Rayhane Sanders

Massie & McQuilkin

Rayhané attended NYU and began her publishing career at Newsweek Magazine. She then moved to book publishing, working first for Penguin’s Dutton and Gotham Books and then for Wayne Kabak’s WSK Management and William Morris Endeavor, where she worked with New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors and broadcast journalists. She represents and is on the lookout for literary and historical fiction, upmarket book-club fiction, comic novels, short story collections, propulsive narrative nonfiction, essay collections, and memoir. Her authors include such bestselling authors as Lidia Yuknavitch, Te-Ping Chen, Janet Beard, Amulya Malladi, Kerry Cohen, and more. She likes projects that are voice-centered and site-specific, whether that be a place, profession, culture, or subculture. Though quality of writing is the most important factor, she is particularly interested in fresh voices telling fresh stories we haven’t heard before and is fond of immigrant stories and stories concerned with race, sexuality, cross-cultural themes, and notions of identity.

27 W. 20th Street, Suite 305

New York, NY, 10011


Submissions Open

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: Anthology
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Pop Culture
NF: Science
NF: True Crime
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction



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How to successfully present your work

Rayhané only accepts electronic queries. Please query her directly at rayhane@mmqlit.com and include the word “Query” in the subject line. Please also include your first 5 pages pasted into the body of the email. Please note that Rayhané only responds to queries in which she is interested. If you haven’t heard from her in 2-4 weeks, your project is not a good fit for her.