Wendi Lulu Gu

Greenburger Associates

My Manuscript Wish List

Wendi Gu is an agent at Greenburger Associates. She was raised by hardworking immigrant parents in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Shortly after graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in Creative Writing and Anthropology, she started working at Greenburger under the mentorship of Brenda Bowen.

Wendi likes puns, quirky humor, girl power, and cute animals in picture books, middle grade, and young adult fiction. She’s also looking for literary middle grade, young adult, or adult fiction on the first-generation American experience. Wendi loves a middle grade with that classic vibe and any book that makes you want to hug someone.

Although she leans towards contemporary fiction, Wendi first and foremost appreciates anything character-driven with a strong voice.

Fun facts about me:

-Beagles are my favorite, but all dogs have good souls.

-On the weekends, I work at Dou Yoga in Brooklyn. I am THIS close to perfecting my crow pose.

-In China, the most polite way to greet someone is not "hello" or "how are you?" but "have you eaten yet?" I will always ask if you've eaten. (Or if you need a drink.)

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to wgu@sjga.com

Please include a query letter in the body of the email, and attach your manuscript or picture book dummy as a Word Document or PDF.

Vital Info

Fiction: Children's, Family Saga, Historical, Humor, LGBTQ, Literary, Middle Grade, Mystery, Picture Books, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Biography, Humor, Memoir, Pop Culture

Favorite sub-genres: Asian American Literature, Literary YA & MG
I'd like the next...

WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead


THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett

PAX by Sara Pennypacker

I WANT MY HAT BACK by Jon Klassen


THINGY THINGS by Chris Raschka

My favorites include...

Brit Bennett

Miranda July

Ottessa Moshfegh

Tana French

Edwidge Danticat

Rebecca Stead

Haruki Murakami



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