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Our Submission Process

Thank you for your interest in Martin Literary Management. We are a full service literary and media management agency representing adult nonfiction and children's books, including picture books, middle grade, and young adult fiction and nonfiction. We do not accept poetry, short stories or screenplays.


Please keep in mind the following guidelines when you send a query:


  • We are a green agency and only accept email submissions

  • In the "Subject" line of your email, please write "QUERY" followed by the title of your work.

  • In your email, provide the text of your query letter (pitch/synopsis + short bio).

  • Kindly indicate if this is a multiple submission. 


Your query letter should include publisher submission history and previous publishing credits, if applicable. If you receive an offer of representation from another agent, please let us know immediately. 


We make every effort to review every query in a timely manner. If we are interested in seeing more of your work, we will reach out to you.

Sharlene Martin accepts Adult Nonfiction queries only. 


Please send your queries to Sharlene@MartinLit.com

Sharlene is interested in acquiring highly commercial nonfiction including true crime and pop culture. She also likes breaking news, issue-oriented, and celebrity-driven books. She is particularly interested in works that are adaptable to the screen.  Please do not include your manuscript or proposal in your nonfiction query. Sharlene will request those items from you if she is interested.  



Clelia Gore: Queries for Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction.

At this time, Clelia is considering queries for board books, picture books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult--both fiction and nonfiction across all genres, as well as graphic novels for across all age ranges. To learn about her specific wish list, visit her website www.cleliagore.com or follow her on Twitter at @MadmoiselleClel

Clelia is no longer accepting queries via email. To query, use this link via Query Manager. Clelia will not be reviewing any unsolicited queries via email. 

Adria Goetz accepts queries for picture books, middle grade, young adult, lifestyle books and quirky gift books, both for the general market and the Christian market.

To get a better sense of what Adria is looking for, you can read her wish list at www.AdriaGoetz.com

For picture book queries, please include a query letter and the text of your manuscript pasted in the body

of your email.

For longer works of fiction, please include a query letter in the body of your email and the first chapter of your manuscript attached in a Word doc or PDF. Also, please attach a detailed synopsis or overview if you have one prepared. 

For nonfiction queries, such as Lifestyle or Christian Living titles, please include a query letter in the body of your email and the proposal attached as a PDF or Word doc to the email.

Please include a link to your Twitter account, if you have one.

Please send your queries to Adria@MartinLit.com

Britt Siess: Queries for Adult and Middle Grade Fiction. 

At this time, Britt is seeking Adult Fiction submissions in the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Speculative, Horror, and Thriller genres. She's partial to feminist literature and anything based on a fairytale. In Middle Grade, she's seeking fantasy (does not have to be contemporary) and supernatural elements.

For all queries, please include a query letter, a detailed synopsis of your story, and the first chapter of your work pasted into the body of your email. Please also include a link to your blog, website, Instagram, and/or Twitter account. 

Please send your queries to Britt@MartinLit.com