Josi Beck

Beck Literary Agency

For the last ten years I've worked as an author publishing romance books. In 2020 I decided to open a small publishing company and started publishing various authors and works in the foreign market place. It was at that time that I started forging relationships within the agent/publisher space. I pride myself on offering a different experience to my authors as I know what it takes to write and publish books. When I'm not reading queries, or working with my authors you can find me spending time with my husband, two kids, and four dogs in the midwest.

Submissions Open

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: New Adult
Fiction: Paranormal
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: Parenting
Non-Fiction: Advice/Relationships


2 Years

Years of Industry Experience


Member Since

Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

If you’re interested in working with me please send your complete query letter, including bio, blurb for book and what you're interested in (sub rights management or full management) to ​ I’m currently interested in the following genres: Dark Romance, Contemporary Romance, Fantasy/UF, Spicy Fantasy, Paranormal, New Adult, Romantic Suspense/Crime and anything that is fresh, unique, and offers a different perspective. I love to read stories where the characters are diverse, the writing is colorful, and if there is some element of mental health included you've got me hooked. ​ My favorite tropes are enemies to lovers (both dark, and contemporary romance). I love steamy, spicy romance, but I’m also happy with slow burn. In the end what matters most is a great book, with excellent story telling that pulls me in until the very last page. I'm really interested in contemporary romance and looking for something like Tessa Bailey, Lucy Score, and Elle Kennedy. ​ What I’m not interested in: Horror, Young-Adult, Poetry, Picture books, Childerns books, Memoirs, and Screenplays. ​ Please understand that all submissions are considered and that my goal is to respond to every single query. I’m grateful for your submission and look forward to hearing from you. ​ About the Query: ​ Please include your bio, and the first ten pages of your work pasted into the email. Include your goals, what genre(s) you write, how many books you’ve published, any trad publishing deals, if you’ve worked with an agent before, and what you’re looking to get out of working with me. ​ Please allow 4-6 weeks time before emailing with a follow up.