Desiree Wilson

Desiree Wilson

Literary Agent

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  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Educational Graphic Novels
  • Horror
  • Middle Grade and YA Graphic Novels
  • Narrative Memoir
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Short Story Collections
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Adult Graphic Novels
  • Monthly Comics
  • Picture Books
  • Pop Culture
  • Poetry Collections
  • Reference
  • Religion/Spirituality
  • Self-Help
  • Technical Nonfiction

About Desiree

I was born and raised in the Nevada desert in the company of just about every book I could get my hands on. After a handful of non-publishing lives—including a short stint in the Army, working on an ambulance as an EMT, and almost a decade as a 911 dispatcher—I relocated to the strange, damp quarter of the Pacific Northwest, where I received degrees in Book Publishing and Comic Studies from Portland State University.

I have an intersectional and humanist approach to my work, with a special passion for finding and uplifting stories by, for, and about BIPOC and other underrepresented voices. I’m always looking for stories that don’t center solely on racial trauma or injustice, but rather celebrate the quiet, common moments of our lives: our love, successes, frivolities, silliness, and joy. I also love stories that reflect our communities as we know and share them with friends and loved ones: with all the intimate flaws and beauty.

I’m a sucker for voice-y manuscripts, high-concept and immersive narrative hooks and worldbuilding, and experimental takes on urban fantasy, magic, and sci-fi conceits. I also have a special soft spot for stories featuring unbreakable bonds with animals or otherworldly creatures—think Philip Pullman’s daemons, Jim Butchers furies from The Codex Alera, and Naomi Novik’s dragons in the Temeraire series.

I am currently looking for middle-grade, young adult, and adult horror novels; narrative memoirs, especially from BIPOC communities; lush, dark, speculative science fiction and fantasy for young adult and adult readers; YA fantasy, especially adaptations of non-Western folklore and mythos, or interpretations of Western folklore/mythos centering nontraditional protagonists; and short story collections of LGBTQ+ fiction. I am also currently accepting queries for middle grade and young adult graphic novels in the above genres, as well as graphic narratives meant to teach complex skills and/or practical information (like Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space, Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, or any of Larry Gonick’s Cartoon Guides), and . I am am not accepting pitches for ongoing comics for direct market release.

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