Zoe Bodzas

McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

My Manuscript Wish List

What I'm looking for:

  • For fiction, interested in dark comedy, dry humor, coming of age, campy/pulpy sensibility, strong and uncommon settings, dysfunctional family sagas, offbeat coming-of-age, graphic novels, friend groups, ghosts, outcasts and underdogs, books that feel like new Netflix romcoms, stories with unconventional structures/forms, #OwnVoices projects.
  • For nonfiction, interested in the internet, gender, travel, design, forgotten histories, subcultures, mental health, pop culture, climate, family
  • In general, looking to champion books that bend the rules, raise voices that are often overlooked, and offer readers something unusually funny, beautiful, or surreal
  • No YA, please

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to ZBquery@mcintoshandotis.com

Please send a query letter, synopsis, author bio, and the first three consecutive chapters (no more than 30 pages) of your novel.

Please send a query letter, proposal, outline, author bio, and three sample chapters (no more than 30 pages) of the manuscript.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Family Saga, Graphic Novel, Historical, LGBTQ, Literary, Women’s Fiction
Non-Fiction: Illustrated, Memoir, Pop Culture, True Crime

Favorite sub-genres: Magical Realism, Narrative Nonfiction, Speculative Fiction, Suspense
I'd like the next...

Goodbye, Vitamin

The Lobster

Normal People

My Sister the Serial Killer

My Favorite Thing is Monsters

Ottessa Moshfegh

Elif Batuman

George Saunders

Helen Oyeyemi

Sheila Heti


My favorites include...


Her Body and Other Parties

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Never Let Me Go

The Pisces

There, There

Fun Home


The Good Place

Pushing Daisies


Twin Peaks

Los Espookys



Russian Doll

I May Destroy You

The Queen's Gambit


Reply All

99% Invisible

Dear Sugars

The Heart

Rough Translation

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