Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency

Submission Guidelines

We ask that you only query one of our agents at a time. Please read each agent’s description carefully as each agent as a different way they prefer to receive queries.

Please send only a query letter if submitting unsolicited. If we are interested in your submission, we will request sample chapters or the full manuscript. 

Do NOT send original artwork or the only copy of your manuscript, either in hard copy or by CD/DVD. Although all possible care is taken with submissions, Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency bears no responsibility for the loss or damage of materials.

Jennifer Lyons

Jennifer prefers email queries only at jenniferlyonsagency (at) gmail (dot) com.

Seeking: Literary fiction and upmarket, commercial women’s fiction. Narrative nonfiction. Children’s books, especially middle grade and young adult.

Jeff Ourvan

Kindly send queries by email to jeff (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com.

Seeking: Non-fiction, especially narrative nonfiction histories, biographies, international current events, finance, science and sports; fiction, particularly in the young adult, middle grade, mystery, sci-fi and thriller categories.

Pamela Malpas

Pamela accepts e-mail queries, in the categories described below, at pamela (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com.

Seeking: Fiction (literary and upmarket commercial, crime and suspense) that examines moral problems, family dynamics, and human behavior. Narrative nonfiction in history, natural history, arts and culture. She does not consider nonfiction in the areas of pop culture, self-help or practical nonfiction, nor fiction in the categories of science fiction/fantasy, romance/erotica, juvenile or YA fiction.

Jessica Felleman

Jessica accepts queries via QueryManager only. Please query Jessica here:

Seeking: Literary and upmarket commercial fiction with a strong narrative voice and new perspective to share, and fiction that balances on the edge of genre, blends genres, or gets weird. Upmarket women’s fiction and RomComs that play with traditional tropes, and some selective science fiction/fantasy and YA fantasy with an emphasis on LGBTQIA+ characters and underrepresented POVs. Pop culture nonfiction, prescriptive self-help from experts, and narrative nonfiction about psychology, culture, science, or history that resonates with current conversations. More details can be found on her MSWL page. Jessica is not considering unsolicited poetry, cookbooks, romance/erotica, thrillers, true crime, memoir, graphic novels, or Children’s or Middle Grade books at this time.