Samantha Wekstein


Literary Agent at Writers House assisting Al Zuckerman. Pitch to w/query and first chapter (attachment). ENFJ, Gryffindor, dog lover.

Manhattan, NY

Writers House

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 1 Oct 2018

Al Zuckerman is looking for some great suspense #MSWL! Send your queries to with first chapter as an attachment.

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 28 Sep 2018

On Monday I open to queries again. And I'd like to see some books in which girls or women burn the patriarchy to the ground. #MSWL

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 12 Sep 2018

9. And for more info please check out my Manuscript Wishlist page! It has my perennial interests.… #mswl

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 12 Sep 2018

8. As always, I'm interested in diverse, queer, own voices, and feminist narratives. #mswl

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 12 Sep 2018

7. A girl and her dog book, but not too sad! #mswl

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 12 Sep 2018

6. Two very different types of girls learning to appreciate each other and become best friends. #mswl

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 12 Sep 2018

5. A mother/daughter relationship a la Gilmore Girls #mswl

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 12 Sep 2018

4. #MSWL middle grade treasure hunt, or quest story, a bunch of kids looking for something special that will change their lives.

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 12 Sep 2018

3. #MSWL Found families, especially in middle grade.

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 12 Sep 2018

2. #MSWL Redemption arcs a la Zuko in Avatar The Last Airbender. His story is so compelling!

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 12 Sep 2018

1. #MSWL Sweet high school Rom Coms. I can't get enough of these! Hate to love, best friends to lovers, geek with hot guy, best friend's older brother, fake dating--you name it, I want to see it. I also love when there is a family component.

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 5 Jul 2018

I'd like to see some villains who may not really be villainous after all. #MSWL

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 17 Apr 2018

In the mood for something super voicey in any of my genres. #mswl

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 22 Feb 2018

But always evergreen, intersectional feminism #MSWL

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 21 Feb 2018

Really in the mood for something similar to Blood Red Road by Moira Young. #MSWL

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 12 Feb 2018

I want submissions with strong women/girls, but strong doesn't necessarily mean "kickass" all the time. There are so many ways we show our strength--whether it be physical or mental. #MSWL