Selectric Artists is open for submissions. Send a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with your manuscript attached in .doc, .pdf. or .pages.
Put the word "query" in the subject line with your manuscript's title.
No phone queries. Ever.
Some categories have become tougher to sell - memoir, YA fantasy, science fiction (both adult and YA), domestic thrillers - so the bar is set even higher since I already have good writers in those areas. But I'm always looking for commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction, graphic novels and graphic nonfiction.
Here's an ugly sentence: the number of submissions makes it impossible for detailed responses, so it's likely you'll only hear back if there's interest, usually within 8 weeks. If you receive another offer of representation, feel free to follow up.
Here's a do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do tip: a cover letter with a personal touch explaining why we'd be a good match is more likely to get me into your manuscript.