Thursday, 2 July 2020


We are currently OPEN to queries on a limited basis.
Please check our bio pages for more information.

At JABberwocky, your queries are important to us. Many of our most successful clients have been represented here for close to 20 years, from their very first books, and the discovery of new talent is important to us. We are interested in a broad range of fiction and non-fiction intended for general audiences. Please visit our bio page to see our reading preferences, and note that we handle only book-length material.

Please observe the following guidelines:

We only respond to unsolicited queries by mail when they are accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) or, for international queries, an international reply coupon (IRC) if US postage is unavailable. Shipping full or partial manuscript pages via snail mail is both expensive for you and cumbersome for us!

We do not accept queries by phone, or by fax.

E-mail queries must be directed to an address listed below. Unsolicited e-mail queries sent to any other addresses are considered spam, and will be deleted unread.

Joshua Bilmes: queryjoshua [at]
Eddie Schneider: queryeddie [at]
Lisa Rodgers: querylisa [at]
Bridget Smith: querybridget [at]

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be sure to follow the submission guidelines on each individual agent’s page as closely as possible.  A brief one to three-page synopsis can be included with your query letter, but is in no way required.

You can mail your queries to:

JABberwocky Literary Agency
49 West 45th Street, 12th Floor North
New York, NY 10036

Some advice: unless you are sending additional submission material, please use a #10 (business) envelope. A #10 SASE is also recommended unless you wish for additional materials to be returned. Trust us, it will save you a lot of money in postage (46 cents per item). We can’t even begin to count how many one or two page queries show up in big envelopes with similar big envelopes for a one-page response. So please do yourself a favor and stock up on #10 envelopes with self-adhesive labels.