Ann Leslie Tuttle


Literary Agent @DGandBTweets ; specializing in romance/women’s fiction. Former editor. Proud mother. Loves travel, needlepoint, and NYC.

New York, NY

Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Sep 24

#MSWL. Would love to find some contemporary romances set in small towns and also romances involving dogs.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Sep 24

#MSWL. Looking for romantic comedies and women's fiction that is Up Lit and deals with female relationships and family secrets. I also enjoy historical fiction. Would also love to find some Middle Grade. And I love stories set in the South and Southern Gothics.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Aug 16

#MSWL. Still looking for great MG projects, especially contemporary stories that foster kindness, empathy and understanding. Especially drawn to stories with strong female lead characters.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Aug 16

#MSWL. Would love to see some rom coms. I am pretty open to all ideas but am especially looking for strong and/or quirky voices.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Jul 27

#MSWL. RWA may have ended but I would love to find some high concept romcom. Also early 20th century-works that take place before WWII, e.g. Jazz Age and Great Depression.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Jun 25

#MSWL Would love to find women's fiction, thrillers and Middle Grade submissions that incorporate popular science and STEM themes. Love richly evocative stories that have a strong sense of the natural world.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Jan 5

#MSWL. In all areas, I am always drawn to strong voices and distinct settings functioning like an additional character, and unique plotting and twists.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Jan 5

#MSWL. Just finished MAID and would love to find some narrative nonfiction that celebrates underrepresented voices, especially women, triumphing over tremendous odds be they physical, financial and/or mental.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Jan 5

#MSWL. Always looking for great adult fiction, e.g. Southern Gothic, medical romance, romantic comedies, Up Lit, domestic thrillers, historical fiction, women’s fiction, mysteries and cozy mysteries. You can email me at

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Jan 5

#MSWL. Also love Middle Grade stories addressing need for kindness, showing characters overcoming physical and mental obstacles and showing inclusion. Love messages against bullying, being courageous and taking risks.
Welcome stories set in school, magic worlds and at home.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Jan 5

#MSWL. Just finished Louisiana’s Way Home, and it typifies some of what I’m seeking in Middle Grade. I love the voice, Southern setting, eccentric characters, secrets & a fearless girl finding her way.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Jan 1

#MSWL. One 2019 resolution is to expand my representation to Middle Grade. I love these books, especially ones w/messages of hope/inclusion/diversity that may also address difficult emotional situations. And ones w/fantasy/superpowers. Please query me at

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · 13 Nov 2018

#MSWL. As women become more vocal about their experiences, I would love to find some narrative nonfiction that deals with motherhood and the often painful journey women undergo to realize this dream.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · 18 Oct 2018

#MSWL With all the Royals in the news, I would certainly welcome some romances featuring royalty.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL One last wish--I've always loved stories with a medical aspect so would welcome women's fiction and romance submissions that have a medical aspect.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL Would love to see more romantic comedies, especially ones with quirky elements and with themes involving royalty.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL Would love to see more dark, atmospheric Southern Gothics in my inbox.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · 28 Jul 2018

So enjoyed Ruth Ware’s The Death of Mrs. Westaway. I loved the Gothic atmosphere and how the author adeptly worked the tarot card element into the story to make her heroine more memorable. I would love to see some Gothic fiction as submissions. #MSWL.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · 23 Apr 2018

My #MSWL is finally up, and I hope this means I will see more women’s fiction projects and romance. I especially love romantic suspense and am looking for an engaging Amish romance. I am actively seeking debut and established writers.