Jessica Felleman

Literary Agent

Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency

Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

Narrative nonfiction with roots in journalism or science that follows personal stories revealing curiosities still to be discovered in the world like Fox & I by Catherine Raven or issues that need broader attention like Nomadland by Jessica Bruder #mswl #nonfiction

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

Memoir that feels like a best friend sharing all the shit she’s been through in a way that expands your world view and makes you want to be a better friend/daughter/human - Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner, or Well, This is Exhausting by Sophia Benoit #mswl #nonfiction #memoir

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

YA and Adult science fiction and fantasy that escapes tropes and plays with my expectations and my heart: like Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir or The World Gives Way by Marissa Levien #mswl #YAsff #AdultSFF

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

Character focused literary fiction that plays with genre and features weird worlds and troubled characters like Once Their Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy and The Upstairs House by Julia Fine #mswl #adultfiction

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

Jessica Felleman @jmfelleman

A new year warrants an update on my #mswl wishes - not too much has changed - but I read some great books last year and I love expanding on the comps and getting specific!

Contemporary fiction about women living through unique and deeply personal but ultimately uplifting stories of transformation like Seven Days in June by Tia Williams and Agatha of Little Neon by Claire Luchette #mswl #adultfiction

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

And last one for now, but never least, MAGIC -- bring me your untold myths and folklore fiction -- drag the fairies out of the woods and manifest the earth magic. Particularly looking for fantasy that incorporates diversity in culture, race, gender, and ability. #MSWL

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

Laughs. I need laughs. You need laughs. We all need laughs. Whether you’ve got quirky nonfiction criticism, dark humor, funny illustrated guides to getting by in life, or a novel that will have me laughing so hard I cry send it to me! #MSWL

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

Do you have a well-researched character driven historical fiction that takes place so long ago it almost reads like SF? Transport me away from 2020 please! #MSWL

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

I’m really craving cookbooks that bring non-Eurocentric food into people’s home kitchens, or cookbooks or food narratives by BIPOC chefs that shine a light on food as the heart of a community or culture. #MSWL

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

Journalists, do you have a story that spans history and represents a point of view that’s been overlooked? I’m interested in conversations that can make a difference, and specifically interested in stories that touch on parenting, education, abolition, or communication. #MSWL

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

Since travel is nixed for the time being, I’m looking for narrative nonfiction that takes place in extreme or unique landscapes that are hard to get to – isolated communities, icy planes, or barren deserts – what is life like in such intense environments? #MSWL

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

Neurodiversity in fiction! I’m looking for a broader representation of the human experience in fiction, so bring me your contemporary adult and YA fiction by or featuring neurodiverse individuals with honesty, reality and heart. #MSWL

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

Jessica Felleman @jmfelleman

It’s #MSWL time! It’s my first fall season at @JLyonsAgency1 so here’s a thread of some of the weirdly specific stories I’m excited to read from querying authors while donning sweaters and drinking apple cider!

Science writers! Bring me your crazy true nonfiction about how the brain works, how AI is evolving, what it will really be like to live in space long term, or how a specific niche science is contributing to our current understanding of neurodiversity. #MSWL

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

Illustrated memoir or graphic novel where the main character has synesthesia or somehow experiences the world in a non-traditional way #mswl

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

Journalistic deep dive into one of America’s alternative education systems – ie homeschooling/Sudbury schools/Montessori #mswl

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

Memoir or novel of a woman surviving in the wilds of Alaska (or some other desolate unpopulated place) – bonus points if she “finds herself” along the way and doesn’t have to fight a bear. #nobears #mswl

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

In the vein of What Will Be Wild (Julia Fine), contemporary, maybe magical, adventure with a young woman discovering her family’s dark past in order to break free of it. #mswl

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

A novel that has the same premise as that one episode of Buffy where it turns out she might be hallucinating her reality, from the POV of the “crazy” girl – is her power real, is it not? Is it both?! #mswl

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL

The Hate You Give (Angie Thomas) meets Joan of Arc. Historical fiction based on real young women kicking ass and taking names #mswl

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
20 MSWL