Blue Ridge Literary Agency

DAWN DOWDLE'S WISH LIST

Amish Romance
Inspirational Romance
Western Romance


Cozy Mystery
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Mystery
Historical Mystery

Picture Book (700 words or less)
Middle Grade  (35K-70K words)
Cookbooks
Travel

My family and I live in Lynchburg, VA, in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I am an avid lover of cozy mysteries and enjoy attending Malice Domestic. For relaxation, I assemble 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles.

The agency is a boutique agency. There are now three agents working with me. Please see the submission page for the genres represented.

One of my favorite things to do is attend writers' conferences. In addition to networking with other agents and editors, I try to meet with any of my authors who might live in the area, as well as meet new authors.

Always a lot of fun!

If your word count is under the minimum stated or over 100K for adult fiction, please email me first query@blueridgeagency.com
DO NOT SUBMIT BY MAIL OR EMAIL

NO Erotica; OMNISCIENT Points of View; FANTASY or SCIFI (even romance); Paranormal Romance; OR previously published works or books in a published series.

Not accepting queries of women's fiction at this time.

Please follow the Submission Guidelines or your query will be DELETED.

DO NOT E-MAIL YOUR QUERY!

Your Query letter must include:

  • Your name (very important)
  • Phone number and E-mail address
  • Manuscript Title
  • Genre (including subgenre)
  • Word Count (NOT page count)
  • # of Points of View telling the story
  • Marketing Plans
  • For ROMANCE, please give heat level
  • 1-2 page Synopsis--tells story from beginning to end with all major events of the story

Your manuscript should:

  • be edited
  • be completed
  • be double spaced with 1" margins
  • have chapters begin on a new page
  • have chapter headings
  • be in Times New Roman font
  • be in font size 12
  • LESS than 100K words

Please click below to submit your query to Dawn Dowdle!

Submit a Query

If you have a problem submitting a query or have a query question, please e-mail us at BRLA@blueridgeagency.com