Madison Scalera reviews general fiction, romance, and young adult books for Publishers Weekly and recently joined Olswanger Literary LLC, where she is excited to represent a variety of fiction and nonfiction, including domestic fiction, historical fiction, romance, and memoirs.
With years of editorial experience and a journalism background, she appreciates a writing style that teeters between the factual and the flowery, particularly something poetic without tortured metaphors.
Madison is looking for fictional narratives that reflect postmodernism—books that have an awareness of realism and delight in being self-reflexive. She loves reading multilayered stories that challenge conventional ways of storytelling. She is interested in coming-of-age memoirs with quirky undertones like What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir or To Shake the Sleeping Self, as well as romance comprised of gothic, contemporary, and erotic fiction.
How to Submit
If you feel your story challenges conventional ways of storytelling, please send a query letter, including a minimum of five sample pages and an author bio that explains your background, how you want to tell readers about the way you see the world, and how you can make those experiences entertaining and relatable to others.
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