Where Literary Legends Are Born

Submissions Guidelines

As a matter of policy, we will review any submission that adheres to the following guidelines. Please note, we do not represent free standing poetry, screenplays, and original theatrical or dramatic works of any kind. UPDATE: Please note that as of June 1, 2015, McIntosh and Otis will no longer accept submissions via regular mail. All submissions must be submitted electronically.

How to Submit:
As of June 1, 2015, email is our only accepted submission method. To submit, please email our agents at the email addresses listed below. To find out more about our agents and their interests please visit our Agents page. We ask that all text be pasted in the body of the email as outlined in the submission guidelines. Emails containing attachments will not be opened and will be automatically deleted due to security reasons. Because of the high volume of submissions we receive, we will only respond to queries when we are interested in reviewing additional materials. Our response times are usually within 8-12 weeks. Please do not call our office regarding specific submissions and their status.

Adult Fiction Guidelines:
Please send a query letter, synopsis, author bio, and the first three consecutive chapters (no more than 30 pages) of your novel.

Adult Nonfiction:
Please send a query letter, proposal, outline, author bio, and three sample chapters (no more than 30 pages) of the manuscript.

Children’s and Young Adult:
Please send a query letter, synopsis and the first three consecutive chapters (not to exceed 25 pages) of the manuscript.

Contact Information:
Please send the materials as outlined above to the appropriate agent at the email addresses listed below.
To query Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein please email 
To query Shira Hoffman please email 
To query Christa Heschke please email 
To query Adam Muhlig please email To query Shannon Powers please email
To query Amelia Appel please email

Thank you so much for your interest in McIntosh and Otis, Inc. We look forward to reviewing your work.