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For any submissions or general inquiries, please email

We are open to submissions and will happily review your query. We prefer electronic submissions and will respond to those more quickly than we will hard copy queries, but we do accept hard copy queries to the address below. Please do not call about your submission. If you have any query- or submission-related questions that are not answered on this page, please email and we will get back to you within a day or two. Note that we do not represent screenplays.

Lippincott Massie McQuilkin
27 West 20th Street, Suite 305
New York, NY 10011

Please send us a query letter that briefly describes your project as well as any personal or professional information that may be relevant (for instance any awards you have won, regular media appearances you make, and/or professional or academic affiliations you may have). Do not query more than one agent at the agency at one time, though if one agent passes on your work, you are welcome to query another. Include the word "Query" as well as the agent you are querying in the subject line of your email (ie. "Query for Maria Massie"). If your project is fiction, please also include the first 5-10 pages pasted into the body of your email. We look forward to reviewing your work.


Will Lippincott is interested in narrative nonfiction and nonfiction in the areas of politics, history, biography, foreign affairs, and health.

Maria Massie seeks literary and upmarket commercial fiction (including select young adult and middle grade), memoir, and narrative nonfiction.

Rob McQuilkin focuses on literary fiction as well as narrative nonfiction and nonfiction in the areas of memoir, history, biography, art history, cultural criticism, and popular sociology and psychology.

Jason Anthony is interested in commercial fiction of all types, including young adult, and nonfiction in the areas of memoir, pop culture, true crime, and general psychology and sociology.

Kent Wolf focuses on literary and commercial fiction, including young adult and select middle grade, narrative nonfiction, memoir, essays, and pop culture.

If you are querying Will, Maria, Rob, Jason, or Kent, you should expect to hear back from us in 2-4 weeks.

Ethan Bassoff seeks literary fiction, crime fiction, and narrative nonfiction in the areas of history, sports writing, journalism, science writing, pop culture, humor, and food writing.

If you are querying Ethan, please note that he only responds to queries in which he is interested. If you haven't heard from him in 2-4 weeks, your project is not a good fit for him.

Laney Katz Becker gravitates toward "book club fiction," (i.e. novels with substance that you're eager to talk about); novels with a great voice; character-driven stories; and smart, psychological thrillers and novels of suspense. She is open to practical nonfiction and memoir, but only if the author has a strong platform. She's always on the prowl for narrative nonfiction (especially from journalists or experts). She does NOT represent romance, cozy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal or dystopian fiction, nor does she handle young adult, children's, middle grade or poetry.

Laney only accepts electronic queries. Please query Laney directly at and include the word "Query" in the subject line. Tell her about yourself, your project, your writing background. For fiction, include the word count and your first chapter. For non-fiction, attach your proposal. You should expect to hear back from Laney within 2-4 weeks..

Shannon O'Neill seeks narrative nonfiction and nonfiction in the areas of popular science, current affairs, history, and memoir. She is also interested in literary and upmarket commercial fiction.

Shannon only accepts electronic queries. Please query Shannon directly at shannon[at]lmqlit[dot]com; make sure to include the word "Query" in the subject line. You should expect to hear back from Shannon within 2-4 weeks.

Amanda Panitch is ONLY seeking young adult and middle grade at this time. She'd especially love to find a high fantasy set in a non-Western inspired setting, a dark psychological thriller, a quirky mystery, a gorgeous literary contemporary, historical fiction set in a place or time that isn't often explored in fiction, or anything that features food as a main element. Other things that call to her are generational spaceships, unreliable narrators, magical realism, the pre-Columbian Americas, the Amazon, close sibling relationships, and slow-burning romances.

Please query Amanda directly at amanda[@]lmqlit[dot]com, making sure to include the word "Query" in the subject line. For fiction, please also include your first 5-10 pages pasted into the body of the email. You should expect to hear back from Amanda within 2-4 weeks.




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