I am currently closed to submissions with the exception of referrals and conference requests.
I only accept email queries.
Please do not query via phone.
Email your query to email@example.com
Include the word QUERY in your subject line.
For fiction submissions: please include the first chapter in the body of the email. I will not open attachments.
For nonfiction submissions: please include the first ten pages in the body of the email. I will not open attachments.
MacKenzie is interested in both established and first time authors of fiction and non-fiction.
I am always interested in:
- fiction: women’s fiction, romance, new adult, young adult with crossover appeal, historical fiction, female-driven mystery, thrillers, and crime.
- non-fiction: fashion, food, exercise, diet, and design; cookbooks (especially healthy eating and baking and specialty diet/nutrition); pop psychology, self-help, and relationships; and true crime
99.9% of the time I am not interested in:
- science, fantasy, philosophy, sports
- central story lines that include: serial killers, rape, violence against women
I am never, ever interested in:
- Children's / picture books, middle grade, screenplays, poetry, graphic novels / comics
Read more about my interests on MS Wish List!
How long will it take you to respond to my query?
If I am interested in additional material you will hear from me within 2 months (usually less!).
I do not respond to queries that are not addressed to me. I do not respond to queries that do not include sample reading material.
How long will it take you to read my manuscript?
I try very hard to read all manuscripts within 3 months.
When should I follow up with you?
3 months, unless you have an offer from another agent or a publisher -- in which case I do definitely want to know.
Are you interested in self-published or indie titles?
Sometimes! It is very important that tell me in your query if you have self-published your book. If your project is for sale in any format on any site, or is posted on WattPad or any similar website, please both provide: a link to where I can find this title; sales data; and a brief explanation of your decision to self-publish.
Are you an editorial agent?
Yes! Yes! Yes! I will, have, and definitely enjoy devoting time to editorial work both before work is submitted and throughout the formal editorial process.