Adria Goetz


A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Book Peddler + Fairy Godmother at Martin Literary. ✨ MSWL:

Seattle, WA

Martin Literary Management

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · May 22

I would love to see more Adult Rom Com submissions in my inbox! Here are a few of my favorites. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · May 22

Please send me your dual timeline women's fiction! #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · May 18

I'm just over here, daydreaming about finding the next Taylor Jenkins Reid... #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · May 11

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz

PEARL by Molly Ide. A very special tale.

MERMAID AND ME by Soosh. For every little girl who dreamed of having a mermaid best friend!

I’m so excited to shepherd more mermaid books into the world! It delights me that writers know I love mermaids, because it means a lot of mermaid projects swim into my inbox, which is the best. Keep 'em coming. ✨🧜🏾‍♀️💜


Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Apr 29

I'm forever on the hunt for more funny picture books. Please send me your humor! I'm open to all types: loud, zany, quirky, strange, dry, subversive, potty, punny. Whatever you got, send it my way! #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Apr 6

I'm getting a lot of queries for PBs about COVID-19. These probably aren't going to be the right fit for me. I'd be more interested in a book like THE BREAKING NEWS by @sarahlynnereul, which takes a broader approach to scary world events + will have a long shelf life. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Mar 3

I’m still on the hunt for an atmospheric graphic novel that centers around a place, the way PUMPKINHEADS centers around a pumpkin patch. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 25

You can see my MSWL Pinterest board, which I am still building, here:


Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 25

In short: my dream book has lovely sentence-level writing that pulls me in to the pages, an interesting plot with a good hook, is accessible but smart, and something with commercial oomph. That’s not asking for too much, right?? #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 25

3. Romantic Comedies—I’d love to work on “frothy beach reads” that have both humor and heart. I love a strong voice + unique perspective. I need a commercial hook here. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 25

If you can picture a group of women splitting a wheel of brie + bottle of Pinot Grigio and talking about your book, send it to me. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 25

2. Women’s Fiction! I’d love to find the next Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick. (This is a WISH list, remember?) I love interesting voices/POVs, dual timelines with a historical feel, rhythmic language, generational sagas. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 25

Here are some specifics on what I’ll be looking for:

1. Thrillers! I love gritty, juicy, scandalous thrillers. My favorite thriller authors include Gillian Flynn, Jessica Knoll, Lisa Jewell, and I’m excited to read what Samantha Downing + Wendy Heard write next. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 25

Hi friends!

*Deep breath*

As of today, I am officially opening to submissions for Adult Fiction. (!!!) I am specifically interested in female-driven Thrillers/Suspense, and Women’s Fiction. Help me spread the word? 💜


Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 12

A quick glance at my #MSWL for 2020:

✨MG + YA Graphic Novels
✨PB author/illustrator w/ a magical hand-rendered aesthetic
✨The next Brian Selznick
✨PBs with humor + heart
✨Hooky, commercial MG + YA
✨Quirky gift books

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 4

I got my hair cut today and there was a tiny, precious 4-year-old boy getting his hair cut at the station next to me. Stylist said he keeps a stuffed animal around for the boys because the clippers scare them.🥺

Long story short, I NEED to rep a "first hair cut" PB.💈#MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Jan 29

I updated my visual #MSWL Pinterest board to give a sense for the types of books I love and want to work on. Peruse it here if you'd like! ✨