Michelle is looking for writers of:
young adult, mainstream, women’s fiction, romance, suspense, and thrillers.
Amy is looking for writers of:
women’s fiction, mystery, suspense, historical fiction, young adult, and select nonfiction.
Amy is currently on maternity leave and closed to queries. She will reopen on July 6th. If you reached out during this period, please resubmit your query after July 6th. Amy will respond to full manuscripts requested prior to her maternity leave as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your patience.
WLA has found numerous clients in the slush, including Kiersten White (NYT bestseller), Mark Di Vincenzo (NYT bestseller), Kasie West, Tawna Fenske, and Meghan Rogers. It happened to them; it can happen to you. Don’t give up.
Please note: WLA has a NO RESPONSE MEANS NO policy.
We’re really sorry about that. However, if you follow the guidelines (i.e. put Query: title), we will see your query. We will read your query. And we will respond to your query (if we like it).
Responses to queries tend to come VERY QUICKLY, anywhere from 5 minutes to 48 hours. If you have not heard anything within 2 weeks, you should assume we think your query is well written and that your book sounds interesting but that unfortunately, it is just not the right fit.
We tend to respond to partials VERY SLOWLY. If you have not heard back on your partial in 6-8 weeks, you should feel free to send a polite follow-up email. And every 4 weeks after that until you wear us down. We wouldn’t say this if we didn’t mean it.
Thank you, as always, for your patience! And best of luck to you all.