Yezanira Venecia grew up in Texas and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She started her career in publishing seven years ago and previously held editorial positions at Skyhorse Publishing, Soho Press, and Melville House.
In her free time, Yeza likes to play and watch sports, spend time with her two pups, attempt to learn a new language, and play video games.
She’s excited to venture into the literary world and is eager to discover diverse, own-voice authors. She wants to give storytellers the opportunity to showcase their experiences while delivering books that thoroughly entertain readers.
How to Query Me
Please submit to me via Query Manger using the link below.
Before submitting, kindly looking at my “What I’m Looking For” section to make sure your book may be a potential fit.
What I’m Looking For
PLEASE NOTE: I will be prioritizing queries from marginalized, underrepresented authors, as my main goal is to bring diversity and inclusion into the publishing world.
Books that encourage, entertain, and transcend time.
YA and Adult Fiction:
When it comes to fiction, I’m not tied down to one specific genre, although I do love crime fiction/horror, fantasy, sci-fi, romance.
While I understand the above is broad, my main goal is to bring representation to marginalized voices and to showcase these storytellers. I want readers to see themselves in the books they read. I’m drawn to visual details represented to settings and world-building. I’m looking for real, authentic, flesh-out characters. I want genre-bending stories, stories that disrupt the status quo.
Ideal books: Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica; Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby; Cash Blackbear series by Marcie R. Rendon; Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia; Midnight, Water City by Chris McKinney; Man-made Monsters by Andrea Rogers; Babel by R.R. Kuang; Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin; Kindred by Octavia E. Butler; They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera; Big Chicas Don’t Cry by Annette Chavez Macias
Graphic Novels: The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen; The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion