We are open to all genres except poetry, erotica, and high fantasy. We are interested in YA, Adult fiction, and Non-fiction.

YA and ADULT FICTION: You must have a complete, previously unpublished, polished manuscript before contacting us. Adult manuscripts must be a minimum of 72K words. Write a hook that will grab attention. Keep your book description to approximately 200 words designed to make someone want to read your book. Write a two page, single space synopsis that includes the highlights of your novel: beginning, middle, and end.

NON-FICTION and MEMOIRS: Please have a completed book proposal and two-three sample chapters before you submit your work. Include your approach and main ideas, your platform and expertise when applicable, and how much material you can send if it is requested. Be sure to complete the Profile section to tell us about yourself and your qualifications.

Renee C. Fountain is looking for all types of adult and YA fiction and non-fiction. She prefers: thrillers, horror/dark fantasy, urban/contemporary fantasy, humor, sci-fi, pop-culture, memoirs, and narrative/commercial. She DOES NOT represent previously published books (including self-published), Westerns, Hard Science Fiction, Space Opera, Middle Grade, Picture Books, Erotica, Poetry, Novellas or Short Story Collections.

EDITING: It is important that all manuscripts are proofread for grammatical errors and typos.

SCREENWRITERS: If you are a screenwriter, who is also an author, and wish to submit a screenplay or teleplay for consideration, email a query to

RESPONSE: If we are interested in your project, we will be in contact within 45 days or sooner. If we do not think your project is something we can assist with, we may or may not be in contact, depending on current workload. We try to respond to all queries. But if you don’t hear from us within 45 days, you can assume it’s a pass.

We use AUTHORS as our manuscript submission platform. This will gather the information pertinent to your submission. Be sure to complete both the profile and project forms.

If you are querying a particular agent, please reference their name first in your submission. Please note, Allison Hegan and Dr. Emma Wood are not accepting submissions at this time.

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