Jesseca Salky

Salky Literary Management

Jesseca Salky (she/hers) is an agent, founder, and attorney, with almost two decades of experience in the book publishing and adjacent industries. She represents a curated list of distinguished novelists, including Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling novelist Anne Tyler, and works with some of the leading literary agencies and agents in New York as contracts counsel and general business adviser. She has a 360-degree view of the industry as agent and attorney and is on the cutting edge of developments in formats and mediums, often formulating new standards on behalf of writers and agents in the industry. Jesseca keeps a curated client list of authors, thinkers, and industry disruptors. She is selectively looking for literary fiction submissions that are family stories (she loves a good mother/daughter tale or a story of multiple generations of one family), have a strong sense of place (where the setting feels like its own character), have a magical or mystical element, or a daring or unique voice. She also represents narrative nonfiction in the wellness, social activism and “living a purposeful life” spaces.

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: How-To
NF: Lifestyle
NF: Memoir

Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

I accept submissions via Query Manager: https://querymanager.com/query/Salky.