contemporary! I love great storytelling and distinct voices, and I tend to be genre adjacent in my taste so I'm always on the hunt for upmarket fantasies, rom-coms, thrillers, mysteries, crime and drama! I've been in the mood for a Adventure and romance lately, and magic (whether a little lit or a lot)  is always in order, so I'm always happy to see anything speculative whether it's a dash of fabulism to a full second world fantasy to a space opera!  I like unique retellings of classic myths & media and I’m a sucker for under-represented voices, places, and times and in particular looking for marginalized voices working with genres or tropes who aren't represented in supposedly saturated genres, premises, and plots (think mysteries, mermaids, magicians, princesses, private eyes, thieves and theatre kids, etc.). Eternally on the hunt for Novels with secrets and consequences,  small-town hysteria, claustrophobic settings, or big second World macchinations.  My wish-list evolves often, and I tweet and write about it as much as I can.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to Victoria.queries@irenegoodman.com

  1. If your query is ready, please send the query letter and some sample chapters (chapters 1 -3 or the first 10 pages, whichever you reach first) in the body of the email to victoria.queries@irenegoodman.com and make sure to include the word "query" somewhere in the subject line!  And one thing to note: Any queries sent to any other e-mail address or to the physical address will be deleted unread. 

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Agent
Fiction: Children's, Crime, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Literary, Middle Grade, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres:
I'd like the next...

I’d love to see the next Sawkill Girls, The Cruel Prince,  You, The Ex Hex, The Magicians, Shadow & Bone, Killing November, The Butcher & The Wren, Bittersweet, Then She Was Gone, A Secret History, The Secret History, Inheritance Games, and I'd  love to have the next great mash-up - I always fall for an interesting and unexpected X meets Y formula.


My favorites include...

The Night Circus, The Folk of Air Series, Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, The Ex Hex, Ace of Spades, In the Woods, Sorcery of Thorns, the Hazelwood, The Gilded Ones, A Darker Shade of Magic, Visit from the Goon Squad, The Girl on the Train, The Graveyard Book,  The Secret History, Garden Spells, So Much Pretty, The Winter People, Bone Gap, The Woman in Cabin 10, Kingdom of the Wicked, The Inheritance Games Trilogy, There’s Someone Inside Your House, Sadie, The Merciless, I'm The Girl, Black Leopard Red Wolf, What Big Teeth, The Serpent King, Plain Bad Heroines, Into The Drowning Deep, The Bear & The Nightingale, Coraline, Pet, The Hunting Party, Amari & The Night Brothers, The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, The Firekeeper's Daughter, Six of Crows, The Cavendish Home for Boys & Girls, Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief.

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