Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
I consider memoirs to be a blend of fiction and nonfiction. AFTERSHOCKS by Nadia Owusu, WILD GAME by Adrienne Brodeur, and MY BROKEN LANGUAGE by Quiara Alegría Hudes are my all-time favorites. A good memoir reads like a novel and is packed with conflict, tension, and stakes.
P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary"I’m on the hunt for a submission on misandry. I’m open to all categories and formats: essay collection, narrative nonfiction, short story collection with misandry as a common theme, memoir manifesto, etc." @ceciliaclyra #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
AFTERSHOCKS by @NadiaOwusu1 is officially my favorite memoir ever— #amquerying writers this is the perfect example of how to share stories with specificity, vulnerability, and, of course, beautiful writing. And I love the world history woven into the protagonist's journey. #MSWL
I also adore memoirs — please see my fiction guidelines for these stories because (a) I’m drawn to the same themes in novels as I am in memoirs; and (b) a good memoir reads like a novel.
Lauren Daley @LaurenDaley1@ceciliaclyra As i wrote here: the best memoir of the year! ❤️southcoasttoday.com/opinion/201911…