Victoria’s Query Wishlist

Hello all!
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve joined the amazing team here at the Bent Agency! I can’t wait to start reading your submissions. I thought it’d be helpful if I gave you all my query wishlist as a way to introduce myself. You can submit to me at lowesqueries@thebentagency.com
Please note that I am currently only representing titles intended for digital-first publishers.
Romance…
– My two must-haves for this are: 1. A fresh contemporary voice 2. A swoon-worthy male protagonist.
– I’d love to see contemporary, historical, romantic suspense, time-travel, really any genre of romance with the exception of paranormals.
Historical Fiction…
– I love well-researched, female-driven historicals that simultaneously educate and fascinate me.
– For novels set in the US, I have a special soft spot for the turn-of-the-century novel as well as those set during WW2.
– I also love historicals set in China or Japan. Please refer to anything written by Lisa See.
– This may not yet be considered historical but I also love stories set in late 20th century Middle East. Some of my all time favorite books include Khaled Hossieni’s A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS and Rohinton Mistry’s A FINE BALANCE.
– I’d love a good historical thriller or mystery. If you have one of these, please send it my way.
-However, I don’t particularly like medieval or regency historicals.
 YA Fiction…
– Especially contemporary YA romance.
– I’d also like a historical YA, again, preferably with a female perspective set in any of the aforementioned time periods.
– I only want fantasy that’s particularly creepy.
 New Adult Fiction…
– The most important thing for me for NA is an authentic, relatable voice
I’m also looking for:
       Thrillers
       Mystery
       Humor
–   Women’s Fiction
Things I’m not looking for include:
       Science Fiction
       Adult fantasy
       Non-fiction works
       Middle-grade or Picture books

I look forward to reading your queries!
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One Response to Victoria’s Query Wishlist

  1. Cheryl says:

    Congratulations on joining Jenny's team. How exciting!

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