Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent

Literary Agent

P.S. Literary Agency

Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
68 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips

The thing that makes me keep reading is VOICE. Please send me your voice-y narratives. I want access to your narrator’s INNER LIFE. I should feel what they are feeling. They should feel β€˜bad’ things (e.g. anger, envy, greed, etc.), too.

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
68 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips

I want to read stories that are dark + taboo. I ❀️ secrets and revelations. I ❀️ plot twists. I ❀️ reading about characters that grow up navigating two opposite worlds (class, culture, etc.). I do NOT like reading about perpetually happy, good, and moral characters (snooze).

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
68 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips

Does your story have a feminist angle? πŸ’ͺDoes it involve parentified children? Does your MC consider herself to be a bad person? Did she have to reinvent herself? I AM INTO ALL OF THIS.

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
68 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips

Is your protagonist unlikable? GREAT. Does she lie and pretend to survive? GIMME. Is she an overthinker and an overfeeler? WHY HAVEN’T YOU QUERIED ME YET? 😍

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
68 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips

I would love to read a novel that takes place in a boarding school. Authentic writing is a MUST so if you didn’t go to a boarding school your research better be so incredible as to trick me into thinking you did. (I am not easily tricked.)

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
68 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips

I love novels that deal with female relationships. Think: best friends; mother-and-daughter(s); sisters (incl twins!); sisters-in-law; mother-in-law and daughter-in-law; and girlfriends. Bonus points above apply.

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
68 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips

In terms of FICTION: I am a sucker for novels about dysfunctional families. Extra bonus points if they’re wealthy (think HBO’s Succession) because, let’s face it, reading about rich people in trouble is fun. Super extra bonus points if there’s an immigrant angle in there.

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
68 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips

My dearest #amquerying writers: I have new submission guidelines up on the @TRFNews website, so I thought it would be a good time to updateβ€”and elaborate onβ€”my #MSWL all for Adult (I don’t rep YA, MG, etc.) (A thread).

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
68 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips