THE SEYMOUR AGENCY - Making Your Literary Dream a Reality

The Seymour Agency is currently OPEN to submissions.



Nicole Resciniti accepts queries in the following genres: 
Action/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Cozies and Amateur Sleuth, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and YA/Children's/MG and all Romance, Women's Fiction, Inspirational and Cookbooks.

To query Nicole Resciniti:

Julie Gwinn accepts queries in the following genres: 
Women's Fiction, Romance (contemporary, historical, suspense, inspy. Amish) Spec Fiction and Fantasy, Mysteries and Suspense, Inspirational Fiction and Non-fiction, Historical Fiction. 

To query Julie Gwinn:

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Poteet accepts queries in the following genres: 
Romance (suspense, historical, contemporary), Cozy Mystery, 
New Adult and Young Adult
Please no Poetry, Picture Books, or Literary Fiction novels.

To query Lizzie Poteet:

Tina Wainscott accepts queries in the following genres: 
Prescriptive, Self-Help, and Spirituality Non-fiction.
To query Tina Wainscott:

Jennifer Wills accepts queries in the following genres:
Picture Books and Cookbooks. For Fiction, Middle Grade and Young Adult: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror/Suspense, or contemporary and upmarket Women's Fiction with a sense of humor. For Non-Fiction: Narrative Non-Fiction and Memoir.

To query Jennifer Wills:

Lynnette Novak accepts queries in the following genres:

Currently looking for: (Always looking for own voices, diversity, and LGBTQ+!!!)
In adult fiction: thrillers, psychological suspense, horror, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and mysteries (traditional, amateur sleuth, and cozy).
In young adult fiction: thrillers, psychological suspense, horror, mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, and contemporary.
In middle grade fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, action/adventure, mystery, contemporary, horror, and humor.
In children’s fiction: picture books (non-rhyming preferred).

To query Lynnette Novak:

Lesley Sabga accepts queries in the following genres:
For Fiction, Young Adult and Adult: Fantasy, Women's Fiction, Book Club Fiction, all Romance and Mysteries/Thrillers. For Middle Grade: Fantasy, Contemporary, Historical, Humor, Action/Adventure, mysteries.

To query Lesley Sabga:

Michael L Joy accepts queries in the following genres: 
In Adult Fiction: Mystery, Crime, Suspense, Thrillers, and Graphic Novels (in script form)
In Non-Fiction: Art, Music, Pop Culture, True Crime, Business Self-Help, Graphic Novels

To query Michael L Joy:



For email queries, a one page letter will suffice. No attachments, please. All of The Seymour Agency Agents prefer email queries and ask that you paste the first five pages of your manuscript into the bottom of your email.

Be sure to include:

 A great pitch for your book, 3-5 lines long. This helps us to immediately see what the hook is, as well as what the story is about. 

Genre/Target Audience

Word Count

Contact Information and Bio

References (conference, recommendation, etc.)
In the interest of protecting the environment, please forward all submissions electronically.

Please query one agent at a time, however if that agent passes on a project please feel free to query another Seymour agent.
We make a conscious effort to reply to every query we receive. If you do not receive a request for additional materials within three weeks, you should assume that we are not interested in that particular project. Please know that our opinion is but one, and another agent may feel differently. We wish you the very best in all of your writing endeavors! Thank you for your interest in The Seymour Agency!