Jessica Felleman, Agent at Jennifer Lyons Literary

Jessica Felleman began her publishing career in Los Angeles after receiving her MFA in writing from CalArts. She relocated to New York in 2015, where she spent five years at a mid-sized agency before joining the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency.

Jessica represents a range of creators, loves fresh stories about magic, and looks for fiction featuring underserved voices, unforgettable places, and complicated families. She is especially looking for adult literary and upmarket commercial fiction with a strong narrative voice and new perspectives to share, and fiction that balances on the edge of genre or blends genres in a surprising way. She also represents upmarket women’s fiction and RomComs that play with traditional tropes, and some selective science fiction/fantasy and YA fantasy with an emphasis on LGBTQIA+ characters and underrepresented POVs. Jessica has a soft spot for stories set in Los Angeles and New England, the weird and strange, and characters who make mistakes, even if they can’t fix them.

Jessica is interested in pop culture nonfiction and prescriptive titles from experts that offer realistic advice or new perspectives to help readers better understand themselves and the world, as well as narrative nonfiction about science, history, and psychology that engages with contemporary conversations.

Jessica is not considering unsolicited graphic novels, poetry, romance/erotica, thrillers, true crime, memoir, or Children’s or Middle Grade books at this time.

Meet with Jessica

Meet face-to-face, from home. Choose Zoom, Google Meet, or phone, and speak for the appointed time about your query, first page, and/or first ten pages (for longer meetings). Does not include written notes, but is a chance to have an honest discussion about your work, and to ask follow-up questions. International meetings welcomed.